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Chainmaille Care

Aluminum/anodized aluminum:

will not tarnish, but will dull with wear. The best way to clean is to hand wash with dish soap (original Dawn is best). Do not use anything with a skin softening agent, as it attracts dirt & oils that will dull the finish.

Copper, brass and bronze:

some people like the natural patina of these metals, but if you prefer yours to stay bright & shiny, immerse it in a container of lemon or lime juice, and swish around until the shine is back. Hand wash gently with dish soap, dry with a towel, and allow it to fully dry before storing. Warning: putting damp pieces in a plastic bag will cause it to patina quickly.

**Recent tests have shown that plain white, distilled vinegar works best (in my opinion), and if you leave the piece soak it won't pit the metal.

Silver:

can be cleaned as normal silver jewelry, with polish or a cloth. (unless it is mixed with another metal, then the lemon juice method is recommended.)

**all of your chainmaille should be kept out of the sun, and away from chemicals, such as bleach or chlorine. Store sealed, in a dry, dark place with a tarnish tab for best results.