FORM AND FLOW
Sculptural, handmade, and each unique, Hannah Keefe's pieces call us to stay in flow and celebrate our own individuality.
x brass chain, silver solder
Brass and Sterling Silver will react naturally when exposed to heat, oils and liquids. This is usually prevented in commercial jewelry making by treating the metal with harsh chemicals. These pieces are not chemically treated. In their raw state they are less toxic, but they are vulnerable to tarnish.
Brass and silver can be cleaned sustainably by using a simple home remedy: Heat enough apple cider vinegar to submerge the piece. Add a few generous dashes of salt. Agitate the piece in the mixture for 5 minutes. Remove and clean the piece with soap and water. Repeat if needed. An abrasive sponge or old tooth-brush can be used to further shine things up.