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Topic: Earrings with one good side, and one plain side HELP!!  (Read 825 times)
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« on: June 03, 2012 12:49:47 AM »

I am trying to make a pair of earrings using felt pieces and beads.
There is a left design, and a right design. The beads are on one side, and have a plain side.
I dont know how to put in the hooks, as currently when I wear them the designs tend to face backwards.

Can anyone shed some light on how to work out:
1. How do you work out which one is the right ear, left ear?

Sounds really silly but I am confused! When looking at earrings photos, sometimes the earring hooks both face the same way like 2 rights, 2 lefts, 2 facing in, 2 facing out...
There does not seem to be much information on earrings that have a good side (must be at front) and a bad side ( must go towards back)
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012 11:09:35 AM »

You probably won't have to make two different earrings...you'll just have to make two of the same but each in the correct orientation.

You didn't say which kinds of connectors and/or holes you're using though, and that would be important.
You may need to use a jump ring, for example, between the earring and the earring finding (ear wire, etc) or between the jump ring that goes through a hole you've made and the earring finding.

Also, earlobes and even earlobe holes can be a bit different in the ways they naturally  make those orientations.  The holes in my earlobes have slightly different slants, and my ears and lobes are fairly flat to my head, so orienting them the way I want can sometimes involve fiddling.
Sometimes you may want the good side to face directly out from your head, but sometimes you may want to angle it a bit so the good side is seen from the front of your head.

In general though, you'll want to arrange the eye pin (or whatever you're using) so that the earring faces almost perpendicular to the earring finding rather than parallel to it.  That's because for most people the ear wire will be oriented perpendicular to your face (like an arrow sticking out of your head at that area) rather than parallel to it.

Sometimes you can also just twist the ear wires, jump rings or even the eyepins/etc in the earrings (if that's possible after they're used) to make things hang right.

Just keep putting versions of orientations into your ear hole to see which way the item faces naturally, then add more jump rings or other connectors, or twist something.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2012 11:13:28 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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