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lil bit about the materials I use

  •     Aluminum
Aluminum is the main material used in most of my pieces.

pros
: It is my favorite material to work with because it won't oxidize, rust or tarnish, it is extremely lightweight and it won't turn your skin green! (like copper can do.)
Jewelry made with aluminum also has the advantage of being nickel and lead free!

cons: It can potentially react with some people's skin causing it to discolor, making it look a bit dark/dirty in that area. It has nothing to do with it being an inferior metal, the reaction is actually catalyzed by the pH of a person’s skin/sweat. 
If this happens to you, just washing the area with some soap and water will get rid of it.

care: Use a cloth to wipe down your piece, or you can wash it with hand soap and water. Just make sure to properly dry it off after!


  •  Anodized Aluminum
durability: Most anodized products have an extremely long life span.

maintenance: Rinsing or washing with soap and water usually will restore an anodized surface to its original appearance. Mild abrasive cleaners can be used for more difficult deposits.

health and safety: An anodized finish is chemically stable, will not decompose, and it is non-toxic. Since the anodizing process is a reinforcement of a naturally occurring oxide process, it is non-hazardous and produces no harmful or dangerous by-products.



  •  Stainless Steel
I normally use aluminum for all of my pieces unless stated otherwise, but you have the option of choosing stainless steel for your piece if you'd like!

pros: It is very durable, it can withstand wear and tear and shouldn't come apart. Like aluminum it won't oxidize, rust or tarnish and it is body safe! Compared to aluminum it is a lot heavier in weight which some people like with jewelry.

cons: Sometimes stainless steel can carry traces of nickel which can be problematic if you have a nickel allergy. Purchase/wear at your own risk if you do have a nickel allergy.

care: Use a cloth to wipe down your piece, or you can wash it with hand soap and water. Just make sure to properly dry it off after!



  •  Other
I like to use lots of different metals and materials that I find (chrome, iron, metal alloy, brass, jewelers brass, copper, plastic) which are always stated if used in a piece. If you have any allergies or questions about any of my items, just ask!