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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Converting my Earrings

I love shopping for earrings but there is one thing about earrings that drives me crazy and it is where the post is positioned. I like to have my earring post in the center of the earring. It balances well on my ear when they are made that way. But I have been seeing a lot of earrings where the post is at the top of the earring. Oh, that drives me nuts because then I know that when I wear it; it will pull on my earring hole more. So now when I find an earring that is made that way I convert it.

I purchased these recently. They are fine but I hate where the post is. 

Do you see? It is at the top of the earring which would mean pain for me. 

So I purchased a bag of these from Hobby Lobby. 

I break off the one that is on the earring and superglue the new one to the center. It is so much more comfortable for me and the earring is hanging from the center of my earring instead of dangling. 

I have been doing this for years. Here is another pair of earrings and brooch that I had to fix. I glued new backs to the earrings and a new fastener to my brooch. 

I let everything sit for 24 hours before I wear it. It's a fun little craft and it helps me continue to wear my jewelry. I do hope that you enjoyed this post and that it inspires you to come up with some ways to repair your jewelry. Especially, if it is jewelry that you adore. 


(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. This is such a great post. I had no idea that you could convert the placement of the earring hook. I will definitely be picking up a bag at Hobby Lobby. Such a great hack!

    1. Yes! I had to come up with something Mrs. Shery! My ears would be in pain because of the weight of the earring. So I have been doing this for some years now. It works great for me!