Notes from the Archives: How to care for your handmade resin dice

I’ve started a little video series that I’m calling Notes from the Sunshadeau Archives, where I will share little dice and art related tips and tricks. To view the videos, head over to my instagram IGTV.

For this tip, we are talking about how to properly care for your handmade resin dice. Remember to watch this segment in video format, head on over to IGTV. So you have invested in a beautiful, unique handmade die or set of dice. Here are some best practices to prolong the life and beauty of your handmade resin dice.

How to roll your handmade dice:

Be sure you are rolling your handmade dice on a padded surface. If you are using a dice tray, be sure to clear out other dice (especially metal dice) so your handmade resin dice don’t hit other dice while rolling. This can scratch the surfaces of your handmade dice.

How to store your handmade dice:

It is best to store each die individually. Either place each die in its own separate bag or invest in a dice case of some kind that has separate wells for each individual die. It is best if the wells are padded! You don’t want your dice to collide with other dice in storage because it may scratch the surfaces of your handmade dice.

How to clean your dice:

  • The best way to clean your dice is to gently polish with a clean, microfiber cloth. This will remove all the oils and dirt that may get on your dice from your hands.
  • If you ::gasp:: spill something on your dice and they need to be washed, remember to NEVER use any cleansers or detergents, just use warm water as promptly as possible. Leaving a die with anything on it for extended periods of time can affect the die’s surface shine.
  • NEVER scrub your dice, just use your fingers to gently clean the dice. And NEVER use any type of sponge or scratchy material to clean your dice.
  • If you need to wash something out of the numbers, you can GENTLY use an old toothbrush. But beware that you can remove the ink from the numbers with this method and I DO NOT recommend it.
  • Dry with a clean, lint free cloth and allow to air dry fully before storing.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to polish off any water spots from the dry die.
  • DO NOT leave a die wet or submerged in water for any length of time. It can affect your die’s surface shine.

And there you have it! I hope you take the time to properly roll, store, and clean those gorgeous handmade dice.

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