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.
Vintage Inspired Earrings ~ These flower cabochon earrings are absolutely stunning! No jewelry skills needed to make these beauties. If you don’t have flower cabochons you could use large buttons, large beads, a pair of broken vintage earrings or pieces from a vintage bracelet. Anything with a flat back will work. 5. DIY Colorblock Stud Earrings ~ These Kate Spade inspired color block earrings are fantastic! You will need to purchase some wood furniture buttons (30 for under $2) and paint them with your favorite nail polish. Easy peasy!
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.
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.
I used the aluminum foil method many times for years. The first time that I tried it, I was SO amazed with the results, as I had some silver jewelry that I’d neglected for quite some time. It didn’t even appear to be “silver”. For the reason that I usually clean numerous pieces at one time, I tear the aluminum foil up into little pieces so each piece of jewelry will be in contact with the foil. I add very hot water, baking soda, and a few drops of dish detergent). I place in a bowl with a well sealing lid and shake gently for about 30 seconds, then let soak for 10-15 minutes. Using a soft bristle brush and the liquid, I gently scrub the jewelry. Last, I rinse and buff dry.
This beautiful vintage jewelry stand can be made with things that you have on hand or you can visit a thrift store or Goodwill store to find the plates and candlesticks that you need. You will need a couple of brass candle sticks and at least three vintage plates. You’ll also want some superglue to hold it all together. It looks like the jewelry stand that your grandmother kept her treasured pieces in and it’s absolutely gorgeous and really holds quite a few rings, earrings, and bracelets. Just sit it on the dresser or nightstand and keep all of your favorite pieces organized.
Reclaim the old boxes from home and fill them soft with felt folds! This will turn them into ever beautiful ring boxes! You can make use of different accents, glitter and metallic papers to personalize the final appeal of your finally finished ring box! The given box is inspired of Gatsby and is perfect inspiration for DIY jewelry storage systems! Complete details here whimseybox
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.