We love nothing more than staple, can’t-live-without-it jewelry. Donning our fave pieces daily (layered together, of course) is simply the core of CMD. Alas, over time, our sparklers get less sparkly—as all metals tend to do. Never fear, dear readers! We have the perfect, au naturale solution to DIY jewelry cleaning. Read on for our professional, designer approved, at-home cleaning tricks.
1. Fill a pyrex dish with warm water and two tablespoons of baking soda. 2. Crumple a sheet of aluminum foil into a ball (like you would a piece of paper) and place in dish. 3. Set your jewelry in the dish with the foil and let is soak for around 10 minutes. This is great for silver and gold, butdo not put oxidized silver in the solution. 4. Remove jewelry and lightly rinse with soap water (CMD prefers straightforward dish soap). 5. Thoroughly—but gently!—pat dry. Repeat as needed.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, I’m donating 10% of sales today to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), an organization that’s near and dear to my heart. And remember to reach out to people who might be feeling lonely or sad…a phone call or a hug can go a very long way [...]
Plaid Friday is a "shop local" alternative to Black Friday that began in Oakland, CA in 2009 and since, has successfully spread across the country. We’re so grateful for your support of small businesses like ours, and for sharing CMD with others (or yourself!) this holiday season. Your business helps keep our [...]
It’s November, and the holiday season is practically here – I can’t believe it either! We’re encouraging you to get a little kick-start on your seasonal shopping. At CMD, we handcraft every earring, necklace, bracelet and ring in our Upstate New York production studio [...]