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Lady
03-10-2003, 06:20 AM
My ears aren't pierced, but I'm planning to cosplay a character who wears some big honking earrings. I was wondering if any other intact lobe people out there had much experience with wearing clip on earrings. My problem in the past has been that it either falls off, or it's too tight on my ear and causes severe pain (one was even digging a hole in my ear*eyes swirl*)

If worse comes to worse, I'll go without the earrings rather than be in pain or worry about them falling off, but if anyone has any advice, I'd really appreciate it. (and if it would help, I could draw and upload a picture of what the earrings look like to give people a better idea of them)

-Lady

Duncan
03-10-2003, 08:13 AM
I didn't have that much trouble with mine. It helps if you move them around and change the spot slightly on your lobe so it doesn't build on a pressure point. Most of the problems I had were from the swinging motion of what was attached to the main earring, which sounds like a problem you might have.

It was fine as long as I scooted it around a little bit.

Rosiel
03-10-2003, 08:38 AM
Have you tried magnetics? You can build the ear-ring you need on top of a single magnetic one.

You'll need to try it first to see if it results in the same discomfort, since it varies from person to person.

As for clip-ons, you can adjust the tension. Clearly, one pair was too loose and one was too tight. You could try and fiddle with it until you get a comfortable pair.

LLC
03-10-2003, 11:57 AM
Ah Rosiel, you beat me to it. Magnetics is certainly one of the better ways to go for non-pieced jewelry. If you use some really strong Niobium magnets one can put a small rubber or foam pad as cushion also and still have good luck with things staying more or less in place.

hikura
03-10-2003, 02:06 PM
Defintely try magnetics.They workly very nicely in my opnion.You can usually find the magnetic parts themselves at craftshops and i would think jewerly stores would also have them.I am a guy and i know this stuff lmao.

Ayaka
03-10-2003, 06:24 PM
I don't know whether it's something weird about me, but if you're going to use magnetic earrings, try wearing them for a day BEFORE you wear them at a con. I seem to be allergic to them or something, and it tends to leave odd red bumps which take a while to go away, so if you're switching costumes . . .

Moving them around sounds like a good idea, it may just have been that I had them in the same place too long. ^^;;;

Yui
03-10-2003, 09:40 PM
Ah, yes, and if you can't find micro-rare earth magnets for sale anywhere, please pm me and I can special order between several different sorts.

Nietsche
03-10-2003, 10:01 PM
Ouch, yeah clip-ons can be a pain.....readjusting the spot where the clip on comes in contact with the ear can remedy the pain for a while, but in my experience it still gets too much for my earlobes and I have to remove them for a while...

Lady
03-11-2003, 03:28 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone! I'll look into magnetics and not hate clip-ons now that I know they're adjustable*nods* Adjusting them never occurred to me for some reason....

-Lady

LLC
03-12-2003, 12:29 PM
If you are getting red bumps, you might have a nickel allergy.

Many earrings have nickel content in them including surgical stainless steel. This is a fairly common metal allergy which means then you might have to stick with gold or platinum. Some magnetics also have nickel in them. If the magnet is strong enough one can coat them with a little bit of silicone which might help.

rpd_girl
03-12-2003, 01:22 PM
I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 18 >.< but I was allways wearing clip ons when I was younger. I used magnetic earring before.... they were cool, but would get caught in my hair and fall off sometimes. I would only reccomend them if you were wearing your hair up. I allways LOVED ear cuff. I'd get so many compliments on them... check those out maybe. I dunno what style your earring are... but that might be an option. :)