That's why Craig raised his eyebrows, more in surprise, when I bought this sterling silver bracelet with semi-precious stones, at a local crafts fair. I loved all the different colored stones, and how they would match a lot of my work outfits. Score!
A few months later, it became really tarnished and I didn't want to wear it like that. How in the world was I going to get it clean?
I was organizing my cookbooks, and a sheet of paper fell out of one. It was a recipe I had printed for homemade jewelry cleaner, and had forgotten about. Perfect timing! All I needed was a bowl, foil, salt, baking soda and dish detergent. Why not? I decided to give it a try.
I inherited a few nice pieces of jewelry from my mother, and they are cherished treasures, like this coin necklace.
I thought this was a cool idea, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Do you have some jewelry that's looking a bit dull and tarnished? Give it a try!
DISCLAIMER: I can't promise you that this is fool-proof. I would hesitate to use this on gold or silver plate... one reviewer said it ruined the patina on her jewelry. I'll stick with using this on gold or silver only. There were lots of reviewers who said they loved it, so it's worth trying. Best of all, it's non-toxic and you can make it at home. There ya go!
A printable recipe card is at the end of this post, or you can view it on the original recipe site here.