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  • Micro studs, made with an even tinier ball on the end so that you can wear them though your piercing without having to bother with a butterfly back

    I have been wearing these for many years because I am lazy and don't like to take out my studs at night, or when putting on a motorbike helmet. I've one in my cartilage, one in my nose and two in my left lobe. I do take them out about once every week to give them and my piercings a clean and airing, but they manage to stay in throughout a hairwash, shower, wearing and removal of helmets.


    I’ve often been asked to make these for people when they see mine, so I’ve finally got round to making and listing them for sale.

    I have used 0.7mm thick fine (ie pure) silver for these. That means that I can give a perfectly smooth ball at each end, and that they are very slow to tarnish (it’s the copper in sterling that tarnishs)


    The use of fine silver also means that they are naturally hypoallergenic and soft enough for you to add a slight curve to the shaft once you’ve inserted it. They are also slightly slimmer than regular earrings, which tend to be made using 0.8mm wire. That’s to ensure that I make the back ball small enough for you to push it through your piercing with enough resistance to keep it from popping out, but able to fit through comfortably.


    As with all earrings, you should wait until your piercing is fully healed before inserting these.


    Priced individually and in sets. If you have a preference as to sizing if buying a set then say in your comment box


    What you see in my hand are the exact studs I have ready, each stud is about 12mm long, with the larger ball being between 1.5 and 1.5mm in diameter, with the reverse ball being about 1mm in diameter.

    In my ear are my own studs, ranging from 1.5mm in diameter to 2.5mm, and with a range of my StarTrek studs (available from my website)

    I create these by holding the end of the wire in my blowtorch (aka SmeltyMelty) and melting the larger ball, then I trim it and melt the other end which is why there are slight variances in the sizes.

    Then they get a clean and a tumble polish so that the silver is shiny and firm.


    Remember -  I make them by hand, they will vary very slightly, which is why I have given you approximate sizes.


    I can also make larger ones using thicker wire or gold if you would like to contact me


    If I need to make your particular combination, please allow me up to a week to do so.


    These aren't hallmarked, as they are below the threshold of 7.78g that's the legal requirement for Assay here in the UK.

    More of my jewellery can be found on my personal website:

    **I've been using Eco silver since 2016, but now all the silver elements are certified recycled by my bullion dealer - it's made from the waste and offcuts returned and reclaimed in the jewellery process, which means it's environmental impact is significantly lower than if mined afresh.

    Micro, balled solid, pure silver backless stud earrings - recycled silver OOAK

    PriceFrom £9.50
    • Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster.  You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK

      Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!

      Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc

      Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish

      The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.

      The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
      I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.