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Color Reference for Chewables

The photos below were taken in natural light against a white poster-board background, using a cellphone camera, to create a rough side by side color (and size) reference for our chewables.

One sample of each color is shown - for example, the mint UFO is the same color as mint dulcimer, mint bat, mint blossom, etc.

Clockwise from top left: twilight purple blossom, amethyst annular, thistle mushroom, purple donut, purple feather, purple raccoon, lilac dulcimer, purple jellyfish, plum Kleintastic, garnet blossom.

Clockwise from top left: twilight purple blossom, amethyst annular, thistle mushroom, purple donut, purple feather, purple raccoon, lilac dulcimer, purple jellyfish, plum Kleintastic, garnet blossom.

Clockwise from top left: Navy droplet, sapphire UFO, blue jellyfish, indigo Kleintastic, blue cloud, aqua dulcimer, arctic blue braid, blue macaron, blue snowflake; center: blue festher, teal bangle bracelet.

Clockwise from top left: Navy droplet, sapphire UFO, blue jellyfish, indigo Kleintastic, blue cloud, aqua dulcimer, arctic blue braid, blue macaron, blue snowflake; center: blue festher, teal bangle bracelet.

Clockwise from top left: Azure braid, turquoise annular, mint mushroom, green macaron, mint UFO, green raccoon, lime green chew knight, neon green alien, emerald droplet.

Clockwise from top left: Azure braid, turquoise annular, mint mushroom, green macaron, mint UFO, green raccoon, lime green chew knight, neon green alien, emerald droplet.

Clockwise from top left: Yellow jellyfish, gold annular, yellow macaron, lemon yellow cookie.

Clockwise from top left: Yellow jellyfish, gold annular, yellow macaron, lemon yellow cookie.

From left: brown raccoon, brown bat, brown donut.

From left: brown raccoon, brown bat, brown donut.

From top left: Orange bat, orange cookie, mango blossom, peach feather.

From top left: Orange bat, orange cookie, mango blossom, peach feather.

Clockwise from top left: Fuschia droplet, ruby UFO, pink jellyfish, pink droplet, pink raccoon, pink elephant, pink macaron, pink donut, coral blossom.

Clockwise from top left: Fuschia droplet, ruby UFO, pink jellyfish, pink droplet, pink raccoon, pink elephant, pink macaron, pink donut, coral blossom.

From left: Claret dulcimer, scarlet annular, red chess queen, red Ch-U tube.

From left: Claret dulcimer, scarlet annular, red chess queen, red Ch-U tube.

From left: White snowflake, white feather.

From left: White snowflake, white feather.

Clockwise from top left: Grey raccoon, grey snowflake, marble grey Ch-U tube, grey elephant, grey annular, silver UFO.

Clockwise from top left: Grey raccoon, grey snowflake, marble grey Ch-U tube, grey elephant, grey annular, silver UFO.

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.

Spinner Ring Care

It's common for spinner rings to occasionally become squeaky or hard to spin. Most often cleaning and/or lubricating your ring will quickly solve the problem. 

Cleaning Your Ring

You can clean your ring by giving it a bath in warm soapy water. 

1. Gather the following items: a bowl or other container of warm water (large enough to submerge your ring and hand in) and mild dish soap like Ajax, Dawn or Ivory.

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2. Pour a small amount of dish soap into the warm water. 

3. Swirl the water around until you see some bubbles on the surface. 

4. Submerge your ring in the water and spin it back and forth a little to try to loosen up any stuck on dirt. If your ring seems especially dirty, let it soak for about 5 minutes then try spinning it again while it is submerged. Once you get it moving, spin it in both directions a few more times to loosen any remaining dirt. 

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Spinner Ring Lubrication

Regularly adding some form of lubrication to your spinner ring can keep it spinning quietly and smoothly. If your ring is squeaky or continues to be difficult to spin after cleaning it, try lubricating between the inner and outer bands as shown below. 

1.  To begin, you will need a suitable lubricant. Customers have reported good success with: commercially available silicone products (industrial, automotive or personal lubricants), graphite (commercially available graphite-based lubricant or ground up pencil lead) and vegetable based oils (especially coconut oil). 

Sample lubricants: coconut oil, automotive silicone spray, pencil leads

Sample lubricants: coconut oil, automotive silicone spray, pencil leads

Because lubricants can stain, it's a good idea to cover your work surface with an old rag or a few layers of paper towel.

2. To apply a liquid silicone product (like personal lubricant) or vegetable oil, simply apply a small amount to your finger and rub it along the inside and outside of the ring where the bands meet.

3. Spin the ring back and forth to work the lubricant between the bands. Once the ring is spinning smoothly and quietly, wipe it off with your paper towel or rag to remove any excess lubricant. 

4. To apply an aerosol lubricant (graphite or silicone based), follow the instructions on the product you have selected to apply a small amount of lubricant along both edges of the band. Follow Step 3 above, adding more lubricant if necessary. 

5. To use graphite from pencil lead, first grind a small amount of pencil lead into dust (by crushing a replacement stick of lead or shaving it from a pencil tip). 

6. Apply the powder along the edges of the bands and continue as explained in step 3 until your ring spins smoothly. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly when you are finished to remove and residual dust from your fingers. 

 

 

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

 

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.