How to Change Pierced Earrings to Clip Earrings

If you have pierced earrings that you want to convert into clip , here's your guide! Learn how to easily change regular pierced earrings into clip on styles.

If you don't have pierced ears, it doesn't mean you can't wear fun, classic, lovely earrings. After all, piercings sometimes cause pain and infections, and they may not appeal to everyone. The decision to pierce an ear is a big deal. After all, it's an important part of your body. and wearing earrings without piercing your ears is completely your choice.

Changing your regular pierced earrings into the clip on styles can be a great way to achieve the look of pierced earrings without the commitment. With a few simple steps, you can easily convert your existing earrings into stylish clip ones in no time.


  • Earlobes have closed up. You are not ready to recommit to piercing but do enjoy wearing earrings.
  • Ears have ruptured or become too sensitive due to wearing heavily pierced earrings for a long time.
  • Development of keloids
  • You have pierced earrings that are too heavy and have become uncomfortable to wear as they pull the ear lobes, causing or showing up unsightly rips.
  • Never pierced and do not wear jewelry on an ongoing basis, but you would like to have them for special occasions.
  • The convenience of being able to take the earrings on and off easily

The good news is that there's a solution to convert a pair of pierced earrings to clip earrings, and it's easy! You can remove the piercing fishing hoop from your old pierced earrings and connect the earrings into clip earrings. It's a simple process that doesn't require advanced skills and can be done with basic equipment around your home. 

Quick Note: These instructions apply to earrings with a loop at the top. These are usually earrings attached to a pierced post, lever-backs, and french hoops earrings.


What will you need:

  1. Pierced Earrings to convert:  The perfect candidates will have a small loop at the top, which connects to the pierced earring closures
  2. Clip Earring Findings. We offer a vast supply of clip earring findings in many metal finishes and sizes.
  3. A pair of pliers. Jewelry specific would be fantastic, although optional. Regular pliers can work, but you must be cautious and gentle to avoid breaking the components.
  4. A bit of your time. 
  5. Our step-by-step guide: Converting Pierced to Clip Earrings instructions! Showing you how to remove pierced closures and attaching clip findings


Now that you have successfully converted your pierced earrings into clip on style, it's time to accessorize! To ensure the best experience, try using earlobe cushions on the back side of your clip-ons. This will help secure the earrings even more, provide further comfort and keep them from slipping off while wearing them. Enjoy styling your newly made clip-on earrings with any outfit!