asked how I inserted earrings and noserings on my custom ponies. I
thought it was obvious, but I guess not! Here's the way I do
it. It's pretty easy to pierce a pony, provided that you have the
The pony in this tutorial, Princess
Tragedy, was completely finished before I gave her the
piercings. If this is your first time, please practice on a baity
pony or consider inserting the piercings BEFORE you start
customizing. If you damage the plastic, there's no way to restore it
to the original state.
responsible for any injury to yourself or your pony.
KIDS, please ask your parents to help you with this.
pony - any pony will do ^_^
Pliers - for
gripping the piercing and inserting it into the pony
Needle tool - found in the ceramics/pottery department.
Heavy gauge needle embedded into a handle. The gauge of the needle
tool should be a few sizes heavier than your chosen wire.
Wire - you can use
any color. The silver-tone wire is 24 gauge. The black wire is
coated with plastic and a slightly heavier gauge. You can get wire
at the hardware store or jewelry making supply store.
Seed beads - for
decorating the earrings
Tacky glue (not
pictured) - for securing the beads to the wire
Wire cutters -
Plan out where you want the piercings. Once again, this pony was
completed before I inserted the piercings, but it's probably better to add
the piercings before you start.
This pony will have two
earrings, a nose ring, and an earring on the opposite side.
Prep your rings
Cut the wire just a tad longer than the actual length of the piercing
& bend into a "U" shape.
If you want beads, put a
dab of tacky glue in the middle, then slide the beads on. Wait until
they are dry before inserting the piercing.
Pierce the pony!
Using the needle tool, insert it into the area you want pierced.
Twist & wiggle it around, working it slowly ALL THE WAY through the
Be VERY CAREFUL here not
to stab yourself accidentally!!
If you haven't painted the
pony yet, you can try using a hairdryer to warm up the plastic. This
will make it softer & easier to pierce.
Leave the needle in the
pony for a few minutes and this will make a small passageway to insert
Quickly insert the wire!
Using the pliers, pick up one end of the wire. Remove the needle
tool & VERY QUICKLY insert the wire into one side. Then, use the
pliers to bend the other side into the hole.
Hold the wire in place for
a few seconds and the plastic will close up on the hole, securing your new
If you are TOO SLOW, the
plastic will close up before you can get the piercing in. In that
case, repeat step #3, and try again!
eyebrows & noses uses a similar technique. I prefer to make
these a little longer, then bend them closed from the INSIDE of the pony's
head using needle-nose pliers.
If you used this tutorial, I'd appreciate a link back to this page.
Who knows, you might inspire me to write another tutorial ^_^
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