POLYMER CLAY EARRING CARE
About the Medium
Our beautiful gems are made from a Non-Toxic PVC based medium called Polymer Clay. We mold it, color mix it and sometimes add things like foil or glitter we then shape it by hand into our pretty gems, they are cured and finished with the most care.
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.
We only use high grade surgical stainless steel backings and clasps for our earrings unless otherwise stated - on rare occasions we may use nickle free findings for things like connectors, jump rings and clip on earrings if we cant source surgical steel or want a different finish.
CARING FOR YOUR NEW GEMS
Although polymer clay is strong that doesn't mean its indestructible by any means!
The best way to keep your jewelry healthy and happy is to store it in a dry cool spot, for earrings we suggest storing them on an earring holder to avoid them being knocked around and easily broken or lost.
Polymer Clay is a porous material and can scuff easily especially the light colors - we suggest not wearing your gems with dark unwashed clothing and using a damp cloth to wipe in-between wears, if you find there are marks that don't come off you can use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and wipe sparingly to remove the mark - however do not do this on beads or earrings which have metallic leaf as alcohol will affect the varnish which protects the leaf and may even remove it.
Avoid showering or swimming while wearing your jewelry, keep them away from perfumes or harsh chemicals to preserve the vibrant colours! Over time polymer clay that is well worn and loved will get a natural patina and what we like to refer to as a lived in feel.
CARING FOR YOUR NEW GEMS
IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT allow any children to play with, wear or chew on your jewelry. They are NOT for teething purposes at all and will break when chewed on - which is a potential choking hazard. NEVER leave a child unsupervised around your jewelry, beads are a small and could be a SERIOUS choking hazard.
IN CASE OF BREAKAGE
If you have the unfortunate experience of your accessories breaking, please contact us straight away via email with a photo of the jewelry and we can discuss a solution. Just to clarify we will NOT replace or refund items that have not been cared for or stored correctly. We will also not replace or refund items more than 6 months old. Proof of purchase will be required.