Witch hazel is slightly acidic, and vinegar much more so, but either will work for soaking your jewelry. This cleaning method is intended for jewelry with sturdy stone settings (I wouldn’t use it for opals, pearls, or tanzanite, for example), and that is especially important to keep in mind if you’re using vinegar. Witch hazel is certainly the milder of the two, so use whichever ingredient you feel comfortable with.
A strip of lace can do wonders for helping you to keep earrings organized. The greatest thing about this project is how it looks so rustic and antique. That’s done using teabags to stain the lace and give it an old-word feel. There are very few supplies needed and if you have enough lace, you can create several of these and just hang them all together to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s a beautiful, easy project that will take very little time but instantly improve your bedroom or bathroom décor just by having it hanging there.
Fabric Wrapped Earrings ~ This step-by-step picture tutorial is wonderful.  I especially love it because if I’ve done my math correctly then I believe you can make these earrings for about a buck a pair!  {{score}}! 12.  DIY Lace Earrings ~ These lovely earrings add femininity and charm to your outfit!  The desired lace pattern was cut from lace trim.  Show off how stunning they are with your hair pulled up in a bun or pony tail.
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.
How about a necklace holder that has industrial flair? You could easily make one out of some copper pipe pieces and some copper end caps and fitting adapters. You’ll also need a piece of wood to use as a support for the whole thing. You can mix and match the pipes and fittings however you want so be creative and give it an interesting, geometric structure. Check out ehow for more details.
DIY Vintage Lace Bracelet ~ This Anthropologie inspired bracelet is more stunning than the original!  The lace and pearls embroidered on vintage lace is pure perfection. 44.  Victorian Cuff Bracelet ~ This is a great project to use up some of your lace and trimming scraps.  The layers of fabric, lace, ruffle trim and ribbon with a button closure is simply stunning and chic.  Plus, who wouldn’t love a cuff for Christmas? 45.  Doily Cuff Bracelet DIY ~ This is a great tutorial where you’ll learn how to take a doily and turn it into a beautiful cuff bracelet! A stylish way to accessorize your outfits!
Now this is a great jewelry storage project. Not only is it easy and relatively cheap, you get enough room to store all of your jewelry and then some. It’s a hideaway jewelry cabinet that has a mirrored door and it fits perfectly wherever you have room on the wall. It’s got hooks for everything and will seriously hold tons and tons of jewelry and keep it perfectly organized. Imagine having your own jewelry cabinet and not having to shell out a couple hundred bucks for it. Plus, the mirror is good for trying on jewelry to make sure that it matches what you’re wearing.
DIY Lace Ring ~ This dainty lace ring is not only pretty, but so simple to make.  Only two items are needed, ribbon lace and fabric stiffener. Lace Doily Ring ~ Accent any outfit with these adorable doily rings.  If you don’t want to use a doily you can use lace or crochet trim.  They would make wonderful Christmas or birthday presents for tweens, teens and women.
A strip of lace can do wonders for helping you to keep earrings organized. The greatest thing about this project is how it looks so rustic and antique. That’s done using teabags to stain the lace and give it an old-word feel. There are very few supplies needed and if you have enough lace, you can create several of these and just hang them all together to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s a beautiful, easy project that will take very little time but instantly improve your bedroom or bathroom décor just by having it hanging there.
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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