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honeyrain
« on: January 25, 2007 10:16:51 AM »

I Love studded earrings but i want some that are kinda big and flashy. Herez a link to a pic of a pin i want to make into an earring but how would i go about doing so?Huh
http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/store/product.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024578&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442142909
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007 10:00:36 PM »

if you can get it in a one inch pin, the actual pin parts are usually pretty easy to get out - they're just a bent wire ring, and when I used to wear a lot of one inch pins they were popping out on their own all the time. Anyway, then you could just use a heavy duty glue to attach a post. I use E6000. It smells, but it works. However, the pin in the pic is a 3" pin, so you might want to think twice about buying any for earrings. Seems like they'd be really heavy... but maybe not, I've never tried it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007 10:05:04 PM »

I tried doing something similar with some broken brooches.  I didnt take into consideration size and weight.  It was no problem gluing on a post with a disc and I even used the comfort clutch backs (the kind with the large clear disc on the back)  They looked great sitting on the counter but when I put them on the weight was extremely uncomfortable and they tilted backwards because they were so heavy.  They are still sitting in my odds and ends box waiting for new inspiration.  Sorry I dont have any ideas for you just something to think about.
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aimee_ant123
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007 12:42:09 PM »

i would make them into dangly earrings...take the pin part out of the back, drill a hole in the top, slip maybe a 6mm jump ring through it and attach an earring hook to it. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007 05:36:45 PM »

Other options might be to do some wire work from the existing pinback to form a loop at the center top, then apply the jump ring.

If you don't want them dangly, you could glue a clip earing back instead of the post.  I have a earing set that I loved, but they were just too heavy as posts.  So I clip those off and used E6000 to glue on clip backs.

With the pin you're considering though, the "lip" on the back can be something you need to work with.  Maybe filling the back with paperclay will give it a solid back and not add much weight.
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