Jewelry Care

About Your Elizabeth Lassing Original Piece

Elizabeth Lassing crafts every piece to be beautiful, strong, and comfortable for each unique jewelry lover. Each piece is crafted with a variety of materials, including: Swarovski crystals, Miyuki seed beads, sterling silver, thermally bonded nylon beading thread, nylon coated stainless steel beading wire, copper and permanently colored copper, and more.

No matter the composition of your custom piece of jewelry, you can provide the following care to ensure a long and beautiful life:

  • Store your piece in a safe, closed jewelry box away from sunlight and other pieces that could cause fading and tangling, respectively.

  • Avoid directly exposing your piece to airborne chemicals, such as hairspray and cleaning products.

  • Avoid excessive exposure to water, such as showers and pools.

  • Avoid wearing your piece in events that may lead to excessive stress on the piece and/or perspiration, such as exercising.


Additional Tips (helpful for all types of jewelry!):

  • Carry a little bag or container with you to safely put your jewelry in case you find yourself in a situation where you need to take off your jewelry when out and about.

  • Keeping your jewelry in a small zip-lock bag even within your jewelry box can help further protect your piece from dust, airborn chemicals, and oxidation of certain peices, particularly copper.

  • If you've worn your custom piece on a hot day, give the piece a gentle wipedown with a soft cloth to remove prespiration; this can help prevent oxidation as well as brighten up crystals.

  • If your silver piece begins to tarnish (displaying first a yellowish-brown tint, then dark grey/black), you can use common toothpaste to bright up the metal: place a small dab of toothpaste on a Q-tip or cotton swab and rub the metal until bright again. Gently rinse the jewelry piece, ensuring to remove toothpaste from the inside of any beads or crevices. Pat try with a towel and allow to air dry for a short period. Once the piece is dry, return to your jewelry box.

Questions?

If you have any questions about jewelry care, feel free to contact Elizabeth Lassing.