Category Archives: Organic Body Jewellery

 

Are you looking for something completely unique and naturally beautiful? Our extraordinary range of natural stone flesh plugs for stretched piercings features a stunning selection of flesh plugs that will knock you off your feet!

Natural Ceramic Black Lightning Flesh Plug

I think about it every day… what can I wear in my stretched earlobes that hasn’t been done a thousand times already? In a constant search of innovation and wow-factor of my body piercing jewellery, I’ve come to realise that it’s time to discover body jewellery all over again, in style.

Natural Fossil Mata Ortiz Stone Flesh Plug

Similar to our fabulous gemstone flesh plugs, these natural fossils and minerals include natural materials that you have never seen before, guaranteed. An instant favourite of mine has got to be the bold and minimal Lava Flesh Plug. Slick!

Natural Lava Stone Flesh Plug

Each one is a stunning representation of mother nature, displaying natural markings, hues and textures. You will love yours. Each and every one is a completely unique piece, I personally refer to these as a work of art in itself. It goes without saying that stretched piercing jewellery has definitely come a long way since the introduction of standard flesh tunnels and flesh tubes, I think we’d all agree.

 

Natural Travertine Stone Flesh Plug

Natural stone flesh plugs are double-flared, only recommended for healed stretches. It’s important to change your gauge gradually, allowing ample healing time between sizes (normally a minimum of 3-4 weeks). The best and easiest way to stretch your ear piercing is with the use of stretching tapers (or Insertion Pins) found on BodyJewelleryShop.

Natural Zebra Marble Stone Flesh Plug

Natural materials worn in stretched piercings help to reduce bad odour and offer great biocompatibility, ensuring a safe and comfortable piece of jewellery especially for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

Natural Desert Jasper Stone Flesh Plug

Make sure you check out our full range of stunning natural stone flesh plugs!

This funky range of Animal Print Buffalo Horn features Buffalo flesh plugs and Buffalo spirals for stretched piercings. Available in a variety of colours, the Animal Print markings are guaranteed to make your jewellery stand out in style. These simple yet eyecatching designs are ideal for those who love something really unique, with a touch of colour to brighten up your look for any occasion.

Buffalo Horn body jewellery is great for reducing bad odour and has great biocompatibility, ensuring a safe and comfortable piece of jewellery especially for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

 

Each Buffalo Horn flesh plug and ear spiral is beautifully hand crafted, painted and finished with quality in mind. No animal life is taken to aquire this material and no suffering is involved in the acquisition of these by-products.

Water Buffalo Horn flesh plugs feature an animal print on the front face, whilst plain black on the opposite side. The beautifully finished and polished buffalo flesh plug features one design on the front of the plug, and one plain black surface on the other. The plug can be worn facing either way, for two different looks.

Our Amber flesh plugs come in different varieties, including Baltic Amber and Domincan Amber. Dominican Amber differentiates itself from Baltic amber by being nearly always transparent, and it has a higher number of fossil inclusions. Dominican amber can be found in many colors, besides the obvious amber. Yellow and honey colored are fairly common. There is also green amber in smaller quantities and the rare blue amber (fluorescent).

Amber began its’ incredible evoltion some hundred million years ago. In what was then subtropical climate, trees oozed resin which polymerisated over thousands of years to become a substance known as copal. During this phase, the molecules begin to cross chain link and form strong bonds. Copal contains many volatile oils in the form of turpenes. Over a period of many millions of years, the volatile oils which were trapped in the resin evaporate until Amber is formed.

Amber is considered chemically inert (unreactive) and so is widely used for body piercing jewellery items including Amber Barbells, Amber Bananabells, Amber Flesh Plugs, Amber Tapers, Amber Pendants and Threaded Accessories too! Mix and match our wide selection of jewellery for a truly stunning combination of natural Amber accessories.

The Domincan Blue Amber flesh plug.

The Domincan Green Amber flesh plug.

The Domincan Honey Amber flesh plug.

These Hanging Stars are available in both Wood and Water Buffalo Horn, all 100% natural materials in a variety of beautifully crafted, hand-painted, polished and finished designs. Worn in stretched piercings, this stunning piercing jewellery range is popular amongst both men and women who love a natural, primitive look.

The Wooden Hanging Star jewellery range includes a variety of different hardwoods that offer a choice of gorgeous colour tones, such as these vibrant red hues of Bloodwood and Ironwood.

 

The bright Crocodile Wood hanging star really stands out, and can be paired up with our Crocodile Wood Flesh Tunnels and Flesh Plugs too!

The funky Animal Print Nangka Wood hanging star also offers something unique for those who love leopard print jewellery!

These Water Buffalo Horn Hanging Stars feature two designs; plain black or green animal print. We have a wide range of beautiful Water Buffalo Horn body jewellery including flesh plugs, flesh tunnels, crescents and spirals, eardrops and many more! No animal life is taken to aquire this material and no suffering is involved in the acquisition of these by-products.

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.

Wood is among the oldest materials used for body piercing jewellery. It is a natural material sourced from different types of trees and can be shaped, carved and refined in many forms. Flesh plugs, tunnels, spirals and eardrops are some of the most popular pieces of body jewellery available, in many different wood types, colours and shades.

This Wood and Horn Anchor Flesh Plug features an etched design, we have many more designs in this range!

What types of wood are suitable for body piercing jewellery?

Some types of wood are not recommended for body piercing jewellery as they can cause allergic reactions. For this reason, you will find that most body piercing jewellery is made of hardwood, such as Ebony, Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry and Eucalyptus. Hardwood (the type of wood used for construction and furniture) is of higher density than softwoods such as Pine, therefore more durable and resilient to environmental conditions. Softwoods are not used as they may splinter and some are toxic.

We strongly recommend that no compromise is made for the quality of your wooden body jewellery. Although most raw woods are relatively safe, some poorly manufactured jewellery, that has either been made with unsuitable wood or hasn’t been treated, may cause irritation or allergic reaction.

This plain Ebony Wood Flesh Tunnel features natural Ebony wood with a dark, beautifully smooth, polished and naturally grained surface.

What are the advantages of wooden body piercing jewellery?

Wooden body jewellery is lightweight and tends to stay securely in place better than other, heavier materials.

The porosity of wood essentially means that the wood ‘breathes’, as any organic material will, allowing some minimal airflow to the piercing area. For this reason, many people find that wooden body jewellery is less likely to smell as it might with other materials.

Wood is also an excellent basis for more advanced jewellery. The flat faces of a plug can be inlaid with gemstones or metals, etc. Wood can easily be shaped and it comes in many colours.

What are the disadvantages of wooden body piercing jewellery?

Wood is a porous material with an abundance of pores that give wood its texture and grain. These pores may absorb

body fluids or chemicals and may also harbour harmful bacteria, therefore should be kept in good condition and not worn continuously for long-term periods.

Due to the porous nature of wood, it is most certainly inappropriate for fresh piercings or unhealed stretches.

Wood cannot be sterilized in a steam-autoclave as this will damage the jewellery.

Wood also has the potential to dry out, although this can be prevented in most cases with good care of your jewellery.

How should you take care of wooden body piercing jewellery?

Wooden body jewellery can be lightly treated once a week with natural plant oil such as jojoba, coconut or olive oil to prevent cracking.

You can clean your wooden body jewellery with mild liquid anti-bacterial soap and warm water, ensuring to dry the jewellery immediately. Tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic, can also be used for cleaning.

Avoid leaving your wood jewellery in direct sunlight.

Avoid humidity or over-heating of your wooden body jewellery, for example remove jewellery before swimming, bathing, or entering a sauna.

You don’t need to have stretched ears to wear wooden body piercing jewellery. This Wooden Eardop is one of our many different designs on BodyJewelleryShop!

Glass is a common body piercing jewellery material that has been used for thousands of years. Some of the earliest evidence of glass body jewellery has been discovered in ancient Egypt, where glass flesh plugs have been recovered from ancient Egyptian tombs. Ancient traditions around the world have also treasured glass as a symbol of wealth and status in the form of glass beads, earrings, lucky charms and other ornaments.

Glass body jewellery possesses unique and strikingly beautiful qualities that set it apart from all other jewellery materials. Simple, clean and highly polished, colours are vibrant and reflective in the sunlight. Glass jewellery is often semi-transparent with a 3-dimensional effect, but can also be produced with a solid, matte finish.

You can find a fabulous range of glass body jewellery on BodyJewelleryShop.com, including glass flesh plugs, flesh tunnels, twists and claws.

Find glass body jewellery in many different designs, colours and even sizes ranging from 1.6mm to 20mm only at BodyJewelleryShop!

Is glass body jewellery safe to wear?

Glass body jewellery is very comfortable, durable and safe to wear in body piercings. By its very nature glass is chemically inert (void of any chemical activity), making it highly bio-compatible and hypoallergenic. Those who have nickel or other allergies to metal and acrylic jewellery are able to wear glass body jewellery without any problems.

Glass has also been used in the medical world for implantation in bone reconstruction throughout the body.

BodyJewelleryShop supply only Borosilicate glass, so there is absolutely no lead in any of our glass body jewellery. Every piece is hand crafted and approved, ensuring to provide you with only the best standard of glass body jewellery.

What type of glass is suitable for body jewellery?

  • Borosilicate glass is often sold under the brand name Pyrex. Borosilicate is a special class of heat resistant, chemical resistant and resilient glass that is not only special in its composition but is also heated and cooled in specific ways to give it the qualities required for scientific and medical uses.
  • Quartz glass is the most common mineral found on the surface of the earth. Quartz has many variations often used for body jewellery. Pure quartz is colourless or white, whilst coloured varieties come in the form of rose quartz, amethyst, onyx, citrine, carnelian, tiger’s eye, jasper and many more!
  • Soda-lime Glass
    Soda-lime glass is the most common type of industrially-produced glass. It is not as durable or resilient as
    borosilicate or quartz, but it has been very successful as a material for body jewellery.

BodyJewelleryShop offers a stunning selection of natural quartz gemstone flesh plugs including Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz and many more!

What are the advantages of wearing glass body jewellery?

The bio-compatibility characteristics of glass make it ideal in helping to prevent infection in newly pierced or stretched areas. Glass body jewellery can also be sterilized in a steam-autoclave, making it safe for this purpose.

Glass body jewellery is great for extreme weather conditions as it maintains a comfortable temperature and will not freeze to the skin, break or crack.

Borosilicate (or Pyrex) glass body jewellery is odour-resistant and very easy to clean. You can clean your glass body jewellery using antibacterial hand soap or dish soap. Glass body jewellery is also dishwasher safe!