Store leather jewelry flat or hanging in a dry place (avoid the bathroom). Allow all liquids to dry before wearing. Wipe leather clean with a damp microfiber cloth if needed.
TAGUA & FOREST SEED JEWELRY
Tagua & forest seeds are very durable, but not waterproof. Water can cause the beads to crack or warp. Do not submerse in water. Allow liquids to dry before putting on your tagua jewelry.
You can use beeswax to hand polish and buff tagua beads to a beautiful shine if you feel it is needed.
Brass will naturally oxidize and darken over time. To slow this process you can store your jewelry in a clear plastic bag with an anti tarnish strip. Avoid getting your jewelry wet & allow all liquids to dry before putting your jewelry on.
Polish brass with a jewelry polishing cloth, such as a Sunshine Cloth (available to purchase on Amazon.com).
STERLING SILVER AND 14K GOLD FILL JEWELRY
Store sterling silver & 14k gold fill jewelry in an air tight container with an anti tarnish strip. Avoid moisture, harsh chemicals and liquids on your jewelry. Clean with a soft cloth after wearing.Polish sterling silver & 14k gold jewelry with a jewelry polishing cloth, such as a Sunshine Cloth (available to purchase on Amazon.com).
At Sela Designs, our giving model is much different than many other give-back brands. We give 100% of our profits to various organizations. We know this giving is big, bold and outrageous. Why? Because that's the way God gives to use.
Here are the organizations we are currently supporting every month:
Mercy House Global
Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus' name. Engage those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty. Empower women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development. Disciple women to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about them here.
International Justice Mission
IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. They have rescued more than 45,000 people from slavery and other forms of violence. They work with local police and have assisted in the arrest of more than 3,500 slave owners and other criminals. IJM is working to put slave owners out of business for good. Read more about their work here.
Life House is an organization in our local community, Manitowoc, WI. It is the home to the homeless, the brokenhearted and those struggling to change, a place of hope and refuge. They give a hand up, not a handout, providing life skills training, housing, counseling and consistent support. Life House works with individuals who are ready to make the changes necessary to start fresh and live a new life. Learn more about Life House here.
Ebenezer Grace Children's Home
EGCH provides housing, food, education, spiritual encouragement and love for orphans and vulnerable children and establishes sustainable programs to assist poverty stricken families enabling them to become self sustainable. They purpose to raise children in a family environment, establishing sibling like relationships among the kids and "Mommas" as caretakers. You can learn more about EGCH here.