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[Source] Plastic ear wires


#1

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


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

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


#6

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


#7

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,


#8

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


#9

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