I even cautiously tried the leftover solution on a costume jewellery pair of earrings (I DON’T recommend anyone else reading this to try this though as your jewellery could be very different quality to mine!) and it worked to remove the last bits of tarnish off the chain- already used baking soda on it before and most of it was shiny as new, but this last method completely removed everything else. My costume jewellery was made of very good metal and handiwork so the solution did not damage my jewellery. Thank you so much again for such invaluable tips and advice!
When your favorite bling just doesn't have the same sparkle, instead of purchasing expensive cleaning solutions or bucking out for a professional scrubbing, try this easy DIY jewelry cleaner. Using ingredients you already have in your pantry, this concoction costs pennies to make and doesn't use any harsh chemicals — just the power of science. And you can give your old toothbrush a new life by gently scrubbing jewels postsoak. Before you know it, your special gems will be dazzling.
I just used this to clean mine and my husband’s silver wedding bands. This stuff is great. Our bands were looking pretty dingy and we bought some professional silver cleaner and it made them look worse. I was horrified, but then I found this recipe, tried it, and had success. I cut the recipe in half since I was just cleaning two rings. It apparently didn’t change the cleaning power because they haven’t been this shiny in forever! Thanks for posting the recipe. Will use from now on!
Bottlecap Necklaces {tutorial and free download}~ Making bottle cap necklaces never looked so easy.  All you need are bottle caps and epoxy stickers, a necklace chain, hot glue, and the fun download found at kiki creates! 69.  Bottle Cap Necklace Tutorial ~   Making a  flattened bottle cap necklace is easy, cheap, and a great gift!  It only takes a few minutes, and you just need a few common tools like a hammer and needle nose pliers!
Here's a space-saving trick: Opt for an open-face box that you can mount right onto the wall. When a shadow box is unavailable, any well-chosen crate, bin, or orphaned drawer can be retrofitted with a variety of hooks and knobs, turning your earrings and chains into objets d'art. Small decorative bowls perched on the box's lower ledge corral rings, pins, and brooches and complete the charming trinket tableau.
Untangle your necklaces and pair up your earrings for the last time. Instead of a drawer full of gems and gold and silver pieces scattered throughout the house, swap the clutter for a jewelry holder from HSN. Whether you only have a few pieces to keep straight or enough jewelry to wear something different every day of the year, the right jewelry storage is here at your fingertips. Get a jewelry storage organizer hidden behind a mirror, which swings open to reveal an organizational marvel that will keep your pieces in place. Or, go for a small box with padded drawers and a space for everything, which sits elegantly atop your vanity. HSN offers jewelry holders from top brands, and you can always expect quality construction and materials. After all, your jewelry is an important part of your personal fashion, and you also want to protect your valuable pieces. Need to find the perfect birthday or holiday gift for a woman in your life? If she's always got earrings on, bracelets jangling, or rings embracing her fingers, consider a jewelry organizer from HSN. The journey to the perfect gift begins when you shop today.
For starters, consider repurposing a spice rack into a necklace holder. It would be an easy transformation. All you’d need to do is stain or paint the rack and then screw in some hooks. When you’re done, install it on the wall. IKEA Bekvam racks have this rod that can come in very handy when hanging necklaces or bracelets.
This hinged jewelry holder is attractive and very functional and it’s cheap and easy to make – our favorite kind of DIY. You need a couple of pieces of wood and in whatever size you want. Just make sure that they’re both the same size. Paint or stain them however you want and then hinge them together to make a sort of folding, standup board. Then just add command hooks or nails for hanging necklaces and bracelets and you’re all set. You could also add small baskets at the bottom to keep other pieces in that won’t really hang well.
If you happen to be replacing your staircase spindle, you’ve got the makings for the perfect jewelry holder. Even if you don’t have a spare spindle sitting around, you can pick them up really cheap at yard sales, flea markets, or any number of thrift stores. You’ll need a round piece of wood to hold the spindle up and some wire for hanging your jewelry. This is a beautiful jewelry organizer that you can paint or stain any color you need to match your décor and it’s really easy to make. The wires stick out in different places, giving you the perfect place for hanging all of your longer jewelry pieces.

Keeping your costume jewelry in excellent shape is easy. All it takes is a little bit of time and some effort. If you wear your pieces every day, you will need to clean it more often. To get your costume jewelry looking like new, you need to find a good cleaning solution. It is essential you avoid cleaners that contain acids and alcohols, like vinegar and ammonia as they can damage the materials in the jewelry.
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.
This hinged jewelry holder is attractive and very functional and it’s cheap and easy to make – our favorite kind of DIY. You need a couple of pieces of wood and in whatever size you want. Just make sure that they’re both the same size. Paint or stain them however you want and then hinge them together to make a sort of folding, standup board. Then just add command hooks or nails for hanging necklaces and bracelets and you’re all set. You could also add small baskets at the bottom to keep other pieces in that won’t really hang well.
Anthropology Inspired Sea Foam Necklace ~ This anthropology necklace DIY tutorial is so clever! Use this fabulous post to create a stylish necklace, perfect for gift giving that can be worn both casually or dressy! 49.  Charming Necklace Tutorial – Look at how lovely this necklace is!  The choice of color with the offset of yellow gives it the perfect touch.  This would make a perfect Christmas gift.  Don’t forget to make one for yourself. {wink} 50.  Geometric Wood Necklace DIY {Necklaces} ~ Looking for a simple necklace diy project that will accessorize almost outfit depending on your color choices! With a stylish modern design this could even make a lovely gift! Learn how to make one using this awesome tutorial! 51.  DIY Geometric Necklace ~ Join tubular beads to make a striking geometric necklace.
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.
I tried this and it worked great for some of my pieces (all are 925 silver from Tiffany) but one of my necklaces actually turned darker. Tried the solution two more times and left it to soak, tried to use a polishing cloth after the solution under running water and no change. So bizarre because it worked like magic on all my other silver. Thoughts?
Wire Knot Ring Tutorial ~ In this tutorial Handmadeology  demonstrates that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way, and with those tools you can make a wire knot ring, a great present for a friend! 23.  Wire Bow Ring DIY {Rings} ~ Looking for a easy DIY project with super stylish results? This bow ring is perfection! With the help of this tutorial you’ll learn how to take simple wire and turn it into this great addition to your jewelry collection.

DIY Sculpey Bead Necklace ~  This Sculpey bead necklace DIY tutorial is so clever! Use this fabulous post to create a stylish necklace, perfect for gift giving that can be worn both casually or dressy! 47.  Braided Rhinestone Necklace {Necklaces} ~ This braided rhinestone necklace is right on trend with bling plus neon! Learn how to update a classic looking rhinestone necklace with this fabulous tutorial! Perfect for daughter and mother!
The framed jewelry organized featured on monaluna is both elegant and practical. Notice that it has a thin storage tray at the bottom. It’s useful for storing pendants, rings and other small jewelry pieces and accessories. We also like the fact that the frame and the back panel were painted all white. If you want, you can use some sandpaper to create a distressed, vintage look.

If you happen to be replacing your staircase spindle, you’ve got the makings for the perfect jewelry holder. Even if you don’t have a spare spindle sitting around, you can pick them up really cheap at yard sales, flea markets, or any number of thrift stores. You’ll need a round piece of wood to hold the spindle up and some wire for hanging your jewelry. This is a beautiful jewelry organizer that you can paint or stain any color you need to match your décor and it’s really easy to make. The wires stick out in different places, giving you the perfect place for hanging all of your longer jewelry pieces.
Tired of digging through the drawers while finding specific items of jewelry? Want to organize your designer’s jewelry in a more splashy way? And are you walling a spell-binding display for your fashion-worthy earring collection? Just get crafty with the ordinary materials of home to gain all ideal types of jewelry organizers and jewelry displays having in your desire-list! Use the retired picture frame, recycle the old wood from home and also upcycle the cutlery trays into beautiful organizers!
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