Whether you are the proud owner of a feather earring collection or you have just discovered your passion for these chic accessories,you should know how to properly store feather earrings when not wearing them.We love them because they are stylish, lightweight and versatile. Yet, in order to have our feather earrings in good shape for a long time, there are few steps which need to be taken to protect these fragile accessories.
1. Boric acid for new feathers
If you have made your feather earrings using feathers collected by you (you found them on the field, got them from a farm or from
your own birds, etc.), you will need to treat them so as the color and shape will remain the same for a long time. Boric acid sprinkled on them will kill germs and will treat the feathers, offering them a long life, with bright colors and nice shape. If you purchase the feather earrings from Feather Earrings or from any other reputable store, the treatment step will be done in store, so no need for you to repeat it at home.
2. Best feather earrings storing position
The best way to keep your feather earrings is to places them in vertical position, hanged on special hangers. However, few of us
have the necessary space to keep the earrings in standing position, so the horizontal position will work as well. Put them on flat surfaces, with the fluffy or more voluminous side up to keep their shape.
3. Suitable storage spaces
Placing your feather earrings along with all your other jewelries will result in an unwanted fluffiness, compromised shape and eventually a damaged pair of feather earrings which cannot be used any longer. This is why we recommend exclusive storage spaces for your feather earrings. A good tip is to keep them in the original plastic bag wrap, but make sure you have them open at both ends so that you can pull them when placing them in and out. Remember,
never push the feather earrings inside or outside the bag or they will lose their shape.
You can also place them in cloth bags that are loose
and can easily accommodate the earrings without damaging the feathers. Make sure you also place mothballs to protect them against bugs, moths and other unwanted insects that might affect them.
A cedar chest or a tackle box can also serve this purpose extremely well, especially if your collection of feather earrings is
growing extremely fast.
4. Storing conditions
When not wearing your feather earrings, store them away from sun rays so that their color will not be affected by excessive sun
exposure. Also, humid places should be avoided as they may damage your precious feather earrings. They can get a bad odor or shed significantly because of increased humidity.
Feather earrings do not need special care, but a proper storage space is a must. By following the above listed steps you can be
sure your feather earrings will preserve their intense colors and beautiful iridescences for a long time.