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.
This beautiful vintage jewelry stand can be made with things that you have on hand or you can visit a thrift store or Goodwill store to find the plates and candlesticks that you need. You will need a couple of brass candle sticks and at least three vintage plates. You’ll also want some superglue to hold it all together. It looks like the jewelry stand that your grandmother kept her treasured pieces in and it’s absolutely gorgeous and really holds quite a few rings, earrings, and bracelets. Just sit it on the dresser or nightstand and keep all of your favorite pieces organized.
Pegboards are great for organizing just about anything and jewelry is certainly no exception. A piece of pegboard is really cheap and you can use it to create a beautiful jewelry organizer that will hold all of your necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Just frame the pegboard (if you want) and then add hooks, cups, small baskets, and anything else that you need to keep that jewelry organized. You can hang necklaces from hooks and use plastic cups or baskets to keep your rings organized. Really, there are so many ways that you can put a pegboard to work keeping things organized.
This method works great on sterling, silver, gold, costume jewelry metals.. But do be careful if you’re got a lot crystals glued into a setting and limit soaking to no more than 90 seconds – or you might melt the glue. Also, don’t immerse natural pearls in this solution – it’s too caustic. It is however, fine for most gemstones and this homemade jewelry cleaner works wonders on cubic zirconia (CZ stones)! And in case you’re wondering ….it also works fab for cleaning silverware, silver frames or any silver home decor!
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 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.
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.
be careful with the white gold, most of it is plated with rhodium (a metal in the platinum family); white gold itself is dull, and this is done to make it shiny. I had a jeweller in the family, and got my original wedding band from him, many years ago. When he asked if I wanted it plated, I said no. I’m sure my face was a treat when I first saw it; it was immediately plated! This method of cleaning might remove the plating eventually. I’d check with a jeweller before doing it too often.
Get crafty with some wood and wooden tools if you want some permanent and ultimate jewelry storage solutions! This wooden jewelry organizer comes with a shelf, an earring tray and also with an necklace rack! All in one jewelry organizer, comes with a shelf also that can hold well the ring dishes and bangle displays! Shelf can hold your decorative crafts and even the mural and picture frames! A super easy-to-build but smart jewelry organizer for jewelry lovers!
A driftwood hanger is another lovely and very easy craft. The most important thing is finding a piece of driftwood or a fallen tree branch that has a shape and size that you find suitable for the project. Bring it home, clean it and decorate it with some tape and paint. Use some twine to hand it and add some screw-in hooks for the jewelry to hang from.
Presto! This works like MAGIC! I’m a jewelry-maker, and sometimes generous friends bestow me with old costume jewelry that I love to take apart and repurpose. I received just such a lot the other day, but the pieces I was interested in were dull and discolored and tarnished. Since I didn’t pay anything for them, and since they were useless to me in their present condition, I figured I’d try this.
A wooden accordion rack is a great way to keep your jewelry organized and they are really cheap at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree. You could also use plastic racks if that’s what you want. You can paint or decorate them however you want and then just hang them on the wall to hold necklaces and bracelets. Stack a few of them up the wall to have somewhere to keep all of your longer pieces organized. They make the perfect jewelry organizers and they’re really cheap, which is always a good thing. Plus, there’s little work involved to turn them into jewelry holders.