———————Polymer Clay ———————
Polymer clay is an oven bake modelling material composed of polymers, resins, colouring agents and fillings. It is an art medium known for its pliability, versatility and simplicity to work with, however it is not a natural clay, man-made from a plastic, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) base.
Although polymer clay is strong, that doesn’t mean its indestructible. When you are not wearing your earrings, keep them in a cool, dry place such as an earring board or holder to prevent them being knocked around and easily broken.
Unfortunately, it is a material that can scuff easily especially the lighter colours. One suggestion is to wipe between wears with a damp cloth however if you find there are marks that don’t come off, you can use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad or tip to remove the mark. In saying this, do not use this on earrings that have metallic leaf, hand painted detailing or polymer clay detailing that is not flat (such as the Yarning Circle varieties).
Avoid showering or swimming while wearing any jewellery and avoid contact with perfumes, hairspray, makeup and moisturizers as these may cause discolouration.
—————— Brass ———————
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. This is actually a protective layer for the brass. To avoid tarnishing, store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
To keep it shiny you can use a jewellery polishing cloth. Brass cleaner can be used, but sparingly. Apply a very small amount (less than a pea size) to a jewellery or microfibre cloth and clean gently. Do not apply brass cleaner to polymer clay, only the brass piece.
——————— Wood ———————
Our collection is made from solid varnished Cherry Wood that comes from a sustainably managed forest that is part of a sustainable initiative growing 2.29 trees for every one that is harvested.
Avoid showering or swimming and avoid contact with perfumes, hairspray, makeup and moisturizers. To clean use a slightly damp cloth, followed by a gentle massage using a dry, soft cloth. Do not use chemical cleaners, including household clears, nail polish removers or other similar products. Do not use abrasive cleaners and avoid abrasive surfaces.
When you are not wearing your earrings, keep them in a cool, dry place such as an earring board or holder to prevent them being knocked around and easily broken.
——————- Safety Warning ———————
DO NOT allow any children to play with, wear or chew on your jewellery. They are NOT for teething purposes at all and will break when chewed on - which is a potential choking hazard. NEVER leave a child unsupervised around your jewellery as they could be a SERIOUS choking hazard.
Meet the Maker
I’m Becca 😊 Owner of By Becca Jan. I’m a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman - I grew up on beautiful Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Country, now living and creating on Kalkadoon Country.
I’m a full time worker in health, striving to help Close the Gap in the many disparities between my mob and non-Indigenous Australians. Making earrings really just started as a hobby. I love creating designs that reflect both sides of my culture but I also create a range of simple everyday earrings and statement pieces.
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Big esso (thank you) for all the ongoing support!