Tea tree oil is a known disinfectant and anti-fungal. It isn’t completely necessary to add to your jewelry cleaner, but as I said above, my jewelry can get pretty gross. A small drop of tea-tree oil adds a real antiseptic boost to this homemade jewelry cleaner, so I’m happy to add it. Like I said – I’ve cleaned the chicken coop wearing my wedding rings. I’ll take all of the natural antiseptic power I can get.

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.


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.
Fabric Wrapped Earrings ~ This step-by-step picture tutorial is wonderful.  I especially love it because if I’ve done my math correctly then I believe you can make these earrings for about a buck a pair!  {{score}}!  12.  DIY Lace Earrings ~ These lovely earrings add femininity and charm to your outfit!  The desired lace pattern was cut from lace trim.  Show off how stunning they are with your hair pulled up in a bun or pony tail.

Tea tree oil is a known disinfectant and anti-fungal. It isn’t completely necessary to add to your jewelry cleaner, but as I said above, my jewelry can get pretty gross. A small drop of tea-tree oil adds a real antiseptic boost to this homemade jewelry cleaner, so I’m happy to add it. Like I said – I’ve cleaned the chicken coop wearing my wedding rings. I’ll take all of the natural antiseptic power I can get.
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.
An old embroidery hoop and a few strips of lace give you the perfect place to hang and organize your earrings. You don’t even have to glue this one. Just separate the hoop and place the lace ribbon inside before putting it all back together. The hoop hangs perfectly on the wall and you can add as much lace as you need to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s beautiful, easy to make, and best of all, cheap. You can literally make one of these in about five minutes and if you have the hoop and lace on hand, it won’t cost you anything. You could also use strips of fabric if that’s what you have.
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.
You can create an absolutely gorgeous jewelry display with a few cheap plastic plates and cups, some temporary tattoos and a few other supplies. The gist of this one is to make those cheap plates and cups look like vintage china, which is done with floral temporary tattoos. Once you have that accomplished, you can fill the cups with foam for sticking earrings and use command hooks or some decorate push pins on the plates to hold necklaces and bracelets. You really have to see this one. You’ll find it hard to believe that they started out as cheap plastic.
A cheese grater is the perfect earring holder. Now, we’re talking about those full, standup graters that you can buy just about anywhere if you don’t already have one that you can use. Paint over the metal if you want and add lace or whatever else you want to make it a bit more decorative. Then just stick your earring backs into the holes in the grater. Voila! Instant earring organization and it takes just a few minutes and won’t cost anything if you have an old grater that you can use. Note that this one works best for hanging earrings.
A magnetic board and a few magnetic hangers will give you the perfect place to hang and keep all of your jewelry organized. You can paint the board and the hangers to match your décor and they are perfect for holding necklaces and bracelets. The hangers are just a few dollars each at Wal-Mart and you can find the magnetic board at any office supply store. Or, if you have an old board that you aren’t using, you’re halfway there and you can just add the hangers to keep your jewelry within reach and untangled at all times.
Read Before You Start!: Gather your ingredients and line your pan with a sheet of foil (shiny side up). Lay out your dirty jewelry and have each part of the jewelry touch the foil. Not sure why this is important, but apparently it is. (Note: I cleaned my silver, 14k white gold and even a diamond ring without any problems. I don’t recommend using this cleaner on stones like opals and pearls. Not sure what the reaction would be to these types of natural stones.)
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!
Over time, you may notice that your silver jewelry is looking tarnished and you have wondered how to clean a silver necklace or bracelet. Jewelry tarnishes because the sulfur that is present in the air creates a chemical reaction to the silver. This homemade silver cleaner is simple to make and won’t cost you a ton of money because most of the ingredients are ones you probably already have in your pantry.
The first evidence you’re going to have that this homemade jewelry cleaner worked will be all the stuff floating around in your vinegar/tea tree oil liquid. The last time I put my jewelry in this mixture I didn’t think it was too dirty, and it didn’t exactly need cleaning. Within just a few minutes, though, there was so much stuff floating around in the water that I was appalled.
Over time, the pieces of jewelry that you frequently wear might begin to develop a grimy layer of dirt that can cause even the brightest of your gemstones look dull. To bring back the sparkle you can take your jewelry to a professional to clean it. However, this can take time and get rather expensive. A more convenient, and inexpensive way to clean your jewelry is to make a homemade jewelry cleaner and clean your pieces at home.
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.
We would wish to clone this project if you want a stylish, dust-free and secure jewelry organizer! Use the wood in stock to build a DIY jewelry organizer with custom storage compartments and columns! Now use an old crib-side to install the door to it! Install crib side as door using hinges and don’t forget to write custom quotes over it! Would gift a perfect gift for a wife!
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