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What Kind of Metals are Used and How to Care for them

All of the metals I use are labeled hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic jewelry means that there is minimal risk of causing an allergic reaction. Most hypoallergic jewelry contains pure metals such as platinum, gold, titanium, copper, and stainless steel, fine silver, and sterling silver. As such, with these metals, tarnishing may occur gradually when the surface of the metal is exposed to air and moisture. A chemical reaction begins to take place (known as oxidation), as the metal reacts with the sulphur in the air the metal starts to turn dark. There are many conditions that will cause metal to tarnish. Humidity, sweat, salt air, sulfur, hairspray, makeup and household chemicals are common things that might come in contact with your jewelry and cause it to change color. The good news is tarnishing can be easily cleaned!

Treating Tarnished Metals: You can clean by polishing with a jewelry cloth or you can use a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda with a small amount of lemon juice. Use a cotton bud or ball, and gently wipe over the metal components. Dry with a cloth.

How to Care for Your Earrings

Polymer clay is durable & lightweight but should still be handled with care. They are more or less wearable art for your ears! ;)
If your earrings are dropped or stored incorrectly. They may break or become damaged.
Store them in a cool, dry place.
Avoid use of sharp objects on earrings.
Avoid bending them.
Avoid overexposing your earrings to water. Do not shower or swim with them on.
Do NOT sleep with them on.
Avoid using acetone on your earrings. The acetone will eat through the polymer clay and resin.
Avoid ALL chemicals, including but not limited too. Household cleaners, moisturizers, make up, hairspray, etc...
To clean, use a soft, wet cloth or a Q-tip with alcohol. Pat dry.

HYPOALLERGENIC DISCLOSURE

All earring posts, backings, jump rings, etc are made from hypoallergenic labeled metals, ensuring minimal reaction for sensitive ears!

Although rare, interactions with the metal can still happen. Hypoallergenic jewelry means that there is minimal risk of causing an allergic reaction. Most hypoallergic jewelry contains pure metals such as platinum, gold, titanium, copper, and stainless steel, fine silver, and sterling silver.

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