Frequently Asked Questions
ARE YOUR ITEMS REALLY MADE OUT OF PAPER?
Yes! Our miniature pieces are made out of paper. They are designed, cut, colored, and formed one by one in our home studio. I apply various techniques to give each flower a unique look.
Our quilling projects, jewelry or framed pieces, are also made from paper. Strips of paper are rolled to form produce different shapes. They may be glued to each other or on their edge to be mounted for display.
WHY PAPER JEWELRY?
Unique.Our products are original creations of Le Quillery. Every piece is made individually, and just like real flowers, each one is unique in its own way, and no two are exactly alike.
Lightweight.I love wearing jewelry, too, but I don't particularly enjoy it when they are heavy. Jewelry made from paper is on the lighter side and are comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Handmade.Great care and attention to detail is given to all our creations to make sure that you receive a high-quality item with that handmade charm. And you are not just buying a product, you are also supporting a small business with a big dream.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY JEWELRY?
Our jewelry is suitable for everyday wear but we have some recommendations to keep them looking as pristine as possible:
- When not in use, store your jewelry in its box.
- If applicable, gently polish the glass with a soft cloth.
- Avoid exposing your jewelry to water.
- Remove them before showering, swimming, or bathing.
- In case of water contact, lightly pat dry with an absorbent cloth, and air dry.
For jewelry with Sterling silver or gold fill:
- Sterling silver naturally oxidizes (darkens) over time. Store your necklace in an airtight container to slow down or avoid tarnishing.
- Polish the metal with a non-abrasive cloth or use a cleaning solution specifically made for Sterling silver or gold filled metals.
As a general rule of thumb, your jewelry should be the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off. If treated with love and care, these pieces of wearable art will last for years to come.
I AM WORRIED ABOUT WATER!
Water has always been one of our major considerations ever since we started. Our jewelry are designed to be water-resistant, and are made to at least withstand mild weather conditions. Most of our miniature botanical creations are permanently encased in glass pendants to protect them from natural elements.
The rest of our jewelry line that are not sealed in glass, are protected by multiple layers of non-toxic, acid-free, water-resistant finish. They are hand brushed to coat every little corner, but at the same time retain the lovely details.
All these steps are made to ensure that your jewelry is going to be safe if you get caught in the rain or get splashed by water, but we still recommend to keep your piece from prolonged water exposure to help the integrity of the seal and metal last longer.