All Bow Products (regular bows, bow keychains, baby bows, pet bows, and bow ties):
Bows are made of three main materials: fabric, glue, and the barrette (or in some cases, a headband/elastic or keychain). Just like a fabric shirt that isn't hanging up, fabric bows will wrinkle! Keep them lying flat on a table, or clip them to a hanger or ribbon to keep them from wrinkling. Once they are wrinkled, it cannot be reversed. The bow would need to be ironed, and you CANNOT iron the bow because there is hot glue holding the center of the bow together, and the barrette on the back. The glue would melt and bleed through your bow. This also means that your bows should be kept out of high heat and direct sunlight! Cars are notorious for getting hot (up to 200 degrees in the summer!), so don't let your precious bow(s) melt in there! Washers and dryers also get hot. DO NOT MACHINE WASH YOUR BOW! Hot glue is used on the bow because of the high resistance of the barrette placed on the back. Hot glue dries fast and makes it possible for the barrette to stay on the bow (unlike other adhesives). Lastly, keep in mind that barrettes can get askew! Often, there is an easy adjustment you can make to fix the barrette. If this occurs, please review this video link on YouTube for an explanation and visual example of how to get your barrette back in order! How to fix a broken french barrette!
Wristlets, lanyards, and mini initial keychains:
Wristlets, lanyards, and mini initial keychains are made of three main materials: cotton webbing (the heavier material on the inside of wristlets/lanyards), fabric, and metal hardware. Over time, your product will get dirty. DO NOT WASH IT IN YOUR WASHER OR DRYER. The metal hardware may become hot, brittle, and break off of your product. It is best to hand wash your product with mild soap and water (do not use hot water!), and let air dry. Wristlets/lanyards that have a mini bow attached will need to be handled with even more care. There are trace amounts of hot glue on the center piece of the bow, and underside where it attaches to the product to ensure that it does not fall off during use. The bow is also hand sewn to the product, so do not to clip any threads that may be visible.
Bracelets are made of two main materials: fabric, and elastic. Over time, your bracelet will get dirty. I highly suggest to hand wash your product with mild soap and water, and let air dry. The bracelets are sewn with heavy stitches on the ends near the elastic, but I would not take the chance of machine washing it. A loose thread could get caught on something and unravel your bracelet!
Anklets are made of two main materials: fabric, and a toggle clasp. Over time, your anklet will get dirty. I highly suggest to hand wash your product with mild soap and water, and let air dry. The anklets are sewn with heavy stitches on the ends, but I would not take the chance of machine washing it. A loose thread could get caught on something and unravel your anklet!
Photo necklaces and other items with photo charms:
NONE of these items are waterproof! Just like a locket, there is a printed photo on the inside. Water or moisture WILL make the ink on the photo bleed. Keep it in a safe place and leave it outside of the bathroom while taking a shower. The metal on the necklace will likely get tarnished over time (just like any jewelry will). I would use a mild jewelry cleaner on the metal parts of your necklace to clean it occasionally, but remember to keep the cleaner away from the photo!