I have neglected this blog for some time now because I was so busy with my day job and wasn't able to do any handcrafted jewelries for almost 3-months already. I just hope I will be able to do new pieces to showcase to my sister-in-law's co-teachers at the opening of school year on June 2010. In the meantime, I wan't to share something about caring and cleaning your jewelries that I have read in an article written at the Good Housekeeping Magazine.
You can retain the shining moments of your favorite silver jewelries with no spacial products needed.
Tarnish is the enemy of silver jewelries. How about trying this methods:
1. For items that are merely dull, filmy or staring to discolor, mix a few drops of mild soap with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Rub cloth wet with solution to jewelry, then rinse in cool water and dry using clean dry cloth.
2. For heavier tarnished silver jewelry, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (don't use tissue paper, this may scratch your jewelry). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse then dry.
Note: Don't soak the silver, this will speed up the tarnish rather than removing it.
Simple cleaning tip you can try.
Leave some message if you got good results. Have a Nice Day.