Do you love your new resin jewelry? Your new handcrafted piece is delicate and requires some special attention. Here are some tips for keeping it looking beautiful.
These are the steps that I personally use to take care of my pieces. Tip: You can use it on other resin art as well! Let’s get started.
1 Use a soft cloth to gently buff your jewelry.
Keep fingerprints, dirt, and dust off of your jewelry with a soft microfiber cloth or t-shirt. This dry dusting technique is key to preventing damage.
2. Wash with dish soap if necessary
If dry buffing did not do the trick, you can wash your homemade jewelry piece with a tiny bit of dish soap in warm water. Dry your piece completely with a soft cloth. Don’t skip the drying step, as you want to prevent water spots.
3. Remove Resin Jewelry When Swimming or Showering
Take your resin jewelry off every time you take a shower or go swimming. Too much water can damage resin If it is accidentally exposed to water, make sure that you dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth to prevent water spots.
4. Protect Your Jewelry From Lotion & Perfume
Avoid exposure to potentially damaging materials, like lotion, sunscreen, oils, and perfume. These types of materials can damage your piece. I would also avoid any other types of chemicals including cleaning products.
5. Treat Your Resin Jewelry With Love
You’ll also want to keep your resin away from any items that could scratch it. Knives, scissors, nail files, or even sandpaper could cause the surface to be damaged. Even direct sunlight could cause yellowing over the long term. For best results, treat your jewelry like the delicate item that it is.
6. Avoid Direct Sunlight
Keep your resin jewelry out of direct sunlight. UV rays can affect your piece in a few different ways. Direct sunlight can cause the resin to yellow over time. More importantly, the UV rays can actually damage the materials inside the resin, such as the colors, the flowers, etc.
7. How Should You Store Resin Jewelry?
You’ll want to store your resin jewelry out of direct sunlight. Also, make sure that you store it in a dry place. (The bathroom is not a good option.) I like to place my resin pieces in a soft pouch, but you can also wrap your pieces in tissue paper or place them in a small box.
Overall, caring for your resin jewelry is relatively simple and straightforward. With proper cleaning, care, and storage, you can ensure that your pieces stay looking their best for years to come. Remember to be gentle with your jewelry and to take the time to properly clean and store it.