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Perfect to test the look out before you commit :]
This is my first tutorial, I hope you like it!

Being 15, my parents aren't crazy about the whole body modding thing, understandably. This is where polymer clay comes in handy...huzzah!

These are great if you aren't allowed to stretch your ears or if you want to see sort of how tapers will look without committing.

Sorry about the bad pictures, my camera is MIA at the moment.

Posted by ely. from Victorville, California, United States • Published See ely.'s 9 projects »
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  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 0
    Step 1

    First, pick your color/colors. The TOTAL amount of clay you will need for the tapers I'm demonstrating is a little less than the size of a ping pong ball, if that makes any sense.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 1
    Step 2

    Do any color mixing now, but keep it to a minimum- as you shape the tapers, the colors will continue to blend together more.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 2
    Step 3

    Divide the clay in half and then divide the halves into about 1/6 and 5/6 pieces. The smaller piece will be the front and the larger will be the long pointy part in the back :]

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 3
    Step 4

    Roll the smaller pieces into balls, then begin to shape into flat cylinders.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 4
    Step 5

    Now, take the larger clay pieces and roll them into rope shapes. Taper the ends down to a point.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 5
    Step 6

    Flatten ends down.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 6
    Step 7

    Insert the earring posts into the flat circles (make sure they are secure!) and the the earring backs into the long pointy parts.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 7
    Step 8

    Other piece!

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 8
    Step 9

    The process for the square shaped faux-stretchers is basically the same, just with different shapes.

  • How to make a plug earring. Fake Plugs/Tapers/Stretchers - Step 9
    Step 10

    Finalize any shaping and then all that's left is to bake per the instructions on your clay! Test out new tapers, feel cool, and enjoy.

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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
My friend has faux ones she bought and I thought they were so kool Happy THANKS!
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starpower n.
starpower n. · Twin Falls, Idaho, US
im so gonna make these to prank my friends and parents!
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Devious_Insightful_Pixie
Devious_Insightful_Pixie · South Sioux City, Nebraska, US · 2 projects
Very cool idea. And Kitty P. not everyone wants to stretch their ear lobes. And not everyone who is in body modification call them posers.I know many that regret stretching their ear lobes. This is a happy alternative especially if you have to be in a corporate environment. I've dealt with many that understand the choice. They understand why not everyone will fully commit to stretching their ear lobes. You just seem o hang out with a crowd that believes you have to do it or else crap. And by the way if you're a teenager, your parents do have a say in what you do to your body till you're an adult. Anyways, love the idea. Good job on it.
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Kitty P.
Kitty P.
not to be a problem but im not sure youre aware the kind of message this sends to people about their appearance. i actually DO have stretched ears (aka MONTHS of care and effort) and find it rather insulting to have what we in the body mods community call POSERS having fake piercings. This encourages people to take body modification lightly without realizing the consequences. Another thing is, to everyone one here saying "Oh thanks so much my PARENTS wont let me do this...etc", NEWS FLASH your parents do not own you and they are YOUR ears.
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Holly K.
Holly K. · Chicago, Illinois, US
My sister will love these (:
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Holly K.
Holly K. · Chicago, Illinois, US
My sister will love these (:
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Donkey bomb
Donkey bomb
i agree with rachel :3 my parents wont let me do it so i'm defo trying this out thankyou (y)
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Rachel J.
Rachel J. · Ellensburg, Washington, US · 3 projects
the point isn't the pain of stretching, it's parents who don't allow it. and the prospect of ever getting professional career someday doesn't look good with holes in your ears. But i adore the idea of fake ones Happy thanks for the how-to!
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RedRose_ r.
RedRose_ r. · 1 project
CUTE!! Def trying this(x
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Scumbag.
Scumbag. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
hahahahaha, sorry but its cool that you know how to do those...but i mean like...why fake it, just stretch it, its doesnt hurt at all.
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