I have been going through some things lately and came upon some jewelry that needed cleaning. My  mom recently gave me her silver charm bracelet. I remember this bracelet so vividly from my childhood. It was her date night bracelet. She would be all prettied up and this bracelet was fascinating to me. I love it! She was gifted charms at different points in her life…swimming awards, wedding, graduations, babies….they all hold a special meaning. I wanted to clean it up a bit and make it shine again.

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The formula I used is natural and homemade…and easy! All you need is baking soda, foil and a container of some sort…and boiling water. (I have only tested this on sterling silver…)

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Crumple up some foil and lay the jewelry on top. Generously sprinkle baking soda. Pour on some boiling water.

Let the bubbles do there stuff! I let it sit for about 2 minutes and poked it with a wooden spoon. You will smell a faint sulfur smell (the aluminum and soda reacting…) Take the jewelry out and rinse off…pat dry. Good as new!!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I had tried this before and was disappointed in how poorly it worked. HOWEVER! Thanks to this post and your photos, I now see what I was doing wrong or misunderstood in the first place, and so now I’m looking forward to trying it again! Thanks, Tracie!

  2. OMG!!! I can’t believe how great this works. I went to Tiffany’s to see if they would clean my bracelet and of course they would for a $40 fee. WHAT!!!! So I tried this. IT LOOKS BRAND NEW! I can’t believe it. Thank you!!!!

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