necklace guide for women who love life hacks, jewelry and jewelry making hacksJewelry hacks, so what’s new? I needed to know the definition of “hacks” (a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way) and then it all fell into place.

As I explored this topic I discovered so many old jewelry hacks that are still in use today.  Many were new to me, and that’s the ones I am sharing here.

Check out the images about necklace hacks above. Pretty cool, right? These jewelry hacks make it a no-brainer for any woman to find the right necklace length for the exact occasion.

Scroll down to read more about the latest jewelry hacks we found on our jewelry making journey!

Jewelry Hacks: Cleaning and Caring for Jewelry

  1. Make your brass and silver jewelry sparkle by squirting a dab of ketchup on a clean cloth and rubbing the tarnished metal.
    1. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and buff dry.
    2. Find more info here: http://www.thefashionspot.com/style-trends/598955-jewelry-hacks/#/slide/9
  2. Free up surface space by displaying your jewelry on the wall.
    1. Just take an old frame lying around your house, paint it and add eye hooks for all your trinkets. http://www.thefashionspot.com/style-trends/598955-jewelry-hacks/#/slide/5
  3. Keep track of your stud earrings (and backs!) by slipping them into buttonholes.
    1. Spare pieces of ribbon work well, too.
  4. Get rid of annoying knots in your chains … with baby powder
  5. Surprise: Beer doubles as a jewelry cleaner.
    1. Use a cloth soaked in light beer to clean your favorite gold jewels.
  6. Forget silver polish or going to a jeweler… here’s how to get that sparkle back in your silver jewelry with items you can find in your own kitchen. #winning.
    1. Place tin foil shiny side up inside a ceramic bowl and fill with water, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt and a dash of white vinegar. 
    2. Then place your silver in the mixture for five minutes and voila, your jewelry will have its shine back. (Note not to use this on silver jewelry with gemstones, as it may damage them.)
    3. Place tin foil shiny side up inside a ceramic bowl and fill with water, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt and a dash of white vinegar.
    4. Then place your silver in the mixture for five minutes and voila, your jewelry will have its shine back. (Note not to use this on silver jewelry with gemstones, as it may damage them.)

I could keep on going as there are so many more,
so check out the provided links.

Are you a jewelry crafter or jewelry maker, looking for some awesome jewelry making hacks?

Then you’ll love our jewelry making hacks below. We are sharing jewelry making and wire jewelry making secrets only real jewelry design artists

Next:  Jewelry Making Hacks

  1. visual guide to basic jewelry tools Know what it is you want to create as your one-of-a-kind jewelry piece and research to find what you need.
  2. Sketch your jewelry making project idea.  It does not have to be a masterpiece
  3. Have the correct jewelry making tools for your project.
  4. Place all needed supplies in front of you where you are able to easily reach them.
  5. Be organized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. When using wire for jewelry making, research what wire gauge is best for your project.
  7. Research and learn new jewelry making techniques from many sources.  Be current! PS: We offer great jewelry making classes online and offline!
  8. When wire knitting or wire crocheting, make sure to use the correct gauge wire for the project.  (usually 26-30 gauge is best)

Knitting and crocheting with wire is quite different from fiber.  

Wire is not as fluid, so be patient.

P.S. When knitting or crocheting with multiple strands of wire, place each in a separate little baggie so there ae no tangles.

Have fun reading our jewelry hacks and enjoy your journey!

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