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Caring for Acrylic Jewellery

By RPF Jewellery · May 15, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Acrylic Jewellery Care

What are your top five tips on caring for my acrylic jewellery?


1. Always remove your jewellery when showering, bathing, swimming or washing your hands

2. Never leave jewellery in extreme heat or sunlight as over a long period of time these conditions could cause colours to fade.

3. Do not spray perfume or any other beauty products on to your jewellery. The alcohol content in some products could cause costume metals to tarnish and acrylic pieces to crack.

4. Do not wear jewellery anywhere it may get knocked or crushed as some pieces can be fragile.

5. Store each piece of jewellery in its original box.


How do I clean my acrylic jewellery?

In a similar way to glass, fingerprints and dust will show on acrylic. You do not need to use harsh chemicals to clean your acrylic jewellery, a simple solution of mild soap and lukewarm water is all that you need! Dry your necklace with a clean soft cloth to prevent streaking.


What if I scratch my acrylic jewellery?

Minor scratches can be removed from acrylic with a soft metal polish (such as Brasso) and a soft cloth. Simply dab a small amount of polish onto the soft cloth and rub into the scratch, keep on rubbing until the scratch disappears. After you have removed the scratch spray a small amount of furniture polish onto the area and polish as normal. If the scratch is deep enough for you to feel with your finger nail then you are unlikely to achieve an 'as new' finish, but the scratch appearance may be improved.

Acrylic Ice Cream Necklaces Reduced to £9.00 - Save £5.00!

By RPF Jewellery · May 15, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

I have reduced the Pink Acrylic Ice Cream Necklaces and also the Pink Mirrored Ice Cream Necklaces in my online shop to just £9.00 - that is a saving of £5.00 on the original price of £14.00.

Fashion Trend Spring/Summer 2009 : Statement Necklaces

By RPF Jewellery · May 15, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
  • Statement necklaces are HUGE for Spring/Summer 2009
  • Two main trends : geometric or bauble
  • Big, bold shapes are the key
  • Bright, attention-grabbing colours with lots of detail
  • Wear over matching high necklines
  • Necklaces are worn over the collar bone, or long chain

I like the geometric trend most of all. My favourites are the designs by VPL. I especially like the origami necklaces by Lizzie Fortunato, the suggestion of a pliable material like paper and the gentle colour palette lend a touch of femininity to the otherwise fairly harsh geometric shapes.

Which is your favourite design, and why?


Stella McCartney

Emilio Pucci


Philip Lim

Burberry Prorsum



Lizzie Fortunato for VPL

Christian Lacroix

Acrylic Elephant Silhouette Necklace

By RPF Jewellery · May 15, 2009 · 0 Comments ·


Thank you to Journey in Time and Space...

By RPF Jewellery · May 14, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
Thank you very much to Rach from Journey in Time and Space... for featuring the necklace she bought from RedPlasticFactory (Rach bought one of our black camera necklaces) in her blog posting dated 14 May 2009. xo.

Monthly Prize Draw - April 2009 Winner

By RPF Jewellery · May 11, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
Last months prize draw winner is Kaye, who wins this cool Pink VW Beetle Necklace.

This months prize in our monthly draw is a Black Anchor Necklace, to be in with a chance of winning simply sign up to our exclusive mailing list.

Thank you to WishWishWish

By RPF Jewellery · May 11, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
Thank you very much to Carrie from WishWishWish for featuring a selection of my laser-cut acrylic necklaces in her blog posting dated 10 May 2009.

test shot #1

By RPF Jewellery · May 7, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

indoor lighting, no flash, Canon A620 PowerShot

Acrylic Cut-Out Diamond Necklace - www.redplasticfactory.co.uk

DIY Tutorial : How to decorate an acrylic diamond necklace with swarovski hotfix crystals or hotfix rhinestones

By RPF Jewellery · May 5, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
Here is a great video tutorial on You Tube by EvaParadijs. In this video tutorial EvaParadijs talks you through how to decorate an acrylic diamond necklace with hotfix rhinestones or hotfix swarovski crystals.

In the video tutorial EvaParadijs uses an iron to affix her rhinestones, but as she points out you could also use your flat irons (hair straightners) or for more accuracy I would suggest you use a soldering iron (if you have access to one!) - but be VERY careful as they do get extremely hot!

You can buy various colours of acrylic diamond necklaces from www.redplasticfactory.co.uk

You can buy hotfix rhinestones or hotfix swarovski crystals from eBay or your local craft shop.

Check out a few more of EvaParadijs videos on You Tube too, she has some great make up tutorials.

Norwegian Wood

By RPF Jewellery · May 1, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Norwegian Wood
is an indie company based in Montreal. Every single item is handmade, using a mix of new and vintage fabrics and trims.

Thanks to wishwishwish for bringing Norwegian Wood to my attention :)

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