If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may have seen quite a few of sneak peeks of the new Spring Collection, which will be launching in the next couple weeks. Well here’s another one for you! Thanks to everyone who’s “Liked” the new chain rings, I have a feeling that’s going to be a favorite this season. What are some of your favorite looks for the spring? Leave a comment!
Most of us wear some sort of metal jewelry on a daily basis. Whether it’s your favorite silver necklace or cute silver stud earrings, there’s one thing we all HATE…it’s the dark gray stuff called tarnish. Now if you wear your metal jewelry daily, it’s a good idea to clean it every now and then, I recommend every 3-4 months. There’s no 100% way to prevent tarnish, it happens to all metal jewelry pieces, but there are ways to slow down the tarnishing process. Here are 3 easy and inexpensive ways to help lessen the tarnish on your jewelry pieces.
These are a wonderful low cost investment. You can purchase either the strips or the cloth and line your jewelry box. I personally prefer the cloth since I have my jewelry stored in various jewelry boxes. Be sure not to wash the cloth–it will lose its anti-tarnishing properties if you do. You can also use these strips and cloth on sterling silver, silver plate, brass, copper and bronze metal jewelry.
2. Zip lock plastic bags
You can go right to your kitchen pantry or cupboard to get these. However, I like the smaller ones which you can pick up at Michaels or Walmart. It’s a good idea to store 1 item of jewelry per a bag. Be sure that you squeeze all the air out of the bag when zipping the bag closed.
3. Clear top coat nail polish
This should NOT be used on your fine silver or sterling silver jewelry. I only use this on my brass, copper and bronze jewelry. Be sure to use nice thin coats and you can apply 2-3 times. As far a re-applying, it depends on how often you wear your metal jewelry. If you wear your jewelry on a daily basis, you can reapply every 2 months or so.
I hope these easy tips work for you. Do you have any great tips on cutting down tarnish on your jewelry? Leave a comment–would love to hear from you. Be sure to follow my blog or get added to my list for more great jewelry tips and other neat tidbits.
Brass and copper are two of my favorite metals to work with. I love creating jewelry designs with these metals. One of the downfalls is that over a time they begin to change color and tarnish. Like any other precious jewelry pieces, even your costume jewelry needs cleaning every now and then. By cleaning them and storing them away properly you will help to preserve your jewels. Here’s a simple cleaning solution that will make your copper and brass metal jewelry look as good as new and they can be found right in your kitchen and bathroom.
1 tsp. of salt
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1 pea size of toothpaste
soft cloth (terry cloth or old t-shirt)
Combine the salt and vinegar in a cup or shallow bowl and stir until salt dissolves. Drop copper or brass jewelry into solution and let sit anywhere from 2-5 minutes. Rinse jewelry with lukewarm water then dry and polish with cloth. Drop a pea size of toothpaste onto your metal jewelry and use cloth to rub in toothpaste. Rinse with lukewarm water and shine with cloth.
Just little sneak peek at my upcoming collection scheduled for launch in early October. This Gold Leaf Necklace is a hint of what’s to come. Just think timeless, but bold jewelry pieces.
My Summer Collection is finally completed—whew! I have to say this collection was the most challenging for me, reason being I had a hard time finding the right inspiration. People think inspiration will just come to you, but sometimes it needs to be stirred. For this collection I wanted something bold, yet timeless. I must say I’m VERY pleased with the results. Here’s a peek at one of the items I just posted on my Etsy site. This Blue and Brown Flower Statement Necklace took me a while to construct; each petal was created out of a silk fabric. Stay tuned our Summer Launch!
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A long time childhood friend of mine, Kaira Denee has just released her newest novel, “My Husband’s Fiance.” Check out her site and order your copy today. Have a little extra time? Pass through her book release party this weekend to mix and mingle with this totally fabulous author. Who knows you may even win a beautiful giveaway piece by The Pink Locket 😉
Custom orders for jewelry pieces has been a great opportunity for me. I would say that about 50% of my sales come from customers who see my work and request a special order. Before designing pieces I always find out a little information about the customer as far as personality traits, favorite colors, places they love to visit and etc; Jewelry not alone adds spice to a person’s outfit, but it also tells you a lot about a person. Here are a few custom pieces that I current designed for one of my customers. What do you think their personality traits are based on these pieces???