by Veronica Wood. (Manassas Park, Virginia USA) Rena, I've been struggling for three years now with my jewelry business. I have not made a profit yet, and now I'm facing another huge loss of inventory due to tarnishing findings. I make my own business cards and earring cards and I store my earrings in individual plastic zip lock bags when they are not on display; but … [Read more...] about Tarnished Earwires
Tips for different ways of cleaning jewelry to keep it sparkling! Find out which stones are fragile and need special care.
by Rena Klingenberg. Recently a jewelry artist asked me, "How can I keep the metal in my jewelry from turning color after a customer buys it?" There are two main reasons why jewelry may turn color: 1.) The metal has tarnished. This is most common with sterling silver, but other metals can dull and tarnish too. Here are ways to prevent and remove tarnish on … [Read more...] about What if Your Jewelry Turns Color After You Sell It?
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 20 by Rena Klingenberg. See my experiment with ketchup on copper - will it remove the oxidation from rustic earwires and a metal tag? Transcript of This Video: Today's episode should almost be called "Jewelry and Ketchup with Rena" because I'm going to show you an example of what happened when I cleaned some copper … [Read more...] about Cleaning Copper with Ketchup (Video)
by Janine. (Holliston, Massachusetts, USA) Does anyone know how to clean flocked jewelry trays with flocked velvet displays? A good friend gave me a dozen trays and they are in great shape but need a cleaning. I also could use this tip for my flocked jewelry display busts. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!! Janine Janine Design Comments: Cleaning flocked … [Read more...] about How to Clean Flocked Jewelry Displays and Trays?
by Jackie Davidson. (New Jersey, USA) I use gemstones, sterling silver and crystal/glass in my pieces. If I use a Sunshine Cloth to polish the sterling silver, it will also rub against the gemstones, even if I try to avoid them -- is that OK? I read somewhere that you should avoid that, but it seems nearly impossible. Jackie Davidson … [Read more...] about Sunshine Polishing Cloths Safe for Gemstones?
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. If you can prevent tarnish from forming on your jewelry, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort in cleaning your jewelry before every show and party. What Exactly is Tarnish, and What Causes It? Preventing tarnish on jewelry is far less work than removing it! Tarnish is a layer of corrosion that develops … [Read more...] about Prevent Tarnish on Your Jewelry Inventory
Elena Zharina. If you've worn silver jewelry, you know how tarnished it can get in a very short time. We all know about silver polish, but few people are aware that polishing actually scrubs some silver off the surface of your treasured necklace or ring. It can be especially detrimental for silver-plated pieces, where the layer of silver may not be very thick. Another … [Read more...] about Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelry