Proper wire jewelry care is important, because this type of jewelry contains a lot of metal and is generally made out of the types of metal that tarnish easily, like sterling silver, copper, and brass. Wire can also catch and snag on clothing. The following jewelry tips can help keep your wire jewelry in good condition: Store wire jewelry in a plastic bag and soft pouch. The plastic bag will slow down tarnishing. The pouch will keep the jewelry from getting scratched by other jewelry during storage. Polish regularly to prevent tarnish and make it shine. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth or soft bristled brush(like a toddlers tooth brush). If using a jewelry cleaning solution, make sure to get a gentle one from a jeweler. Depending on the jewelry I prefer to just mix a little baking soda and warm water and gently clean the piece with a soft brush. I do not use the baking soda solution with jewelry with a lot of beads or settings. For these pieces I just use a mild detergent like dish liquid with arm water and a brush to maintain them. Either way I dry with a soft cloth then polish it with a cloth. Be careful when wearing wire jewelry to make sure it does not catch on clothing and get damaged. Remove the jewelry when doing rough chores and playing sports to prevent damaging your jewelry.