Black Hills Gold Source’s Professional Gem and Jewelry Cleaner is non-toxic and meets the highest quality standards for use as an at-home jewelry cleaner. It is useful in removing dirt and restores jewelry’s natural shine. It is formulated to clean precious metals and stones, as well as semi-precious stones. Do not use on porous stones like jade, pearls, amber or turquoise.
If you have a few pieces of chicken wire on hand, you can create an absolutely stunning hanger for your earrings and other jewelry. You’ll need a one-by-two foot piece of chicken wire as well as a few pieces of wood to build the frame. The framed holder hangs with a piece of ribbon or whatever you want to use to hang it and it costs only about $2 to make. Plus, it’s relatively easy and will hold loads of jewelry. Add a few small nails or hooks to the wooden part for holding necklaces and bracelets and your earrings will just hang across the wire in the center.
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.
Presto! This works like MAGIC! I’m a jewelry-maker, and sometimes generous friends bestow me with old costume jewelry that I love to take apart and repurpose. I received just such a lot the other day, but the pieces I was interested in were dull and discolored and tarnished. Since I didn’t pay anything for them, and since they were useless to me in their present condition, I figured I’d try this.
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 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.
A piece of radiator grate in a frame is perfect for holding those dangling earrings. You just have to cut the grate to fit your wooden frame, assemble it and then hang up your earrings. These are great because they are so decorative and you can paint them if needed so that they match your bedroom décor. You could make a few of them if you have loads of earrings to hang or think about using them as gifts for other girls you know that need to get those dangly earrings organized.
Some old drawer pulls and other hardware can be attached to a board to give you the perfect place for keeping all of your jewelry organized. You need a board, which you can paint or stain any color that fits your current décor. Then just take those old drawer pulls, hinges, and knobs (which incidentally, you can pick up at yard sales and thrift stores for a steal) and attach them in different ways. Create a pattern or just put them wherever you think they’ll work best. You get a beautiful place to store and display all of your jewelry and for very little cost.
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.
I’ve been using the foil in the pan, baking soda, & salt with really hot water to clean my silver safely for years. Just make sure the silver is below the water line or it could stain and you won’t be able to remove the line. Large pieces can be cleaned in the bath tub, with the foil laying on the bottom. The foil is required because it causes a reaction with the salt, the soda is to soften the water.
These fun DIY jewelry ideas are the perfect easy craft for teens to make. They make great DIY gifts and they also are the perfect crafts to sell to make a little cash on the side! I love these crafty project because you don’t need a lot of fancy supplies to make most of the DIY jewelry making projects. Check out the easy to follow step by step instructions below.
Now it is an age of glamour and fashion! Both genres just prefer to manage somehow all the fashion-worthy materials and stuff in their wardrobes for everyday bigger fashion statements! After the dress ware and footwear, the matching jewelry is the most desirable things for the fashion lovers! The celebrity inspired and designer’s jewelry items in the market have sky-high prices, enough to kill your budget! If you are really want to trim down your jewelry expenditures then you can simple use your creative brain and crafty hands to design your own beautiful jewelry items at home you see in boutiques! We are offering here this list of 25+ DIY jewelry projects which are all our favorite and they are definitely going to win your heart too! These amazing DIY jewelry ideas are just best to try when being on a budget!
If soaking the jewelry doesn’t clean the pieces well enough, you can use an old soft bristle toothbrush to get a more in-depth clean. Place the brush in the cleaner and gently tap around the mounting with the bristles of the brush. This should help remove any grime and dirt that may have built up in the crevices and around the mount. Dip the ring back in the solution to remove any loose dirt, rinse and place on the towel to dry.
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.