In a follow up to our last blog post about buffalo horn plugs with red garnet gems, here is another set with some brilliant cut peridot gems again set into buffalo horn but this time a different style of flared plug.
I recently got a load of whole buffalo horns in along with a few pieces of deer antler. I quickly got busy and turned some of the buffalo horn on my lathe and created these double flared plugs set with red brilliant cut garnet gems for a customer. Pieces like these are made to order and I can get ahold of almost any colour gem to be set into the front of them this process takes a few extra days for me to receive the gems as they are ordered on request but the results are definitely worth see for yourself…
I wanted to cover some of the more unique pieces that I custom make for people as I have been cataloguing these creations a lot more religiously than I have in the past. I also now use Delrin a lot more than I used too so its nice to see the contrast between that and PTFE.
PTFE (teflon) comes in white only and is the only material of these 2 that is recommended for new piercings or fresh stretches, this is because it is easily autoclaved without damaging or melting the jewellery, but also because the surface of PTFE is smooth so any substances, such as the discharges from the piercing are easily cleaned off.
Delrin comes in both black and white, I only use the black delrin as PTFE is better if you want white. Natural delrin (white) is used by the navy for food storage, black delrin is dyed so could (although rare) cause irritation to new piercings or fresh stretches so it is only recommended for healed piercings. Unlike PTFE it cannot be autoclaved.
Plug a day came about as I wear different jewellery pretty much every single day and I want to show case some of the items that we sell, but rather than the gallery photos we take for the website and other publication media I thought it best to actually take a picture of myself wearing some of my collection.
On both ears I have 3 sets of stretched holes, from the inside out these are 0G (8mm), 2G (6mm) and 4G (5mm). When I wear wood, stone, glass or other organics in my 0G (8mm) first hole I tend to wear simple and plain silicone tunnels in the other 2 which you can see in the picture below. To start the series the main focal piece is the Glass plug, it is black backed with a white coil set inside sometimes referred too as a serpent’s coil.
Every piece of jewellery pictured we sell or can get a hold of via custom order so if you see something you like and cannot find it currently for sale on our website get in touch with us!
We also want to see your piercing pictures, specially if you wear some of our jewellery. If you want to send us some pictures you can email them to us at email@example.com remeber to include as much detail about the picture/jewellery as possible so we can give the correct credit where due.
Finally got around to uploading some new of our own PTFE custom made plugs/labrets that we have made for people. Above is 1 of our most recent pair of 10mm double flared (these had a 1mm flare) plugs with 8mm clear CZ (diamond simulatant) gems inlayed on the front. Another picture after the jump…
We have finally received our new PTFE stock from the supplier. We can now make the following items/sizes;
5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm,
6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm,
2.4mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm,
We have now added a new item to our shop custom PTFE labrets, these are large gauge labrets from 12G-8G (2mm-3mm) that we are currently able to make (more soon as we receive our new stock), as standard we make them with fitting o-rings to wear on the front, but we are also able to make them internally threaded so they can take any of our microdermal attachments (picutres to follow). We are also able to make PTFE plugs and tunnels (as soon as we find our drill bits), if interested in something but can’t see the options just drop us an email.