Surgical Steel and/or nickel free - Jewelry Maker asked
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I would like to know the difference between surgical steel and nickel free findings and would also like to know if the surgical steel earrings are nickel free.
What about sterling silver? I heard once it's too soft.
What do you use for your earrings?
Thanks in advance!
Posted at 3:55 am Jan 9, 2009 EST
Surgical steel has nickel in it I believe. I use stainless surgical steel in my lower priced earrings. I've never had any complaints about it.
I also use sterling silver and copper ear wires in the more pricey earrings. I have had only one customer request the ear wires be changed.
I've never oxidized anything. I buy oxidized ear wires from makers here on Etsy.
Posted at 4:02 am Jan 9, 2009 EST
I buy hypoallergenic earring hooks from this seller on Ebay. They are verified to be Nickel, Lead, and Latex free. So far so good! They have gold and silver too.
Posted at 5:49 am Jan 9, 2009 EST