Barrel or Post Pierced to Clip On Earring Converters are a popular way of making stud pierced earrings wearable by anyone! They have an important feature that might make you choose them over a no bend and that is that the earring will sit high up on the earlobe once converted from pierced to clip on.
With a no bend pierced to clip on converter, you don’t have to bend the post of the pierced earring at all however the earring will sit low beneath the earlobe. This looks perfectly acceptable for drop or dangle earrings and you may enjoy wearing these earrings as a clip on using a no bend pierced to clip on earring converter. However when it comes to stud earrings, we’re generally accustomed to seeing them around the middle of the earlobe so unless it’s a very large stud, the positioning of a no bend pierced to clip on earring converter my not be as aesthetically pleasing as a barrel pierced to clip on earring converter.
Let’s look at how you convert a pierced earring to a clip on earring using a post pierced to clip on earring converter. Firstly there are some things you should note:
- Post converters aren’t good at converting fish hook style pierced earrings. It can be done but you need to be quite crafty to straighten out the fish hook piercing sufficiently so unless you’re confident with a pair of plyers, stick to pierced earrings with a straight shaft
- The thickness of the pierced shaft will vary according to who made the earrings. If the one you are trying to convert looks especially thick, first check to see it can enter the barrel of the converter. There are some that are too bulky to fit; not many, but it’s not unheard of. Secondly if it fits but looks like it might damage the converter, bend it with plyers outside of the barrel converter and then insert it
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The whole process shouldn’t take long but do support the back of the earring as you convert it, bending gently and steadily rather than in quick jolts. Remember that any earring you convert in this way won’t be wearable as a pierced earring any more, however the bending will make the earring sit well in the converter without fear of it falling. The earring will then sit nicely on your earlobe looking gorgeous!