Category Archives: Lava Body Jewellery

Ear stretching jewellery comes in many different styles. Choose ear stretching jewellery from a fantastic choice of different materials that all come with their own advantages! We have a beautiful variety of ear stretching jewellery in surgical steel, blackline, titanium, zircon gold, water buffalo horn, bone, wood, coral, PMMA acrylic, Silicone, Glow in the Dark, Amber, Ultra Violet and Glass. Stretching your piercing can be a bright, funky and stylish journey of fabulous ear stretching jewellery with such an extravagant range to choose from!

Ear Stretching Crescent Kit

Ear Stretching Crescent Kit

Glass Stretching Jewellery

Some of the most popular glass stretching jewellery pieces include these fabulous glass spirals, twists and claws. With a stunningly vibrant and unique combination of colours and patterns to choose from, glass ear stretching jewellery makes the perfect gift for all occasions, whether it’s a treat for your special someone or just yourself!

Wood Ear Stretching Taper

Wood Ear Stretching Taper

Wooden Ear Stretching Jewellery

Wood is a fantastic material to choose for healed stretched ear piercings, but wood must not be used for a new stretch as the porous material can absorb bodily fluids and harbour bacteria; not a great combination when healing a fresh ear stretch! Wooden stretching jewellery is extraordinarily rich in variety, from different types of woods and combinations, with hand-painted designs, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect match! Check out the range of wooden ear spirals and claws, wooden tapers, and wooden flesh plugs and tunnels.

Glass Ear Stretching Jewellery

Glass Ear Stretching Jewellery

Steel Ear Stretching Jewellery

Surgical steel ear stretching jewellery boasts the largest range of designs, from stretching flesh tubes, stretching plugs, stretching tunnels, stretching eyelets, stretching spirals, stretching claws, stretching twists, stretching insertion pins, stretching tapers, stretching kits and many more. Fantastic value and incredibly diverse choice of designs to choose from, your stretched ear piercing can be bright and snazzy all year round!

Ear Stretching Jewellery Kit

Ear Stretching Jewellery Kit

Natural materials such as Wood, Bone and Buffalo Horn are among the oldest materials used for body piercing jewellery. Natural materials are sourced from different areas of the world and can be shaped, carved and refined in many forms. Flesh plugs, flesh tunnels, spirals and eardrops are some of the most popular pieces of body jewellery available, in many different shapes, sizes, colours and shades. Don’t forget to check out our blog article on Wooden Body Piercing Jewellery! We have a vast range of Natural Body Piercing Jewellery on BJS, including Amber, Bone, Tusk and Tooth, Buffalo, Coral, Gemstones and Minerals, Mammoth, Wood and Nut.

 

 

Here is an article on the craftsmanship of organic body piercing jewellery, so you can see just how your unique, skillfully-designed piece of body jewellery has been created!

 

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(Step 1)

The horn, wood, bone or shell is cut into workable size pieces depending on the size and shape of the jewellery design being made.

 

 

(Step 2)

A rough design outline is hand drawn onto the piece and then the rough shape is carved by hand using various tools suitable for the raw material. The tools include small saws, scrapers, drills and files.

 

 

 

 

 

(Step 3)

The next stage is to refine the shape and size using smaller and smaller hand files until it takes on a more recognizable shape and is measured for approximate gauge sizing.

 

 

 

(Step 4)

If the piece requires an inlay, this is done next using tiny chisels to carve the design into the plug or spiral.

 

 

(Step 5)

After the piece has taken on the correct shape and approximate size the hand sanding and hand polishing is begun. Different grades of sand paper are used starting with 120 grit, then 240 through 360 and 600 grit.

 

 

 

(Step 6)

After the piece has become very smooth we hand polish it using natural bees wax with a small amount of sand added and a strip of natural cotton cloth. The cotton strip is tied to a point at one end and the jewellery is rubbed back and forth along the length of cotton until a high lustre is achieved.

 

 

(Step 7)

The last step is to match the jewellery into pairs taking into consideration colour, shape, size and texture. The gauges are checked and each piece must pass quality control before being approved.

 

 

 

On average it takes 5 hours for experienced artisans to make a pair of organic plugs, organic hooks or organic tunnels.

 

 

Recommended Aftercare for Organic Body Jewellery

  • We recommend cleaning organics with a small amount of water and a natural soap. 
  • Dry immediately after cleaning with clean cotton cloth. Do not dry them in direct sunlight.
  • To restore the lustre, polish with bees wax and a cotton cloth. Any small nicks or scratches can be sanded with 1000 grit sand paper.
  • Polish with natural bees wax (with a little fine sand mixed into it if you wish) and a cotton cloth.
  • We recommend wearing organic body jewellery in healed piercings only.

This article was kindly provided by Siam Intercontinental Handicrafts.