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« on: March 24, 2008 12:19:30 PM »

Hey everybody!
Is it possible to make your own large gauge ear/body jewelery out of stone using a lapidary machine? I joined the local gem and mineral society club, and they have a lapidary room open to members, so I was wondering if anybody here has used this sort of thing to make larger gauge ear/body jewelery for themselves, and if it worked out all right. I have never used the lapidary, and I haven't gone to many of the meetings, but I'm going to start going again this month, so I'll be learning how to use it.
I would be trying to make plugs, spirals, or hooks for a 6G ear piercing, but I'm not sure what kinds of stone would be safe or easy to shape and be light enough to wear, but not too brittle...

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008 02:32:17 PM »

I can't help out much, but I do know that there is a girl with spirals made out of a light, peachy-colored stone at my school and she wears them all of the time. The piercing parlor down the street also sells plugs made of stone, but I don't know what type of stone. I would suggest going into your local piercer, checking to see if they have stone jewelry, and possibly asking the piercer what they think about suitable stones for plugs and whatnot.

I wish I could help out more! This is a great idea. I would love little plugs made of stones.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008 02:54:59 PM »

I've only been to one of the local piercing places to ask about stretching (but I didn't get a chance to look at the jewelry), but I guess I'll have to check some others out to look at the jewelry they've got.
I've seen some really nice stone jewelry at bodyartforms, but it was all too expensive for me, so I thought making my own might be better in the mean time.

Thanks! :]

EDIT: Oh, and I like your avatar. :3
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008 01:51:59 PM »

Check out this site - www.onetribe.nu

THey have an entire section on stone - http://onetribe.nu/material/Stone

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 09:13:36 PM »

Thanks, that is helpful. :]
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