Own a bolo tie, lariat/hat accessory or statement ring? You may enjoy the Katie Kismet Styling and Care guides specific to those designs. Keep reading for general care tips.
While kiln-annealed for strength and durability, glass jewelry is not meant to be worn during all of your everyday tasks. Please handle, store, and wear your piece with care.
Store your glass accessories in a soft, protected environment. Smaller items like stud earrings would be difficult to break, but larger items, 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 less than its best.
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 the glass shine, wipe with a small amount of 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 14k gold-filled metals and 22k gold luster accents.
Katie Kismet custom ring bands are made in the USA using recycled metals, eco-friendly manufacturing protocols, and they generally fit adult sizes 5-10.
These bands are slightly adjustable. To size your ring, choose the finger you'll wear it on then gently pinch the band to a size that slips comfortably over your knuckle. As it's made from solid cast metal, repeated adjusting can cause the metal to break. Learn more about these special bands here.
LEATHER The natural leather I use is meant to age with time and develop character. Katie Kismet uses undyed and vegetable-dyed cord. For clamp-style bolo backs on leather cord, I recommend storing the bolo tie unclamped. This will help avoid excess indentations on the cord.
CORK is the plant equivalent to leather: it’s durable and wears and feels like leather. Cork is environmentally friendlier than many other leather alternatives, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, stain-resistant, and vegan.
FABRIC cord is standard on the Heart and Shapes Bolo Ties. Vegan.
MICROSUEDE cord is soft and strong, and featured on most lariat / hatband styles. Vegan.
Cords are not biodegradable. If you retire your jewelry, please avoid the landfill by repurposing the cord. Ideas include: hair band, a bow on a gift, other lacing or closure.
Katie Kismet bandanas are 100% cotton and made in the USA. Wash on cold only when necessary and hang to dry.