Whether you’re a DIY maven or a design-obsessed fashionista, there’s a good chance that you’ve spotted the druzy trend. Never heard of the term before? Druzy refers to the glittering layer of tiny crystals on a rock or stone. Luckily, you don’t have to be a geologist to discover the sparkle. Mix up some glitter, add a little decoupage, and follow this tutorial for a pair of faux druzy earrings.
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!
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.
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!
When you’re organizing jewelry, you certainly can’t forget about the little girls in your life. This kids’ organizer is perfect for little necklaces and bracelets and it’s very easy to make. You’ll need wooden pegs and a frame, which you can get for around $1 each and something to fill in the center. We love the idea of using an old loom to create a place in the center for hanging earrings. This is a really easy project and one that your little one can help you to make and decorate. Just add a little paint or decoupage some pictures on the frame.
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.
DIY Confetti Earrings ~ Create your own gorgeous paper confetti earrings with a few items. All you need is a hole punch, hot glue, thin wire and earring hooks. They are definitely delicate, but who cares when you paid next to nothing for them. 15. How to Make Paper Earrings ~ Colorful dangly earrings are a fun accent to any outfit. They are even better when they are light weight and don’t pull on your ear lobes. These amazing earrings are made from card stock. You can cut your desired shape from a paper punch, Cricut or Silhouette and add a layer of crystal accents.
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.
Read Before You Start!: Gather your ingredients and line your pan with a sheet of foil (shiny side up). Lay out your dirty jewelry and have each part of the jewelry touch the foil. Not sure why this is important, but apparently it is. (Note: I cleaned my silver, 14k white gold and even a diamond ring without any problems. I don’t recommend using this cleaner on stones like opals and pearls. Not sure what the reaction would be to these types of natural stones.)
Keeping your costume jewelry in excellent shape is easy. All it takes is a little bit of time and some effort. If you wear your pieces every day, you will need to clean it more often. To get your costume jewelry looking like new, you need to find a good cleaning solution. It is essential you avoid cleaners that contain acids and alcohols, like vinegar and ammonia as they can damage the materials in the jewelry.
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.
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.