Please DO NOT add this to your Cart before adding your earrings, this listing is for the add-on option of HOOKS ONLY to fit stretched ear piercings.
This listing *only* includes the polymer clay add-on. It does not include pricing for a pair of earrings; please select and add your earrings to your cart before choosing this add-on option. It is not possible to ship this item alone, as it is sculpted onto your earrings.
For those of you with stretched ear piercings, I can modify any of my earring designs to fit you. Simply purchase this add-on alongside the earrings you wish to wear as gauged versions, and include your size in the notes when you check out.
I can do this modification to any of my earring designs, large or small.
We blade cut synthetic rubber (latex free) into spikes and set it on a base of aluminum we forge by hand. The gauged component is hand sculpted from polymer clay* and is made to your specifications. Because of the extra time needed to make these, please allow up to 60 days for delivery.
*IMPORTANT facts about polymer clay and safety: With sculpted polymer clay ear adornments we recommend you follow the same hygiene rules you would with other porous materials like bone or wood. Polymer clays currently are phthalate free as of 2008/2009, and are ACMI certified at AP level (safe for kids.) Clay contents have also been assessed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Toxicology Program Protection Agency, and the FDA.
We DO NOT recommend them for fresh piercings or people in the process of stretching. Healed piercings only. If exposed to temperatures over 350 F (177 C) it will release hydrogen chloride (like what's in stomach acid) fumes, NOT chlorine gas. It's nasty to breathe, but not specifically cancer causing.
Data compiled by Deb Cooper, who is also makes beautiful pieces: www.etsy.com/shop/ClayGauged
If the idea of clay still isn't your thing, we will work with you to customize it with natural materials.
I accept most forms of payment, including checks. Work on an order begins when payment is received, which in the case of checks (and echecks) means when the check has cleared.
I ship Priority Mail in a flat rate box or envelope, with delivery confirmation. Most of my items are made to order and can take up to 3 weeks to ship.
If you need something in a hurry please send me a message - my stock changes constantly and often I can fast-track an order at no additional cost.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If there is a problem with your order please let me know right away, I'm usually willing to work something out, whether it's an exchange, modification, or return. Orders, if in good condition subject to my evaluation, may be returned for full refund minus shipping costs.
Since everything is handmade, there are variations from piece to piece and nothing will look exactly the same as in the photographs. However, the overall style and proportions will be the same.
If you have any special concerns or absolutely need me to try and match an item to one of the photographs, send me a message. I can usually do that for no additional cost though it may delay the production time somewhat.