FEB 9 2019 • The Cosmos New Year Market @ New Women Space, Brooklyn NY

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How to care for your jewelry:

Do not wear in water such as in the shower or while swimming. If it happens to get wet dry it immediately with a soft towel and let it dry in a cool place away from the sun and direct heat. 

Store it in a dry place away from direct sunlight and heat to keep silver from tarnishing and leather from drying out. The packaging of your piece includes anti-tarnish paper - this inside a sealed bag with the piece will suffice! Handle it with clean dry hands and clean it regularly.

Cleaning tarnished silver is easy - just use a silver polishing cloth to wipe off any unwanted yellowing. Crystals can be wiped down with a soft cloth as well. Do not soak in liquid jewelry cleaners. This will damage the leather, certain minerals and integrity of the piece. Some common things that can cause tarnishing; humidity, salt, oils, perfume, and cosmetics. 

If your piece needs some extra TLC or repairs, please send a photograph of the piece to fmmtjnyc@gmail.com for further assistance.


Materials:

The metal elements I use in most of my crystal necklaces are casted in NYC using Argentium silver.

Argentium silver is comprised of 93.5% silver (Ag) and is similar to sterling silver, but some of the copper alloy is replaced with germanium (Ge). Because of this is has a whiter and brighter color. It is also nickel-free. Argentium silver is made using 100% recycled sterling silver which reduces the amount of energy needed to refine silver ore by 95% and also the pollution caused by mining.

I also use gold, sterling silver, and brass components in some designs. Each piece has a clear description of what is used in its listing, but feel free to send an e-mail if you are unsure. Silver and gold metals are nickel-free, but certain brass elements may contain trace amounts.

I use genuine leather in most of my pieces because when cared for correctly it will last a lifetime. The laces and cords I use may seem stiff at first, but over time and wear they will soften.