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How to Properly Care for Your Wooden Bead Accessories by Dustee Creations

By: Dikeledi Alocia Ngakane

wooden beads
Picture by: Dustee Creations

A lot of people all around the world are making and loving beaded accessories. This doesn't surprise me because, as I've said before, bead accessories never go out of fashion. The only trick is to keep up with the latest fashion trends, maintain consistency, and give your designs a modern twist to remain relevant in the industry. I'm thrilled that my previous post received many views and emails from bead lovers asking about the best way to care for wooden bead accessories, Exploring the art of handmade beaded accessories. Although the information is already available, my readers wanted to know Dustee Creations' opinion on how to care for bead accessories to make them last longer. So, here's my simple, essential guide for all bead lovers out there...

1. Clean gently:

wooden beads
Clean gently

To keep your wooden bead accessories looking their best, cleaning them regularly is essential. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt that may have accumulated on

the beads. Avoid using water or harsh cleaning chemicals, which can damage the wood.

2. Avoid excessive moisture:

wooden beads
Avoid excessive moisture

Wooden beads are sensitive to moisture, so keeping them dry is essential. Avoid wearing wooden bead accessories while swimming, showering, or participating in

water activities. If your beads get wet, gently pat them dry with a soft cloth and allow them to air dry completely before storing or wearing them again.

3. Protect from direct sunlight:

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Avoid direct sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause the color of wooden beads to fade over time. To prevent this, store your accessories in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when you're not wearing them. This will help to preserve their natural beauty and prolong their lifespan.

4. Oil occasionally:

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Oil occasionally

You can apply a small amount of natural oil to the wooden beads to keep the wood hydrated and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle. Use a soft cloth or your fingertips to rub a small amount of oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil, onto the beads. Allow the oil to absorb for a few minutes, then wipe off any excess oil with a clean cloth.

5. Store properly:

wooden beads
Store properly

When you're not wearing your wooden bead accessories, storing them properly is essential to prevent damage. Please keep them in a jewelry box or a soft pouch to protect them from dust, scratches, and other potential hazards. Avoid storing them with other jewelry pieces that might scratch or damage the beads. For Instance, Dustee Creations Accessories come in an Organza bag, which I believe is ideal for storing your wooden accessories/ jewelry, or our 100% Cotton bag, both of which are breathable.

So, there you go—a simple and easy way to care for your beautiful accessories and make them last longer. Don't forget to store every piece of wooden accessory separately in pouches or boxes; this protects them and keeps all accessories in order. Following these care instructions ensures that your wooden bead accessories stay beautiful and last long. Enjoy wearing them!

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