Do polymer clay earrings break easily?

Polymer clay is a great material for handmade jewellery. It is versatile, comes in a wide variety of colours, and best of all, it is inexpensive. But one question I get a lot here at Pink Lime Mango is "Do polymer clay earrings break easily?"  


The short answer is no, they do not. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind to prolong the life of your earrings and avoid any accidental breakage. In this blog post, I will go over some of the most frequent questions I get about polymer clay earrings and how to make sure your pair lasts for years to come! 


How to Care for Your Polymer Clay Earrings 

One of the most usual questions I get asked is "How do I care for my polymer clay earrings?" The good news is that caring for your earrings is simple. Just follow these tips and you will be good to go! 


- Avoid getting your earrings wet. This means taking them off before you jump in the pool, shower, or go to bed (yes, even if you are sleeping on your back!). Water can cause the glue bond to break down and will eventually lead to your earrings falling apart.  

- Store your earrings in a cool, dry place. A jewellery box or small pouch will do the trick!  

- Gently clean your earrings with a damp cloth as needed. This will help remove any dirt or oils that may have accumulated on the surface of the clay. Be sure not to use any harsh chemicals or detergents as this can damage the clay.  

-Avoid contact with perfumes, make up or lotions as this may discolour or stain the earrings. 

- And finally, avoid pulling on or stretching your earrings too much as this can cause them to break. Put them on gently and be careful not to tug too hard when taking them off. 


With proper care, your polymer clay earrings should last for years! However, they are still delicate and should be treated with care. Avoid dropping them or wearing them during activities where they may be subject to vigorous movement or impact (such as working out). By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your beautiful handmade earrings worry-free!  

I hope this helps answer some of the most frequent questions I get about polymer clay earrings! These tips should help you prolong the life of your favourite pair (or pairs!) and avoid any accidental breakage. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions – I am always happy to help! 

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