Hi all, In the middle of show season I am finding my most often
asked question by customers is ‘how should I care for this piece’ and
often it is the determing factor as to whether or not they will buy
it. I really feel like I should have a prepared and fullproof answer
for them. My work is predominantly sterling with a brushed finish,
but recently I have added some Polymer clay elements to my line and I
also have pearls and beads on many pieces. Also, several of the
pieces are formed and intricately dimensional. A polishing cloth will
change the finish and would also be too cumbersome for most pieces.
I would love some opinions as to what I should tell them will really
clean and untarnish the sterling without damaging the not-metal
elements. Usually if I can convince them it will not be so difficult
to take care of, I can make the sale. Contrarily, a piece that is
difficult to maintain will not be bought no matter how much they like
All suggestions much appreciated.
Grace, Cleveland (Hoping everyone’s shows are going well)