FAQs

How do I take care of my resin items?

Resin items don’t often need cleaning.  If cleaning is needed, use a mild soap and dry with a soft cloth.  Using anything abrasive has the potential of scratching or marring the polished surface, so don’t use any cleaner that contains abrasive or scrubbing material.  

What do you charge for shipping?

Twelve Houses has a flat rate shipping charge of $3.   If your order totals over $50 (excluding tax and shipping), you’ve earned Free Shipping!!

Do you offer gift wrapping?

If your purchase is intended as a gift, for $1 we can include a black organza gift bag- no further wrapping needed!!

I'm allergic to nickel.  Can I wear your ear gauges (plugs)?  Yes, there is no known allergic cross-reactivity between any metals and epoxy resin.

Can someone be allergic to resin jewelry?

Yes, but it is relatively uncommon.  Resin allergy occurs mostly among people with occupational exposure to resins such as boat-builders. If resin allergy occurs, it is usually a contact dermatitis, limited to mild itching or redness where the resin contacts the skin.  

Why Twelve Houses?

Zoey and Lu cherish the community of crafters.  There are so many of us, each with different talents, visions and skills.  We view this as an interconnected network of lots and lots of different houses!

How can I be sure my gauges will fit?

The gauge molds come in mm sizes.  We use electronic calipers to measure the final product in mm and inches.  There is a slight- usually 0.2 to 0.3 inch -difference between our measured diameter and the nearest inch fraction. Here are the exact measurements:

 

GAUGE FIT CHART

A

B

C

D

E

Price

Our electronic caliper  (ECM) measurement

Our ECM in hundredths of an inch

Nearest  (NE) equivalent in inch fractions

NE in hundredths of an inch

Difference between ECM and NE in mm

10mm

.34

3/8

.38”

.04”

$10.95

12mm

.47”

1/2

.50”

.03”

$12.95

14mm

.55”

9/16

.56”

.01”

$15.95

16mm

.63”

5/8

.63”

.00”

$17.95

18mm

.71”

11/16

.69”

.02”

$19.95

20mm

.79”

13/16

.81”

.02”

$21.95

22mm

.87”

7/8

.86”

.01

$23.95

24mm

.95”

15/16

.94”

.01”

$25.95

 

Relevant abbreviations and calculations

Mm = millimeters. 

There are 25.4 millimeters in an inch.

Column A:  The actual measurement of the smallest diameter of this double flare gauge.

Column B:  Column A measurement in inches (calculated by dividing measurement A by 25.4 mm per inch.)  Example: 12 mm/25.4mm per inch yields .47 inches)

Column C: Column B measurement rounded to a fraction

Column D:  What column C fraction would be in hundredths of an inch (calculated by top number of column C divided by bottom number of column C)  Example: for the 12 mm row, 1 divided by two is .5 or .50 inches.

Column E:  The difference between column B and column D.