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BeaLola Fri 21-Oct-16 01:12:41

Not really S&B but I am hoping someone can help ?

I have seen two people recently wearing drop earrings - the type that hook rather than have post and butterfly backs - who on the back of the hook have plastic "tubes" to stop hook falling out of ear. This is just what I need but where can you buy them ?

Tartyflette Fri 21-Oct-16 01:23:04

How big are the tubes? I have seen some drop earrings that are sold with small clear plastic 'stoppers' on the ends of the hooks -- these are quite a bit smaller than either metal or plastic earrings backs, though. But if the tubes that you have seen are bigger than a couple of millimetres then they are something different. I
I would imagine that the little stoppers would work on most hooks -- and the earrings they come with are not exactly expensive, so I'd have a look in Claire's or Primark or similar.

squiz81 Fri 21-Oct-16 06:41:07

You can pick them up in my local jewellery shop (I think for free) so I'm guessing other jewellers will be the same.

squiz81 Fri 21-Oct-16 07:16:20

Also eBay sell them (but in bulk) search for plastic earring stoppers

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Oct-16 07:24:32

Clare's! £4 for loads of them in a box.

tigerdriverII Fri 21-Oct-16 07:26:57

I got 100 off Amazon for about £2. Took a while to arrive but very handy.

burnishedsilver Fri 21-Oct-16 08:21:52

I thought they were just there to stop the earing sliding off the cardboard. I have always thrown them out with the rest of the packaging.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Oct-16 08:35:23

No,they stop the earring accidentally unhooking out of your ear.

BeaLola Sat 22-Oct-16 15:01:54

THANK YOU flowers
I have bought 2 boxes via Claire's online for £4.50 incl free delivery thanks to Christmas thread free delivery code and Claire's have BOGOF on their site ! Bargainous and just what I wanted !

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