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Stretched ear piercing


#1

I have a customer who has an ear piercng that has become very
stretched out on one ear so the post slips down making the earring
sit differently than the other ear. Other than the obvious of
placing the posts at different places …is the a solution out
there to remedy this problem? Thanks in advance!

Kim Kershaw


#2
   I  have a customer who has an ear piercng that has become very
stretched out on one ear so the post slips down making the earring
sit differently than the other ear. Other than the obvious  of
placing the posts at different places  .....is the a solution out
there to remedy this problem?    Thanks in advance! 

Hi kim, I designed a set of earrings a few years back for a young
lady that had torn her ear in a car crash and the hole had healed to
be about 1 quarter inch long almost straight up and down. My
solution was to use 2 ear posts so that one sat at the bottom of the
hole in her ear and the top post sat at the top.The top post was a
bit longer so that she could use one of those plastic backings that
are avalible for big earrings,(stu ller carries them). The edge of
the plastic was notched so that it slid over the bottom post. She
ended up buying several sets of earrings from me and sent me some
new clients with the same problem. One set was very small and was
pretty much a small piece of sizing stock with 3 small diamonds in
it.

I hope this helps you out. Jerry
Honorably, Gerald A. Livings


#3

Kim, Barring surgery, either make a post out of wire that will
accomodate it, or possibly a small piece of clear Tygon tubing.
Tygon is a brand of clear, flexible tubing which is used for medical
and scientific applications. It is completely inert to skin, and
wouldn’t cause any problems that I know of. http://www.tygon.com/

Several scientific companies have this.
https://www1.fishersci.com/index.jsp

I am eager to h(ear) of other ideas.

-karen@Metalwerx
Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
10 Walnut St.
Woburn, MA 01801
Ph: 781 937 3532
Fx: 781 937 3955
www.metalwerx.com
email: @Karen_Christians
Board Member of SNAG


#4

Plastic surgery. Other than that perhaps an Omega back?

Elaine Luther


#5

Hi , I have done a number of things to fit piereced earrings
properly . Earrings don’t *have * to have round wires of ~.8mm to
fit through the ear . To fit oversized holes I start by finding
where the customer wishes her earing to lay on the ear and then
determining what size/shape of “insert” her earhole requires , for
elongated holes a rectangular “post” perhaps .08 X 2.5mm might sit
stable in the ear , the fun part is what to use as a back , you
may be able to add a short section of regular post centered or high
on the rectangular back and the a “jumbo” friction back to secure .
Of equal importance to some ladies is the angle the earring comes out
of the ear , each ear may have a noticibly different angle and you
can correct this by making the post/pad [the part of the earring that
touches the earlobe] differ in angle , so that when worn they
compensate for the individual differences . We have even made series
of earrings on a temp basis to adjust to customer satisfaction
… leading to nice diamond earring sale as she had never had a
pair of earrings fit her properly before …

Mark Clodius


#6

after lurking for months, i am glad to finally have something to
contribute. your dermatologist can do a simple surgery on the ear.
they basically remove any scar tissue, sew the hole back up, and then
wait about 6 months to re-pierce it. having two small children, who
grab at my earrings, this has become unavoidable. lee mcintosh


#7

Just a thought–why not roll round stock so it becomes a rounded
rectangular shape that will approximate the slot/hole opening, and
use that for the post? For an accompanying nut that will not require
a whole lot of fussing, use a “monster” nut and enlarge the hole with
a Krause or flame bur to match the profile of the wire post. Only one
way the nut be put on, but that might offer an added benefit of extra
security for your customer.


#8
<snip> they basically remove any scar tissue, sew the hole back
up, and then wait about 6 months to re-pierce it.  having two small
children, who grab at my earrings, this has become unavoidable. 
lee mcintosh 

I want to reinforce Lee’s message. I also had both of my ear
piercings “ruined” from years of wearing unbelievable heavy earrings

  • remember they used to make them that way - but a trip to the
    plastic surgeon’s office took care of that. As Lee said, they just
    sew up the old or torn piercing, in my case I had to wait 6 weeks,
    then they repierced my ears and I was good to go.

Obviously since then the goal has been light, light earrings. I
make lots of hollow form earrings and I use the lightest gauge metal
that will work for the shape, certainly have given up the heavier
stones - they look wonderful but don’t want the weight on my ears.
There is almost no discomfort with this procedure and I got to
correct my original slightly crooked piercings so I’m a happy camper
now.

Kay