OMA silver jewellery
I first learnt to crochet as a child with my grand-mother, sitting in front of her house, overlooking a beautiful chain of mountains. Now, I like incorporating and extending these traditional lace-making techniques and textile structures into my artwork. The OMA jewellery is made of crocheted silver wire (sterling, filled or plated) or, for a few rare items, of up-cycled silver wire from selected double bass gut-strings. The earring findings are made of silver (argentium or sterling).
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To ensure the longevity of your OMA jewellery, avoid contact with liquids and chemicals, such as perfume, sea water, chlorinated pool water, hair spray and insect repellents. Contact with these substances will increase tarnishing.If you notice your jewellery starts looking dull or dirty over time, clean it with a soft damp cloth and make sure it’s fully dry before putting it away.
To restore its shine, you can occasionally clean your silver pieces as follows (do not use this method for gold-plated wire pieces).
- Place your jewellery in an aluminium pan (make sure it’s made of aluminium).
- Take about a half cup of baking soda and sprinkle it over your jewellery.
- Slowly pour boiling water over your jewellery until it’s fully covered.
- After about five minutes, when the tarnish disappears, rinse your jewellery in fresh water and give it a polish with a soft cloth. Dry well before storing away.