Care Of Your Purchase

Congratulations on your purchase of a Daelen Forge Original!

Your item has been meticulously crafted, using techniques centuries old, to forge metal into your beautiful new piece. To maintain the beauty, durability and functionality of your piece certain care steps need to be followed. 

 

FOR ALL DAELEN FORGE ORIGINAL PIECES

Never expose your piece to moisture. If it is exposed to any moisture dry it immediately. 

To clean, simply wipe gently with a soft cloth. 

Never expose your piece to abrasives, this will cause permanent damage to your piece. 

Do not exposed your piece to any excessive heat, soldering irons, etc. as this will cause permanent damage. 

Be cautious not to drop or abuse your piece. Although they are forged from metal and highly durable, they will degrade with abuse and mistreatment. 

Maintain the protective coating on your piece as described below. 

If you notice any surface rust on your piece, rub it with steel wool, then reapply the appropriate protective coating. 

Inspect your piece regularly and take the necessary steps to preserve and protect your piece as necessary. 

With proper care your piece will last a lifetime. 

 

WEARABLES  (necklaces, brooches, hair pins, etc.)

Note: Our pieces are forged from steel which includes high quantities of iron. Iron should not be worn against the skin for extended periods of time. Some people may develop adverse reactions to iron. If you start to notice any irritation, remove the piece immediately. 

All of our wearables are finished with a durable clear coat to protect the finish. Over time you may notice the clear coat on your piece start to wear thin. To preserve your piece, simply reapply the clear coat (any spray glass clear coat will work) to keep it protected. 

Never expose your pieces to excessive moisture or abrasives or heat sources. 

Protect your piece from damage caused by impact with zippers, other necklaces or any metal pieces.  

To clean, simply wipe gently with a soft cloth. 

Necklaces are hung on a high quality, cured leather cording. Inspect for wear regularly and replace if necessary. 

 

FOOD SAFE ITEMS (roasting sticks, steak brands, steak flippers, etc.)

Items protected with a food safe finish will need special care to ensure it lasts a lifetime. Care is similar to any other cast iron products you may already have in your kitchen. 

The best way to protect your item is to apply vegetable oil every four months (more often if it gets frequent use). Simply put some oil on a cloth and rub it into the metal, ensuring you coat all the surfaces. 

To clean, wipe off any food particles. Do not scrub or immerse in water. If your item does become wet, dry immediately and if necessary reapply a protective oil coating. 

 

DECORATIVE BOWLS

Our hand forged bowls are protected with an all natural and highly durable beeswax finish that has been cooked on at high temperatures. If over time you notice the finish becoming thin or wearing, apply a new protective layer of beeswax. 

These are decorative bowls and not meant to be used for food. They are NOT dishwasher safe and should not be exposed to any moisture or abrasives. Caution should be used with what items you place in the bowls to prevent damage. 

 

DINNER TRIANGLES & CHARMS

Our Dinner Triangles are left with no protective coating to provide a clear and true ring. If you do not want it to patina and develop natural wear and rust, we recommend applying a clear coat, however, this will affect the "ring" of your triangle.

 

ALL OTHER ITEMS (bottle openers, wands, roses, etc.)

Our items are finished with a durable clear coat. It will withstand extensive use, however over the lifetime of your piece you may notice the protective coating start to wear thin. To preserve your piece and keep it protected, simply reapply a clear coat.

Never expose your pieces to moisture or abrasives, this will damage the protective finish and will eventually lead to rusting and permanent damage. 

 

MORE INFORMATION

To ensure the beauty, functionality and longevity of your Daelen Forge Original, please ensure you are following all proper care guidelines. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all pieces are only used for their intended use, that proper care and precautions are followed at all times, and due diligence is exercised in caring for the piece to maintain its condition. Without the proper care, all blacksmith created pieces will wear and rust. A small amount of proper care will ensure your piece is a long lasting and treasured piece.

SPECIAL NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE!
Our online store is now closed for the rest of the year. To purchase your Daelen Forge Originals please come and see us in person at The Butterdome Craft Sale or The Witchery Market.