Sunday, July 5, 2015

DIY Silver Cleaner!

Hey Everyone!

Today my mom and I were at a upscale house ware store, when my mom was talking to the lady in the silver section about how some of her silver serving knives, forks, spoons etc. have tarnished over the years. The lady pulled up this website, which had a very easy DIY silver cleaning recipe.

Here is the direct link to the recipe:

When my mom and I got home, of course we had to try it! After I saw how well it worked on her silver, I of course wanted to try it on my jewelry, since most of it is sterling silver. I obviously thought that it would make an amazing blog post, so I decided to document the entire process for you guys, so you could see before & after shots and step by step instructions.

What You'll Need: 
1 semi-big, foiled lined pan 
1 cup of boiling water
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp white salt
1/2 cup white vinegar

Like I said earlier, I chose to do my jewelry, but my mom did her silver serving pieces and it worked perfectly on that too. Anything silver will be perfect!

You're going to want to start off by bringing your cup of water to a boil, just because that takes the longest. 

While your water is boiling, put your baking soda and salt in the foil lined pan. 

After you've put your baking soda and salt into the pan, slowly pour in your vinegar. This is going to start to fizz and bubble up, so that's why you don't want to go too fast. 

Once you've poured your vinegar in the pan, you're going to want to stir all of the ingredients together to start dissolving the salt and baking soda. Don't worry if they don't completely dissolve, you just want to make sure that they are all combined thoroughly. 

By this time, your water should for sure be boiling, so go ahead and add that to the mixture. Whatever didn't dissolve before, will dissolve once you add the hot water. 

Now comes the fun part! Put in what you desire to get clean and just let it hangout for a few minutes. I let mine sit in there for about 5 minutes before I removed it. 

I had to do my two David Yurmans separately because they wouldn't fit the first round!

After you let your jewelry sit, take them out and put them on a paper towel to dry a little bit before you move onto the next step, which is honestly optional. 

I chose to go in with a polishing cloth just to make my jewelry extra sparkly, but you really don't have to do this!

As you can see, after soaking them and then polishing them, it brings life back into my jewelry! I couldn't be more impressed. 

Regardless of if you polish whatever your soaking, you need to rinse them with soap and water, just because they will stink like vinegar. After you rinse them of the soap and water, then your cleaning duties are done and your pieces should look extra sparkly, like this: 

Thank you guys so much for reading this and let me know if you try this amazing DIY! As always, if you do, tweet me @FashionandM321



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