Can you make your own ear gauges?

Can you make your own ear gauges?

Ear plugs, also called ear gauges, are jewelry used to stretch the skin around a piercing to a larger size. You can create your own ear plugs using polymer clay. Because the sizing of plugs is so specific, it is best to use a pair of already made plugs that you already own as a sizing guide for the clay creation.

Can you do gauges yourself?

If you want to gauge your ears at home, get your ears pierced by a professional and then wait 6-10 weeks before stretching them. Once your ears have healed from the initial piercing, purchase a set of ear tapers at a piercing studio.

What material is best for gauges?


  • Steel is durable.
  • Titanium is like steel, but lighter and less likely to irritate your ears.
  • Silicone is a hypoallergenic material. It may need more frequent cleaning.
  • Organic options include glass, finished wood, polished stone, or any nonartificial materials.

Is epoxy safe for ears?

Eco-epoxy resin is safe to wear against the skin, but if you haven’t worn resin before, be sure to carefully watch your ears for the first few days. Only wear plugs after stretching has been done and is healed. Do not wear resin plugs in the shower or while swimming.

How do you make your own ear molds?

Making your custom earphone molds is simple, quick, and easy. You mix a two part material, put the material in your ears, insert your earphones, then let the material set up for a few minutes. Remove the molds, drill a sound hole and you are done.

What are moldable ear plugs made of?

This type of earplug may be made of wax or moldable silicone which is custom-fitted to the ear canal by the wearer.

What does gauge mean in earrings?

Technically, the term “gauge” refers to the size to which the ear has been stretched. It can also refer to the size of the plug based on width. Knowing your gauge size is important when stretching up and changing jewellery.

What sizes do ear plugs come in?

Ear Gauge Sizes Our plug sizes include the following: 16g, 14g, 12g, 10g, 8g, 6g, 4g, 2g, 1g, 0g, 00g, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 28mm, 29mm, 30mm, 32mm, 34mm, 36mm, 38mm, 40mm, 42mm, 44mm, 46mm, 47mm, 48mm, 50mm, 0 gauge plugs, and 2 gauge plugs.

Why do I need to know my gauge size?

Knowing your gauge size is important when stretching up and changing jewellery. If you buy plugs that are too small in gauge, they will not fit your ears, and if you buy plugs too large, you can risk a blowout (tearing of the stretched skin). The term “plug” simply refers to the jewellery of any gauge that is used for ear stretching.

How do I clean the gauges of my ears?

Regular cleaning of your gauges is important for maintaining healthy stretched ears. How you clean your gauges will depend on the material the gauge is made from. If you have Metal, Acrylic, Silicone or Glass gauges – washing with warm soapy water is the preferred method. Wash them, rinse them and then leave your gauges to air dry.