This hinged jewelry holder is attractive and very functional and it’s cheap and easy to make – our favorite kind of DIY. You need a couple of pieces of wood and in whatever size you want. Just make sure that they’re both the same size. Paint or stain them however you want and then hinge them together to make a sort of folding, standup board. Then just add command hooks or nails for hanging necklaces and bracelets and you’re all set. You could also add small baskets at the bottom to keep other pieces in that won’t really hang well.
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.
Want to do an extra brilliant DIY for a stunning jewelry display? Reclaim and recondition some leftover spindles of a staircase to do so! check out this given shabby chic jewelry organizer! Paint the spindle a little and old pieces of wires into the top opening of it! The spread out wire branches will hold your items of jewelry in a style!
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.
Mini Polaroid Necklace ~ Create a personalized mini Polaroid necklace for yourself or as a gift for loved ones. This would be make a wonderful gift for mom any day of the year! 56. Initial Stamped Necklace ~ Stamped jewelry is popular for a reason. Women love custom necklaces. Why not learn how to make an initial necklace that you can wear close to your heart?
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.
Looking for some out of the ordinary DIY jewelry tutorials so you can make a cool and creative fashion statement? Check out these awesome step by step instructions for homemade jewelry on a budget. Many of the items can easily be found at the dollar store or you may even have them at home right now. From exotic bracelets to modern bangles, dainty romantic necklaces to chunky statement pieces, you are sure to find some DIY jewelry ideas you will love in this list. We even have some gift ideas you can make for your boyfriend. Jewelry making is one of our favorite teen crafts ever!
This works great, but be careful with gem stones. Some of them like amethyst and emerald and any others which are in the quartz family are heat sensitive. Just put them in once the water has cooled down some. Cubic Zirconia are fazed by anything. They are lab grown under high heat and pressure. I fire them in a kiln at 1650 degrees in silver metal clay jewelry, and they are bothered at all.
Over time, frequently-worn jewelry pieces will develop a grimy layer that can dim the brightest gemstone. The best way to keep jewelry clean is to take it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning. However, the most convenient, inexpensive and earth-friendly jewelry cleaning method is to make your own homemade cleaner from items as simple as water and dish soap.
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.
Black Hills Gold Source’s Professional Gem and Jewelry Cleaner is non-toxic and meets the highest quality standards for use as an at-home jewelry cleaner. It is useful in removing dirt and restores jewelry’s natural shine. It is formulated to clean precious metals and stones, as well as semi-precious stones. Do not use on porous stones like jade, pearls, amber or turquoise.
A thin wooden dowel mounted inside a closet or cabinet door using cup hooks is the foundation of a simply chic jewelry hanger. Coat the dowel with semigloss paint.
This fun DIY projects are mostly for women, but you can surprise your wife making a wonderful organizer for her jewelry. Fill your spare time with something fun and interesting as these creative projects. They will not take a long time and will cost you almost nothing. So you will have more benefits- any time you will know where is your favorite piece of jewelry and you will have beautiful decorations on your walls. For saving your time and your patience every time when you will need jewelry, all you need is some old unused item, a little effort and imagination.
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!
I used the aluminum foil method many times for years. The first time that I tried it, I was SO amazed with the results, as I had some silver jewelry that I’d neglected for quite some time. It didn’t even appear to be “silver”. For the reason that I usually clean numerous pieces at one time, I tear the aluminum foil up into little pieces so each piece of jewelry will be in contact with the foil. I add very hot water, baking soda, and a few drops of dish detergent). I place in a bowl with a well sealing lid and shake gently for about 30 seconds, then let soak for 10-15 minutes. Using a soft bristle brush and the liquid, I gently scrub the jewelry. Last, I rinse and buff dry.
I tried this and it worked great for some of my pieces (all are 925 silver from Tiffany) but one of my necklaces actually turned darker. Tried the solution two more times and left it to soak, tried to use a polishing cloth after the solution under running water and no change. So bizarre because it worked like magic on all my other silver. Thoughts?
Select a mild cleaning agent for your homemade jewelry cleaner recipe. Dish soap with grease-cutting properties can be used, but skip dish soap with harsh anti-bacterial properties as this can strip the finish off jewelry surfaces. Dish soap is a good idea for semi-precious stones with softer surfaces or those that have been chemically treated by the jewelry designer, such as amber and turquoise.
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.