Daily Wire Tip Nov. 5: Converting Pierced Earrings to Clip-Ons

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
November 5, 2009

Question:

A friend of mine has a nice pair of gold pierced earrings. She wants to know if they can be made into clip-ons. If so, how would I go about this in a way they will be secure?

Answer:

The procedure depends on what style of pierced earrings you are planning to convert to clip-on. If they are on a wire or French hook, the answer would be to just transfer the charm/dangle to a pair of clip-ons that have an attached ring at their base. If these are stud earrings, you could carefully bend the stud part into a loop and attach that way, or you could make a small wire component to bend the stud into. I have seen some special clip-on backs that have a sleeve to simply slide the stud into, but unfortunately I have no idea where. You might do an Internet search for ‘clip-on earring converter’.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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