Friday, 3 September 2010

Silver Beads-DIY Cleaning Methods

If your silver beads are looking a bit tarnished here is a few tips to return your jewellery to its original shine.

Silver beads are perfect for everyday wear and as a result of this can over time lose their shine. This may be through no fault of your own, even the most expensive bracelets will become dull with wear. Luckily there are a number of things you can do at home to brighten up your jewellery collection.

You may be surprised to know that you don’t have to take your silver beads to professional jewellery cleaners to renew that coveted sparkle.

You will need the following items:

• A perspex bowl
• Baking soda
• Salt
• Silver foil
• Silver beads or jewellery
• A small towel

Once you have the necessary equipment to hand it is time for the cleaning process to begin. To begin line the bowl with the foil and fill with luke warm water. Add the baking soda and salt and leave your silver beads in the bowl to soak. It only takes a few minutes for the magic ingredients to work their magic on your tarnished silver beads. You should be able to see for yourself when your jewellery is ready to come out. Lay it on a towel to dry on its own. Once dry use a duster to buff your silver beads to perfection. This cleaning method works great on any kind of silver jewellery including bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and key rings. The one exception to this rule is of course antique jewellery. If you don’t want to make your antique jewellery look brand new avoid putting it in the cleaning mixture. It is also advisable to use a different method on jewellery that has encrusted stones such as rubies, diamonds and emeralds.

Shop Online for Silver Beads

If you want stunning silver beads go online to find the best selection at Spoilt Rotten Beads. We stock an extensive collection of silver beads, crystal beads and charms for your perusal. Contact us for more information on 01353 749 853. Alternatively email the team at

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