Q

meaganisabear asked:

Could you tell me why plugs are so expensive? I don't understand how some simple wood plugs could cost $150

A

richardeffinivey:

The raw material (aka wood) can be expensive, rare, and hard to find.  Some wood needs to be shelved to dry for YEARS before it can be made into jewelry.  Then that wood is turned in a space dedicated to making jewelry, on equipment that costs money to purchase and maintain, by a person who has to be paid well for their expertise.  Then it gets polished, inspected for quality, and shipped to a studio. At the studio, it gets inspected, periodically oiled, put on display, and must be sold at a profit to cover all the costs incurred in the process.  

A well made pair of something as simple as wood plugs takes a lot of love and dedication, and a small initial investment ensures you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.

#tbt to the first plug I ever turned. I think it’s been almost a year since I made it. A lot has happened since. #plugs #stretchedears #stretchedlobes #plugsporn #plugporn #plug_love #plugsofinstagram #legitbodyjewelry #eyelets #tunnels #organicplugs #woodplugs #wood #plugsoverprofit #piercings #piercing #bodymodification #bodymod #guyswithstretchedears #girlswithstretchedears #eljayorganic

This mornings work.
45mm concave Zebra Wood for the awesome @plugsofinstagram #plugs #stretchedears #stretchedlobes #plugsporn #plugporn #plug_love #plugsofinstagram #legitbodyjewelry #eyelets #tunnels #organicplugs #woodplugs #wood #plugsoverprofit #piercings #piercing #bodymodification #bodymod #guyswithstretchedears #girlswithstretchedears #eljayorganic #guyswithplugs #girlswithplugs #woodenplugs

SHINE #plugs #plugsofinstagram #stretchedears #stretchedlobes #guyswithstretchedears #girlswithstretchedears #guyswithplugs #girlswithplugs #shine #shiny #polished

14mm or 9/16” thin wall eyelets for a customer here in Denmark. #plugs #stretchedears #stretchedlobes #plugsporn #plugporn #plug_love #plugsofinstagram #legitbodyjewelry #eyelets #tunnels #organicplugs #woodplugs #wood #plugsoverprofit #piercings #piercing #bodymodification #bodymod #guyswithstretchedears #girlswithstretchedears #eljayorganic

I’m having a giveaway on my Instagram. Go check it out!

1/2” concave Bethlehem Olive Wood plugs with Amboyna Burl inlays. This pair is available and up for grabs! Kik or e-mail if you are interested.

Okay, I went ahead and made a personal blog. I’ll be posting mainly about jewelry, body modification and stuff I find interesting. Follow if you like. Occasionally NSFW.

25mm or 1” Canary Wood concave plugs. This piece is cut where the heartwood meets the sapwood and it results all sorts of crazy colours! I have enough left of this material to make one more pair in the 16-30mm range. Kik or e-mail if you want the last of this material! 

Talking about colourful wood! #plugs #stretchedears #stretchedlobes #plugsporn #plugporn #plug_love #plugsofinstagram #legitbodyjewelry #eyelets #tunnels #organicplugs #woodplugs #wood #woodisgood #plugsoverprofit #piercings #piercing #bodymodification #bodymod