16 Hands News http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:46:27 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 16 Hands Re-Opens! http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9647 We are thrilled to be open again. The Kerrytown shops are reawakening, and seeing customers stop in is feeding our souls! During the shutdown, we spent a lot of time cleaning and redoing our displays. Along with precautions for disinfecting we now have in place, the pandemic has made us rethink how we display the things we carry. We're making&nbsp;price tags more visible, and wherever possible creating displays that require less handling. At the same time, we're making sure that we, the staff, are even MORE accessible.&nbsp;<br /><br />As new work continues to come in, we are reminded that reopening only works as long as things go well. We will continue to do&nbsp;all we can to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors. And we need your help too. Please use our hand sanitizer when you enter the shop. Wear a mask, observe social distancing of 6 feet, ask us for gloves if you&nbsp;think you might not be able to overcome the urge to TOUCH. Believe us, we understand - this is a very tactile, fun, appealing shop. But can you imagine cleaning every piece, every day?<br /><br />Another very important component of reopening is getting things moving again with orders from the artists and craftspeople we represent. They have all been affected by the pandemic too, many of them tragically. Most have been shut down for 3-5 months, are operating with only 0-2&nbsp;team members and some will not be reopening at all - ever. This is heartbreaking, and demonstrates the fragility of small business which most of us at Kerrytown are acutely aware of now.<br /><br />We have a much smaller team now as well (from 6.5 in Feb 2020 and 2.5 now). It will also affect how quickly we will be able to accomodate custom orders or repairs, so we ask for you to order early and please be patient.<br /><br />If you haven't already, please sign up to get our emails. We don't send out a ton of them, and it is the best way for us to communicate with you. New items are being added all the time, so please check back. You can also keep in touch with what's new here through Facebook&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/16hands">facebook.com/16Hands</a> or Instagram&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/16handsannarbor/">https://www.instagram.com/16handsannarbor/</a><br /><br /><br />So heartfelt thanks from Jill, Rick, and Nate. We hope to see you soon. NEW Gift Guide http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8185 <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Gift-Guide.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 20px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/gift_graphic_sm.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="256" align="left" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">As retailers, a big part of our job is acting as resources in the gift-giving process. Member of the 16 Hands staff each have their favorite go-to gifts for any occasion. We are often asked for suggestions, and often answer based on personal gift-giving experience. In our new <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Gift-Guide.htm"><strong>Gift Guide</strong></a>, we took the opportunity to collect our favorite gift ideas, and organize them by occasion or interest. As time goes on, we will add both categories and gifts to the list.<br /><br />In other blog posts you will find suggestions&nbsp;for&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/news.htm?newsId=7514">Wedding Anniversary</a></strong>, or All&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/news.htm?newsId=7435">Michigan-Made</a></strong> gift ideas.&nbsp;<br /><br />Have you found the perfect gift at 16 Hands? Please let us know what you found, and how it was received. We'd love to know about it, and may include it in future updates to our <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Gift-Guide.htm"><strong>Gift Guide</strong></a>.</span> Puzzles were made for Snow Days! http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8148 <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=zen+puzzle&amp;image=Search"><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/zen_aurora_sml.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" align="right" /></span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We recommended puzzles around the holidays just for days like this! The number of snow days this year has set records, and if you don't have to go out, it's a great time to stay in for a fun challenge. Our selection of puzzles continues to grow, with&nbsp;a range of themes and difficulty. Simple puzzles are great for younger kids and can often be done in one sitting. Others are so challenging, it may&nbsp;require a group effort. So grab your favorite steaming hot beverage and scatter some pieces on the table - it's puzzle time!</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br />If you're a fan of traditional jigsaw puzzles, we have a line made by someone who is a huge fan.&nbsp;Zen Puzzles look to the tradition of intricately cut wood puzzles.&nbsp;They are</span><span><span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;unique, hand designed, artisanal, heirloom quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles crafted with beautiful archival images, elegant designs, and wonderful, whimsical, figural pieces unique to each image. Designed for adults, but enjoyable for anyone (8+ recommended). </span><br /><br /><br /></span></span> <table style="width: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" width="785" cellspacing="20" cellpadding="20"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: verdana, geneva;"><br /><strong><span style="color: #9b9b9b;">"Figural pieces, known as whimsical pieces (or &ldquo;Whimsies&rdquo;) in England, are one of the major features that differentiate the premium, wooden jigsaw puzzle from the die-cut, cardboard puzzle. &nbsp;They were included in wooden puzzles cut in the early 1900&rsquo;s and throughout the 20th century, but we take them to another level..."&nbsp;-Zen Puzzles</span></strong></span><br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva;"><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Made in the USA using eco-friendly materials, Zen Puzzles&nbsp;contributes a portion of their profits to extraordinary organizations working to restore the ecological sustainability of the earth and to improve the quality of life for all creatures living on it. 16 Hands&nbsp;now&nbsp;has many different designs&nbsp;in sizes from the teaser size at $16 to the large puzzle with almost 300 pieces at $95. Our in-store selection of images is greater than what you see online, so contact us if you're looking for a particular image. See our online selection&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=zen+puzzle&amp;image=Search">HERE</a>.<br /><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=creative+crafthouse&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 20px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/350x341_cc_iceskatersjpg.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="341" align="left" /></a><br />In the mood for something different? Creative Crafthouse of Florida make some of the most deceptively simple puzzles we've seen. At first glance you think, "cool - different woods cut into shapes...maybe it's a kids puzzle", and that's which is where you'd be mistaken. The reason are all those gaps between shapes. There's nothing to tell you what goes next to the piece you're holding. Solving the puzzle means getting ALL of the pieces back into the frame they came in. The set includes the tray and cover, along with at least 4 different woods. Each is 1/4&rdquo; thick&nbsp;and sometimes includes a specialized acrylic piece. Each puzzle measures 7&rdquo; square in the fame and cover. These contain small parts and&nbsp;can be difficult, so not recommended for young children. Find more of their puzzles <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=creative+crafthouse&amp;image=Search">HERE</a>.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This studio also creates (and recreates) some great puzzles - some of their own design, and others as a nod to great puzzle designs of the past.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Having puzzles around is just nice - always there to challenge you again, or bring out when you want to give the brain a nice workout. Find a few of your favorites and keep them handy - another snow day is probably just around the corner.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /><br /></span></span> New Arrivals: Early January 2019 http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8078 <div style="text-align: center;"> <table style="height: 1525px; width: 439px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="368" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/400x320_dz_print_thisendupjpg.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="320" align="" /></span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">New Prints by Ann Arbor artist David Zinn.&nbsp;<br />A welcomed addition to his amazing book, Underfoot Menagerie.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=zinn&amp;image=Search">See more prints online.<br /><br /><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/mc_moodlamp_fairyhouse.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="480" align="" /><br /></a></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">A colorful new light - the Spooner Creek Mood Lamp.&nbsp;<br />A 4-sided design with a different image on each panel.&nbsp;<br />Turns on/off with an inline switch.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Fairy-House-Mood-Lamp-x37302957.htm">Get more details</a></span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/rr_opener2.jpg" alt="" width="402" height="299" align="" /></span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">New uses for familiar things...</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Bike Chain Opener by Resource Revival.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">See more of their things HERE</span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=barloga&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/450x808_bs_succulent_poster_webjpg.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="808" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Barloga Studio prints of feathers and nests have been very popular at 16 Hands. Adding to their beautiful selection of images are these succulents. They are reproduced in wonderful detail on handmade Nepalese paper. Shown are 9x14" prints ($48 each), with other images available in a 20x30" size. <br /><br />Click the image to see more.</span><br /><br /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=zinn&amp;image=Search"><br /><br /></a></span><br /><br /><br /></div> Why Handmade? http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7738 <p>Amazing things happen when you buy handmade.</p> <p><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Jewelry/Ayala-Bar-Jewelry.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px 15px 10px 15px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/screenshot_2018_5_16_the_artist_ayala_bar.png" alt="" width="268" height="384" align="right" /></a>The effects are felt more because there are fewer layers - It's often only the people who make things, and people who bring them to market. Within those two groups, there's not a lot of room for focus groups, marketing analysis, and complex distribution systems. What results is a completely different shopping experience and a completely different kind of gift.</p> <p>First, when you shop handmade you're are treated like someone who appreciates the things you're looking at. Just by walking into 16 Hands we assume you have an interest in handmade things - the stuff people make who love their craft and are happy to express that creative spirit. With that in mind, the 16 Hands staff are always happy to talk with you about the stories behind the work you see, an unusual technique or surprising use of material that went into the item you've choosen. If you decide to purchase that item, we will always try to include that artist information with your purchase. It's important because it tells the story of the gift you're giving. For the recipient it tells them a lot about the care you took to find something special, and spreads the word about functional craft. And if the item is for you, it acts as a reminder of who made it and what made you fall in love with it in the first place.</p> <p>The artists and craftspeople we represent feel the impact of your purchase as well. Contacting an artist to tell them that their work has all sold and we need MORE is pure joy! There are so few layers in this kind of business model, that we sometimes hear the craftsperson's voice on the other end of that phone call. Handmade also changes the design process that's behind making the object. Whereas a mass-produced item may need to appeal to the widest audience possible, the artist or craftsperson is often following their own creative instinct. This is why things you'll find at 16 Hands have a look and feel of something you'd find at an art fair, many of the artists and craftspeople we represent are art fair exhibitors themselves. Through a combination of creative spirit and business savvy the community of designers, makers and artists we show are the heart of what we do. <br /><br />We can make things easy by offering free gift wrapping on your purchase. If you're in a rush - buy online and choose the local pick-up option instead of shipping. We will meet you with curb-side service at Kerrytown. If your gift will be traveling without you, we can pack and ship for you. Our shipping rates are reasonable and we are experts at safely packing your items so that they reach their destination looking as wonderful as they did in the store.</p> <p>We do what we do here at 16 Hands for the same reasons the people we represent make what they make - for the love of it. The next time you have a gift to buy, we hope you will consider our slogan - Handcrafted &amp; Heartfelt.<br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Anniversary Gifts http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7514 <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #9b9b9b;">Anniversary Gifts By Year</span><br /><br />Below we've gathered both traditional and modern anniversary gift ideas, as well as the metal or gemstone associated with each. The links (<span style="color: #d0131a;">in RED</span>) with each will take you to suggestions when we show items online that might work for that year's gift. For more ideas, including items not shown on our web site, please contact 16 Hands. We are always happy to find more gift suggestions and always offer FREE gift wrapping on gifts.<br /><br /></p> <table border="0" width="665" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"><colgroup><col width="99" /> <col width="148" /> <col width="152" /> <col width="232" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p><strong>Anniversary</strong></p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><strong>Traditional</strong></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><strong>Modern</strong></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><strong>Metal/Gemstone</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>1st Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Paper.htm"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Paper</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=clock&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Clock</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=gold&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Gold</span></a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=peridot&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Peridot</span></a></span> or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>2nd Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=cotton&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Cotton</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>China</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=garnet&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Garnet</span></a></span>&nbsp;or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=rose+quartz&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Rose Quartz</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>3rd Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=leather&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Leather</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=crystal&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Crystal</span></a></span>/<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=glass&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Glass</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span>,&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=moonstone&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Moonstone</span></a></span> or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=jade&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Jade</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>4th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p>Linen or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=silk&amp;btnSearchSubmit=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Silk</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Appliances</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=blue+topaz&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Blue Topaz</span></a></span>&nbsp;or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=amethyst&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Amethyst</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>5th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=wood&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Wood</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Silverware</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=sapphire&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Sapphire</span></a></span> or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=turquoise&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Turquoise</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>6th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=iron&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Iron</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=wood&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Wood</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=amethyst&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Amethyst</span></a></span>,&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=garnet&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Garnet</span></a></span> or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=turquoise&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Turquoise</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>7th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=copper&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Copper</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=brass&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Brass</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Onyx, <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=yellow+sapphire&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Yellow Sapphire</span></a></span>,</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>8th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=bronze&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Bronze</span></a></span>/<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=ceramic&amp;paging=2"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pottery</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Linen/Lace</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Tourmaline, <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=bronze&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Bronze</span></a></span> or <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=Aventurine&amp;image=Search">Aventurine</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>9th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=willow&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Willow</span></a></span>/<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=ceramic&amp;paging=2"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pottery</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=leather&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Leather</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=lapis&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Lapis Lazuli</span></a></span>&nbsp;or Tigers Eye</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>10th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=aluminum&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Aluminum</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Diamond Jewelry</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Diamond or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=Green+Tourmaline&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Green Tourmaline</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>11th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=steel&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Steel</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Accessories.htm"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Accessories</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=turquoise&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Turquoise</span></a></span>&nbsp;or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=hematite&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Hematite</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>12th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=home+decor&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Home Decor</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=jade&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Jade</span></a></span>,&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=agate&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Agate</span></a></span> or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>13th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p>Lace</p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=scarf&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Textile</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=citrine&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Citrine</span></a></span>&nbsp;or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=moonstone&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Moonstone</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>14th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=elephant&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Elephant</span></a></span>&nbsp;(theme)</p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=gold&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Gold Jewelry</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=opal&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Opal</span></a>&nbsp;</span>or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=moss+agate&amp;btnSearchSubmit=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Moss Agate</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>15th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=crystal&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Crystal</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=watch&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Watch</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Ruby or <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=sapphire&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Blue Sapphire</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>20th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p>China</p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Platinum</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Emerald</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>25th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=silver&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Silver</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Musical Instrument</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=silver&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Silver Jewelry</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>30th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Diamond</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Pearl</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>35th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=coral&amp;image=Search">Coral</a>&nbsp;or Jade</p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=jade&amp;image=Search">Jade</a></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Emerald</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>40th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p>Ruby</p> </td> <td width="152"> <p>Ruby</p> </td> <td width="232"> <p>Ruby</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>45th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=sapphire&amp;btnSearchSubmit=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Sapphire</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=sapphire&amp;btnSearchSubmit=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Sapphire</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="232"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=sapphire&amp;btnSearchSubmit=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Sapphire</span></a></span>&nbsp;or Alexandrite</p> </td> </tr> <tr valign="TOP"> <td width="99"> <p>50th Year</p> </td> <td width="148"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=gold&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Gold</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="152"> <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a 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14pt;"><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: verdana, geneva;"><br />If you've been in 16 Hands, you know we LOVE air plants. Not only because they look great themselves, but since they don't require dirt to grow and thrive, almost anything can be an air plant holder! Even though we don't sell the plants here online, we have several great holder options available. <a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=planter&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>See some great ideas here!<br /><br /></strong></span></a>We've learned that some see air plants as <span class="st">"Indestructible"</span>. The ARE easy to care for, but do take some care to keep healthy. Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, are considered an easy to care for, low-maintenance house plant. There are roughly 650 different species, but all have one thing in common &ndash; they draw water from the air and use their leaves to absorb nutrients. Air plants grow naturally in humid and subtropical environments, such as the southern United States, Central America, and South America. These plants do not require soil to grow, and can commonly be found living on other plant life, unobtrusively, such as large trees.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; page-break-before: auto;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em><br />But air plants only need air to survive, right?</em> Wrong! Unless you live in a humid environment, you will need to provide moisture for your plant regularly. While these plants <strong>do not require soil </strong>and can hang out just about anywhere inside your home, they do need a few things to keep them healthy. The most important is <span style="font-style: normal;">water.</span><span style="font-style: normal;">Since not all of us live in a humid climate, you will need to supply your air plant with water every week. </span><span style="font-style: normal;"><strong>Let them soak, root side up and out of the water, once a week for an hour. When finished, gently shake off excess water, and let them remain upside down on a towel until they are fully dried.</strong></span><span style="font-style: normal;"> Water pooling in the leaves is the #1 killer of Tillandsia, as this will lead to rotting and subsequently dying. Additionally, you can add a bromeliad fertilizer once a month to the water to give them an extra boost. Secondly, air plants prefer </span><span style="font-style: normal;"><strong>bright, indirect light.</strong></span><span style="font-style: normal;"> The more sunlight and heat, the more water required. Using a misting bottle in addition to soaking is recommended for very bright light, or a particularly dry space. On the other hand, in the cooler, wet months, air plants don&rsquo;t need as much water, so misting probably is not necessary. </span><span style="font-style: normal;"><strong>Good air circulation is also important</strong></span><span style="font-style: normal;">, so avoid placing your plants in a closed terrarium. </span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><br />Overall, these funky little plants are excellent companions for those of us with less-than-green thumbs, and are a unique addition to any plant collection. These guys can hang out in just about anything, so get creative!</span></p> <p><br /><br /><br /></p> Michigan Gifts http://www.16handsannarbor.comhttps://www.16handsannarbor.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7435 <p><a href="https://16handsannarbor.rainadmin.com/shop/c/p/State-of-Michigan-Dish-Set-x31872589.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin-right: 15px; margin-left: 15px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x200_mi_dishjpg.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" align="left" /></a><a href="https://16handsannarbor.rainadmin.com/shop/c/p/Michigan-LP-Cutting-Board-in-Cherry-x31878370.htm"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/cutting_board_michigan_shape_sm.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" align="right" /></a>There are so many things to love about the Great Lakes State, we make sure to have a variety of Michigan themed items. If you're looking for something to help dine and entertain, consider a wood cutting board or serving dish. Both look great and make serving guests a little more special. If you're looking for other gift ideas that have a Michigan theme, see our<strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/MI-Town.htm"><span style="color: #d0131a;">MI Town</span></a> </span>section. <br /><br />Maybe the idea is to give something that is MADE in Michigan. We have that covered as well. A lot of pieces we carry at 16 Hands were made in the state. Included in this are the wonderful<strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=towel&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">kitchen towels</span></a></span> and&nbsp;<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=napkin&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">napkins</span></a></span> by June &amp; December. Wonderful designs printed on flour sack cotton and offered in a great variety of pattern and style. They offer wonderful botanical imagery on flour sack cotton in themes like "Eastern Wildflowers", "Monarchs and Mushrooms" and "Garden Herb". It's one of those practical things that people don't often get in a form that they really enjoy - just the basics. These towels get so soft though, they are a real pleasure to use - and the images can't be beat. A classic done well is always a big hit - weather that's for yourself or a nice housewarming gift. One of our favorite things is to help customers put together a nice small group of items along a Michigan theme, then use a June &amp; December kitchen towel as gift wrap! Sometimes all it needs is to be gathered up and tied with a ribbon and you're all set! The gift looks amazing and enticing before it's even opened.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=block+m&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin-right: 20px; margin-left: 20px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/um_blockm_sml.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" align="left" /></a><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Hail-Yes-Letterpress-Poster-x33447073.htm"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/257x243_hail_yes_sm_20180706091515jpg.jpg" alt="" width="257" height="243" align="right" /></a>As well as love for our home state, there's plenty of love for our home team. Ann Arbor's own <span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=motawi&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #d0131a;">Motawi Tileworks</span></a></span> offer a wonderful group of block M tiles make a great gift for your favorite Michigan fan. Ready to hang with a notch on the back, these thick hand-glazed tiles are a bright and lasting symbol of Wolverine spirit. <br /><br />16 Hands is a great spot to stop before the game. Traveling light? No problem - we are always happy to hold or ship purchases. That way you have less to keep track of throughout game day. <br /><br />You'll find lots of other options in the "<span style="color: #d0131a;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/MI-Town.htm"><span style="color: #d0131a;">MI Town</span></a></span>" section of our site. There we've collected some of our favorite items made in or about our Great Lakes State. You'll be surprised how many different kinds of work you'll find that are made by creative people all over Michigan. <br /><br />If you're a Michigan based craftsperson, get in touch. We are currently accepting new work only from local/regional makers. 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font-size: small;" size="2"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> </span> <table border="0" width="590" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"></span></span> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><strong><a href="#Anchor-35882">What do I need to know before cleaning my jewelry?</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="#Anchor-What-49575">What is tarnish?</a></strong><br /><strong> <a href="#Anchor-How-47857">How can I prevent tarnish?</a></strong><br /><strong> <a href="#Anchor-11481">Does it matter <em>when</em> I put on jewelry?</a></strong><br /> <br /> How should the following be cleaned?</span></p> <span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"></span></span> <ul> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-14210"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">polished silver &amp; gold</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-Cleaning-3800"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">matt or textured silver &amp; gold</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-Cleaning-35326"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">bronze</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a href="#Anchor-Cleaning-44867">mixed metals</a></span></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-Cleaning-33869"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">pearls</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-6296"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">pewter</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-Cleaning-48213"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">precious &amp; semi-precious stones</span></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="#Anchor-Other-49575"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2">other materials</span></a></strong></li> </ul> </div> </td> <td style="width: 235px;"><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Large-Open-Drop-Vermeil-Necklace-x34597607.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 15px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/250x352_screenshot_2018_6_28_large_open_drop_vermeil_necklacepng.png" alt="" width="250" height="352" align="right" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-35882" id="Anchor-35882"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What do I need to know before cleaning my jewelry?</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Always be sure you know which metals, stones and other materials are in your jewelry before cleaning. Although other tips are listed here, the safest cleaning method is to use a soft dry cloth. Please consult an expert before attempting to clean antique or damaged jewelry.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td style="width: 235px;"> <div class="infolist2"><a href="https://16handsannarbor.rainadmin.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=locke&amp;image=Search"><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/pl_sm2.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></span></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-What-49575" id="Anchor-What-49575"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What is tarnish?</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Tarnish is the discoloration of metal due to oxidation. Most metals change with exposure to air. For jewelry, silver is the metal that tarnishes most quickly. This is due to the presence of some nickel and copper in most silver. Fine silver, which contains fewer other metals, will show less tarnish over time. Sterling silver contains 92.5% or more pure silver.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Jewelry/p/Maggie-Turquoise-Necklace-x33539919.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/cival_sml.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-How-47857" id="Anchor-How-47857"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">How can I prevent tarnish?</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Jewelry boxes are a great way to keep your jewelry organized and dust-free, but they don't protect against tarnish. To slow the appearance of tarnish, silver jewelry can be kept in sealed plastic bags. Keeping the air out will slow the process of oxidation. Try laying the plastic bag containing the jewelry piece on a flat surface. Press excess air from the bag before sealing.<br /> <br /> Anti-tarnish paper strips can be helpful when placed where jewelry is stored to inhibit oxidation.<br /> <br /> also see: <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20100801025739/http://www.16handsgallery.com:80/store/FAQ-Jewelry-Care-sp-10.html#Anchor-What-49575">what is tarnish?</a><br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Petoskey-Stone-Leland-Blue-Necklace-x32829717.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x200_indigo_pet_earjpg.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-11481" id="Anchor-11481"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Does it matter <em>when</em> I put on jewelry?</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Many jewelry surfaces are affected by common skin and hair care products. Putting jewelry on last, after hair spray, fragrances, soaps, lotions and oils will help retain their original appearance.<br /> <br /> Soaps and detergents are especially damaging to the elastic used in "stretchy" bracelets and rings. Take these off before washing to extend the life of the elastic.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=roberts&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x266_screenshot_2018_6_26_chalcedony_w_rock_crystal_vermeil_earringspng.png" alt="" width="200" height="266" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-14210" id="Anchor-14210"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Polished gold &amp; silver</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> A jewelry polishing cloth, like the&nbsp;<span style="color: #2446a2;"><strong><a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Sunshine-Cloth-x31872423.htm"><span style="color: #2446a2;">Sunshine Cloth</span></a></strong></span> can be used to clean and shine jewelry quickly and easily. These cloths contain a fine polishing compound that removes tarnish and grime, but can also smooth out matte or textured finishes. Be aware when using a polishing cloth that those brushed or textured surfaces can be come bright and shiny, even if that's not the original look of your jewelry.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: #660000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Be careful:</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"> Most liquid tarnish removers contain strong chemicals to remove tarnish. They should not be used on jewelry with artificially oxidized metals, special finishes, pearls or porous stones. See product label for warnings and directions.<br /> <br /> Liquid tarnish removers can be used by either dipping pieces, or by using small amount on a cotton swab. Be sure to rinse jewelry thoroughly, as any residual chemicals can continue to eat away at the metal.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Half-Moon-Sterling-Earrings-x31873547.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 20px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/pq_1153_mini.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Cleaning-3800" id="Anchor-Cleaning-3800"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Matte or textured surface gold &amp; silver</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> The safest method is to use a soft, dry cloth or small brush, like an old toothbrush, with soapy water. Very fine steel wool can be rubbed to remove tarnish from matte finish silver. If you are unsure about the finish, test on a hidden part of the jewelry. You can also consult the artist or store where the piece was purchased for advice.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: #660000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Be careful:</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"> Most liquid tarnish removers contain strong chemicals to remove tarnish. They should not be used on jewelry with artificially oxidized metals, special finishes, pearls or porous stones. See product label for warnings and directions.<br /> <br /> <strong>See our selection of brushed silver jewelry by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=philippa+roberts&amp;image=Search">Philippa Roberts</a> online.</strong><br /><br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Small-Open-Drop-Vermeil-Earrings-x34597569.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x239_screenshot_2018_6_28_small_open_drop_vermeil_earringspng.png" alt="" width="200" height="239" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Cleaning-35326" id="Anchor-Cleaning-35326"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bronze</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Bronze patina is often considered desirable, becoming warmer and darker as the piece ages. To return the finish to polished bronze, use a polishing cloth, liquid tarnish remover, or soap &amp; water with a soft brush.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Rain-Storm-Necklace-in-Champagne-x34798697.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 10px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/pl_sm1_20180706124540.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Cleaning-44867" id="Anchor-Cleaning-44867"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Mixed metals</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> If your jewelry piece is comprised of many different metals and surfaces, you may be limited to using only the safest methods available. Dipping a piece that has burnished, oxidized or textured surfaces may change the appearance of the metal, and the piece overall.<br /> <br /> A mild soap used with a soft cloth or brush, like an old toothbrush, is a much safer way to clean your mixed metal jewelry than with polishes or dips. <br /> <br /> also see: <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20100801025739/http://www.16handsgallery.com:80/store/FAQ-Jewelry-Care-sp-10.html#Anchor-Cleaning-3800">matte or textured surface gold &amp; silver</a><br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=izzi&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 15px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x243_img_3258jpg.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="243" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Cleaning-33869" id="Anchor-Cleaning-33869"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Pearls</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /><br /> Softer and more porous than you might think, pearls can be damaged by liquid tarnish removers, abrasives and heat from soldering irons and torches used in jewelry repair. A soft cloth is all that's needed to polish up your pearl jewelry. If cleaning other parts of the jewelry piece is needed (such as settings or ring bands), use care to only apply treatment to these surfaces, avoiding the pearl itself.<br /><br /><strong>See our selection of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=pearl&amp;image=Search">Pearl Jewelry</a> online.</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Pearl-Gemstone-Simple-Dangle-Earrings-x31876048.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 15px;" src="https://media.rainpos.com/7699/key015e_002_85310151552052012801280.jpeg" alt="" width="200" height="299" align="" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-6296" id="Anchor-6296"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Pewter</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Although it will darken, pewter will not tarnish the way silver does. A soft cloth and mild soap will brighten up this soft metal.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>See our selection of plated pewter jewelry by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=patricial+locke&amp;image=Search">Patricia Locke</a> online.</strong><br /><br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=locke&amp;image=Search"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 15px;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/200x313_screenshot_2018_6_28_http_patricialocke_compng.png" alt="" width="200" height="313" align="" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Cleaning-48213" id="Anchor-Cleaning-48213"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Precious &amp; semi-precious stones</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> The safest way to clean any stone is to rub it gently with a soft cloth.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: #660000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Be careful:</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"> Cleaning agents can damage some stones. Porous and brittle stones can dissolve in strong solutions, such as liquid tarnish remover.<br /> <br /> Some examples of soft, porous or brittle stones are coral, lapis, opal, turquoise and pearl.<br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/Jewelry/Beaded-Jewelry/p/Peruvian-Opal-Collage-Bracelet-x31875803.htm"><img class="img-responsive" style="margin: 15px;" src="https://media.rainpos.com/7699/peru011b_002_00992150161050812801280.jpeg" alt="" width="200" height="299" align="" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <div class="infolist2"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><a name="Anchor-Other-49575" id="Anchor-Other-49575"></a></span><span style="color: #333300; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Other materials</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="2"><br /> <br /> Enamels (both glass and resin) can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. The surfaces of these materials, as well as the adhesives that sometimes hold them in place, can be damaged by polishing cloths and liquid tarnish remover.<br /> <br /> As designers come up with more inventive materials and techniques, the need for proper care information becomes more important. If you are unsure of how to care for your jewelry, consult the artist or store where the piece was purchased.<br /> <br /> A soft cloth is also the safest way to clean jewelry made with materials, such as: lucite, rubber, wood, fabric, polymer clay and bakelite.<br /><br /><br /><br /></span></div> </td> <td>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.16handsannarbor.com/shop/c/p/Sunshine-Cloth-x31872423.htm"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7699/300x300_sunshinejpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>