CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARTHA COLE'S FIBRE ARTWORK: "The fabric work needs to be vacuumed every year or so to lift off the dust from the air and, of course, should not be hung in direct sunlight. Use a brush attachment covered with cheesecloth. That's it for cleaning instructions. (After all, you don't wash a watercolor painting, either!) All the materials used in the works are color stable and waterproof. I use Setacolor fabric paints which are waterproof and UV light resistant and which meet all the latest color fastness requirements of all acrylic paints. (vs dyes, which can't be guaranteed in this way). The digital prints also use pigmented inks which the manufacturers give a 300 yr. guarantee. The same applies to the battings and the threads - they, too, have good longevity records. Thanks, Martha."
CARING FOR ANODIZED TITANIUM:
Titanium is a reactive metal that has the unique property of developing colored surface films when charged with small voltages of electricity through an electrolyte bath. It develops an oxide film of consistent, specific and uniform thickness. The different voltages are what determine the color.
•Anodized Titanium will change color from finger prints and oils. You can remove these oils with soap and water or with an eyeglass cleaning cloth. The Anodized Titanium will return to its original vibrancy. •Store separately from other jewelry pieces to prevent rubbing or scratching.
STERLING SILVER CARE: •Shiny Sterling Silver can be cleaned with a jewellery cleaning cloth.
•Sterling Silver with a Patina can be washed in mild soap and water, and dried with a soft cloth. It can also be cleaned with a gentle jewellery cleaning cloth just rubbing the high spots and edges.
(Patina is a process used on Sterling Silver to create a coloured sulfide layer. Then the piece is sanded or burnished, leaving the colors in the low spots and exposing the shiny silver on the high points.)
CARING FOR PEARLS:
Pearls are more fragile than most other gemstones, so handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition.
•Pearls do not like perfumes or lotions.
•Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.
•Dirty pearls can be cleaned with a very mild natural soap and water solution.
•Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents.
•Don't put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner.
•Don't use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth. Both can wear away the nacre coating.
•Don't store your pearls with other jewelry because they can be scratched easily if metal or gemstones rub against them.