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September 21, 2012
11:31 pm
amber visions
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So I always love seeing everyone's collection of jewelry but I was wondering what your favorite piece was? or material?

September 23, 2012
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I have favorite jewelry for different occasions.  I have a pretty large collection because I did piercing professionally for about 10 years.  I worked at Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA (www.piercing.org)  and we only used titanium in new piercings and in everything we could.  We did all our anodizing in shop so I could make the jewelry any color or multi-colored.  My most interesting jewelry is a pair of 1 inch titanium saddles custom made by Jesse Jarrell at Fractal Creations.  His stuff is sold through Good Art.  They are anodized a very light blue with purple plum edges.  It looks like I'm walking in the rain and the metal is dripping out of my ears, or maybe like flower petals are blooming out of my head.

Here is some of his stuff.  I want ALL OF IT!!!!!!!

http://www.goodart.com/store/m…..rings.html

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September 24, 2012
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ooohhh awesome! i think my favorite pieces I have are some Maio reproduction hoops and some ebony and crocodile wood tunnels that i wear together. theyre comfortable and just beautiful! ill try to take a pic soon!

September 25, 2012
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My favorite material for plugs has to be glass. I love wearing glass.

My favorite piece of jewelry is the tops I got for my vertical labret. Silver with synthetic blue opals!

September 26, 2012
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oohhh I actually have a synthetic blue fire opal in my tragus right now! I love opal. but being a libra I am naturally drawn to pretty much any opal.

September 26, 2012
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Opal is my birthstone, and I love them so! But I have to get the synthetics for my vertical labret because 1) real opals are far too expensive 2) They are also too soft to be played with as much as I do.

September 26, 2012
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Hematite is my favourite material for plugs.  I usually wear hematite plugs in my nostrils and am stoked to be getting my labret scalpalled soon and hopefully getting a hematite plug to wear in there as well.

September 27, 2012
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kristen I know what you mean! i find any opal really beautiful!

 

vampy.. i love the feel of hematite. if feels like a liquid to me. its so pretty.

September 27, 2012
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Opal is a stone that is cherished, but obviously underrated. It's an awesome stone.

 

Hematite is a stone I don't have a lot of experience with. Perhaps my questions are more suited to another topic.

September 27, 2012
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I reckon my favourite are my labradorite plugs.

They're not very practical, as given the weight they fall out after a few hours wearing, but they're very pretty!

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October 24, 2012
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my current fav is my set of opalite i got em for my nostrils ,septum ,and ears im curently making a pair of glass weights that i cant wait to cast i think im gonna make em a green jade color cause i love jade i honestly want 1 of each i have so much jewelrey i got 2 jewelrey boxes right nowSmile

October 25, 2012
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I think the energetic properties of stones on a molecular level is so interesting. 

I have had several opals in my collection and I have found the practical everyday use is not good.  Opals are soft and porous and fragile and can sway the wearer's emotions in a similar direction.  Putting soap on them is damaging and the daily oiling is just so much fuss for me.  Opal is my birthstone and I find the look of opal to be beautifully mesmerizing.   

Instead I wear Dichroic glass on a daily basis.  The clear rainbow (I think it's called) gives a similar effect and is easy to clean.  My personal aesthetics lends towards the 2-00 gauge range for that style.  I wear it in my helix (upper ear) and I like the way the light shines through it.

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October 30, 2012
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Not a surprise to many of you, I'm sure, but my favorite material is wood.  Now that I'm working again, I've ordered a variety of different woods, some with very interesting and beautiful grain patterns, and some that just look like wood, but will glow under black light.

I like glass plugs and metal tunnels as well, but wood just fascinates me.

I'm currently tossing around ideas about how to mix different materials.  The thread where we discussed plugs with interchangeable stones is one idea, but I'm also thinking of using glass, titanium, or surgical steel tunnels with wood set into them, and using different types of wood in a single set of plugs for different colors.

Sadly, between work and daily life I've been too busy or fatigued to get anything done beyond brainstorming, but it will all come in time, I'm sure.

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November 2, 2012
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so since i posted here last i was taking a shower when all of a sudden my opalite septum ring fell out and shattered into millions of pieces and as i was bending over to clean up the mess my opalite plug fell out of my ear landed on my toe witch cut my toe open and put a nasty chip on the wearable part of the plug Cry  i went and picked up some jasper plugs that are gorgeous and stretched my ears up to a 1 3/4 im still sad about the opalite but i absolutely love these jasper ones 

November 2, 2012
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Sucks about the Opals… I've had the same problems with several different stones.

My Dad just gave me a beautiful Rainbow Jasper necklace for my birthday in October.  I want some plugs to go with it!!  I am most familiar with a reddish-orange color of Jasper, but this is mostly green and several other colors.  I think it is from the Tennessee or Virgina area but I have a ring with Jasper from Arizona.

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November 3, 2012
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Sorry to hear about your jewellery strommer.

I've done the same with stone plugs, and i guess it's the weight that stretches and lets them fall out so easily. It's such a shame as they're often beautiful and not cheap!

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November 3, 2012
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Bummer.

I wonder if anyone makes stone jewelry with a hollowed or concave back to reduce weight.  Or perhaps something with a deeper saddle to stop them falling out.  Seems like there would be a market for that.

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November 3, 2012
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Yes.  Plenty of double concave double flair plugs available from here

http://www.organicjewelry.com/…..tones.html

Where do you get yours from?  Anyone

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November 4, 2012
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Ooh purdy!

It's the first time i've seen them stock 2". Typically when i'm trying to save money!Yell

 

I think while concave and big flare helps a bit, they're still too heavy to wear for long ime. Oracle are the best shape for this i've found, but it still happens. Even chunky tunnels fall out for me after a while. They have some nice thin tunnels on that link though….

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
November 4, 2012
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that link is awesome i also like "evolve body jewelry" they do some really cool stone plugs and tunnels i got mine from "the body jewelry co." but there just cheap not always the best quality you really need to know what to look for when shopping there

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