Eureka! To the right, an ex-stud earring with the dreaded ‘nipple’. To the left, the ex-stud earring with the ‘nipple’ almost gone.
The solution to the cursed ‘metal nipple’ problem is to have two very important things: a hand vice, and a set of fine metal files.
The hand vice pictured here has some foam pieces cut off a bit of leftover underlay so nothing nasty happens to the bit that’s going to show.
The back of the piece in the vice is fucked up because of my prior attempts with sandpaper. It won’t be visible by the time I’m done.
And yes, it takes a bit of a while to file a ‘nipple’ flat… but it’s worth it.
bunnybennett, you shall have some shiny bling. International postal departments willing, of course.