About our Process
We start with raw, artist-quality polymer clay. Each color is individually mixed and pigmented in our studio before shapes are cut and sculpted. From there, we heat every small batch until the pieces are fully cured to a durable, slightly flexible permanent state. Once cooled, each piece goes through a rigorous finishing process which can include multiple rounds of sanding, buffing, sealing, and drilling. Finally, we assemble the finished components into one-of-a-kind sculptural jewelry.
How to Care for Your Jewelry
Polymer clay is a durable material that won't shatter if dropped, unlike kiln-fired ceramic or porcelain. It bends before breaking! However, the surface can be easily scratched by harder materials such as metal. Be sure to store your earrings carefully away from other metal jewelry. Please remember that pearls and other delicate parts can be damaged by rough handling or improper storage, so take care and keep in mind that each earring is handmade, wearable art.
Makeup or other dirt can be removed from clay components by gently going over dirty spots with soft cotton and rubbing alcohol or acetone (if earrings are matte, acetone may be used- if not, use rubbing alcohol).
Raw brass/gold plated brass components will darken and develop a patina over time (more quickly if exposed to water and oils from the skin), but can be easily cleaned with a soft jewelry polishing cloth and/or tarnish remover. Be sure to store earrings away from humidity to reduce tarnish. Earrings with gold filled components will take much longer to tarnish, although individual body chemistry influences this greatly.
All earring posts are nickel free. Please see individual product descriptions for more information.