Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I wear body chains with?
- What kind of metals are your body chains made of?
- Are these body chains available in precious metals such as gold or silver?
- How do you wear the leg chains?
- This looks complicated, how do I wear these body chains?
- If a piece is sold out can I still order one?
- What payment methods do you accept?
- Where else can I find your jewelry?
- I want to receive updates from Element 7, what should I do?
- I am interested in working with Element 7 Style! Who do I contact?
Body Chain Care
What do I wear body chains with?
You can wear our body chains with all of your favorite outfits. Whether it's dressing up a simple top or spicing up your favorite dress, Element 7 is meant to complement every woman's outfit and bring out her edgy side. Some styling suggestions can be seen with the product descriptions like the one for our Waterfall shoulder chainTop
What kind of metals are your body chains made of?
Element 7 puts quality and design first, therefore our metals range from toned brass, stainless steel, and sterling silver. All of our metals are lead free. We do believe in upcycling vintage chains and pendants, which may be found in some pieces (will be described in the product).Top
Are these available in precious metals such as gold or silver?
Yes they are available in precious metals, ordering these would go through our "Custom" pieces contact (See below at Custom Work).Top
How do you wear the leg chains?
Our leg chains are secured by a stretchy terry cloth garter. These fit comfortably and are machine washable and adjustable with velcro backing.Top
This looks complicated, how do I wear these pieces?
Each and every product from Element 7 comes with a printed image of the jewelry being worn. Our pieces are generally intuitive and easy to put on. Our YouTube channel featuring a "How To" section is coming in Spring 2013.Top
How do I know my size for leg chains?
Our leg chains are measured the same as your pant sizes. Measure your upper thigh and refer to the following:
XS-S fits 0-4, band width: 20 inches, stretches up to 24 inches
M fits 4-6, band width: 23 inches, stretches up to 26 inches
L fits 8, band width: 26 inches, stretches up to 28 inches
Do you have Plus Sizes?
Yes, our plus sizes start at XL+, these would count as "Custom" pieces as extra materials are needed. All plus size products include a flat rate custom fee of $10. See how to order custom work below.Top
Who do I contact to get a custom body chain made?
For Custom pieces please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will return your email within 48 hours. What's the turn around for a custom piece? We believe a custom piece is an artistic and visual dialogue between the designer and the client. Our turnaround for handfinishing the actual piece is anywhere from 48hours-a week.Top
How much do your custom pieces cost?
Depending on the piece, if it is entirely custom our minimum charge starts at $100+. For Plus Sizes it is a flat rate of an extra $10. For precious metals please inquire within.Top
If a piece is sold out can I still order one?
Please send us a message from our contact page with the piece you are looking at and your size. We can see what we can do to help!Top
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept PayPal, Bank Transfers, Money Orders and credit cards via Paypal.Top
Where else can I find your jewelry?Top
Where do I apply the discount code?
The discount code is located on "Step 2" after your shipping information is filled. See image below:Top
I want to receive updates from Element 7, what should I do?
Join our Facebook Fanpage or sign up for our subscription system! We promise to only send you good things.Top
I am interested in working with Element 7 Style! Who do I contact?
If you think you would fit in with Element 7's edgy style and would like to be a part of the team please send us a message on our contacts pageTop
How do I take care of my jewelry?
Basic Body Chain Care
At Element 7 we strive to provide you with unique body chain jewelry. We hand finish each piece but cannot guarantee against excessive wear and tear. Our pieces are intended for decorative purposes only. Keep your jewelry away from water and moisture.
Wearing Body Chains
Everyday we put on at least one or two pieces of jewelry but we must recognize how we can preserve our treasures by keeping some simple tips in mind while wearing them.
Remove Jewelry During Tasks – To prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids, some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewelry include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house and other common tasks.
Put Body Chain On After Applying Makeup – Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewelry.
Don't Wear Jewelry in Swimming Pools, Spas or Seawater– Unless specified otherwise as “chlorine & seawater safe”, chlorinated water and seawater can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage.
Contact Sports and Jewelry don't Mix– If you’re an active girl keep your jewelry aside when you’re playing a sport! It could damage the jewelry not to mention the people as well.
Cleaning Body Chains
If you wear jewelry regularly, keeping it jewelry clean will keep it looking good as new.
Remove all body chains before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy.
Use Jewelry Polishing Cloths for Best Results
Polish silver or gold with a jewelry polishing cloth for best results. You can use a svelte or an old diaper, but the professional cloths are the best. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibers in these products.
Use Warm Water to Clean Jewelry. Using warm water is the best bet when cleaning your own body chain. Hot water can cause reaction with the cleaning fluids resulting in discoloration and Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this problem. Should this occur, this problem can be remedied by buffing and the application of a tarnish remover.
Inspect Your Body Chain Regularly
If its silver or gold toned metal chains, you can dip a cloth in white vinegar and wipe down your body chain to remove some tarnish. Dry thoroughly.
Storing Body Chains
Your jewelry will thank you for the love and care you take to store it! Here are some tips:
Store your body chains in a container and prevent pieces from moving around. While fabric-lined jewelry boxes are ideal, this can be as simple as using a shoebox and pieces of fabric.
Prevent your body chains from tarnishing by keeping it in a cool and dry place, also wipe it dry after wearing it as your body produces natural chemicals that will wear down on the metals, so it’s important to wipe your jewelry dry.
When travelling with body chains, store it in a case.