Am I one of the six women in this country who don’t have their ears pierced? If that’s the case, this post is for those other five women. I’ve actually had them pierced on two different occasions, but they both ended horribly. Add it to the list of 4,398,344 weird things about me. My body rejects all anti-nausea medicines and….earrings. #makessense
I’m not a huge jewelry fan as it is, but with my shorter hair, I thought earrings would dress up my outfits–especially for work. So I was on the hunt for how to have a more colorful selection of earrings.
The supply list is short and simple–
- Earrings (duh)
- Clip on earring converters (I use these, these, and these)
- Needle-nose pliers (similar pair)
The most common approach for me is with hook earrings. As you can see, the hook is just shaped around the earring to make it dangle.
Using the pliers, pull open the loop and take the earring off.
Then put the earring onto the hook of the converter. Again, using the pliers, close the converter so that it holds the earring in place.
This picture shows the opening of the loop at the top. You are simply closing that together enough so that the earring stays in place.
The second type of earring is one with a post. Instead of inserting the earring into your ear and then a backer, you are putting it into the converter and clipping that onto your ear.
For small studs, you can actually remove the post entirely and use a strong adhesive to place it onto a converter. Because my daughter has pierced ears, I like the idea of being able to convert them back into pierced if she wants to use them. I make sure to keep the original hooks and backers in the same area for easy use.
Speaking of which, I store all my earrings in ceramic egg dishes. I picked up several of them on clearance at Target last year, and I keep them on a shelf in my closet. I can easily find the pair I want, and I’m too lazy to hang them individually. #lazinesswins
Hopefully, this helped all five of you with clip on earrings! Sensitive earlobes unite!
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