I'm back with the next video in our new jewelry care series on the blog... In this video, I share quick and easy ways to store your jewelry to keep it clean and tangle free. It also helps keep one piece from scratching another and protects your softer stones. Let me know in the blog comments what you think.
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It's oxygen and moisture that speed up the tarnishing process. Metals can easily scratch one another or harm your softer stones if you just throw them in a jewelry box together. Not to mention the time we waste untangling the mess of chains in those boxes. This video goes through a simple and easy way to protect all your favorite jewelry pieces and sets you up for traveling safely with your treasures.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you enjoyed your holidays and the fresh start of a new year! If you are like me, January is a time to clean & ORGANIZE! I've been busy in the studio finishing phase two of my studio / showroom. If you stopped by during the holidays, you saw the new cabinets but another trip to Ikea & some amazing help from my MVP Dad & hero brother & the back wall is complete! (Have you ever put together anything from Ikea?...It takes a village & a keen eye for Pictionary)
7 JEWELRY CARE TIPS
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Thank you for being a part of the Jewel of Havana community! Stay tuned for phases three & four in the studio / showroom. Only two more walls to go!!
DO YOUR CHAINS TANGLE WHEN YOU TRAVEL? Here's a peek at how I store my jewelry to keep it clean & make it easier to pack. Cut two slits in an index card. Hang your chains or earrings on the slits and seal in a ziplock bag. File in a pretty box! The ziplock keeps oxygen from tarnishing your jewelry pieces and the card keeps the chains untangled and ready for travel! Just a few tips to keep your jewelry from tarnishing and tangling so you can enjoy it when you want to wear it!!
How to Keep Your Jewelry Clean
I discovered this by accident! Every month I polish all my jewelry on display but the pieces I keep stored never need cleaning. The difference? The stored pieces are in individual ziplock bags and organized inside a tupperware shoe box. Oxygen is what makes your sterling and copper tarnish. Keep your pieces separate from each other in small ziploack bags when you aren't wearing them and store them in an air tight container. You'll be able to go a very long time without cleaning!
Ana Maria Andricain
Ana is a metal clay certified artist creating handcrafted nature inspired artisan jewelry from her Baton Rouge studio. If you love natural gemstones and metal, welcome home!