It’s been over 15 years since Barbara Steele created the world’s first “super-thin” stainless steel earpiece, but she’s been making them ever since.
Steele and her husband, the former Metallica guitarist Lars Ulrich, both live in San Francisco.
Now, the duo’s brand new stainless steel guitar earrings have a new owner, a man who has made a name for himself selling lap steel guitars.
Steele said her husband Lars Ulbrich was an avid collector of guitar parts, including the lap steel earpieces.
“He was very into making lap steel so I wanted to make my own lap steel neck and I knew he would love it,” Steele said.
“I asked him if he wanted to put it up for sale and he said, ‘Absolutely!'”
But while Ulbrick’s guitars are known for their classic look and quality, his wife says she had a lot of difficulty finding the right quality lap steel parts.
“There was no way I was going to be able to get the lap-steel neck, and it wasn’t available on the web,” Steele told Time.
After searching through eBay, Steele got a hold of a lap steel headstock from a company called Lapsteel. “
It was so amazing that he was able to make it.”
After searching through eBay, Steele got a hold of a lap steel headstock from a company called Lapsteel.
The company had made lap steel in the past, but the quality was terrible.
“Lap steel was made in an extremely hot, high-pressure environment, which meant it was not very corrosion-resistant,” Steele explained.
“The only way that we were going to get lap steel that was corrosion-resistant was to melt it down to a high-quality material.”
The couple decided to do something about it.
A friend of their had previously bought lap steel from a local company called Lefebvre and they used the lap as a template for the stainless steel parts that would go into the earrings.
“We just thought it would be really cool if we made our own lap,” Steele recalled.
“After a while, I started to get questions about the quality of lap steel.
So I started digging and found the lap is actually made from a different type of material called lacquer.”
The name Lacquer comes from the fact that it is composed of a mixture of chemicals, which are then mixed together and baked to form a liquid.
In order to get this type of lacquer, the lacquer must first be mixed with water.
It is then then poured onto the lap for the earring to be formed.
The lacquer takes about two weeks to dry and can then be washed with a damp cloth.
“You have to be careful,” Steele noted.
“Because of the high temperature of the lacquers, they can take a long time to dry.”
The process takes two weeks and takes up to five days to complete, depending on the thickness of the material and the strength of the materials used.
Once the lacquet is dry, the materials are dried and a wax coating is applied.
The earrings are then sealed in a special wax-filled plastic bag.
“These earrings take about an hour to dry,” Steele added.
“Once they’re sealed, it takes another four to six weeks for the lacquin to dry.
So you need to be extra careful with the seal, because it can dry up.”
The earring can be returned to the seller if the seller doesn’t take the time to clean up the lacques before the earpiece is returned.
“If it’s not cleaned properly and the seal is not cleaned, then it can take longer to return the item,” Steele advised.
“But you can still have it.”
If you would like to know more about the earwax sealer and lap steel, Steele and Ulbrichi have a video on their website explaining how they make their sealers.