Please refer to individual product descriptions for the type of jewellery findings used. We usually use stainless steel studs, backings, hooks and hoops that are nickel and lead-free. Other jewellery findings that may be used would be brass or real 18K gold vacuum plated stainless steel.
General Care Tips
1. Prevent tarnishing of metal components by avoiding moisture, perfumes and perspiration as much as possible.
2. To clean the jewellery, gently clean the polymer clay components with a damp cloth or run under tap water. Make sure to dry the jewellery and all metal components well. Do not use other cleaning chemicals to clean the jewellery.
3. Keep your jewellery in a box away from sunlight when not wearing.
4. Polymer clay is a durable material but it can still break if kept under poor conditions or if you really use pressure to try and break it. Do note that designs with thin or very small details may chip off if they are not handled gently.
Brass Care Tips
1. Brass is a commonly used metal for jewellery-making, due to its gold tone and strength.
2. However, you may experience tarnish over time as brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, which will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen.
3. When you experience tarnish, use ketchup! (Yes, ketchup.)
4. Simply apply a thin layer of ketchup on the brass piece where it is tarnished, and leave it on for a minute. Take note to avoid the clay components.
5. Wipe off every bit of ketchup or run under tap water to remove the excess ketchup. Make sure to dry the jewellery and all metal components well.
6. Voila! That’s it. Your brass components will be shiny again.
You may take a look at “Brass Tips” on our Instagram highlights at @whoclayedthat for the steps and results.