PLEASE NOTE: I am now pricing earwires individually rather than in pairs, since I don't always make earrings in pairs. Please count up the total number of individual earrings in your order and then add the the same quantity of earwires to your cart.
Need something other than my usual sterling silver french hooks (or in the case of the $5 surprise earrings, silver-plated french hooks) on your new earrings? I'm happy to switch out your earwires to any of these variations:
Titanium french hooks: my go-to for people with severe metal allergies. Silvery-grey, slightly matte finish. Titanium is an inert metal and it's pretty rare for someone to react to it. If you have really sensitive skin, try these.
Surgical steel french hooks: some people find this works best for them, others (including me) find they react just as badly or worse than sterling. Silvery-grey, shiny. You probably already know if you need these.
Silver-plated leverbacks: if you lose earrings a lot and/or hate wrestling with the little plastic thingies and/or have hair that likes to eat earrings, you want these. Bright silver, may tarnish but can be polished. I have moderately irritable earlobes and wear these on a daily basis with absolutely no issues; YMMV.
Sterling silver french hooks: my default on most of the earrings I make, but if you're getting the $5 surprise earrings and you want to upgrade from silver-plated to solid sterling, here you go! Bright silver.
- 14k gold-filled french hooks: a thick plating of 14k gold over... I don't know what, actually. The next best thing to solid gold, and a big step up from the somewhat questionable earwires I normally use for non-silver earrings. Go with these if your ears are fussy about metals of dubious composition.
Silver-plated clip-ons: for those of you who prefer your ears without holes in them. Pinchy, but, uh, that's kinda the point. Slightly antiqued silver over brass, supposedly nickel-free but I make no promises about reactivity.
- Silver-plated screw-back clip-ons: your grandma probably had these. Also pinchy, but adjustably so! Bright silver over brass, no mention of nickel but labeled as lead-free so you probably won't die if you lick them. (Please do not lick them.)
(Available by special order at various prices: darn near anything you can imagine. If you need something not listed here, email me and we can discuss.)
The prices are per individual earwire, not per pair of earrings - count up the total number of earrings in your order and then add the same quantity of earwires to your cart. If you're ordering multiple pairs/sets of earrings and want different types of hooks on some of them, please add a note at checkout telling me which earrings should get which hooks.