Saturday, January 21, 2012

{Shine On}

Sterling silver gets dark and dull with exposure to air, light and moisture. But you don't
have to resort to toxic cleaners to make it shine again. There's a cure of a natural kind that
will solve your jewelry doldrums. It's non-toxic, incredibly easy and only costs a few pennies.

The supplies you'll need:

A shallow, glass dish
Aluminium foil
Baking soda
Silver jewelry
Boiling water
A pair of kitchen tongs

And this is what to do with them:
Crumple the foil a little and put it in the bottom of your pan. Add jewelry.
Sprinkle liberally with baking soda.

Pour boiling water over top. The combination of foil, baking soda and hot water creates
a reaction that eats away the tarnish.

After a minute or so, use tongs to reach safely into the hot water and to pull out your
silver. Place each piece on a towel until it's cool enough to handle. Rinse under water
and marvel at their shiny and clean constitution. Dry them and put them away -- or on!

Another trick to keep your silver happy once it's clean -- white chalk. Toss a few pieces
into your jewelry box, and it'll absorb moisture so your jewelry doesn't tarnish as easily.

You no longer have to deal with silver cleaning chemicals that burn your nose, bother your
skin and offend the environment. And you can wear what you want, when you want.

Have a great weekend!


Ale said...

Hi Sam,

Great idea! thanks for sharing, I have so much silver at home that I need to clean all the time to use it...I will try this!

Hugs! LOVE THE NEW BLOG PICTURES, you look fantastic with that cute!

House of Foodies said...

What a great tip, had no idea. You're so clever!!