I know this is nothing new, but it is new to me.
My silver chain and adorable Lily of the Valley earrings looked like this.
I know, horrible, right?
I started with a glass dish. I placed it in the sink just in case I spilled the water.
I lined it with tinfoil.
Then I poured about an inch of boiling water in. Without spilling anything! You only need enough to cover the objects you are cleaning.
Then I sprinkled a bunch of baking soda in the dish.
Then I added some salt. Roughly the same amount as the baking soda. But, having said that, I didn't measure any of it, I just eyeballed everything.
Then I placed my icky silver on the foil and set a timer for five minutes. I forget where I read that, but I read somewhere that you should leave the silver in for "up to" five minutes.
Would you look at that!!!! It looks so much better! But still not great. I got a fresh piece of foil and repeated the process on my chain. The earrings came clean the first try.
After I took them out of the solution, I rinsed them off and buffed them up with a soft cloth.
Lily of the Valley is my favourite flower. When I saw these earrings at a craft shop I had to have them, luckily for me, Hubby agreed! I am so happy that they came clean.
And my chain after the second go looks fantastic as well. I made the "A" for Angela (me!!), but it could stand for Awesome, or Amazing after the way that the silver cleaned up.
As for the foil. There was a bit of a funky smell when I dumped the water out. And just look at the ring of yuck that was left behind!! This was after the chain was done a second time.
There you have it. If you have ever wondered if you really can clean silver this way, now you know!
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