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Ever wanted Guages but Dont want the pain or the Risk of stretching your earlobes?? Well Heres the SOULUTION!

Hey if anything in this how to is unclear Please Comment and I will answer them!



  1. How to make a plug earring. How To Make Fake Gauges/Tapers/Plugs - Step 1 1

    First Take your Clay and cut out two triangle shapes

  2. How to make a plug earring. How To Make Fake Gauges/Tapers/Plugs - Step 2 2

    The Take the triangle shapes and roll them until you get the cool looking shapes!

  3. 3

    Then take the same clay or a diffrent color clay and roll and flatten out a circle shape thats the same width as the top of the triangle.

  4. 4

    Then take your Pins and File down the tip of the needle until it gets dullish. And push it through the center of the circle and make a hole in the bottom piece to put the needle in

  5. 5

    Now you want to bake your pieces of the gauges. @ 275 or so for about 10 mins. but you should follow the baking instructions

    DONT TAKE THE NEEDLE OUT OF THE CIRCLE PIECE BEACUSE IT WONT GO IN.. but dont leave it in the bottom piece.

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    After its done baking clean the needles with the sanitizer. and add clear nail polish for shine.

  7. How to make a plug earring. How To Make Fake Gauges/Tapers/Plugs - Step 7 7

    the end result should look like this

    You should also be able to detach it and mix and match if you want!

    Hope you enjoyed and have fun with your new Gauges!!

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And you're done!


Reagan W.
Reagan W. · 3 projects

Oh.. and to all of you complaining about them "not growing back" They do. If you take them out. Even at a size as big as an inch, they start springing back to regular size almost immediately... Its like when you take regular earrings out and they eventually close up.

Reagan W.
Reagan W. · 3 projects

Uhm.. Polymer clay is very porous which makes it a breeding ground for bacteria and it collects the dead skin thats a side effect of having any piercing.. The ribbing of it constantly against your skin would probably lead to infection.. Or they start smelling bad FAST!! D:
And, no offense, but if you like the look .. then gauge your ears already! It looks way better than fake gauges hanging off your freaking earlobes because they're bigger than your ears and no matter what you think.. It looks stupid.
And besides ... Gauging doesn't hurt. And the only risk is getting a blowout... But, if you take care of them, then there is little to no risk of infection.
-i have some polymer clay tentacle gauges and can't wear them for more than two hours. so find a better material-

Create&Destroy · US · 2 projects

Doesn't the back keep slipping off because there's nothing to really hold it on the needle?

Rachel J.
Rachel J. · US · 3 projects

Now these stay in with the pin just in the clay and no other backing in the tapered piece?

Rachel J.
Rachel J. · US · 3 projects

Great solution to the "i want them but dad says heck no" problem :) thanks!

VinnieBayybee · Vallejo/bay area. yaaah, Califonia, United States

How Cool is that Lol. Totally Gonna go make me some!! :-Þ

oliverr klozoff
oliverr klozoff · US

this is cool.

shelly belly!
shelly belly! · US · 1 project

thats tite! great idea

oReO~cOoKieE · 9 projects

Thanks Guys! I'm Very Glad you liked them! :))

Divinity_Parasite · 6 projects

THAT is VERY clever!

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