Caring for your ceramic jewellery.
Ceramic is a tough but brittle material and with the correct care, it can have a nice long life.
- When handling your jewellery please try to avoid dropping it or knocking it onto hard surfaces. Especially when putting it on or taking it off.
- When you aren't wearing your jewellery, store it carefully in its own box or pouch, away from other pieces of jewellery so that it doesn't get knocked or crushed.
- Remove any jewellery before taking part in any physical activities - if you wear your necklaces long, it's safer to have them shorter when you are doing fun things like dancing.
- Due to the restraints of the kiln firing process, only one side of the ceramic component will be glazed. This can get a bit grubby so feel free to wash it, the same way you would with any other ceramics. Warm soapy water and a sponge. If you like you can seal the back of the piece with clear nail varnish.
- Treat the metal components of the pieces the same as you would any other jewellery, avoid creams, perfumes and lotions when wearing as this can tarnish the metal and make stud earrings slippery and fall out. Take care to wipe down the metal parts when you take them off to keep them shiny.
- If you do have an accident with your piece and it breaks, repairs are usually more than possible and often quite simple if you are able to find all the pieces. Use either super glue or a two-part epoxy resin adhesive to glue the parts back together. If the break is in multiple places, glue one piece at a time and build slowly. You can trim off any excess glue with a craft knife after the glue has dried.
If you have any further questions about how to care or repair your jewellery, please get in touch via email.