Discover Our Exquisite Wooden Jewelry Collection
Our collection of wooden jewelry showcases a breathtaking range of local timber, including the rich and vibrant Honey Locust, the historical charm of Red Oak, and other unique urban tree species.
Craftsmanship for Durability
Each piece of wooden jewelry is meticulously treated to safeguard the wood against moisture and enhance its overall strength. However, it's crucial to remember that prolonged exposure to water can potentially affect the wood's appearance.
Before you dive into the world of jewelry maintenance, it's essential to understand the unique attributes of wood. As a natural and porous material, wood can absorb and release moisture based on its environment. This natural quality makes wood susceptible to warping or cracking without proper care. Regardless of the wood type, every piece of wooden jewelry thrives when treated with gentle care.
Wood Jewelry Care Tips
If your wooden jewelry becomes soiled, simply clean it with a soft cloth and mild soap. After cleaning, make sure to dry it promptly to maintain its pristine look.
To keep your wooden jewelry in optimal condition, store it in an airtight container to shield it from moisture and dust.
Avoid contact with corrosive or acidic chemicals, as well as makeup and perfumes, which may harm or distort the wood.
Should your wooden jewelry lose its luster over time, consider using a small amount of beeswax to restore its natural shine.
How to Clean Your Wooden Jewelry
Cleaning your wooden jewelry is a straightforward task that requires just a few basic materials. Gently sweep away surface dirt and dust with a dry cloth. For more stubborn dirt, lightly moisten the cloth with tepid water and proceed to clean with care. It's crucial not to immerse the jewelry, as excess water can lead to wood swelling or warping.
For intricate designs or concealed nooks, you can use a soft-bristled brush, like a toothbrush, for meticulous cleaning. However, it's essential to minimize abrasion to protect the wood's structural integrity and finish. After cleaning, ensure your jewelry is completely dry to prevent moisture-related damage.
Nourishing Your Wooden Jewelry
Just like our skin, wooden jewelry requires proper conditioning to combat dryness and maintain its natural radiance. Conditioning also enhances the wood's unique grain pattern and color.
The conditioning process involves applying a small amount of oil to the surface. Natural oils like jojoba, olive, beeswax, and linseed oil are ideal choices for this purpose.
To condition your jewelry, dispense a few drops of oil onto a soft cloth and gently massage it into the wood. Allow the oil to soak in for a short period before wiping away any excess. For the best results, consider conditioning your jewelry every few months, or more frequently if you reside in a dry climate.
Our Commitment to Quality
At our establishment, we take immense pride in treating all our jewelry with a special blend of beeswax and linseed oil. It's essential to note that both of these components are certified as food and skin-grade products, ensuring the highest quality and safety.
Experience the beauty and craftsmanship of our wooden jewelry collection. Discover pieces that not only tell a story but also become a part of yours. Shop now to own a piece of nature's elegance.
All our bowls are food grade finished with Tried & True original wood finish.
Tried & True Original Wood Finish is built to last and because it contains beeswax, it yield excellent moisture resistance
How often do I need to reapply if necessary:
Once finished and cured, you may never have to reapply it again. We have projects that are over 30 years old that have never had to be refinished. Our formulas are meant to become more protective and durable over time. However, we understand that there are some items like cutting boards or wood floors that may get more wear and tear than something like a rocking chair. If you have a wood surface finished with a T&T product that looks like it needs some love, simply burnish with your preferred 4/0 (ultra-fine) wool and reapply. More severe damages may require sanding the area with your final grit first, then reapplying.
Water damage repair: Use 0000 grade steel wool to buff out as much of the affected area as possible. Then, use a lint-free cloth to apply a small amount of the Original Wood Finish to the damage wood. Follow the normal recommended application directions. For watermarks— if damage is severe, sand water mark away using fine grit sand paper until it is smooth and even with the surrounding surface. Reapply the Original Wood Finish to the water mark by following the normal recommended application directions. Remember to always protect the wood surface using coasters or anti-scalding devices.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND 3D OBJECTS
We can customize the finish of our wood project for indoor or outdoor use.
Outdoor use: Keep in mind that outdoor furniture and décor are more susceptible to weather damage, such as moisture and UV rays, than indoor items. Tung oil provides the protection, but it cannot completely shield your pieces from the elements.
Elevation and airflow: Elevating your furniture and other pieces slightly will help to reduce contact with ground moisture and improve airflow underneath. If you live in an area with a lot of rain or snow, it is best to move your outdoor furniture indoors during those seasons.
Resealing: We strongly recommend resealing outdoor furniture annually with tung oil. This will help to preserve the appearance and structural integrity of your pieces.
For outdoor projects, we recommend using tung oil as the topcoat over two coats of exterior sealer. This combination provides excellent protection against the elements, including UV rays, moisture, and extreme temperatures. Tung oil is also elastic, which means it can expand and contract with the wood as it changes with the environment. This helps to prevent cracking and peeling.
Tung oil fills the pores of the wood more completely than other finishes, providing additional protection. It also helps to bounce UV light off the surface, which can help to reduce fading. However, it is important to note that tung oil will dull over time with intense sun exposure. We recommend reapplying the layer of tung oil at least once a year to maintain the finish and protect the wood from the elements.
INDOOR FURNITURE AND 3D OBJECTS
How to Protect Your Indoor Furniture from Heat, Cold, and Moisture
Here are a few tips on how to protect your indoor furniture from heat, cold, and moisture:
Keep your furniture away from heat sources. Excessive heat can dry out the wood and cause it to crack. Avoid placing your furniture near fireplaces, radiators, heat vents and direct sun.
Place felt feet or similar protectors on the bottom of your furniture. This will help to protect your floors and rugs from moisture damage. It will also make it easier to move your furniture around.
Use trivets or coasters to protect your furniture from hot or cold beverages. Direct contact with extreme temperatures can damage the wood.
Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause the wood to fade and crack over time.