Each handmade piece from etg design studio requires delicate handling.
etg design studio is not responsible for the maintenance or improper care of your jewelry, art, or accessories.
Polymer clay is very durable and tough to break (it actually bends), but -like many things in life- it still has limits. Properly cared for, your wearable art and accessories will last you for years.
Please do not store your pieces in your purse or the bottom of a tote or hand bag. … like I do. Don’t be me.
If makeup gets on your piece, you can gently use some makeup remover to clean the surface or gently use a soft toothbrush with a mild soap & water.
It is possible for the polymers to be disturbed if your pieces get too hot so, unless you are running a science experiment, I don’t recommend leaving them in the sun on your dashboard for long periods of time, blasting them with a heat gun, or throwing them into a volcano (exceptions allowed for appeasing gods).
Metal & Findings
I carefully source my materials to ensure all earrings are nickel free & hypoallergenic. Please contact me IMMEDIATELY if you have a reaction.
Each listing notates the kind of metal or finishes used. I plan on transitioning in 2024 to a majority of sterling silver or 24-karat gold filled findings, but unless stated otherwise, most current pieces are plated metal to keep costs down. Most silver metals and plated metals will tarnish with wear.
Here are some resource articles from The Spruce on ways to keep your pieces looking their best. (Did you know you can shine silver, copper, and brass with a little ketchup?)
- How to Clean Gold-Plated Jewelry
- How to Clean Silver Plated Items
- How to Clean Copper or Brass
- How to Store Jewelry to extend its life and reduce tarnishing (yup - even your costume jewelry!)
- How to Remove Metal Trim and Jewelry Tarnish Stains on Clothes
Currently, I don’t use any gemstones, but here’s a handy chart for how to clean them.
Do not allow any rigid object to press against the front or back surface of the stretched canvas as this could create permanent indentation damage.
If your canvas painting does get slightly stretched or dented in an area, try spraying water on the back side (the unpainted side) of the canvas. This may shrink the stretch/dent.
Avoid placing the artwork above a heat source such as a fireplace or candle altar. In addition to the damage caused by radiating heat, dirt that rises with the heat may cause damage.
If you need to clean the painting, use compressed air in a can to blow away surface dust. Do not attempt to clean by using solvents or cleaning products of any kind. You can also use a delicate brush to gently remove surface dirt.