Every week at work we have vendors selling jewelry, purses, pictures, clothes etc. I found a very cool turtle bracelet and thought I would take the bracelet apart and use the turtles in some art projects. I bought the turtle bracelet and put it on right away. The lady said she goes to China twice a year to pick up stuff. I started smelling fumes coming from the bracelet. I thought I was nuts. I put it in a plastic bag and brought it home where it spent several days in the sun. It still smelled. I then put it in bleach and water for a week. That did it. It must have been sprayed or dipped in some kind of sealant. Now I have a whole bunch of bleached turtles to work into my art projects.