How to Take Care of Your Copper and Silver Jewelry from Alexa Martha Designs-Lexi Butler Designs

How to Take Care of Your Copper and Silver Jewelry from Alexa Martha Designs

Whether you are reading this article out of curiosity or your once beautiful shiny rose gold colored hammered, wire wrapped or sculpted jewelry has turned a dark reddish brown color and you maybe worry this is how your jewelry now looks from now on.
Well, no need to worry this Blog Post will answer your questions. 
For all of our bare Copper jewelry it only requires a soft cloth to wipe of the sweat like with the  ADJUSTABLE HAMMERED COPPER OVERLAP BANGLE You just wipe it at the end of each day of wear and keep it in the pouch it comes in otherwise. The bangles come pre-waxed with Renaissance Wax and polished to a high shine where it needs to be applied. This is the same kind of wax  they use in the museums to preserve metal artifacts from tarnishing and oxidating
LONG POINTED OVAL COPPER AND TURQUOISE EARRINGS
LONG POINTED OVAL COPPER AND TURQUOISE EARRINGS - Alexa Martha Designs.

Taking care of your LONG POINTED OVAL COPPER AND TURQUOISE EARRINGS does not have to be a big thing either. These handmade earrings received a Patina Coating to blacken the metal to increase details on the surface. Wipe them just the same with a soft cloth to remove any sweat. We also offer the earrings without Patina.

So why does your skin turn green while wearing copper? That phenomena is known as the reaction to oxidation. The metal reacts with oxygen in the air, your sweat, and skin oils creating a green layer of copper carbonate on your skin. This effect can be greater if the wearer takes meds that react with copper oxidation. 

LARGE WIRE WRAPPED ADJUSTABLE TURQUOISE BEADS COPPER WIRE BRACELET

The wearer of copper jewelry like our bestselling LARGE WIRE WRAPPED ADJUSTABLE TURQUOISE BEADS COPPER WIRE BRACELET can not completely avoid oxidation. Through some effort and caring, copper jewelry like our HANDMADE TEARDROP BANGLE will look great for a long time.

HANDMADE TEARDROP BANGLE - Alexa Martha Designs

Copper is said to be beneficial to Arthritis Inflammation sufferers like myself. Through the constant working with copper I have gained greater dexterity and flexibility in both of my hands especially in the morning when the swelling and the pain is the worst. FYI I also cut out all potatoes and potatoe starch out of my diets as it is in all type of noodles even GF noodles.

How to take care of your copper jewelry purchased at  Alexa Martha Designs

Before you put any jewelry from us on , be aware, that the materials we use are either bare copper, sterling silver like this TIMELESS CLASSIC SILVER REVERSIBLE TEARDROP AWARENESS BANGLE
TIMELESS CLASSIC SILVER REVERSIBLE TEARDROP AWARENESS BANGLE - Alexa Martha Designs
Wipe your copper and also silver jewelry clean with a soft cloth thoroughly.
If you don't like a blackening or antiquing on your piece there are ways to take the Patina off safely without completely ruining the piece. If you want to take a patina off, simply use a mix of lemon juice and salt together and wipe onto copper with a soft cloth. Or though this is a delicate procedure and not to be advised. We do not accept returns from items that have been altered in any way shape design or form.
It is also is advisable to make  sure any lotions and/or perfumes are absorbed into your skin before you wear any jewelry like our MEN'S RUSTIC WIRE WRAPPED POINTED GEMSTONE CRYSTAL LEATHER NECKLACE
MEN'S RUSTIC WIRE WRAPPED POINTED GEMSTONE CRYSTAL LEATHER NECKLACE - Alexa Martha Designs
. Apply all hair products, especially hair spray, before you put on the jewelry. Hairspray leaves a fine residue on jewelry and becomes an irremovable coating over time especially on soft materials like copper. 
Remove your jewelry like the COVID MEMORIAL SILVER ANGELWING NECKLACE-LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION before swimming in chlorinated or salty water, an invigorating workout and prior to bedtime. When you remove your jewelry at the end of your day, take a couple of minutes to wipe it off with a soft jewelry cloth .  
Never use tissues or paper towels for your copper jewelry bought from Alexa Martha Designs. These products will only scratch the jewelry, which will detract from the beauty of the pieces. Do not use polishing cloths or other cleaning agents such as pastes or jewelry cleaners on your jewelry purchased at Alexa Martha Designs.
Do not use any cleaners, abrasives on any jewelry pieces that have been blackened and or antiqued to receive a aged or more detailed look.
Likewise do not emerge your jewelry in water for a prolonged time. 
If you live in a humid place we encourage you so always store your beautiful copper jewelry in a dry dark place when you are not wearing it.. Always take off your jewelry before swimming, showering or cleaning. The water and chemicals used during these activities could cause the item to tarnish faster.
COVID MEMORIAL BIRTHSTONE ANGELWING NECKLACE-LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION - Alexa Martha Designs
Certain medication can turn your skin green, but we are preventing this from happening, by waxing our jewelry with Renaissance Wax.  All wire used in a necklace that are part of a chain have a factory anti tarnish coat on and is most likely not to tarnish your skin. We encourage you to buy copper jewelry as it has many benefiting health aspects, of course non of which are proven, but only experienced by other customers as well as the designer herself. 
Alexa Martha Designs Guarantees, that the ordered copper products will leave our company in impeccable condition.
We urge our customers to read the included care sheet which is included with every order that includes copper jewelry so you will enjoy the copper jewelry for a long time to come.
I hope this answers all your questions about how to best take care and keep your copper artisan jewelry nice and shiny like the first day when you opened your order.
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