Caring for Your Whitney Haynes Designs 

Birch Rings, Pendants, Cufflinks and Earrings

 

Care: 

Although Birch is very hardy (canoes were made from it) and these pieces are covered in resin to add extra protection it is suggested to remove your birch piece  when bathing, swimming or doing messy labour,  as you would with most jewelry. If you forget the odd time no worries.

Cleaning: 

To clean the sterling parts of your piece use a sterling silver cleaning cloth. Do not immerse pendants in cleaning chemicals as it could damage the resin or loosen the resin that wraps the birch bark.  

Storage: 

For best results and less tarnishing store your piece in a ziplock type of bag in a drawer or proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces.

 
 

Leather Birch Wraps, Anklets and Suede Chokers

 

Care: 

Although Birch is very hardy (canoes were made from it) and these pieces are covered in resin to add extra protection it is suggested to remove your birch piece when bathing, swimming or doing messy labour, as you would with most jewelry.

Extra Care: 

Add the addition of leather which does not like water and this gives even more reason to remove before activities that involve water or sweat. The leather is crimped and glued into place, if it gets saturated in water too often the glue will eventually wear away, the leather will shrink a bit and could fall out of the sterling end cap.

Cleaning: 

To clean the sterling parts of your piece use a sterling silver cleaning cloth. Do not immerse pendants in cleaning chemicals as it could damage the resin or loosen the resin that wraps the birch bark. If you feel your leather could use some leather conditioning by all means go ahead and use your favorite leather cleaner/conditioner or keep it natural and use a very small amount of refined coconut oil or refined olive oil.

Storage: 

For best results and less tarnishing store your piece in a ziplock type of bag in a drawer or proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces.

 
 

Birch Pendant on Sterling Wire Choker

 

Care: 

Although Birch is very hardy (canoes were made from it) and these pieces are covered in resin to add extra protection it is suggested to remove your birch piece  when bathing, swimming or doing messy labour, as you would with most jewelry. If you forget the odd time no worries.

Extra Care: 

Must be given when handling a fine sterling wire choker. If not handled with care the wire can become kinked and this is not reversible. Store your wire chokers in a way that they lay flat or hang. Do not fold.

Cleaning: 

To clean the sterling parts of your piece use a sterling silver cleaning cloth. Do not immerse pendants in cleaning chemicals as it could damage the resin or loosen the resin that wraps the birch bark.

Storage: 

For best results and less tarnishing store your piece in a ziplock type of bag in a drawer  or proper jewelry box that does not allow light or air at your pieces.