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Homemade Jewelry Cleaner for Sterling Silver November 7, 2008

Filed under: Recipes — precioussadies @ 8:30 pm
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Kitchen Recipe

Kitchen Recipe

Is your Sterling Silver not looking the way it’s supposed to be?

Here is a affordable way to clean your sterling silver with a recipe that you can whip up in no time!

I use this to clean my sterling silver pieces, but it is not to be used with silver plated, fresh water pearls, or porous stones like turquoise.    I have used it on my Swarovski Pearls, and it works just fine.

1/4 cup of baking soda,

1/4 cup salt,

1/4 cup liquid dish soap,

2 Litres of water. 

Line inside of large pot with aluminum foil.  This is a pot I don’t plan to use again…well only for cleaning jewelry!!  Add all ingredients and stir with a plastic spoon.  Count each item (to make sure you can find them later!)…if I’m doing tons of findings (those are the pieces that make up your items, such as headpins, clasps, I may not count them, but I definetly use more than one strainer to catch them all, (one strainer across my sink, and another strainer in the plug area)!

Bring to a low boil for a few minutes, then turn off the burner, and let sit for a few minutes.  Sometimes, I wait for a longer time, for better results, as I might have a lot of pieces.  Using a strainer, pour out liquid and rinse well with water, to get rid of the salt!  Count all pieces, as you place on a towel dy and before the aluminum foil is thrown away!






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