I use only real natural specimens like flowers, leafs and moss for my creations. Once they are completely dried, they are encased in clear glass resin or, under a handmade glass dome. Both system result in durable jewelry, but here are an extra few tips, to keep them in pristine conditions:
♥ I do not recommend showering with this jewelry.
♥ Do not to heat this jewelry or expose it to unnatural prolonged heat. It’s durable, but should be kept away from heat sources.
♥ Store it in a dark place when possible. Its own box, or any jewelry box will be ok. Do not store on the prolonged sunlight. Even if the resin has UV protection, prolonged sun exposure can light the original colors a bit.
♥ It’s best not to expose these pieces to chemicals or alcohol-based products (hairspray, perfumes and so).
♥ Clean with mild soap and water and before buffing it with a soft cloth when needed.
♥ Try to separate resin jewelry to avoid nicks and scrapes.