How do you unscrew a captive bead ring?
Captive Bead Ring Removal
- Grab the jewelry by ring with the index and thumb of one hand.
- Grab the bead or ball with the index and thumb of the other hand.
- Pull and apply force in opposite directions causing the tension that the ring has on the ball or bead to break.
- Once the ball or bead is free, rotate the jewelry out.
How do you open a captive bead hoop?
Hold the ring steady with your free hand and push the captive bead into the open segment of the ring. The captive bead should pop into place. If the open segment is too narrow, you can use the ring opening pliers to expand it slightly.
Why can’t I unscrew my piercing?
Sometimes, you’ll just need to get a better grip on the jewelry to have enough leverage to get the ball unstuck. A pair of latex or rubber gloves will usually provide enough grip to unscrew a stuck piercing ball. Make sure the jewelry is completely dry and grab the ball with your gloved hand.
How do you remove threaded earrings?
To remove an internally threaded stud, firmly hold the flatback post tightly in one hand, while unscrewing the ‘top’ to the left. Internally threaded barbells have two balls at each end. To remove, firmly hold the post tightly in one hand, while unscrewing one of the balls at either end to the left.
How do you remove a hinged segment ring?
How do you remove a hinged segment ring? To remove a normal segment ring, hold the main section of the hoop and slightly twist the removable section in order to release it from its position. It should then be easier to remove by pulling the ring slightly apart.
How to open a captive bead ring?
However, it’s not uncommon for captive bead rings, especially at larger gauges, to be difficult to open. This is when you need to use special tools to open them. To open a captive bead ring, you will need a quality ring opening pliers, specially made for this jewelry type. To open a captive bead ring, slide the ring over the tips of the plier.
How do I remove the bead from my ring?
Instead the edges of the ring sit inside the dimples or hole in the bead or ball. Once the rings tension or hold on the bead or ball is broken, the bead or ball will separate from the ring and allow you to remove the jewelry. Small gauge jewerly (18g to 12g) can usually be removed by hand by taking the following steps:
What are the parts of a captive ring?
The body of the ring goes inside the ball. The dimple used to keep the ball in place is located inside of the ball. Tension Style Rings: they have a ball held in place by the tension of the ring. The ball has dimples and the ends of the captive ring fit into them.
How does the bead or ball stay on the ring?
The bead or ball is not attracted to the ring physically or threaded on to the ring. Instead the edges of the ring sit inside the dimples or hole in the bead or ball.