And now I’ve looked at the word ‘earring’ so much that it no longer looks like a real word. Bah.
Anyway. I bought these earrings years ago in Yellowstone. They’re made of some sort of semi-precious stone, and very pretty.
However. Some sadistic bastard put earwires on them that are roughly twice as thick as regular earwires, resulting in extreme pain whenever I try to wear them. Which is why in all the years I’ve had them, I’ve worn them once. For four hours. And it was not fun.
Exhibit A – my earring on the left, a regular gauge earwire on the right.
After awhile I decided to just replace the earwires, a solution that took an embarrassingly long time to arrive at.
I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on how to replace earwires, in case someone out there in The Big World has the same problem.
You’ll need replacement earwires. I bought silver plated earwires from Beads 4 All on Etsy, and I highly recommend them.
Find the loop on the earwire that holds the dangling part of the earring. Open ‘er up and slip off the beaded part.
And that’s that. 2 minutes to pain free earrings.