This works great, but be careful with gem stones. Some of them like amethyst and emerald and any others which are in the quartz family are heat sensitive. Just put them in once the water has cooled down some. Cubic Zirconia are fazed by anything. They are lab grown under high heat and pressure. I fire them in a kiln at 1650 degrees in silver metal clay jewelry, and they are bothered at all.

Tea tree oil is a known disinfectant and anti-fungal. It isn’t completely necessary to add to your jewelry cleaner, but as I said above, my jewelry can get pretty gross. A small drop of tea-tree oil adds a real antiseptic boost to this homemade jewelry cleaner, so I’m happy to add it. Like I said – I’ve cleaned the chicken coop wearing my wedding rings. I’ll take all of the natural antiseptic power I can get.


Layered Earring DIY ~ The layered look of these earrings is fabulous!  Can you believe that they are felt?  Simply trace and cut the desired shape on felt and attach to fish hooks.  How simple yet elegant! 2.  DIY Tassel Earrings ~ Tassels aren’t just for curtain tie backs or lamp shades.  I think they are perfect for earrings too!  Simply use your choice of chain whether it’s gold, silver or bronze and tie it off with matching wire.  If you desire a punch of pizzazz you can add some colored thread! 3.  DIY Patinaed Filigree Earrings ~ These patinaed filigree earrings are absolutely fabulous!  And of course, very stylish!  Learn how to patina earrings with a technique using craft acrylic paint, distressing and clear spray paint.


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.

An old wooden coat hanger can be transformed into the perfect jewelry organizer with a few small hooks and maybe some decorative ribbon. First, decorate the hanger however you want, if you want. Then add tiny command hooks for holding necklaces and bracelets. You can stick the hooks into the wood all the way around the hanger and even on both sides if you want. You get loads of space for hanging your jewelry and a wooden hanger will cost only a few cents at thrift stores so this is a really cheap project as well.

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.
An old embroidery hoop and a few strips of lace give you the perfect place to hang and organize your earrings. You don’t even have to glue this one. Just separate the hoop and place the lace ribbon inside before putting it all back together. The hoop hangs perfectly on the wall and you can add as much lace as you need to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s beautiful, easy to make, and best of all, cheap. You can literally make one of these in about five minutes and if you have the hoop and lace on hand, it won’t cost you anything. You could also use strips of fabric if that’s what you have.
crap Fabric Bracelets {how-to} ~ These beautiful braided bracelets are made from scraps of fabric and require no sewing. A great gift that girls of all ages would love and can create. If you want more pizzazz to your bracelet you can sew on a flashy button or keep it simple with a knot tie. 37.  Wrapped Chain Bracelets ~ Bracelets are so trendy right now and the more the merrier! So creating a few DIY bracelets might give your wallet a little relief and occupy a little time being crafty!  Using plastic bead trim, embroidery floss, dollar store bangle bracelets and this tutorial you will be able to easily make these stylish bracelets! 38.  How to Turn a Zipper into a Bracelet {5 ways}  ~ Five fabulous tutorials to turn a simple zipper into a gorgeous bracelet.  The tutorials include cuffs, bangles, wrapped bracelets and even a blinged out bangle. 39.  DIY Colorblock Bangle ~ Restyle an old bangle bracelet with some embroidery thread and a hot glue gun.  Simply wrap the thread around the bangle in a colorblock pattern and adhering the ends with hot glue.  Wouldn’t this also be fabulous in an ombre pattern?! 40.  How to Make an Art Deco Watch – This Art Deco Watch is the perfect accessory for your Fall and Winter wardrobe!  It’s a perfect mixture of ribbon, chain link, and decorative flowers. 41.  Fabric Flower Bracelet ~ Here is a great tutorial on making a wrapped fabric flower.  You could easily attach it to a handbag, hat, brooch or do as they did in the tutorial and make a bracelet.  Attaching a little charm gives it just the right touch! 42.  DIY Friendship Bracelet ~ Friendship bracelets are all the rage these days with the kids.  Who would have thought that they would be popular again?  In case you have forgotten how to make them, this easy to follow tutorial will show you how.
Presto! This works like MAGIC! I’m a jewelry-maker, and sometimes generous friends bestow me with old costume jewelry that I love to take apart and repurpose. I received just such a lot the other day, but the pieces I was interested in were dull and discolored and tarnished. Since I didn’t pay anything for them, and since they were useless to me in their present condition, I figured I’d try this.

This is amazing! I have few silver necklaces and bracelets that I really like and I have for many years. They have became very dark with time and I didn’t even try to clean them yet! Now that I see this post I think that it is about time to clean my silver jewelry! I know that baking soda has great cleaning abilities so I am sure that the result will be really nice! Thanks for sharing! Greetings!
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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