How to repair chips, cracks and sharp points on organic ear gauges



Occasionally we get questions on how to care for or repair jewelry that has been damaged. Over the years, we have learned a few tricks. It isn’t uncommon for stone and glass ear plugs to chip. Sometimes there are natural stone inclusions that are rougher than the polished stone. And we’ve heard it mentioned that some bone and horn spiral ear gauges have sharp points from the carving.

There is a simple fix that will take care of most of these problems – basic candle or paraffin wax. Just melt a drop of wax on a rough point and smooth it in. You will be happy again! If the wax is planned to be a long term fix, it should be scraped off and replaced periodically if it is on a wearable area.

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~ by avaiaartisticjewelry on October 23, 2011.

2 Responses to “How to repair chips, cracks and sharp points on organic ear gauges”

  1. I actually want to know how come you named this specific
    posting, “How to repair chips, cracks and sharp points on
    organic ear gauges Avaia artistic jewelry”.
    In either case I actually loved the article!Thanks for your time,Ann

  2. Highly descriptive post, I loved that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

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