Captive Bead Ring Removal
- Grab the jewelry by ring with the index and thumb of one hand.
- Grab the bead or ball with the index and thumb of the other hand.
- Pull and apply force in opposite directions causing the tension that the ring has on the ball or bead to break.
- Once the ball or bead is free, rotate the jewelry out.
Keeping this in consideration, do captive bead rings fall out?
This is a popular piece of body jewelry because it conveniently allows the wearer to remove the ring by simply removing the captive bead, the bead is held firmly in place so that it will not easily fall out.
Just so, how do you put on a captive bead lip ring?
The gap in the ring where the bead will sit should be wide enough to slide over your lip. Once the end of the ring matches up with the piercing in your lip, slide it on through. Keep pushing the ring gently around until the gap in the ring is clearly visible in front of your lip. Push the captive bead into place.
How do captive bead rings work?
Traditional captive bead rings, or CBRs, hold a bead in place using the ring’s own tension/pressure. The rounded ends of the captive bead ring fit into two little dimpled indentations on either side of the captive bead to hold it in place.
A pair of latex or rubber gloves will usually provide enough grip to unscrew a stuck piercing ball. Make sure the jewelry is completely dry and grab the ball with your gloved hand. The bit of extra torque from the rubber gloves might provide just the right amount of traction to get your ball unstuck.
Hold the ring steady with your free hand and push the captive bead into the open segment of the ring. The captive bead should pop into place. If the open segment is too narrow, you can use the ring opening pliers to expand it slightly.
Firstly the ball may be pulled out by hand by forcing the ball from the ring or by gently twisting the ring. The best method is to use long nose pliers or preferably BCR / Circular barbell opening pliers. By placing the pliers through the ring and VERY GENTLY opening them until the ball is released.
Remove the old ball. Clean it with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, then place it onto the towel. Screw the fresh ball onto the ring by hand until it is tight. Use pliers, as necessary, to tighten and secure the ball closure ring to the fresh ball.