The Amazing Post Earring
|Amethyst Titanium Post Earrings 9 mm|
One of the reasons I love custom orders is that they sometimes challenge me to think in new and different ways. A few months ago I had a customer ask for a pair of amethyst post earrings. This was a reasonable and pretty simple request. However I didn't have amethyst stones and I had to order them from a different supplier than I usually go through. The result was that instead of being 10 mm round, they were really closer to being 9 mm, and left an unacceptable rim around the stone. What to do? These are titanium. I have wrestled with titanium wire enough to know that this little disk is one tough cookie. I did assume that none of my cutters were tough enough to trim down that innocent looking little titanium pad.
|Rainbow Obsidian Posts 6 x 8 oval|
Well, funny things happen when you challenge yourself to ruin a tool if that's what it takes - sometimes it actually works! So those simple amethyst posts were made after all (those were gorgeous stones too) and my discovery was set aside for awhile until I was ready to get some more stones for posts.
So recently, I was able to order my stones. The batch I have at the moment is 6 x 8 mm, which feels and looks a lot more petite than the 10 mm round stones I've been using up to this point. In the future I'll look for other sizes too, but I am very pleased with these pretty gemstone beauties. More choices are better for you!
|Blue Laguna Lace Titanium Post Earrings|
6 x 8 mm oval
|African Turquoise Titanium Posts 6 x 8 mm oval|
My point is that if you just keep something in your piercing most of the time, this won't happen.