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« on: April 18, 2007 07:51:46 AM »

I apologize if the question has been asked before in the past, but I did review the board as best I could before posting and didn't find anything.

Does anyone have a source -- preferably Canadian -- for plastic findings for earrings? I can't wear metal in my ears, and I have bought a few pairs of plastic ones that finally allow me to be fashionable and non-itchy and in pain! Yay for me! But I'd like to make my own. I am new to all of this jewellery making stuff (and bow down before the goddesses on this board!) and wonder if someone could direct me to somewhere I can find plastic earring findings. I am in Canada, so I would prefer that, but I'll take any suggestions!

Thanks in advance! My non-bleeding, not sore ears will appreciate it greatly!
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007 03:08:43 AM »

Nylon earring findings:

https://www.rings-things.com/cgi-bin/hazel/hazel.cgi?action=search&SEARCH_KEY_TERMS=%2Bnylon+%2Bear+%2Bfinding

This might be of use too: http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/community/forum/topic.asp?page=-1&TOPIC_ID=7246&REPLY_ID=136387#136387
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007 08:08:32 AM »

Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed! I really appreciate that you took the time to post this. I shall be able to wear earrings again! (Now I just have to figure out how to attach the polymer clay sushi bits I made to the earrings and I'm set for life!)
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 08:03:36 AM »

Thank you again, KitschKitty! I ordered the parts and now I'm trying to figure out how to use them (see post for this!) I am drooling over the catalogue they sent me, and my fiance is worrying about our budget as I take up yet another crafty project! I really appreciate that you took the time to share this information!
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007 12:14:06 AM »

 Grin  Hello!  I'm new here and just read your post about trying to find plastic findings to make your own earrings.  I have the same problem as you - can't wear metal in my ears........did you get any kind of answer that led to you finding a supplier that carried plastic (nylon) ear findings?

Years ago I found them at Fire Mountain Gems.........but now they no longer carry them! Roll Eyes Kiss Cry  I haven't had any success trying to find a replacement source and was hoping that you had been successful and perhaps you could share that information with me.  I"d greatly appreciate it!!!

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