chewable jewelry

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Replacing or Shortening your Chewable Pendant Cord

Replacing the Cord on Pendants with Front Facing Openings

As part of our chewable jewelry care instructions, we recommend regularly cleaning your chewable pendants.

Many people prefer to do this by taking their pendant off the cord to boil it or run it through the dishwasher. If you have a pendant with a front facing opening, replacing the cord after cleaning can be a bit tricky at first. 

To help, we've made a video tutorial showing how to knot the cord in the same way it was knotted when you received your necklace: 

A short video demonstrating how to reattach the cord to a chewable jewelry pendant with a front face cord opening.

Shortening the Cord on a Chewable Pendant

Is the cord for your chewable too long? The tutorial video below shows 3 ways to shorten the cords of Stimtastic chewable jewelry necklaces: discarding the clasp to use a simple knot, a shorter cord using the clasp, and an adjustable surfer choke.

If you need to remove the clasp to take your pendant off the cord for cleaning, this video also demonstrates removing and reattaching the clasps. 

This video shows 3 ways to shorten the cords of Stimtastic chewable jewelry necklaces: discarding the clasp to use a simple knot, a shorter cord using the clasp, and an adjustable surfer choke.

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Chewable Jewelry Design Contest

Design Stimtastic's next piece of chewable jewelry! 

Do you have a great idea for a chewable pendant? Enter your idea in our design contest for a chance to see your creation become Stimtastic's newest chewable necklace!

The Chewable Jewelry Design Contest is open to all. Here's how to enter: 

  1. Create a 2-dimensional sketch or 3-dimensional rendering of your idea. 
  2. Submit it by email to stimtastic@gmail.com by May 15th with the subject line "Design Contest Entry". 
  3. In your email include: your full name, the name of your design, and a statement saying that you have read and agree to the contest entry guidelines (you can copy this if you like: "I have read and agree to the Stimtastic Chewable Jewelry Design Contest guidelines posted at Stimtastic.co.").

Contest Entry Guidelines

  1. Submissions should be either (1) a 2-dimensional sketch showing the front, side and back of your design or (2) a 3-dimensional rendering of your design. See below for 2-dimensional examples.
  2. Format:
    • for 2-dimensional images, submit a .jpeg or .png file;
    • for 3-dimensional submissions submit an .STP or .IGS file.
  3. Your submission must be your original idea. No copies, derivatives or otherwise modified versions of copyrighted work. 
  4. You must be willing to give Stimtastic exclusive permission to reproduce your design as a chewable jewelry piece for sale by Stimtastic in perpetuity.
  5. Submissions should be reproduce-able in a single color.
  6. Submissions should be suitable for production in a 3-dimensional format (i.e. a single continuous object).
  7. Submissions should be suitable for use as a chewable pendant (i.e. not have multiple small protrusions or especially thin/narrow parts that would be easily chewed off).

Sample Entries

The illustrations that follow are intended to give entrants an idea of suitable 2-dimensional sketches or computer-generated renderings.

Example of a concept sketch (purple ink) and finished submission (black ink) with a different design for front and back  (Illustrations and design notes by Elizabeth Porter ( snowbringer@gmail.com , twitter: @snowbringer)

Example of a concept sketch (purple ink) and finished submission (black ink) with a different design for front and back (Illustrations and design notes by Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer@gmail.com, twitter: @snowbringer)

Additional Design Notes: 

You don't need to do your submission digitally – All you need is some blank or graph paper and a black pen. (Black pen will reproduce better than pencil in most cases without image editing.) What you want to do is make your design easy for other people to visualize or understand. Don't worry about making it “perfect.” What you want is something understandable. 

To help this, add measurements for parts – even if they are a little rough. If you are having trouble with drawing a circle, draw what you can and add an arrow to where you want it to go. If you want a textured area or a repeating pattern, say that. You can't have too much clarity. 

When you go to put your image on the computer, scanning is preferable. You want a larger image – you can always make it smaller later if you have to. (300 dpi will get you a better, more legible image.) Alternately, you can take a photograph in good light (sunlight preferable) with the best settings for image quality you have available on your camera. 

What you will want is to show your idea for the front, the back, and the sides. If front and rear are the same, then you can just draw one and make a note of that. If you want something where the one side is thicker than the other, make sure to draw that and add notes about thicknesses. 

Example of a drawing of a piece with identical front and back sides  (Illustrations and design notes by Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer@gmail.com, twitter: @snowbringer)

Example of a drawing of a piece with identical front and back sides (Illustrations and design notes by Elizabeth Porter (snowbringer@gmail.com, twitter: @snowbringer)

How the Winner will be Selected 

Semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges based a set of judging criteria to include originality and feasibility of production as a chewable pendant. Semi-finalists will then be voted on by the public to choose a winning design. 

What the Winner Will Receive

  1. Your design made into a Stimtastic Chewable necklace, with full credit to you as the artist on the Stimtastic website.
  2. $500 cash award
  3. 20 pieces of the finished necklace in your choice of available colors

 

Product Write Ups

What Kind of Chewer Are You?

Many of the product descriptions for Stimtastic's chewable jewelry mention the level of chewing that the piece is suitable for. But how do you know what kind of chewer you are?

Generally we describe the levels of chewing as light, moderate or aggressive.

You are an aggressive chewer if you often destroy objects, such as pens, pencils, erasers or clothing by chewing on them. You're a light chewer, in contrast, if you leave some tooth marks on those types of objects when chewing or if you find yourself putting objects in your mouth without necessarily biting down on them. You're a moderate chewer if you fall somewhere between the two--sometimes damaging objects by chewing on them but not regularly shredding objects to pieces.

 

Aggressive Chewing

For aggressive chewers, we recommend pendants that are very thick (such as the Phoenix) or that have a wide, thick section (such as the Annular, Mushroom or Droplet Pendants) which stands up longer to heavy chewing. Ultimately any silicone piece will be broken down by aggressive chewing, but choosing the right piece for your chewing style can maximize the life of your chewable.

The cuff bracelet (left) is also a good option for aggressive chewers who bite their wrists or hands. The wide, cuff style bracelet is durable and provides a convenient, protective layer over the skin of the wrist or arm. 

 

 

Moderate Chewing

For moderate chewers, we recommend our more compact pendants (such as the Alien or the Kleintastic) and our medium weight Faceted bracelet. Of course moderate chewers may also enjoy the pendants designed for aggressive chewers, particularly if they are looking for the kind of feedback that a firmer or denser piece provides. Many of our handheld chewables are also suitable for moderate chewers. 

Thanks to it's flat woven structure, the Braid pendant is able to accommodate moderate to heavy chewing, while still creating an understated look.

Thanks to it's flat woven structure, the Braid pendant is able to accommodate moderate to heavy chewing, while still creating an understated look.

 

Light Chewing

For light chewers, we recommend one of our smaller or softer chewables such as the Dulcimer or Trapezoid pendants.  Many of our lighter pendants are also suitable for those who are looking for oral sensory feedback without chewing (for example, having a clean, safe object to suck on or hold in the mouth without chewing).

The slim profile of the Trapezoid pendant makes it suitable for light chewers or those who are oral sensory seekers. 

The slim profile of the Trapezoid pendant makes it suitable for light chewers or those who are oral sensory seekers. 

 

Does your chewing style vary? Check out the No Gloom 'Shroom. With a thick durable umbrella and a contoured flexible stem, it provides options for light to aggressive chewing. The stem is also ideal for sucking on. 

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How to Shorten the Cord on Your Chewable Jewelry Necklace

This short close captioned video shows 3 ways to shorten the cords on our chewable jewelry necklaces: 

  1. Removing the clasp, trimming the cord to the desired length, and tying the cord in a simple knot (also good for anyone who doesn't like the feel of the clasp on their neck). 
  2. Pulling the cord through the clasp, snipping it shorter, and then knotting the ends of the remaining cord and pulling them back into the clasp. This option allows you to shorten the necklace and continue using the clasp. 
  3. Removing the clasp and tying the cord into a surfer's choker configuration to create an adjustable length cord.