Witch hazel is slightly acidic, and vinegar much more so, but either will work for soaking your jewelry. This cleaning method is intended for jewelry with sturdy stone settings (I wouldn’t use it for opals, pearls, or tanzanite, for example), and that is especially important to keep in mind if you’re using vinegar. Witch hazel is certainly the milder of the two, so use whichever ingredient you feel comfortable with.
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!

DIY Lace Ring ~ This dainty lace ring is not only pretty, but so simple to make.  Only two items are needed, ribbon lace and fabric stiffener. Lace Doily Ring ~ Accent any outfit with these adorable doily rings.  If you don’t want to use a doily you can use lace or crochet trim.  They would make wonderful Christmas or birthday presents for tweens, teens and women.
Felt Flower Rings ~  Not only are these rings absolutely adorable, they are super easy to make and only require a quick trip to the craft store and a little hot glue.  Now that’s my kind of easy-peasy project!  {wink} 18.  Button Statement Ring ~ These big and bold statement rings are fantastic!  You can pick up a package of 8 ring flats at Michael’s for only $3.19.  Use your E-6000 glue to adhere the buttons to the ring flats.  That’s it!  Easy peasy. 19.  Resin Rings~ I adore that these rings are made with items you may  have at home already like that bottle of Mod Podge!  You’ll need Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Mod Podge, a strong glue, ring blanks, coins, scrapbook paper of your choice and embellishments of your choosing.   Think how unique every ring will be!  Love this 10 cent ring idea! 20.  Polymer Clay Rose ~ This tutorial shows you how to make one of the hugely popular polymer clay roses that everyone seems to be wearing.  Instead of putting it on a necklace, however, just adhere to a ring blank!

Oh how we love repurposing old garden tools! This old garden rake is beautiful as a new necklace and bracelet holder. This is one of our favorite jewelry organizing projects. It’s easy, cheap, and works wonders for helping you to keep your necklaces from getting tangled. You just need the end off an old rake which you can pick up at flea markets or yard sales. Just sand, paint, and hang the old rake end and then hang your necklaces on it. Easy, right? And, this is a beautiful jewelry holder that has a wonderfully rustic look. You can even add a piece of twine for holding those dangly earrings.


IY Colorblock Earrings ~ Revamp your plain hoop earrings with some embroidery thread.  All you have to do is wrap the thread around the earring and super glue your ends to keep from coming loose. 7.  DIY Rhinestone Earrings ~ Look at these gorgeous hoop earrings!  I love the mixtureof rhinestone chain and eye pins that hangs from the hoops.  The step by step tutorial is so easy to follow, if you have not made jewelry before this post will definitely inspire you to give it a try.


Seashells are one of the best natural materials to make jewelry as they are very cheap and look awesome. Besides, you can find seashells when you go to the beach. Take two shells and make holes in shells and attach 2 jump rings and 2 earring hooks. The final step is to glue pearls. Done! You can use different kinds of shells and pearl beads for more variation. Also, you can use beads to decorate earrings.

DIY Vintage Lace Bracelet ~ This Anthropologie inspired bracelet is more stunning than the original!  The lace and pearls embroidered on vintage lace is pure perfection. 44.  Victorian Cuff Bracelet ~ This is a great project to use up some of your lace and trimming scraps.  The layers of fabric, lace, ruffle trim and ribbon with a button closure is simply stunning and chic.  Plus, who wouldn’t love a cuff for Christmas? 45.  Doily Cuff Bracelet DIY ~ This is a great tutorial where you’ll learn how to take a doily and turn it into a beautiful cuff bracelet! A stylish way to accessorize your outfits!


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!
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.
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