Jewelry Care

Below you will find all the types of materials we work with and how to care for them:

Polymer Clay 

Even though polymer clay is durable and strong it still needs to be cared for correctly because it can be easily broken with improper use and storage, especially if the design is delicate.

Do not wet polymer clay earrings. Avoid using chemicals, solvents, perfume, jewelry cleaners, or any aerosol products near the earrings. 

In the case that it becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, damp cloth. You may also use a cotton ear swab dipped in acetone to wipe lightly on the surface of the earring--this does NOT apply to earrings that are hand painted, have gold leaf, or are coated with varnish. 

If your piece is varnished, hand painted, has gold leaf, is glittered--use a baby wipe to gently clean the surface of the earring. 

When not in use, store polymer clay jewelry in a box or a separate compartment. Keep away from sharp objects to avoid scratching the surface. This will help with the preservation of each handmade piece.

 Metal Jewelry 

To keep your jewelry extra squeaky clean, all you have to do is prepare a solution of warm water and a few drops of dish washing liquid. You need to soak your jewelry for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how much dirt there is. Use a clean toothbrush to loosen any stubborn dirt that is still clinging onto your jewels. Finally, rinse and dry before enjoying your gleaming jewelry. If needed, you can repeat the process once more.

Silver Jewelry 

If you happen to have a silver jewelry that you are interested in cleaning, this hack is for you. Take a half a cup of white vinegar and mix it with two tablespoons of baking soda in a shallow bowl. After mixing the solution so that the baking soda is dissolved well, you can place your jewelry in the bowl and leave it there for 2 hours. When your jewels are nice and clean, rinse them and dry with a cloth.

Another great hack for cleaning tarnished silver jewels is with ketchup! Fill a small bowl with ketchup and put your jewels inside for just a few minutes. Using a small toothbrush, gently rub the jewels so that the dirt can be removed from every single tiny crevice. After that is done, wash the jewelry well with water and dry with a clean cloth. It is important to work fast and not to leave the ketchup on your jewelry for more than a few minutes.