A necklace holder can be as simple as a wooden board with some knobs on it. Actually that’s a pretty good description of the project showcased on asmithofalltrades. As you can probably anticipate, you don’t need many things if you want to make something similar. So go find yourself a board, stain it or paint it, drill two holes in two of its corners so you can hang it and screw in a few knobs. You can mix and match them however you want.
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.
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.
Old wooden set trays can be next on your dressing room wall as ultimate DIY jewelry organizer! If not available in home, visit the nearby dollar store to gain a wooden set tray and just recondition it and also add it up with some hooks for necklace hanging purposes! Bundles of columns and compartments will give the user so many options to store his jewelry without making a mess!
Anthropologie Necklace Knock-off ~ You can make this adorable knock off for a whole lot less than Anthropologies $138 price tag with a little hot glue, flower pattern a few necklace supplies and this tutorial!  {score}! 60.  Anthropologie Inspired Necklace ~ It’s not too early to start making your Christmas gifts.  Start with this beautiful fabric necklace.  It’s perfect for your sister, mother or even teachers. 61.  5 Minute Fabric Rosettes ~ I love this simple and inexpensive technique for making fabric rosettes.  Courtney says, “If you can twist and roll fabric and dab some glue, you’re golden.”  They are made by using fat quarters and mod podge for adhesive.  Add these lovelies to headbands, homemade jewelry, brooches, clothing or anywhere your heart desires.
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’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.

A lot of girls prefer to make jewelry by their own hands as they look more personal and you can create any style you need. Today there are a lot of crafts and supplies that could help you to make the same kind of jewelry you see in stores. Making jewelry at home is something really cool because you can spend fun time with your family and friends. We prepared a collection of inspiring ideas! You can become a jewelry designer and make a whole collection of pendants, earrings, and bracelets from everyday items.

I need to try this on my grandmother’s sterling service that got willed to me. My Dad keeps asking me why I don’t set the table with it for holidays; I don’t want to tell him I’m afraid his mother’s silverware would give us all food poisoning…I have silver polish but I wince–and quickly find another chore to do–every time I think about having to stand there and individually polish an 80-piece sterling service set!


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
Select a mild cleaning agent for your homemade jewelry cleaner recipe. Dish soap with grease-cutting properties can be used, but skip dish soap with harsh anti-bacterial properties as this can strip the finish off jewelry surfaces. Dish soap is a good idea for semi-precious stones with softer surfaces or those that have been chemically treated by the jewelry designer, such as amber and turquoise.
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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