Piercing the Cloud

November 10, 2009

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Am sick at home today and messing around, so I decided to make a little pierced cloud.  I think it came out nice.  That’s a Anatometal fixed bead ring, if memory serves me, which I wore for a while in my navel piercing.

I used it as my avatar in the BodyArtForms forums.  Appropriate, since they are retailers of Anatometal body jewelry.  Anatometal is a premium body jewelry company which makes awesome jewelry–soooo finely done and polished!  I own quite a few of their pieces.

I just joined the BodyArtForms forums, and the first response I got was from a moderator–“don’t revive old threads.”  I guess they wanted me to start a whole new thread to test my avatar, dunno.  Not a very warm welcome, but I guess I can overlook it.  I’ve run afoul of forum “unwritten rules” before, and I bet you have too.

Take a look at the Anatometal site. And here’s a link to the BAF discussion forums.


Just don’t call ’em “earrings”

August 10, 2009

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New Jewelry!

In celebration of my new 6 gauge status, I of course needed new jewelry to fit.  here are some pics of my new bling.  The first, pictured above, is a pair of Industrial Strength single-flare  titanium plugs. You know, the kind that you have to pre-order, and decide what combination to get.  There are so many–so many colors of titanium, and gems to choose from!  It can be hard to visualize what the combinations look like.  I decided to get yellow titanium, because I wanted something that was not silver (or black); and get AB gems (aurora borealis); you can see the result.  The end part (that is visible in front) is a bit chunkier and sticks out farther from my ear than I expected. They are a bit gaudy, and girly, but that’s okay.  Nice to wear to work, when I want to wear gold-toned jewelry with my outfit.  You can see all the possible color combinations here at BodyartForms.

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Next is a pair of Anatometal 6-gauge single flare steel tunnels (or eyelets).  As always with Anatometal, the finish is smooth, shiny, and flawless (which you can’t tell from the crappy picture–sorry).  Tunnels are always fun, because you can see daylight.  These are lightweight, comfortable, and good for stretching, should I ever decide to go bigger.  Here’s the linky to Bodyartforms.

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One odd thing about these two pieces of 6 gauge jewelry–the IS pieces are noticeably thicker, both to the eye, and to my calipers when I measured them.  There’s a very slight–maybe 1 millimeter?–difference.  This surprised me, since I thought the gauges related to a specific measurement, and Anatometal and Industrial Strength are two of the leaders in making quality body jewelry.  I’m not sure why there would be a difference, but there is.  My ears didn’t seem to care, though.

BTW, the IS colored/gem plugs were “pre-order”–I guess they make them up on the spot after ordering and payment. They took about 10 days to ship, which I don’t think is unreasonable at all.

“Earrings” just sounds so wussy and mainstream, don’t you think? It’s body jewelry! They don’t come in pairs.  They are plugs, or tunnels, or eyelets, or spirals, or barbells, or . . .

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