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.
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.
Sort out an old picture frame from home trash store and just cover it up with a decorative metal sheet! Install some knobs and hooks over to gain a stylish jewelry organizer without spending even a single penny! This would also make a pleasing gift for a style loving women! Primer and paint can be used to personalize the final visual!
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.
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!
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!
Over time, you may notice that your silver jewelry is looking tarnished and you have wondered how to clean a silver necklace or bracelet. Jewelry tarnishes because the sulfur that is present in the air creates a chemical reaction to the silver. This homemade silver cleaner is simple to make and won’t cost you a ton of money because most of the ingredients are ones you probably already have in your pantry.
Oh how we love repurposing old garden tools! This old garden rake is beautiful as a new necklace and bracelet holder. This is one of our favorite jewelry organizing projects. It’s easy, cheap, and works wonders for helping you to keep your necklaces from getting tangled. You just need the end off an old rake which you can pick up at flea markets or yard sales. Just sand, paint, and hang the old rake end and then hang your necklaces on it. Easy, right? And, this is a beautiful jewelry holder that has a wonderfully rustic look. You can even add a piece of twine for holding those dangly earrings.
Some old drawer pulls and other hardware can be attached to a board to give you the perfect place for keeping all of your jewelry organized. You need a board, which you can paint or stain any color that fits your current décor. Then just take those old drawer pulls, hinges, and knobs (which incidentally, you can pick up at yard sales and thrift stores for a steal) and attach them in different ways. Create a pattern or just put them wherever you think they’ll work best. You get a beautiful place to store and display all of your jewelry and for very little cost.
hmm…just tried this for a very tarnished rope chain….didn’t work at all….i did use cider vinegar as it was all I had but followed exactly…smelled horrible! Was cider vinegar not good to use? I’m thinking that is why it smells so bad. Ugh…now to get this horrid smell out of my house! I’m bummed…going to try just boiling water and baking soda now and see if that works at all.
So check out these DIY 27 free wire wrapping jewelry tutorials right here and give your crafting hands a unique practice that would surely result fruitful. Make sure you have the right wire cutting, molding wrapping tools with you to get the most quirky types of ear rings, pendants, neck laces and the bracelets for your wardrobe. You can wrap up your old jewelry pieces to restyle them or make absolutely new ones with the beads and stones. So either you need to attend a party, a wedding or just a cool dress up style for your college now you know the trick to make yourself look totally outclass with these DIY jewelry projects and You will also like these DIY Jewelry Organizers.
I just used this to clean mine and my husband’s silver wedding bands. This stuff is great. Our bands were looking pretty dingy and we bought some professional silver cleaner and it made them look worse. I was horrified, but then I found this recipe, tried it, and had success. I cut the recipe in half since I was just cleaning two rings. It apparently didn’t change the cleaning power because they haven’t been this shiny in forever! Thanks for posting the recipe. Will use from now on!
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!