How does threadless jewelry work?

Threadless jewelry uses tension between the end and the post to stay together.

How does it stay together?

The removable end has a small insertion pin (see picture above), which is slightly curved on all straight-shaft threadless jewelry, or unbent on all curved-shaft threadless jewelry. When inserted into the shaft, the curvature between the insertion pin and the inside of the shaft creates spring tension, holding the end securely in place. This is similar to a captive bead ring, where the natural spring tension of the metal holds the bead in place. 

How do I adjust the fit?

The tension of the pin keeps the end securely attached to the shaft. The greater the bend in the pin, the greater the tension, and therefore a tighter fit.

All our assembled threadless barbells and labrets are already adjusted; however should you want to increase or decrease the security of the fit to your tastes, adjustment is easy:

1. Insert the pin about one-third to halfway into the shaft.

2. Bend the pin slightly. It is important that you make slight adjustments in the bend;over-bending could make the fit too tight.

3. Push the loose end back into the barbell and test the fit. If it is too tight, take some of the bend out of the insertion pin and try again.

For curved barbells, adjusting the bend in at the end of the pin works well for most adjustments. Remember: SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS!

If you have any more questions about threadless jewelry or other general questions contact us.