- When not wearing, keep separately in a pouch, bag, container, or even a ziplock bag. When stored together with other jewelry, beads and chain can become scratched.
- Clean beaded lanyards and jewelry with a toothbrush and warm water.
- On chain lanyards and jewelry, use polishing cloths to keep your chain looking clean and new.
- Be as careful as possible when wearing long lanyards, not to get them caught on something or pulled. An abrupt pull on a lanyard can cause it to loosen or even break.
- Even though Swarovski crystal pearls resist perspiration, UV rays, perfumes, and scratches, it is a good idea to occasionally clean pearls of any kind with a clean damp cloth.
- Never immerse beaded or chain jewelry in water. Use a camp cloth instead. A little mild dish soap can be used, if necessary.
- For metal beads, try to avoid moisture and chemicals like perfumes or hairspray.
- Lanyards and jewelry made with gemstones, crystal, or glass should never be dipped or used in an ultrasonic cleaner, as it will dull the polish of the stones/glass.
- Sterling silver that is not worn regularly will tarnish. Store your silver bead jewelry in an airtight container with an anti-tarnish strip.
- Do not use commercial dips on glass or crystal beads, as they will remove any coating that may be on the beads.
Category Archives: Beaded Lanyards
My college football sports team lanyards have become a big hit over the years! I started out designing and creating Alabama and Auburn beaded lanyards, as those two teams were, and still are, the most popular where I live. I have sold several of these lanyards at local craft shows that I have participated in. Since these two college football teams are so popular here where I live in Alabama, I figured that I should just go ahead and make beaded lanyards for any and every college football team around the US. Initially, I would just make the beaded lanyards in team colors, and then find and purchase the fabric badge reels from other Etsy sellers. But I have since learned how to make my own badge reels and so I have been purchasing cotton fabric in any college football team I can find! Here are just a few that I have made over the past few months…
It’s finally here! I just opened up my new Etsy shop, The Lanyard Necklace, http://www.TheLanyardNecklace.Etsy.com on Thanksgiving Day and I am offering FREE shipping within the US on any purchase from my new shop for the rest of 2013! I have also opened up new Facebook page and Twitter account for LanyardNecklace. So of course, I have to have a new blog for my new shop, too! If you are a professional woman who has to wear a badge to work, why not check out my handmade beaded and chain lanyards! If you don’t find what you are looking for, please just ask me and I would be happy to create a customized lanyard just for you!
Here are just a few of my handmade beaded lanyards that have become very popular over the last year…