Dear Friends of AWW,
These are step by step instructions on how to take your snow globes out of the boxes. As they are very fragile, you need to be careful when taking them out. : )
1. Snowglobe is FRAGILE and BREAKABLE
2. Always lift and hold at base and side of glass globe, using two hands, to avoid breakage
3. DO NOT HOLD AND SQUEEZE ON SIDES
4. SLOWLY and GENTLY lift snowglobe to remove from foam.
For those with intricate details on the base and the top of the globes, please be careful when handling them as they might break if you exert force. Always carry your globes by the base.
For displaying of the globes, you can place a little tea lights’ cup of water to prevent dust in the globes. This works only for enclosed cabinets though. : )
As all our products are fragile and mostly hand painted and hand crafted, we do advise Friends of AWW to be careful while handling your prized collections.
We currently do not have a repair service available in Singapore, but AWW is striving to obtain this service. We will keep you updated.
Do feel free to email us or call us should you require more information!
A World Within
5th March 2008:
Another interesting discovery of Water Globes and why they have air bubbles:
There are various reasons why water globes develop air bubbles. High heat can cause evaporation of the water in the globe, extreme cold can cause freezing and temporarily shrink the rubber that holds in the water of the globe, some water may leak out as it defrost therefore causing an air bubble. Another possibility is trapped air in the lining of the seal that may be forced out during shipping because of the vibrations of the plane, truck or boat. Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee waterglobes will not develop an air bubble now or in the future.
So one way, is to keep them out of extreme heat and cold as much as you can! : )
A World Within
9th June 2008: An interesting excerpt from Twinkle Globe
CARE TIP ONE: Do not over wind musicals, always make sure that the musical key is turned only twice at a time. Over winding a musical will cause the spring that rotates the musical to break and it is not possible to repair this once this has happened.
CARE TIP TWO: If you make it a plan to dust your collectibles when you vacuum your products will need less detailed care in the futures. An accumulation of dust will cause your products to look old and discolored if this happens clean your musicals and the base of your waterglobes with a mild, no abrasive cleaner. A window cleaner can also be used to clean the glass globe of your waterglobe.