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’ve been using the foil in the pan, baking soda, & salt with really hot water to clean my silver safely for years. Just make sure the silver is below the water line or it could stain and you won’t be able to remove the line. Large pieces can be cleaned in the bath tub, with the foil laying on the bottom. The foil is required because it causes a reaction with the salt, the soda is to soften the water.


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.
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