Product Care Tips

To keep your product/s in top condition, follow our care tips listed below.

 

Original/Custom Artworks

Watercolour can fade in direct sunlight. The natural pigment in the oil paints are less likely to be effected by direct sunlight, but it is best to avoid. Handle with care and avoid touching the painting directly. Framing is advised to protect the artwork.

Prints

Keep out of direct sunlight as they can fade over time. Handle with care and avoid touching the print directly. Framing is advised to protect the artwork.

Polymer Clay Earrings

Our hooks are sterling silver & our stud backs are nickel free, unless otherwise stated on the listing. For a healthy piercing, clean regularly with an antiseptic spray.

  • Please store your earrings out of direct sunlight
  • Minimise exposure to excessive heat, water and perfumes
  • While pieces are strong, please avoid bending or dropping as breakages can still occur
  • Hooks are handmade and may dull overtime, a gentle buff with a cotton cloth will restore their shine
  • Clay components can be wiped with a damp cloth and then buffed with a micro-fibre cloth to return it’s shine.

 

 

Drifted Elements – Handmade Seaglass Jewellery

After spending a lifetime in the ocean currents, seaglass receives a frosted look. You can leave the glass in its natural condition, or if you would prefer to temporarily remove the frost, rub a small amount of baby oil or coconut oil onto the glass then wipe the excess off with a paper towel.

For a healthy piercing, clean regularly with an antiseptic spray.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver can tarnish over time, when oxygen and sulphur come in contact with the silver. In some instances this has been intentional, to highlight details on the jewellery. However if your jewellery becomes tarnished, follow these simple steps below:

You can avoid tarnish simply by wearing your jewellery often. The oils in your skin “clean” the silver and keeps it looking shiny.

Avoid contact exposure with household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances which contain sulphur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool), will cause corrosion and tarnish. Lotions, cosmetics, hair spray and hair products, and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. It is also best to avoid direct sunlight.

To keep your silver jewellery in the best condition, regular polishing is advised. Using a lint-free flannel, micro-fibre, or other soft non-abrasive cloth will do well. Do not use paper towels or tissues to polish your jewellery as they contain fibres that can scratch the silver.

When polishing, use long back-and-forth motions that mirror the grain of the silver. Do not rub in circles, as this will magnify any tiny scratches. Also, change to a different section of your cloth frequently to avoid placing tarnish back on the silver. You can use a Q-tip to get into small, detailed areas.

Soft Range

Avoid wearing jewellery in the shower, chlorinated water or in the ocean.

 

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Native Australian Fauna Collection supporting Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre

For every print or original artwork sold within the Native Australian Fauna collection, 10% of proceeds are donated to Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre.

About Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre

Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre is an not for profit organisation ran solely on volunteer time and community goodwill. The centre was first opened in 1992, and is managed and owned by Bev Langley.

The centre is kept afloat financially from donations, fund raising and small grants provided from local councils.

The centre rescues and cares for injured and orphaned native animals. They hope to educate the local community the importance of these animals, and what the community can do to ensure they live on for future generations.

Donations assist with the feeding and veterinary care of the animals. You can donate by direct deposit to their bank account (details below) or visit their website where you can choose to sponsor an animal, donate supplies or volunteer your time to help.

Donate by Direct Deposit to Minton Farm’s bank account
Account Name: Minton Farm Rescue Centre
BSB: 105 078
Account Number: 056 591 840
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