How to Make a Fake Ear Piercing

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If you want to try out the look of an ear piercing but are not sure you want to commit to the actual procedure, a captive bead ring without the bead can help you fake the look. Captive bead rings are C-shaped rings that hold a small indented bead in the opening. When you remove the bead as if to insert the jewelry in a piercing, you are left with a ring that you can slide onto your ear to fake a piercing

Things You'll Need

  • 18 gauge captive bead ring
  • Hold the captive bead ring just below the bead with the thumb and index finger of one hand.

  • Push the bead sideways to pop it out of the ring. Set the bead aside.

  • Locate the spot on your earlobe where you would like your fake piercing to be.

  • Slide the opening of the captive bead ring onto your earlobe until it touches the spot you have chosen.

  • Press the ends toward each other gently if you need to tighten the ring to keep it on your ear.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never pull the prongs of a captive bead ring apart vertically. This can bend the ring out of shape and keep you from being able to reinsert the bead.

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