|Forum topic by Jimothy||posted 10-30-2015 02:27 PM||541 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-30-2015 02:27 PM
Hello all, recently I have been commissioned to make wooden plugs (ear jewelry which stretches your ear lobe to varies sizes). I made them out of glued pieces of bloodwood and maple. Later I read a page listing all the woods that are known to cause skin irritation, and to my surprise, maple is one of them. I have done lots of work with maple and have never had a problem, but perhaps it is different when you permanently have it in your earlobe.
What I’m curious about is, is it on the list because someone at some point had an allergy to it, or is it commonly irritation-causing but i am immune? What are your experiences with maple and do you think I’d be able to sell it without skin complications?
On top of that, is there a skin-safe finish that I coud apply that would create a thin layer between the plug and the ear to eliminate all possibility of problems?