1.WILL MY JEWELRY TARNISH?
TARNISHING JEWELRY TIPS
Brass is a popular metal! I mainly work with brass and copper items, so many of your jewelry items could be made of brass! which also means they are likely to easily tarnish. Although its due to environment factors, such as where you keep your jewelry. If you say have it in water, out in the elements, moisture, anything with cosmetics and lotions will effect your jewelry. Although it develops a gorgeous colour which gives it more of a run down antique look! which I personally love working with coppers and brass items to achieve this.
But if you find you don’t like the looks of this you could always use a polish, dip or a polishing cloth. Just google where to get a polishing cloth, they are super easy to use to bring your jewelry back to life! If you don’t want to use a cloth, There are many different natural and effective ways to take care of your brass jewelry that can eliminate any harsh effects of chemical cleaners. Often the tools needed for these remedies can be found right in your own home.
First and foremost, it is important that you are actually sure that your jewelry item is brass. A general rule of thumb is that if you hold a magnet against your jewelry and it sticks, then the item is not brass but simply brass-plated. It’s also good to know whether your item is lacquered or non-lacquered, which would simply be determining if it is coated with a protective finish or not. If it is lacquered, the jewelry item can generally be simply wiped with a damp cloth in order to clean it.
Regardless of the natural cleaning remedy you choose, always clean in the direction of the metal’s natural grain. Brass is also prone to retaining water spots, so dry immediately and thoroughly after cleaning.
Warm Water & Soap
This is one of the easiest methods for naturally cleaning brass jewelry. Starting off with warm water and a small amount of liquid dish soap, use your fingers or a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the surface of your item with soapy water. Once you have finished scrubbing off the grime, rinse the item thoroughly until the water runs smoothly over the surface. Be sure to dry the metal well afterwards.
If this approach doesn’t seem to make a difference, though, there are other natural techniques that could prove more effective.
There are two different techniques involving lemons, this one focuses on the juice of the lemon. First, pour one cup of water into a container. Squeeze half a lemon and pour the lemon juice into the water. Then add and stir in a teaspoon of salt until dissolved. Place your jewelry in the mixture and keep an eye on it until it has reached cleanliness. Wash off the item and dry completely.
2.HOW DO I RECHARGE MY CRYSTALS?
△RECHARGING AND CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS:
Gems and crystals come from within Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand, machine, but grow in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.
When gems, crystals, or rocks of any type are in the earth, they are exposed to earth energies including magnetic energy fields and electric energy fields. These energies come in a variety of ways including the inner workings of our planet, energy grids surrounding our planet, and from energies from the broader Universe, of which our planet Earth is a very active member.
It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.
Your gems, crystals, jewelry, basically anything around you, or on you, can attract positive and negative energy and hold that energy unless the object is cleansed.
The jewelry you absorbs the energies you have within you as well as the negative energies around you. Therefore these objects need to be cleansed very regularly.
△1. The Sun and Moon:
Place your gems, crystals, jewelry, all types of objects, in a place where they will be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the sun and moon. Even if the day is cloudy or you cannot see the moon, their rays will energize the stones as long as they are directly exposed to these elements of nature. They will normally be cleansed within 24 hours of exposure.
However, stones such as black tourmaline which are being used to deflect negative energies or help release negative energies in your physical and energetic bodies, may require up to 48 hours to become fully cleansed and regenerated.
Stones such as aquamarine and amethyst will fade in the sun so you will have to use another method for cleansing and regenerating these gemstones.
△2. The Earth:
Place your gems, crystals, jewelry, whatever, in the earth, either directly into the earth or you can place the gems and crystals into a cloth covering, preferably a natural fabric such as cotton or wool or silk. Leave the gem or crystal buried for at least 24 hours to ensure that they become fully re-energized. If possible, find a spot where the soil is not being spread with chemicals through fertilizers or pesticides. This cleanses all negative energies and re-energizes the stones.
△3. Smudging With White Sage:
Take some white sage and begin to burn it until a good strong smoke is coming from your sage. Hold the crystal, gem, pendulum, or piece of jewelry in this smoke for at least one minute and preferably three or four minutes. This clears all negative energies that have become attached to this stone but does not energize the gem or crystal. To re-energize the stone, place it in a window so it can be exposed to the rays of the sun and moon. Remember, they re-energize even when it’s cloudy.
White Sage is the only herb that I use to cleanse. Others may recommend other herbs but I find that White Sage guarantees that the cleansing will be deep and complete.
△4. Using Another Crystal:
You can place the gems, crystals, jewelry, pendulums etc. you would like to cleanse on another crystal, preferably a large, and I mean large, quartz crystal cluster. This will clear negative energies and will re-energize your crystals. However, you must cleanse and re-energize the large quartz crystal cluster regularly to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energizing powers. Some people believe that negative energies can be cleansed off pieces of jewelry by placing this jewelry on an amethyst stone. I find that this approach has very limited results, depending on the amount of negative energy on the jewelry and the energy of the amethyst
3. WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
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4. I LIVE IN CALGARY, CAN I PICK UP MY JEWELRY INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR SHIPPING?
OF COURSE YOU CAN! PLEASE JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW WHEN YOURE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND WHICH ITEM YOUD LIKE.
5. WHY IS SHIPPING SO EXPENSIVE?
CANADA POST IS REAllY EXPENSIVE AND EVERYTHING IS BASED ON WEIGHT. SO WHEN I HAVE A CRYSTAL THAT IS A BIGGER SIZE, I HAVE TO CHARGE BASED ON WHAT THAT SIZE IS! SO GENERALLY A FLAT RATE OF $12.00 WILL COVER MY EXPENSES OF SHIPPING,