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What is the best way to clean your earring backs?

post #1 of 14
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I'm curious as to how everyone with pierced ears keeps their earring backs nice and clean. I have 3 piercings in each ear near the bottom of my ear lobes. In the top two on each ear i wear two tiny little "diamond" studs. In the bottom i wear whatever nice earrings i want. I keep the studs in all the time and i change out the bottom earrings every day- so it's easy to keep those clean.

The backs that I wear are shapped like this. http://www.artbeads.com/stg-nut-lt.html What's the best way to clean in between the little circles on the back? I normally just run them under a little warm water and brush them with an old toothbrush. How do you keep yours clean?
post #2 of 14
I soak mine in a bit of peroxide
Let them sit for about 20 mins then swab them with rubbing alcohol
post #3 of 14
Throw 'em away and get new ones.



Just kidding, I do the alcohol soak, too. But, I haven't done that in a while. I probably should.
post #4 of 14
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Thanks guys! (how long do ya'll normally let them soak for if i'm using alcohol?) I don't use peroxide on my jewerly because it can rust my less expensive stuff....but i think alcohol would be ok.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
Just kidding, I do the alcohol soak, too. But, I haven't done that in a while. I probably should.
Same here, I haven't in awhile tho...
post #6 of 14
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Thanks guys! (how long do ya'll normally let them soak for if i'm using alcohol?) I don't use peroxide on my jewerly because it can rust my less expensive stuff....but i think alcohol would be ok.
20-30 mins is what I do
post #7 of 14
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Same here, I haven't in awhile tho...
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
20-30 mins is what I do
Thankyou ladies!
post #8 of 14
I just don't clean them.
post #9 of 14
I generally don't clean them once my ears are healed up, unless they get icky. My antiseptic ear spray double as a cleaner, so i soak both the front and back (studs, not dangly earrings) then rub them clean with cotton buds. If you're doubly sure (or a clean freak lol) ever once in a while clean your lobes with the spray even when healed, to get rid of any discoloration from dress earrings and dirt
post #10 of 14
I buy this jewelry cleaner from wal-mart. Its like 3 bucks but it really works and shines up my jewelry.
post #11 of 14
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I buy this jewelry cleaner from wal-mart. Its like 3 bucks but it really works and shines up my jewelry.
WalMart silver jewelry cleaner! That stuff is good.
post #12 of 14
If gunk sticks in the circles, you could run a bit of yarn through 'em...
post #13 of 14
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If gunk sticks in the circles, you could run a bit of yarn through 'em...
Good idea! I tried taking a toothpick and running it around the outsides but that didn't work well, and when i tried using a needle- it was too thin. The string idea sounds great!
post #14 of 14
To clean the stuff out of the circles, I used a safety pin (one of the thicker ones) and then I just clean them with alcohol or water.
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