(Closed) Bride with stretched ears!

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My friend has her ears gauged to an inch and an eigth.  She opted to wear her hair down over her ears on the big day.  I’ve seen some beautiful gauges though where the earings actually go through the gauges itself.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place

My ears are gauged to a 2 g. but in the second hole.  So my first hole in my lobes is just normal and i’m going to wear some pretty bridal teardrop earrings.  For my plugs, I’m going to order something from Etsy – probably something simple and sparkly.  If you haven’t already, you should check Etsy.  There are SO many options.  Some have “dangly” parts that hang from the plug, but I don’t really care for those.  If you want your ears to show and not cover them with your hair, I’d get something pretty and sparkly or glittery so it still looks “fancy.”  A lot of places will do something custom too.

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Bumble bee

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ali.kane.9:  What style earring do you want to wear? If you don’t want to wear guaged earrings for your wedding here are some ideas :). I used to have stretched ears that have since shrank back down a good bit. It’s still hard to wear some  “regular” earrings because they can sometimes go all the way through my ear or completely fall out depending on the style. What has helped tremendously is wearing clip-ons or making sure the earring has a substantial base (for danglies) and using those big circular earring backs to hold the earring in place (See example pics).

Something like this doesn’t have enough support and looks droopy:

But something like this would have enough support to stay in place if the base is big enough to cover the hole and if you use larger earring backs ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is another style of closure that could work:

…and of course if you DO want to rock your guages, I saw plenty of beautiful bridal plugs online!! Here are a couple pics. Good Luck!!

Even dangle bridal plugs!

 

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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ali.kane.9:  My ears are a 0g, they werent stretched at my wedding (but I wish they had been!) have you checked out Tawapa? I bought their beautiful lotus drop eyelets in yellow gold and rose gold! Absolutely love them! Lots of great shops on Etsy toO!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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ali.kane.9:  I bought a pair of bone plugs, and found a pair of clip-on earrings that were the exact diameter I needed.  I took the clips off the back and glued them to the plugs.  Love them!

It took me forever to find a pair of earrings to glue on the plugs though.  I searched for vintage buttons, earrings, etc.  Finally found them at Macy’s, but maybe specifically looking for clip-ons would work for you.  You could even use ones a bit larger than 1/2 inch.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

etsy is a fantastic resource for fancy plugs!

or if you have a pair of regular post studs that are big and statement-y you can get skin colored silicone plugs from bodyartforms.com and poke the stud through the center and stick a small rubbery earring back (like the ones that come on fishhook earrings to hold them on the card) on the post inside the plug. 

I also like the look of a lever back dangly earring through a silicone ear skin (like a tunnel but thinner). They hold the hole open so you dont get the saggy look. 

I also like wearing a plain pair of rhinestone plugs and putting a coordinating fishhook dangle earring through the same hole under the plug but that only works woth lighter earrings. Too heavy and my ears get super sore. I’m a 2g. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

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ali.kane.9:  

One of my friends has her ears gauged and she decided to flaunt it on her wedding day by buying beautiful (and expensive) stone plugs.

Also love this alternarive bride her plugs are gorgeous

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place

 

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ali.kane.9:  I’ve bought 4 pairs of plugs from Etsy.  One pair for my sister’s wedding (I was a bridesmaed) and 3 others just that I liked.  Only problem I had with the first pair I bought to be in the wedding was that I left them in when I dyed my hair and it stained the plugs (which were white and sparkly) so that was my fault.  Here’s where I’ve bought from:

the plugs I’m wearing now…and have worn all day everyday for months (and shower with with absolutely no sign of tarnish) are from https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitzGauge .   I like these because the front of the plug screws into it.  I have a hard time with flares.  I bought some flares that I had to throw away (from a different shop) because I couldn’t get them in.

 

I bought wood ones that show the hole from https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodEarPlugs .  I really like these.  The front is flared but the back “closes” with an O-ring and it shows the hole for the plug.  However, they dry my ears out a lot, I’m assuming because the wood absorbs moisture so I have to treat them every day with wood plug oil or balm if I wear them.

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FireMetalEarth is where I bought the flares I couldn’t put in and had to throw away.

 

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/137820052 This is the shop where I bought the plugs for my sister’s wedding.  They were white sparkly plugs.  They actually didn’t offer the plugs I wanted in the gauge I was at that time (which was a 6) so I messaged them and they special made a pair for me, which was awesome.  Can’t recommend enough.  I would by from all of these sellers except the Fire Metal Earth because I don’t trust that I can get the flare in (or probably any flare from any shop to be fair.  It’s a waste of money to buy and not be able to use because you can’t send them back)

 

 

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