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.

I tried this and it worked great for some of my pieces (all are 925 silver from Tiffany) but one of my necklaces actually turned darker. Tried the solution two more times and left it to soak, tried to use a polishing cloth after the solution under running water and no change. So bizarre because it worked like magic on all my other silver. Thoughts?
hmm…just tried this for a very tarnished rope chain….didn’t work at all….i did use cider vinegar as it was all I had but followed exactly…smelled horrible! Was cider vinegar not good to use? I’m thinking that is why it smells so bad. Ugh…now to get this horrid smell out of my house! I’m bummed…going to try just boiling water and baking soda now and see if that works at all.
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!
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.
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.
When your favorite pieces of jewelry no longer sparkle, you can clean them at home with a simple jewelry cleaner with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Commercial cleaners can be a bit on the expensive side and are full of harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. The best natural jewelry cleaner costs pennies to make and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.

Leather Wrap Bracelet {Bracelets} ~ Check out this stylish leather wrap bracelet tutorial! With great step-by-step directions you’ll be wearing this fabulous bracelet in no time! Since your making it yourself you can customize the color and size! 31.  Rhinestone and Rope Bracelet {Bracelets} ~ How cute is this bracelet?! Using this tutorial you’ll learn how to easily create this trendy bracelet made with rhinestones and rope. So neutral that it will go with almost anything! 32.  Safety Pin and Sequin Bracelet DIY {Bracelets} ~ This bracelet is gold and sparkle and oh so stylish! Best of all it’s easily made from safety pins, sequins and a gold chain! Follow the great tutorial to learn how to make one of your very own! 33.  DIY Jeweled or Beaded Bracelet {Bead} ~ Need a beautiful accessory to wear with just about anything? This is a fabulous tutorial featuring two different ways to create either a beaded or jeweled or both bracelet. Easy to make and super stylish! 34.  Pressed Penny Bracelet ~ This pressed penny bracelet is such a fantastic  gift idea and amazingly cute!  It seems like our children always like to collect these from various places that we have gone to.  Since the pennies have been pressed down they are thin and easy to punch a hole in.  You don’t have to be a jewelry maker to do this one, plus you can make a gift with sentimental value.  Yay! Easy Chunky Cuff Bracelet – Look at how fab-u-lous these chunky cuff bracelets are!  They are the perfect bracelet because they are adjustable and fit any size wrist.  The cuff bracelet and the pendant were bought at Michael’s and cost under $10.
Remember those silhouettes that you made for your mom when you were a kid? Well, this jewelry organizer uses the same concept only you get a great bust that you can use to keep necklaces and other jewelry untangled and organized. It’s really easy and cheap to make and so adorable that you’ll want it just for the decorative purposes alone. Plus, you can use any number of templates to create it, even your own silhouette (you remember how to do those, right?). This is great for bulkier necklaces that won’t fit in the jewelry box and it would make the perfect gift.
Unlike other precious metals, gold doesn’t tarnish over a period. That doesn’t mean, however, that you don’t need to keep it clean. The oils and dirt from your hands can quickly make it look dull. The baking soda, salt, and aluminum foil used to create this homemade gold jewelry cleaner generate a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which is a natural way to clean metals.
You can’t use anything else instead of baking soda. None of the other ingredients are necessary either… It’s specifically the vinegar (acetic acid) and the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) that react and cause the reaction and hence the bubbles. The water actually inactivates both significantly and the salt (sodium chloride) is totally inert in the presence of the acid and base. As a matter of fact, when you combine the acetic acid and sodium bicarb, you get water and salt. The foil also does nothing…you can use any dish.
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.
When your favorite bling just doesn't have the same sparkle, instead of purchasing expensive cleaning solutions or bucking out for a professional scrubbing, try this easy DIY jewelry cleaner. Using ingredients you already have in your pantry, this concoction costs pennies to make and doesn't use any harsh chemicals — just the power of science. And you can give your old toothbrush a new life by gently scrubbing jewels postsoak. Before you know it, your special gems will be dazzling.
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