Friday, March 14, 2014

DIY: Silver Cleaner

As many of you know, we were just featured on one of our all time favorite blogs, Refinery29, for our favorite home remedy - the silver jewelry cleaner. We would consider ourselves frugal fashionistas, so DIYs are always our obvious preference. Along with being economical, this common kitchen recipe steers clear of those nasty chemicals that are killing our planet... and aren't so awesome for us either. 

When done correctly, this little concoction is truly magical. As our pal Bill Nye always says, "Science ruuuuuuuules!" 

What you'll need:
White vinegar
Baking soda


Baking pan

Measuring cups (1TBSP, 1CUP, 1/2CUP)
Aluminum foil
Tarnished silver jewelry

Step one: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.

Step two: Line baking pan with aluminum foil, shiny side up. Place jewelry in pan.

Step three: Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the boiling water.

Step four: Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.

Step five: Slowly pour mixture over the jewelry.

Step six: Slowly pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar over  the jewelry. The mixture should bubble.

Step seven: Let mixture sit for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. 

Step eight: Rinse jewelry with cold water.

Et voilĂ ! Good as new!

Try it out for yourself, and don't forget to send us pictures of your newly sparkling jewels!

Truly Yours, 

P.S. "I've never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I'm here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty" - Elizabeth Taylor

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