Clip On's

Clip-on earring findings are a type of jewellery component designed for individuals who do not have pierced ears or prefer not to wear traditional earrings. They feature a hinged mechanism that allows them to clip onto the earlobe or other parts of the ear. Clip-on earring findings come in various styles, sizes, and materials, providing a comfortable and versatile option for those seeking non-pierced ear jewellery.

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Looking for Sterling Silver and Gold Clip-On Earring Findings?

We stock precious metal findings for those special pieces. Bridal wedding earrings, a special pair for those formal occasions or that special gift for a loved one commands something better than plated metals, so we have you covered. Please browse our precious metal category to find Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled clip-on earring backs.

What are Clip On Earring Components?

Clip-on earring findings are a type of jewellery making component designed for individuals who do not have pierced ears or prefer not to wear traditional earrings. Unlike pierced earrings that require a hole in the earlobe, clip-on earrings feature a hinged mechanism that allows them to clip onto the earlobe or other parts of the ear.

Clip-on earring findings come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials to cater to different preferences and fashion trends. Some clip-on components feature a flat or cupped surface where decorative elements such as gemstones, pearls, beads, diamantes, cabochons, wooden or polymer clay pieces can be adhered.

Other styles of clip on earring backs have a loop to hang a dangle which may include beads on a wire or headpin, a short strand of small beads, a seed beaded element, tassel or a simple charm. The backside consists of the actual clip mechanism which attaches securely to the earlobe.

One advantage of clip-on earrings is that they offer a convenient and accessible option for people without pierced ears. They can be easily applied and removed, allowing for quick changes or adjustments. Some clip-on earrings also feature an adjustable tension screw, allowing wearers to customise the level of comfort and tightness.

Clip-on earrings provide an alternative for those who don’t have pierced ears. It’s advisable to try different clip-on earring styles and sizes to find the most comfortable and secure option for your own personal preferences.

Offering a versatile and non-invasive way to wear earrings, our clip-on jewellery components and converters offer versatility and options to create jewellery for entirely different markets. They come in various styles, sizes, and materials, providing options for people who don’t have pierced ears or prefer clip-on earrings for fashion or convenience.

Stainless Steel Earring Findings

Stainless steel earring findings offer several advantages that make them a popular choice for jewellery making. If you’re making earrings to sell, stainless steel may present a more versatile choose with benefits that help make your product range more appealing to a wider audience.

First of all, stainless steel is known for its exceptional durability and resistance to tarnish, rust, and corrosion. Earrings made with stainless steel findings can withstand everyday wear and exposure to moisture without losing their lustre or integrity over time.

Stainless steel is also hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin or metal allergies. It is unlikely to cause skin irritations or allergic reactions, making stainless steel earring findings a safe option for a wide range of people. This is particularly important when selling or gifting jewellery. We’ve all experienced that cheap store-bought jewellery that reacts and turns green or rusts. Stainless steel won’t react like that even on more acidic skin and harsher environments.

The wearer of stainless steel will also notice that it requires much less maintenance than other metals. It’s relatively easy to clean as well. You can keep stainless steel earring findings looking their best by simply wiping them with a soft cloth.

The affordability of stain stainless steel compared to precious metals like gold or silver, makes them a popular choice for low to middle and even upper middle market jewellery making. It allows you to create high-quality earrings without breaking the bank. Sterling silver and gold filled still have their place in top-shelf jewellery, but for everything else, stainless steel is more often than not the best choice.

Due to its exceptional durability, stainless steel earring findings have a longer lifespan compared to some other materials. They can maintain their appearance and functionality over time, ensuring that your earrings can be enjoyed for years to come.

Ultimately, the choice of earring findings depends on your personal preferences, the design of your earrings, and the specific needs of your customers, or gift recipient. Stainless steel earring findings offer a combination of durability, hypoallergenic properties, versatility, and affordability, making them a practical and attractive choice for many jewellery makers.

How to Convert Jewellery to Clip-On with our Earring Components

To convert existing pierced jewellery into clip-on earrings using clip-on earring findings, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Gather your materials: You will need the existing pierced earrings you want to convert and a pair of clip-on earring findings. You can find clip-on findings at craft right here at the Beads N Crystals beading store.
  2. Prepare the earrings: Take your existing pierced earrings and remove any backings or hooks attached to them. Make sure the front design of the earrings is clean and free from any dirt or residue.
  3. Position the clip-on findings: Take one clip-on earring finding assess the attachment options. Some findings will have a loop to attach a ring, loop, wire or dangle while others will have a flat surface to be adhere with glue.
  4. Attach the clip-on finding: Use pliers to attach a hang-type earring to the loop, or use a good glue like E6000 to adhere any flat surfaces to the flat pad of the ear finding.
  5. Repeat for the other earring: Repeat the same process for the other earring, using another clip-on earring finding.
  6. Test and adjust: Once both earrings have been converted, test them by wearing them to ensure they are symmetrical if desired, and not too loose or firm. Adjust the tightness if required. Some findings can be adjusted with a screw, others can be bent or manipulated to adjust the tightness.
  7. Enjoy your clip-on earrings: Your converted clip-on earrings are now ready to be worn! Put them on by simply clipping them onto your earlobes. Adjust the position or tightness as needed for a comfortable fit.

Remember to periodically check the security and comfort of the clip-on earrings while wearing them to ensure they stay in place and don’t cause any discomfort.

Make your own clip-on earrings

It’s quick and easy to make your own unique clip-on earrings. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced beader, there are so many techniques possible, from the basic single charm, tassel or run of beads, through to a woven seed bead mini masterpiece or a small soutache element.

Here are a few examples:

  • Dangle Earrings: Create beautiful dangle earrings by attaching beads, gemstones, charms, or other decorative elements to the clip-on findings. You can experiment with different lengths and combinations to achieve the desired look. Beads can be thread onto wire, thread or headpins.
  • Stud Earrings: Use flat-backed cabochons, buttons, or small decorative elements to make stud earrings with clip-on findings. Glue the chosen embellishments onto the flat surface of the clip-on findings to create simple and stylish studs. This is ideal for home made polymer clay elements, laser cut acrylic and lots more.
  • Hoop Earrings: Attach small hoops or wire loops to the clip-on findings to make hoop earrings. You can embellish the hoops with beads, charms, or wire-wrapped elements for added flair.
  • Cluster Earrings: Combine multiple beads, crystals, or charms together and attach them to the clip-on findings. You can arrange them in a cluster formation for a bold and eye-catching look. Seed beaders can go wild with this idea!
  • Tassel Earrings: Use thread, cord, or chain to create tassels and attach them to the clip-on findings. Play with different colours and lengths to achieve trendy and playful tassel earrings. If you’re new to tassel making, check out our wide array of pre-made tassels.
  • Button Earrings: Find decorative buttons with flat backs and attach them to the clip-on findings. You can mix and match various buttons to create unique and whimsical button earrings. Additional buttons can be arranged with wire to create interesting designs. Great part is they’re usually very light weight considering the sizes you can create.
  • Statement Earrings: Let your creativity run wild by incorporating various materials like feathers, fabric, leather, or mixed media into your earring designs. Combine these elements with clip-on findings to make bold and unique statement earrings.

These are just some of the ways you can make your own earrings. Remember to ensure that the clip-on findings you choose are suitable for the weight and size of the earrings you create. Additionally, make sure to securely attach the elements to the clip-on findings to prevent any accidental detachment while wearing the earrings.

Where to buy clip on earring findings in Australia

If you’re looking to buy clip-on earring findings to buy in Australia, you’ve come to the right place! At Beads N Crystals, we’re known for our extensive selection of beads, crystals, and jewellery-making supplies, including clip-on earring findings.

Our well-known Beads N Crystals bead shop is located in Brisbane, Australia. We specialise in providing a wide range of beads, crystals, findings, and jewellery-making components.

Our bead shop offers a diverse selection of jewellery-making supplies, including clip-on earring findings in various styles, materials, and finishes.

Beads N Crystals is known for quality products and top notch customer service, catering to both hobbyists and professional jewellery makers.

How to access Beads N Crystals Bead Store in Brisbane:

Physical Store: You can visit the Beads N Crystals bead store located at 318 Ipswich Rd Annerley Queensland 4103. Please check our store trading hours before planning your visit.

Online Store: Beads N Crystals online beads store is where you can browse and purchase from our huge collection of products from the comfort of your own home. Visit our website at to explore the collection and place orders.

Whether you prefer to visit a physical bead store or shop online, Beads N Crystals is a great resource for purchasing clip-on earring findings and other jewellery-making supplies in Australia.

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