Own a bolo tie, lariat/hatband or statement ring? Check out the Katie Kismet Styling and Care guides.
Store your glass accessories in a soft, protected environment as they can be scratched by other hard items. Most smaller items (like stud earrings) would actually be difficult to break, but larger pieces (such as statement rings, Petal Earrings, and home accessories) are more at risk.
It's not recommended to swim or shower in Katie Kismet. Repeated and/or intense exposure to water may lead to your handmade jewelry becoming a little less awesome.
When traveling, wrap your items in something soft then pack snugly within a firm-sided box or case. To clean the glass, wipe with any microfiber cloth. To really make it shine, wipe with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth.
If you experience a problem or break, please reach out to me and we'll discuss what can be done.
When not wearing your jewelry store it in a low-oxygen environment, such as a flannel jewelry bag or sealed plastic bag. Frequent exposure to grooming and cleaning products can be hard on metal finishes and can contribute to tarnishing, so put skin products on before your jewelry.
Katie Kismet metals can be polished with a silver cloth, microfiber, or other soft, nonabrasive cloth.
Earring posts are all nickel-free and hypoallergenic, and most are sterling silver. This information is noted on each listing. I work to source American-made metals for quality confidence. The Garden Collection features all 14k gold-filled metals (chain, ear hooks, some posts) and 22k gold luster accents.
Katie Kismet custom statement ring bands are made from pure eco-brass. Learn more about these special bands here.
LEATHER The natural leather I use is meant to age with time and develop character. For clamp-style (lever) bolo backs on leather cord, I recommend storing the bolo tie unclamped. This will help avoid excess clamp indentations on the cord.
CORK is the plant equivalent to leather: it’s durable and wears and feels like leather. Cork is also environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, stain-resistant, and vegan.
FABRIC ELASTIC cord is standard on the Heart Bolo Tie. Vegan.
MICROSUEDE cord is soft and strong, and standard on all lariat / hatband styles. Vegan.
Cords are not biodegradable. If you retire your jewelry, please avoid the landfill by using the cord for hair bands, as a type of closure, or as a bow on a gift.
Katie Kismet bandanas are 100% cotton and made in the USA. Wash on cold only when necessary and hang to dry.