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10 Ways To Prolong the Life of Your Lanyards and Other Jewelry

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  1. 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.
  2. Clean beaded lanyards and jewelry with a toothbrush and warm water.
  3. On chain lanyards and jewelry, use polishing cloths to keep your chain looking clean and new.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Never immerse beaded or chain jewelry in water. Use a camp cloth instead. A little mild dish soap can be used, if necessary.
  7. For metal beads, try to avoid moisture and chemicals like perfumes or hairspray.
  8. 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.
  9. Sterling silver that is not worn regularly will tarnish. Store your silver bead jewelry in an airtight container with an anti-tarnish strip.
  10. Do not use commercial dips on glass or crystal beads, as they will remove any coating that may be on the beads.
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More Swarovski Pearl Lanyards

More Swarovski Pearl Lanyards.

Sports Team Lanyards

Sports Team 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…

Welcome to The Lanyard Necklace!

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…

Black and Silver Beaded Lanyard

Red and Silver Beaded Lanyard

Copper Beaded Lanyard

Black Silver Gunmetal Links Beaded Lanyard