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[Source] Plastic ear wires

Does anyone know a source for plastic (acrylic, whatever) ear wires?
I found some pink ones on ebay, but am looking for clear or whitish
ones.

Oddly enough, I can’t wear any earrings (for pierced) at all these
days because any type of metal makes my ears itch like crazy.

As a metalsmith, I’d like to be able to start wearing my lovely
assortment of earrings again.

Thanks,
Kirsten
www.kirstenskiles.com

About 10 years ago I got a gross (I think) from Fire Mountain Crafts
but at that time they had them only in black. I’ve never used the
ones I have. If you want some black ones I’ll give you some…just
make some antiqued earrings to go with :wink:

Donna in VA

Have you tried stainless steel? TItanium? Painting any metal ear wire
with clear nail polish or Jewler’s Secret?

Elaine

Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay

These earwires are actually nylon, but should do the trick. Found
them
with a search on “nylon earwires” instead of plastic. genbead.com

Cheers,
Karen

I don’t know about plastic - but have you tried surgical steel? All
my sisters and nieces (recipients of my early beadwrap work :slight_smile: ) had
allergic reactions to silver, so I found surgical steel and no
problem. I used pre-made hooks, so I don’t know if it possible to
buy and form your own to get the look you like, but sure someone on
the list will

Nola

Hi Kirsten,

Have you tried Niobium or Titanium earwires? I’d be willing to bet
you could wear them when you could wear no other metals. If you’d
like a sample, let us know. Michele

Bill, Deborah, Michele & Sarah
Reactive Metals Studio, Inc
928-634-3434, 800-876-3434, 928-634-6734fx

I don’t know about plastic - but have you tried surgical steel? All
my sisters and nieces (recipients of my early beadwrap work :slight_smile: ) had
allergic reactions to silver,

Thanks for the nylon ear wire leads. I talked to GenBead. They are
out of stock for the time being and are searching for a new source. I
got some on ebay for now and will see how they work out.

Thanks for the other suggestions too. I’ve tried just about every
metal available in pre-made ear findings and had no luck. Some are
better than others, but they all make my ears itch after a few hours.

Kirsten
www.kirstenskiles.com

I also found nylon ear posts and nuts at rings-things.com site. They
supply primarily to the beading crowd, who recommended the site to
me.

Kirsten
www.kirstenskiles.com