BRASS + COPPER
BlackMadonna Juju is created with raw, organic BRASS + COPPER metals which are perfect for conducting the intention and energy channeled in to each piece. These are living elements that you are interacting with.
The beauty of these brass and copper handcrafted creations is that when left alone, over time they can develop a rich chocolate brown patina.
Maintain your BlackMadonna Juju by storing in away from humidity as this may cause it to patina faster and loose its original shine.
Brass + Copper can be polished with cleaners such as BRASSO and brought to a shine with a jewelry polishing cloth.
SILVER TONED JEWELRY
Our silver toned jewelry is in fact COPPER. It is plated with silver and can be maintained and cleaned with a standard silver jewelry polishing cloth. Please refrain from using the above cleaning methods as they are designed for raw copper + brass and will destroy the silver plating on your silver toned copper creation.
(RAW Brass + Copper)
Warm Water & Soap
This is one of the easiest methods of cleaning brass jewelry. Starting off with warm water and a small amount of dish soap (I recommend blue Dawn), use your fingers or a soft toothbrush to gently scrub with soapy water. Be sure to rinse and dry the metal afterward.
Pour one cup of water into a container. Squeeze half a lemon and pour the juice into the water. Then add and stir in a teaspoon of salt until dissolved. Place your jewelry into the mixture and keep and eye on it until has reach cleanliness. Rinse off with cool water and dry completely.
Vinegar, Salt + Water**
Combine 1 cup of water, 1/2 of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add your jewelry to the solution and shake around until desired brightness is achieved. Rinse and dry.