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Can I Convert Normal Earrings To Clip On Earrings

Let's assume that you have received a collection of earrings with the most beautiful designs complete with precious metals and stones. There's only one problem, you must have pierced ears to be able to wear the jewellery, which you have no intention of doing so. However, there is a solution to this problem in that you can convert these conventional earrings into clip on earrings.

So, in answer to the abovementioned question: Yes, you can convert normal earrings to clip earrings. Before doing so however, we suggest asking yourself whether you can do the conversion as a DIY project or ask for professional help lest you ruin the beauty of the earrings. In most cases, you can convert the earrings, but if you doubt your skills especially when the pieces of jewellery have precious stones, then we suggest asking for professional help just to be on the safe side.

Let's assume that you will do the conversion to clip on earrings as a DIY project. Your first step is to determine the type of earring converter that will be used in the project. Your choice will depend on two factors, namely, your personal choice in clip earrings and the type of earrings being converted (i.e., stud or chandelier).

For dangling earrings, the best clip-on converters are the ones with the small extra hoop on the front. To attach the converter on the earring, use a small pair of pliers, especially used for working with jewellery to pry open the hoop. Place the pierced earring as necessary on the converter before closing the hoop.

For a regular earring made with a post protruding at the back, the most appropriate converter is one with a small tube located on the hinged back. Take note however, that converter is only suitable for large earrings but not for small stud earrings “ the converter will be too big to conceal with the latter. The resulting clip on earrings after conversion must have discreet converters.

To make the conversion, slide the earring's post into the tube's top and gently bend the former forward while making sure that both are securely in place. Be sure that the front of the earring faces out.

If the abovementioned converters are not to your liking for any reason, you can use adhesive converters. You must be willing to actually remove the post from the conventional earrings and then placing the adhesive tab on the back. Just stick on the converted clip on earrings on to your skin and its job done. Beautiful ears without the piercing.

Yet another way to convert conventional earrings is to go magnetic. In this method, a magnetic clasp is placed behind the earrings so that the jewellery attaches to the earlobes via magnetic force.