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    Im finding my love for copper again and i am making a few items. When it comes to copper earrings is it still better to use sterling ear wires or should i use copper ones.
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    I would think copper would turn you green - stick to the ss wires. There again................there has to be a job opportunity for a female Yoda lookalike somewhere!

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    • #3
      Hmm, yeah spose they would. Iv already made some with copper wires which cant be changed without taking the earring apart! So they will just have to make do.
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      • #4
        I've used pure copper earwires (as apposed to copper plate)with no green side effects
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        • #5
          I bought lots of copper ear wires, I assume they are ok for the ears, otherwise, why would they be selling them?
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          • #6
            Or use niobium or titanium - both are hypoallergenic and come in copper and bronze colours.

            If you decide to use silver, try adding a copper bead and coil on the earwire to help blend the two metals together.
            george
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            • #7
              Hmmm... I'm surprised. I'd have thought that bare copper would tarnish to a dark brown, and would also turn you green. Uness it's lacquered, but the problem is usually that the lacquer chips off when you work with the wire...
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              • #8
                As George suggested, anodized Niobium is a good way to go.

                Or look for copper finish earwires. Rather than being pure copper, they are plated with a copper finish that matches the copper jewellery, doesn't turn ears green and also complies with the EC nickel directives (well, mine do - can't speak for other suppliers of course)
                Emma
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                • #9
                  It depends on your skin type. Some people onlu have to look at copper and their skin turns green. Others can wear it all the time with no green marks.
                  Natalia x

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