how to take care of handmade polymer clay jewelry
When you order handmade jewelry from DON'T WORRY DESIGNS, you can expect it to last. In this blog post I will share some important care tips that will help keep your jewelry looking brand new for years to come.
store in a safe place
Your jewelry should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Excessive heat can cause the clay to soften, warp, or even melt. Avoid storing them in a place where they might be crushed or bent. While some brands of polymer clay are more UV-resistant than others, it's generally a good idea to limit prolonged sun exposure, as UV rays can cause fading and discoloration over time.
avoid water exposure
Polymer clay is water-resistant but not waterproof! Excessive moisture can damage your jewelry. Remove your polymer clay jewelry before swimming, showering, or washing your hands.
avoid perfumes and chemicals
Avoid exposing your polymer clay jewelry to perfumes, lotions, and other chemicals, as they can react with the clay and affect its appearance or integrity.
handle with care
Always handle your jewelry gently. Avoid dropping, bending, or applying excessive pressure to the pieces. When you are removing the backs to put your earrings on, pull from the post and not from where it attaches to the clay, as this the weakest point.
clean with a soft cloth
To clean your polymer clay jewelry, use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away dirt or fingerprints. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the surface.
remove before sleeping
It's generally a good practice to remove your polymer clay jewelry before going to bed, as tossing and turning during sleep can accidentally damage the pieces.
Remember that proper care can significantly extend the lifespan of your polymer clay jewelry. By following these tips, you can enjoy your handmade pieces for years to come.