Dish soap, warm water, a toothbrush and soft cloths are all the supplies needed to clean earrings. For most earrings, except pearls, a soak in mild detergent and warm water, a gentle scrub with a toothbrush and a drying buff with soft cloth are all it takes to restore their beauty.Know More
Find two shallow bowls, a strainer, mild dish soap, warm water, old toothbrushes and lint-free cloths. Gather the earrings that need to be cleaned. Additional cloths can be useful for lining the work surface to protect it and the jewelry.
Add to the bowl a few drops of soap and enough warm water to cover the earrings. Place earrings in strainer, lower into water and soak for five minutes.
If needed, use an old toothbrush to gently scrub away dirt and grime. Be careful not to loosen any stones or settings.
Fill another bowl with more warm water. Return the earrings to the strainer, and submerge in clean rinse water. Swish them around if necessary. Remove, then dry with a lint-free cloth. Buff to restore the shine.
For pearl earrings, soaking is not recommended, since a soak can damage pearls. Instead lay them on a soft cloth, then brush them gently with a soft brush dipped in mild soapy water. Rinse them with a damp, soft cloth. Allow pearl earrings to air dry.
The gentlest and least harmful way to clean silver jewelry is to apply diluted non-phosphate, citrus-free dish soap, such as Dawn Original Non-Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid, and then rinse in warm water and buff dry with a soft 100-percent cotton cloth. Additional safe, nonabrasive cleaners for silver include Windex Multi-Surface Vinegar, Method Glass and Surface Cleaner, and Purell Original Formula Hand Sanitizer.Full Answer >
Attach charms to French hook ear wires with jump rings to make simple, stylish earrings. You need a pair of French hook ear wires, a pair of charms, two jump rings and a pair of chain nose or bent chain nose pliers to complete this craft project.Full Answer >
In order to remove stuck earrings, make sure hands are washed with antibacterial soap, then apply a small amount of lubricating jelly to the earring back and attempt to gently turn the back to loosen it while holding the front of the earring in place. If the earring is stuck because the ear was recently pierced and healed around the earring, apply hot water with a cotton swab to the area and gently attempt to turn the earring back and forth until it is loose.Full Answer >
Starter stud earrings are the earrings used for piercing; they have straight posts made of surgical stainless steel, are usually plated in 24k gold and feature a single, small ball or jewel. A tension clasp keeps the jewel secured against the ear and the earring from falling out.Full Answer >