Acrylic jewelry is very fragile! It is not as strong as stainless steel or titanium jewelry. It should be worn as a novelty item, instead of continuous wear. To ensure the longevity of your jewelry, follow these care instructions. Do not autoclave; do not use alcohol or harsh cleansers; clean before wearing by using antibacterial soap and water; do not leave in direct sunlight for extended periods. Do not store in extreme temperatures. Do not bend, twist, force ball/beads on, or chew on acrylic.