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 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.
Get creative with the pinewood stripes and hardwood plywood to install ultimate DIY jewelry organizer just like this inset jewelry cabinet! Here both cabinet and its hinged door have been planned for stylish storage and display of jewelry items! Don’t forget to install a ring tray inside for cool ring collection display! This self-made wooden cabinet is just like the bathroom cabinet and comes with the mirror-paneled door!
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.
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.
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.
For starters, consider repurposing a spice rack into a necklace holder. It would be an easy transformation. All you’d need to do is stain or paint the rack and then screw in some hooks. When you’re done, install it on the wall. IKEA Bekvam racks have this rod that can come in very handy when hanging necklaces or bracelets.
i work in precious metals so i have used rubbing alcohol, just put gold or silver in a jar, with the rubbing alcohol and wait overnight. there should be a drastic difference in shine and clarity. it does work for all types of jewelry and precious metals except for pearls and rhodium. definitely do not use this stuff on rhodium. it may cause an explosion, just maybe with rhodium.
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!
If soaking the jewelry doesn’t clean the pieces well enough, you can use an old soft bristle toothbrush to get a more in-depth clean. Place the brush in the cleaner and gently tap around the mounting with the bristles of the brush. This should help remove any grime and dirt that may have built up in the crevices and around the mount. Dip the ring back in the solution to remove any loose dirt, rinse and place on the towel to dry.
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.
Every fashion enthusiast will love these diy jewelry ideas as they offer no expensive supply materials! Most of the needed items will be available in home or at a dollar store! After you browse the whole collections of these smart DIY jewelry ideas, you will be able to make your own stunning bracelets, mesmerizing bangles, exotic earrings and very stylish necklaces!