May 7th, 2017
All new items are currently available in the Etsy shop : www.osteal.etsy.com
Always remove jewelry before sleeping, bathing, showering, swimming, saunas, hot tubs or any other activity that may cause unnecessary wear on the items.
Bone: Bone is a naturally porous material and will absorb any liquids it comes in contact with.
Be sure to remove bone jewelry before bathing and swimming. Bone will also absorb hair dye & makeup and these colors (depending on how the products were made) may stain the bone permanently.
Copper: Copper oxidizes and darkens when it comes in contact with the air in the environment. It tends to get to a certain dark color but then it doesn’t get any darker.
Patinas (blackened copper): What is a patina?
A patina is the oxidation of the surface layer of a material such as silver or copper. This happens naturally over time or can be done purposefully using a variety of methods.
Frequent handling and constant wear (wearing during sleep, showers, etc) can cause the patina to fade more quickly.
We coat our patina'd products in a layer of natural wax to preserve and sustain the finish, but over time this coloring may fade -making your jewelry unique to you.
If at any time your item fades more than you like simply ship it back to us and we'll Re-Do the Patina for you and ship it back to you priority mail!
Hoops: Always follow the instructions, twist open side to side. Never Pull the circle 'open' or 'out' of shape.
As with all handmade items there will be variances and imperfections - we do not see these as 'defects' but feel they add personality.