If the jewelry is very dirty or very tarnished – like silver or gold – then you may need to repeat the process so just add a little more baking soda and more boiling water – but make sure it’s boiling, that’s key!  You can also use a toothbrush to get in all the nooks and crannies of detailed jewelry. Be careful with precious gems, stones and metals.
This method works great on sterling, silver, gold, costume jewelry metals.. But do be careful if you’re got a lot crystals glued into a setting and limit soaking to no more than 90 seconds – or you might melt the glue. Also, don’t immerse natural pearls in this solution – it’s too caustic. It is however, fine for most gemstones and this homemade jewelry cleaner works wonders on cubic zirconia (CZ stones)! And in case you’re wondering ….it also works fab for cleaning silverware, silver frames or any silver home decor!
Ladies: I see a lot of you saying it didn’t work for you. I wonder if you’re trying to clean PLATED silver jewelry or silver-TONE jewelry? If it’s not actual silver (usually denoted by the piece being stamped somewhere in the metal with “.998”) your problem may be that your jewelry finish is wearing off, instead of it just being tarnished. Think of it as trying to clean a stain off a painted wall vs “cleaning” a section of that wall where the paint has been peeled off. You can’t wash paint back onto the wall if it’s peeled off, you have to repaint it. In the case of plated or silver toned jewelry, you’ll need that jewelry to be re-dipped into a silver plate or coating to restore its luster.
Get creative with the pinewood stripes and hardwood plywood to install ultimate DIY jewelry organizer just like this inset jewelry cabinet! Here both cabinet and its hinged door have been planned for stylish storage and display of jewelry items! Don’t forget to install a ring tray inside for cool ring collection display! This self-made wooden cabinet is just like the bathroom cabinet and comes with the mirror-paneled door!
An old Jenga game is the perfect place to begin organizing your jewelry. If you don’t have an old Jenga set, you can pick them up for less than $10 and they make a really neat looking display for your necklaces. Paint or decorate the wooden blocks if you want and then just put them together, holding them in place with strong glue. Hang it on the wall and you have a really modern looking necklace holder that is as fun to make as it is functional to use and it will keep those necklaces from tangling in the jewelry box.
You can run out and buy a jewelry box but why would you when you can DIY it? This is a great project and one that gives you room to store all of your jewelry in one place. There are hooks for your necklaces and bracelets, a place to hang earrings, and even a small shelf where you can keep bowls for rings and earring studs. This is the perfect jewelry organizer and one that you can completely make from scratch, and with just a few supplies. You’ll need wood of course and a few other key materials. What you end up with is jewelry storage that looks like something expensive. Only you will know it’s a DIY project.
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!
be careful with the white gold, most of it is plated with rhodium (a metal in the platinum family); white gold itself is dull, and this is done to make it shiny. I had a jeweller in the family, and got my original wedding band from him, many years ago. When he asked if I wanted it plated, I said no. I’m sure my face was a treat when I first saw it; it was immediately plated! This method of cleaning might remove the plating eventually. I’d check with a jeweller before doing it too often.
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!
A thin wooden dowel mounted inside a closet or cabinet door using cup hooks is the foundation of a simply chic jewelry hanger. Coat the dowel with semigloss paint.
I need to try this on my grandmother’s sterling service that got willed to me. My Dad keeps asking me why I don’t set the table with it for holidays; I don’t want to tell him I’m afraid his mother’s silverware would give us all food poisoning…I have silver polish but I wince–and quickly find another chore to do–every time I think about having to stand there and individually polish an 80-piece sterling service set!
Instead of buying a cheap plastic ring holder or spending a fortune on a not-so-cheap one, why not just create your own whimsical plaster hand to keep rings and bracelets organized? This is such a fun project and would make the perfect gift (the holidays are just around the corner, you know). You will need plaster of course, plus a mold and paint if you want to paint it. The great thing is that you can use rubber gloves as a mold and they are much cheaper than a real mold. This is the perfect thing for the dresser and will really help you to keep your rings and bracelets organized.
This method works great on sterling, silver, gold, costume jewelry metals.. But do be careful if you’re got a lot crystals glued into a setting and limit soaking to no more than 90 seconds – or you might melt the glue. Also, don’t immerse natural pearls in this solution – it’s too caustic. It is however, fine for most gemstones and this homemade jewelry cleaner works wonders on cubic zirconia (CZ stones)! And in case you’re wondering ….it also works fab for cleaning silverware, silver frames or any silver home decor!
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.
A necklace holder can be as simple as a wooden board with some knobs on it. Actually that’s a pretty good description of the project showcased on asmithofalltrades. As you can probably anticipate, you don’t need many things if you want to make something similar. So go find yourself a board, stain it or paint it, drill two holes in two of its corners so you can hang it and screw in a few knobs. You can mix and match them however you want.
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