I used to make and sell a “purple jewelry cleaner” that was also amazing but only knew how to make it in 55 gallon drums! Was biodegradable and non-toxic! Anyway, the reason why these cleansers should never be used on Pearls, Opals and costume jewelry, is because they are considered soft stones, they have to be glued into their setting, rather than prong set. Most cleansers will destroy the glue, at least over time. Costume jewelry stones are also usually glued in rather than the labor intensive work of prong set, to keep cost down and make it more affordable. Costume jewelry is also made with “slag” metal or junk metal, definitely sub-standard and doesn’t usually hold up against cleansers either. They can turn ugly colors and sometimes, even soften the metals used in costume jewelry. I don’t claim to know everything about anything but I do know a lot about jewelry cleaners, having sold ours for 25 years all over the country.
I have a great jewelry polish that is super simple. Take a small piece of aluminum foil, about 1″ square, and put it in the bottom of a coffee cup. Add about a T of baking soda. Pour boiling water over it and dunk your jewelry. You can drop it in and swirl it around, or you can just dunk it a few times and it cleans any tarnish off in seconds. I like to put a twist tie or string on the jewelry and then just dunk it. When I pull it out, sometimes there are some little dark spots. I just rub them out with my finger. This works well on tarnished silver dishes or tableware as well.
It is irritating always for style lovers to find their necessary jewelry items tangled! If you have also tired of digging through drawers while sorting out a special jewelry item then time to make your own custom DIY jewelry organizer! Here is a thrifty and stylish one to draw your attention! Grab some paper or wooden dowels and those old candlesticks to duplicate it now!
Looking for some out of the ordinary DIY jewelry tutorials so you can make a cool and creative fashion statement? Check out these awesome step by step instructions for homemade jewelry on a budget. Many of the items can easily be found at the dollar store or you may even have them at home right now. From exotic bracelets to modern bangles, dainty romantic necklaces to chunky statement pieces, you are sure to find some DIY jewelry ideas you will love in this list. We even have some gift ideas you can make for your boyfriend. Jewelry making is one of our favorite teen crafts ever!
Vintage Inspired Earrings ~ These flower cabochon earrings are absolutely stunning! No jewelry skills needed to make these beauties. If you don’t have flower cabochons you could use large buttons, large beads, a pair of broken vintage earrings or pieces from a vintage bracelet. Anything with a flat back will work. 5. DIY Colorblock Stud Earrings ~ These Kate Spade inspired color block earrings are fantastic! You will need to purchase some wood furniture buttons (30 for under $2) and paint them with your favorite nail polish. Easy peasy!
Okay… so I was unpacking and going through some of my jewelry … AND…. I found that all of my inexpensive jewelry that has been sitting in my jewelry box was tarnished and yucky and dirty! I forgot I even had some of it! So… I began a search for some kind of homemade jewelry cleaner so I didn’t have to go buy some! I stumbled upon this jewelry cleaner recipe using only boiling water and baking soda so I thought WTH I’ll try it…. AND…. It was like magic! Even my yucky, tarnished CTR ring that I LOVE was Sparkly clean and looked brand new! It made me very happy so I thought I’d share my find! Here’s the recipe below!
I used Color Oops on my hair and forgot to remove my rings before rinsing. I looked at my hand to discover my BIG ring was yellow and black with a slight oil slick color in spots (rainbow). I immediately got upset and started to panic. I tried your recipe in a small tupperware lined with foil. IT WORKED!!!! My ring is back to the original three colors.
A wooden accordion rack is a great way to keep your jewelry organized and they are really cheap at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree. You could also use plastic racks if that’s what you want. You can paint or decorate them however you want and then just hang them on the wall to hold necklaces and bracelets. Stack a few of them up the wall to have somewhere to keep all of your longer pieces organized. They make the perfect jewelry organizers and they’re really cheap, which is always a good thing. Plus, there’s little work involved to turn them into jewelry holders.