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    Default An odd question...

    This may sound a bit weird, but does anyone have any tips for dealing with Navel Jewelry? I've gotten to where I *HATE* changing mine, the little ball is tiny and its almost impossible to get it screwed onto the barbel! When it does, it wants to cross thread - and this is good grade, internally threaded jewelry. I've started holding the barbel still with a pair of small needle nose pliers - and that helps - but its still a PITA to do this...

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    Maybe you need to enlist the aid of your lovely wife?


    Only navel jewelry I ever wore was a large bead neatly tucked into my belly button as a joke. I forgot about it after the performance. When I got home and went to take a shower, I tugged my shirt out of my jeans which popped the bead out of its little nook and sent it halfway across the room to bop my boyfriend on the side of the head. Swore off belly button jewels after that. Too dangerous.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    Maybe you need to enlist the aid of your lovely wife?
    Yea, I have. She's not really any better with it than I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    This may sound a bit weird, but does anyone have any tips for dealing with Navel Jewelry? I've gotten to where I *HATE* changing mine, the little ball is tiny and its almost impossible to get it screwed onto the barbel! When it does, it wants to cross thread - and this is good grade, internally threaded jewelry. I've started holding the barbel still with a pair of small needle nose pliers - and that helps - but its still a PITA to do this...
    Seems to be more of a PITB (pain in the bellybutton) than a PITA... (sorry, can't be more constructive than that... )
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    SNORT! I had a mouthful of Coca-Cola when I read that! I barely controlled it...

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    Well, Zorba, then all I can say is perhaps it's time to get professional help.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    This may sound a bit weird, but does anyone have any tips for dealing with Navel Jewelry? I've gotten to where I *HATE* changing mine, the little ball is tiny and its almost impossible to get it screwed onto the barbel! When it does, it wants to cross thread - and this is good grade, internally threaded jewelry. I've started holding the barbel still with a pair of small needle nose pliers - and that helps - but its still a PITA to do this...
    I have never had a navel piercing but I do have a suggestion; go out and buy two jewelers pliers, specifically long nose pliers with smooth jaws (or bent nose if you are having trouble with the angle). I've never had your exact problem but when I am making jewelry and having trouble dealing with small things and having to manipulate them in very specific ways a set of pliers saves my bacon every time. The smooth surface will help prevent it from damaging your jewelrys surface too; or in other words you might already be on the right track.

    Sorry it took so long to answer you, this month has been insane between; two holidays, allergies thanks to the fire, a family reunion, a renaissance faire, and the flu.

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    Smooth jaw. Good idea! Thanx!

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    Good heavens, Ariadne, what a dull and uneventful life you lead. Happy you made it back here.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    I'm just glad it's over. Now I just have to come up with gifts for the five birthdays coming up this next month. Why is August such a favorite? ... or should I be saying (counts back 9 months) November and December... never mind.

    Maybe some crafting is in order.

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