Before I only had plastic, but now I have both plastic and stainless steel which is hypoallergenic. I can say with certainty that they are hypoallergenic because I have worn them for weeks with no problems. I always test the earrings on my own ears for a day, a few days or until I can’t wear them anymore due to my allergies and I haven’t had any reaction or symptoms of allergies from these metal stems.
The only issue with the hypoallergenic stainless steel studs that I have is that the rubber backings don’t stay on as well as they stay on the rubber stems. They came with rubber, not metal backings, so I don’t have metal backings to go with them. I have been looking for metal backings, but I don’t have any guarantee they will be hypoallergenic. The best bet for a customer is if you have a pair of earrings that you know the backings are hypoallergenic, use those. I love the stainless steel studs, I just don’t want to use them out of fear of losing them if the rubber backings come out. I always suggest to people to buy the plastic ones because the rubber backings hug the plastic stem, so there isn’t a risk of them falling off on their own.
My main reason for wanting to make these earrings was so I could make earrings for myself because earrings are expensive and I can’t always afford them. Plus I wanted to wear something that I made. I now have a huge selection of earrings and that is awesome for me lol. If I get bored with what color I am wearing, I can always make myself another color. Of course they aren’t sparkly, but I don’t really need them to be.
So if you happen to be looking for a pair of earrings, come to my shop on Etsy called GayNerd and I will hook you up with some at great prices. Only $5 a pair for the studs. I do have some listings that offer a discount if you buy more than 1 pair, and I also have coupons every month. I love them, so I know you will too.