Concrete accessories & Jewellery

CONCRETE

  • Are concrete pots dishwasher/ microwave safe?

No, concrete is not suitable for the dishwasher or microwave . To clean, use mild kitchen cleaner and a damp cloth to wipe it.

  • Will all concrete pieces look the same? 

No, because they are hand crafted, irregularities must be expected on the surface and edges  In many of our concrete pieces you will find air bubbles, surface imperfections and marks due to the organic nature of concrete and the handmade process but it adds to character . Also the colour & texture will change slightly over time.

  • How durable are concrete pieces?

Our products are made to last but thinner pieces can chip if dropped or knocked, please treat it as ceramics.

JEWELLERY

Brass Jewellery Care
  • Avoid sleeping in your jewelry 
  • Try not to submerge in water
  • Put your jewelry on last to avoid sprays and lotions
  • Store in a dry place

 

  • How do I clean and care for my brass jewelry?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. Some people like the patina of tarnished brass and the tarnish is actually a protective layer for the brass, but if you want to get the shine of the new brass it's pretty easy to do with some typical household products.

If the tarnish isn't too pervasive take about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add drops of lemon juice - from concentrate is fine - until you have a nice paste. The lemon juice will bubble and fizz as you add, don't worry it'll stop after a second or two. Take an old toothbrush and apply the paste to your piece and scrub. Let it sit in the paste for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with water and dry it thoroughly.

Oils from your skin and the oxygen in the air are what accelerate tarnishing.

If the piece is heavily tarnished or the above doesn't work, you can place the piece in vinegar and let it soak for 30-60 minutes and then scrub it with an old toothbrush. Once clean, rinse it with water. This cleaning method is more aggressive and may leave the piece more "raw" looking - it won't have as warm of color until the patina rebuilds.