Taking an old cigar box and an old sweater, you can make a great ring holder that not only organizes your rings, it protects them as well. What you end up with is a ring display that looks a lot like what you see in the jewelry store, only a lot cheaper. This project is easy and only takes about an hour or so from start to finish. You end up with a place where you can slide your rings in to keep them from being lost or knocked around in the jewelry box. You could also use this to stick your stud earrings in and keep them from being misplaced.
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.  
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!
Instead of buying a cheap plastic ring holder or spending a fortune on a not-so-cheap one, why not just create your own whimsical plaster hand to keep rings and bracelets organized? This is such a fun project and would make the perfect gift (the holidays are just around the corner, you know). You will need plaster of course, plus a mold and paint if you want to paint it. The great thing is that you can use rubber gloves as a mold and they are much cheaper than a real mold. This is the perfect thing for the dresser and will really help you to keep your rings and bracelets organized.
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 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.
Embellished Resin Rings ~ These rings are similar to the resin rings I featured above but with a bit more bling and sophistication! I think I’d better go out and buy some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic stat.  I am in LOVE with these rings! 25.  Resin Ring Tutorial ~  This resin ring is a bit different in that it uses photos or photo paper for the design on the ring.  I love the idea of a photo ring! 26.  Fork Ring Jewelry Tutorial ~ There are so many fun uses for this great tutorial.  You could use this as a craft activity for a class or youth group.  Or you could also make a sentimental gift for a new bride or parent having an anniversary using one of their wedding silverware. 27.  DIY Girl’s Flower Ring ~ This craft is easy enough the kids could make one too!  Just get  your hands on some cute buttons, and turn them into these fun rings, with the band made from a stretchy headband.  I think this would be an especially cute gift for a young teen.
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.

Over time, the pieces of jewelry that you frequently wear might begin to develop a grimy layer of dirt that can cause even the brightest of your gemstones look dull. To bring back the sparkle you can take your jewelry to a professional to clean it. However, this can take time and get rather expensive. A more convenient, and inexpensive way to clean your jewelry is to make a homemade jewelry cleaner and clean your pieces at home.

Here's a space-saving trick: Opt for an open-face box that you can mount right onto the wall. When a shadow box is unavailable, any well-chosen crate, bin, or orphaned drawer can be retrofitted with a variety of hooks and knobs, turning your earrings and chains into objets d'art. Small decorative bowls perched on the box's lower ledge corral rings, pins, and brooches and complete the charming trinket tableau.
Grab some wood and chipboard and get busy in some simple wood cuttings and measurements! Soon you will be having this inset jewelry cabinet hanging on your wall! A neat and low-cost jewelry storage system for those who just like it to work with hands! Door will not be work as a protection against dust but will also double up the jewelry hanging space!
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.
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