Polymer clay is very durable, but as the jewellery I make is unique and delicate, please take care with your earrings. I recommend keeping them away from water, lotions, hair spray, perfumes etc.
If your earrings have a painted pattern/print, do not use any water to clean them. For other styles, if you need to clean them, a wet wipe or damp cotton wool should lift most make up marks.
Don't sleep in your earrings - this can bend them or cause them to break where the findings are attached.
Studs and Metals
Please take extra care with push-back studs, as these are fixed directly to the clay. I recommend pushing the post forwards through the rubber back, rather than pulling from the front, this will put less stress on the bond between metal and clay.
If your earrings are beginning to tarnish, you can use a jewellery polishing cloth (available cheaply online) and buff the metal. Be careful of pulling studs when doing this, as above.
It is recommended that you store your earrings in a jewellery box, out of direct sunlight. This will ensure the metal doesn't tarnish as quickly, and the colours are retained for longer.