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Earring Post Embedder Kit

Earring Post Embedder Kit

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Introducing our Polymer Clay Earring Embedder Kit [Patent Pending] – the essential tool set for achieving a flawlessly smooth and professional embedded metal earring posts on your polymer clay creations! This three-piece set streamlines the process of embedding earring posts into your designs with unmatched precision and finesse.

Key Features:

  1. Cutter Tool: The cutter tool is designed to cut out clay that precisely matches the volume needed for the flawless domed appearance created by our embedder kit. 
  2. Doming Embedder Tool: The second part of the set is designed to press the clay into a smooth, domed shape, creating a seamless seal around the earring back.
  3. Thickness Guides: Ensure precise results by pairing our embedder kit with our 1.5 mm thickness guides. We offer two versions of the product - one for users with existing guides and another for those who need them. 
  4. Distance Guide: Ensure the optimal placement of your earring backs with the optional guide, preventing the dome from extending beyond the clay shape's edge.

For optimal results, it is absolutely crucial to acquire our 1.5 mm thickness guides. These guides are not just optional accessories – they are a fundamental component of our kit. The embedder tools are meticulously designed to work seamlessly with clay rolled to this exact thickness. Using the correct thickness is key to achieving the perfect volume for the round piece cut by the cutter tool. If the clay is too thick, the cut piece may have excess volume, leading to a rough edge when shaped with the dome tool. On the flip side, if the clay is too thin, you risk having an edge where it shouldn't be. The lack of sufficient clay around the earring back may jeopardize proper embedding.

To cater to your needs, we offer two kit versions:

  1. With Thickness Guides: Ideal for users who do not possess 1.5 mm thickness guides. Ensure a foolproof crafting experience with these essential tools.
  2. Without Thickness Guides: Tailored for those who already own our 1.5 mm guides. If you're adding multiple size embedder kits to your cart, only one set with thickness guides is necessary.

Size Options: Select the kit that suits your needs by choosing from five different sizes - 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 mm. We intentionally excluded a dedicated Embedder kit for 7 mm earring posts due to their extreme rarity. However, rest assured that the 8 mm kit will seamlessly accommodate 7 mm earring posts. To ensure the perfect fit for your designs, refer to the sizing table below. This table provides information on each tool's dome diameter, allowing you to confirm that the dome won't exceed your preferred earring size. Make your crafting process smoother and more efficient with a kit tailored to your specifications.

 Earring Post Flat Pad Diameter Diameter of Clay Dome Made by the Embedder Tool
3 mm 8 mm
4 mm 9 mm
5 mm 10 mm
6 mm 11 mm
7/8 mm 12 mm


Instructions for use can be found here. 

Why do I need 1.5mm Thickness Guides for this tool?

The 1.5mm Thickness Guides ensure that the clay is rolled out to the precise thickness needed for optimal results. This is crucial for creating a smooth and stable embedding of earring posts.

Can I use other thickness guides or settings on my pasta machine?

We strongly recommend using the provided 1.5mm Thickness Guides, as they are specifically designed for this tool. Other settings may result in incorrect clay thickness, affecting the embedding process.

Can I use one size embedder for different sizes of earring posts?

While it's possible to use a larger embedder tool with a smaller earring post flat pad, avoid using a smaller embedder on a larger flat pad. For example, you can use an 5mm embedder tool for a 4mm earring post flat pad, but using a 4mm embedder tool on a 5mm earring post won't work. Using a smaller earring post will also require some adjustments. Our calculations ensure a precise clay volume for a smooth dome. Using a smaller flat pad may necessitate experimenting with slightly thicker clay. You can adjust the thickness by adding pieces of tape to the thickness guides, fine-tuning the volume for a perfect, smooth embedment.

I don't see a kit for the 7mm size. Can I use the 8mm Embedder Kit for 7mm earring posts?

Absolutely! The 8mm kit works seamlessly with 7mm earring posts. We've opted not to provide a separate kit for 7mm due to its rarity.

Can you see the dome on the embedded earring post when it's being worn? Does it affect the aesthetic of the earring back?

The dome is intentionally subtle, ensuring a polished and professional appearance. It is not easily visible unless you closely inspect or manipulate the ear. Our design prioritizes a seamless look without compromising comfort.

Does the dome make the earring post too short, affecting wearability?

The dome adds only 1.3 mm of clay on top of the flat pad. After embedding, the post length is approximately 10.7 mm, considering that typical earring posts are around 12 mm. Extensive tests with different individuals revealed no discomfort during wear. This adjustment is in line with standard embedding practices, ensuring both a secure attachment and comfortable wear.

Will this tool work with plastic earring posts?

The tool was specifically designed to accommodate metal earring posts, taking into consideration both post thickness and flat pad thickness. While it might work with plastic earring posts of similar dimensions to metal ones, users may encounter difficulties due to differences in thickness. In such cases, a workaround such as widening the hole in the dome tool or drilling a recess into the earring to compensate for thicker posts may be necessary. We recommend testing compatibility with your specific earring posts or reaching out to us for assistance.

What type of clay is suitable for use with the Embedder Kit?

We recommend using well-conditioned, durable clay capable of withstanding wear and tear. Note that clay like Sculpey III, which is not as durable when thin, is not recommended for use with the Embedder Kit.

How can I prevent clay from sticking to the Embedder Tool?

To prevent sticking, always apply a release agent to the Embedder Tool before use. You can use cornstarch, water, or dimethicone (ArmorAll) as a release agent. If you're using a liquid release agent, keep a small sponge nearby saturated with water or dimethicone. Stamp the Embedder onto the sponge during the embedding process for smooth and easy application without sticking.

How do I clean the Embedder Tool?

Clean the Embedder Tool with a soft brush or cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals. For stubborn residues, gently wipe with a damp cloth. If the hole in the dome tool becomes clogged, you can manually clean it with a 0.75 mm drill bit. These tools are not dishwasher safe.

Can I bake the earrings multiple times with the embedded posts?

Yes, polymer clay can be baked multiple times without burning. Ensure each baking session follows the recommended temperature guidelines for the specific clay you're using.

Is the Embedder Tool suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Embedder Tool is designed for both beginners and experienced crafters. Follow the provided instructions for successful embedding of earring posts.

Can I embed posts into unbaked clay?

No, we recommend baking your clay earring shapes first. Embedding posts into unbaked clay may result in distortion during the process.

Can I purchase Thickness Guides separately?

Yes, Thickness Guides are available for separate purchase here. Ensure you have the correct guides to accompany your Embedder Tool for precise crafting.

How long does it take to process and ship orders?

All our tools are made to order, and our processing time, or turnaround time, is up to ten business days. Please keep this timeframe in mind when placing your order, and we appreciate your patience as we craft your tools to meet our quality standards.

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Legal Notice: The Earring Embedder Tool Kit is a proprietary product (Patent Pending) developed and owned by The Clay Impress. All intellectual property rights, including any pending patent applications, associated with the Earring Embedder Tool Kit, are the exclusive property of The Clay Impress. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or use of the Earring Embedder Tool Kit or its associated intellectual property is strictly prohibited and may be subject to legal action. By purchasing or using the Earring Embedder Tool Kit, you acknowledge and agree to respect the proprietary rights of The Clay Impress. Any inquiries regarding licensing or distribution should be directed to The Clay Impress reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.

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