Please remove all jewellery before showering or swimming and avoid contact with make up, sprays or perfumes. Store your earrings in a cotton bag or the gift box that they arrived in.
Keep your earrings stored in a dry environment. Your clay is waterproof but shouldn't be submerged in water and avoid contact with perfumes etc
If you get make up or dirt on your clay, clean it off with a damp cloth. For more stubborn marks you can use some nail varnish remover on a cotton bud. Use gentle strokes over the effected area with the cotton bud until the mark disappears then wipe with a clean damp cloth and dry with a clean towel.
I like to work with brass becasue it is generally a lot more ethical than silver or gold. It typically made from recycled materials and can be recycled over and over again making it one of the most recycled metals in the world! In addition, when comparing the recycle process of brass to that of other metals, it is significantly more energy efficient.
All brass is now untreated. Before August 2021 I used to coat all the brass in a treatment to prevent tarnishing, however I found this to be a process which is not kind to the environment nor to the planet so I made the decision to stop treating all the brass.
It is in the nature of brass and silver to tarnish over time. You can choose to embrace the patina on your piece, or if preferred, you can use a simple brass polish (I use Peek) and cloth to polish your piece back to its original shine.
Simply rub the brass polish over the brass surface with a microfibre or jewellery cloth until you have the shine finish you desire.
If you wish to use an at home remedy instead of a household brass polish you can combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply the paste to your brass with a soft cloth. If the tarnish is heavy, let the piece sit with the paste on it for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.
I offer a brass cleaning service. To find out more about this service you can email me email@example.com