How to care for YOUR SOUL JEWELRY
Here are some of the best & most simple tips I’ve learned over the years as a jewelry artistan and also as a lover of wearing handcrafted jewelry. I hope you find them helpful, as they will help extend the life of your jewelry, as well as keep your pieces energetically charged up to work for you.
S T O R I N G Y O U R J E W E L R Y
When you are not wearing your jewelry, I highly advise keeping it in a jewelry box with a tarnish resistant lining. If you are traveling, an airtight plastic baggie (stored inside a box) will work great too. Keeping your jewelry out in the open air over time will tarnish your silver jewelry. So will storing it with other types of metal jewelry (this will tarnish it super quick!).
W E A R I N G Y O U R J E W L E R Y
A lot of my jewelry has my signature intricate vine & coiled wire work, and is wrapped with yards and yards of fine gauge wire and magical swirls and twirls and secret nooks and crannies. Due to it’s intricate nature of this type of wrapping, your jewelry is prone to snagging on fuzzy sweaters or open-weave type shirts. Please take care when wearing your jewelry and treat it as a sacred extension of yourself. Because, after all, it IS.
C L E A N I N G Y O U R J E W E L R Y
Silver will tarnish. Fact. A lot of the pieces I offer are already (purposefully) oxidized/blackened and then polished to give them an antique look and feel. An easy non toxic way to shine up your jewelry is to make a simple paste from water and baking soda and rub in around on your jewelry piece between your fingers. A toothbrush or cloth could also be gently used with the baking soda paste. For a super high polished shine, you can purchase jewelry cleaning cloths from most local supermarkets or the amazing-has-everything-maybe-even-unicorns amazon.com.
R E P A I R S & A D J U S T M E N T S
I am happy to repair your jewelry for a reasonable charge. Please do not attempt to repair it yourself. If I find that the damage is due to an error in my craftsmanship, I will of coarse repair your jewelry free of charge. I can also make adjustments to your jewelry (chain length, added charms, etc.) Please email email@example.com with any repair requests or adjustment needs.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me….I am here for you.