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Help me find earrings: 12g silver hoops
December 27, 2012 7:14 PM   Subscribe

I need simple, elegant silver hoop earrings. Complication: 12 gauge.

If it comes down to it, I know that asking for custom earrings on Etsy is an option, and I've identified a few potential metalsmiths, but it seems impossible that nobody is making something this straightforward: silver endless hoops that are between 1 and 2 inches in diameter, and have a 12 gauge ear wire. I can't find such a thing anywhere, but am hoping someone here will unearth the perfect thing.

(There are tons of options where the hoop is 12g and the ear wire is smaller; those won't work for me. I also do not want anything stainless or a captive bead hoop or spiral. I already own these and love them, but want something smaller.)
posted by dizziest to Shopping (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Onetribe has these 2" ones, if you wanna go up to 10g.

Tawapa and Organic are two other names that came to mind.
posted by box at 7:39 PM on December 27, 2012


Have you tried Industrial Strength?
posted by dottiechang at 12:15 AM on December 28, 2012


Check out bodyartforms.com. I got what you are describing from them at one point, I think they were even 12g.
posted by catatethebird at 2:07 AM on December 28, 2012


I bet that Etsy seller could make you littler ones! Have you asked them? I know you say "it's an option," but if you have the ones linked and love them, you know they'll be exactly what you're looking for.
posted by fiercecupcake at 4:43 AM on December 28, 2012


Seconding BodyArtForms. Something like this steel captive bar ring or, if you wanna get fancy, a clicker by Maria Tash would work. Also, for searching, try looking for "segment rings".
posted by bedhead at 7:54 AM on December 28, 2012


I have issues with regular earrings, so I began gauging my ears out. I'm now at a 2g. I get those holed eyelet gauges like these here and put regular hoop earnings through the eyelets. You may be able to find 12g eyelets for that kind of purpose.
posted by camylanded at 8:32 AM on December 28, 2012


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