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What are the earrings treated with?
All earrings are treated with a decoupage solution that adds a protective coating making them durable and water resistant. Water resistant doesn't mean water proof. If it rains, I'd recommend taking them off; water droplets will bead up over the paper and you can dry them a cloth. Don't wear these in the shower or for any scuba diving expeditions. ;)
What type of Paper is used?
My earrings are folded from a fine quality Japanese paper called "Chiyogami" ; it has brilliant and intense color patterns with gold metallic overlays. Inspired by Kimono fabric, each design is painstakingly crafted by artists across Japan with pigment-based inks, providing a high quality decorative paper with intense fade-resistant colors.
How do you make Silver Origami?
In order to make Silver origami, I use a PMC (Precious Metal Clay) sheet of silver. The sheet is a mixture of silver dust and clay with a leather like texture. I fold the sheet into a design using tweezers and then fire it in a Kiln at 1650 degrees for 30 minutes; the kiln burns off the clay and what is left is 99% pure silver. Once cooled to room temp, I polish the silver origami with a brass brush to bring out their shine and pair them with sterling silver attachments.
How do I take care of my earrings?
It's best to store your earrings in a cool dry place. Avoid sleeping in them as well as spraying perfume while on. I'd also recommend always wearing your earrings with the rubber ear-nuts they came with so they don't fall off your ear. With reasonable care, they'll last indefinitely.
Do you offer International Shipping?
At this moment, I only offer a flat rate $5 shipping within the United States.
Do you offer refunds?
I offer store credit to for all earrings that are returned within 7 days of ordering. I do not offer full refunds. Please read all the descriptions before placing your order to avoid any need to return.
Do you pay for return shipping?
The customer is responsible for return shipping.
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