Fluffy Friday: A little bit of fluff and a miraculous silver cleaning trick!

Before I divulge to you one of the best tips I’ve learned from Pinterestland, I bring you the fish/turtle/duck feeding frenzy that Alexi encountered during her trek to LA:

Miraculous silver cleaning trick!

I don’t know about you, but I hate when I’m going through my jewelry and I discover a long lost silver necklace/bracelet/ring/pair of earrings, only to see that it has turned into gray dusty number. Last night I had an insane organizing bender, which involved a bunch of piles and too much untangling. Part of this Thursday night craziness involved cleaning all of my silver jewelry- and I just really need to share this trick. I found this lone earring and was about to toss it, when I realized that the last minutes of its life could serve as an example.

 

Once upon a time, there was a tarnished little earring that was bound for the trash.

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On his journey to the garbage can, he noticed some baking soda, a small dish lined with tin foil, and a kettle of boiling water.

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He made himself comfortable in the half inch thick layer of baking soda, on top of the shiny side of the foil.

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All of a sudden, the kettle began singing, and before he knew it, boiling water was being poured on top of him until the baking soda had fizzed and mostly dissolved. He soaked for a while, as hot water continued to be poured into the dish until the fizzing stopped.

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When he emerged, he was being rinsed with cold water, dried, and then photographed in awkward places. He was bright and sparkly! And then thrown in the garbage.

I wish I had thought of soliciting you with this tip when I was doing a mass cleaning of all of my jewelry, those before and afters would have been like an infomercial.

I hope this post finds you with a pile of silver things just asking for a good cleaning!

Have a lovely day!

P.s. If anyone wants that earring… it hasn’t really been let go yet and is up for adoption.

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One thought on “Fluffy Friday: A little bit of fluff and a miraculous silver cleaning trick!

  1. Pingback: [Fluffy] Friday!! | dawdling darlings

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