How To Care For Textile Jewelry

How To Care For Textile Jewelry

People frequently comment on our textile jewelry, often saying, "I've never seen anything quite like this before. It's genuinely one-of-a-kind." The distinctiveness of our pieces could mean that this is your initial encounter with textile jewelry.

Naturally, you may have inquiries regarding how to properly care for your new jewelry. Be assured, we've got all the necessary information right here just for you.

Let’s do a breakdown of the materials used in our jewelry and how to care for each one.

1. Recycled cotton cord 

The majority of our necklaces feature a 100% recycled cotton cord. This cord is not only environmentally friendly but also offers a soft and lightweight feel, available in a wide range of captivating colors. Our necklaces are skillfully crafted using various macramé knots that securely maintain their shape. However, it is important to handle them with care, avoiding aggressive pulling on the knots, as this may alter the necklace's form. Minor adjustments can be made safely when needed.

Cleaning the cotton cord is a breeze. Simply take a damp cloth and gently blot the surface to remove any dirt or stains. For a more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild soap, such as dish soap mixed with water. However, it is important to note that running the cord under water is not recommended. Spot cleaning is the way to go.

While our jewelry is designed to withstand regular wear, it's advisable to avoid submerging it in water, such as swimming.

See all recycled cotton cords necklaces here


2. Metal Components - Brass - Metal Alloy - Stainless Steel

In addition to our textile components, we incorporate a variety of metal jewelry findings and clasps into our designs. The primary metals we utilize are gold-plated brass, metal alloy, and stainless steel. We choose hypoallergenic metals with sensitive skin in mind. 

Like all our metal components they are an excellent choice as they offer exceptional durability while allowing us to maintain affordable prices for our jewelry. Our aim is to create pieces that are accessible and enjoyable to wear.

To prevent the metal components from undergoing color changes, it is advisable to wipe them clean with a damp cloth after each use. It is crucial to keep them away from certain elements such as salt, water, sweat, and high humidity. This also includes perfumes and essential oils.

If you do choose to wear these substances, it is best to avoid direct contact with the metal pieces. After removing the jewelry, simply wipe down the brass components with a damp cloth or the provided cleaning cloth we provide with each order and store in a drawer or soft bag such as the one you may have received with your order. 

By following these guidelines, you can help preserve the quality and appearance of your brass jewelry pieces.


3. Nylon Rope 

The advantages of nylon is the large array of vibrant colors. It also is very soft to the touch. However, one issue that may arise from time to time, is a snag in the nylon. If this happens, carefully take a lighter or match to the frayed area and very quickly stick the flame to it. It will immediately eliminate the snag and the rope necklace will be good as new. 


4. Nylon or Cotton Thread (used to make tassels and earrings)

Our tassel earrings feature nylon thread. If the thread becomes tangled or disheveled, you can use a spray bottle or rinse it under tap water, straighten the fibers with your hand, and then lay it flat to dry. This process will ensure any kinks or bends are smoothed out. Please refrain from getting the metal components wet.

Our thread-wrapped earrings boast one of our most distinctive designs. We utilize cotton thread in crafting our hand-wrapped Vela earrings. To maintain these earrings, it's best to gently use the provided cleaning cloth on the metal components from time to time, and be cautious not to snag the thread itself. Store them in a cloth bag or within a jewelry box.

See earrings here.


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