Care instructions

Copper jewelry
Copper is a metal that darkens with time as it reacts with your body such as oils,
and also with the air. Raw copper will leave a dark or green mark on most
people's skin.

Most of my copper pieces are treated with a patina to give them an
aged look, but to keep the pieces as natural as possible I have decided to not use
sealant. This means your jewelry will age naturally and keep changing: raw copper
will darken, and patina on rings may wear off at the ring shank. This is why I don't put
a lot of patina on those places. If you get marks from the
copper that bothers you, you can paint clear nail polish on the ring.

If you don't like the darker look the copper gets over time, mix a small amount of
baking soda and water into a thick paste and rub on the pieces you wish to
brighten. It is also a good idea to keep your jewelry in an air tight box or zip lock
bag when you are not using it. 

I offer free re-patina, (shipping charges not included), feel free to contact me for
more information. 

Water: 
Some crystals are sensitive to water. Water can also affect the metal so the best
thing is to take your jewelry off when you shower, swim etc. The jewelry can also
be sensitive to chemicals. 

Dust:
The clay jewelry might attract dust. You can keep it in a zip bag or box when not
using it. 

Sunlight:
Some crystals might get their colours faded in sunlight, if they get exposed to sun
for a longer time. Keep your jewelry in a place where the sun can't reach it when
you are not wearing it.

Dropping the jewelry:
Most crystals can crack if they are dropped on hard surfaces, that includes the
clay jewelry.