Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday's art article - How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry With Baking Soda

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While sterling silver jewelry is beautiful to look at and affordable to have, unfortunately it will eventually tarnish. My first choice for cleaning jewelry, is to use the Sunshine polishing cloths. They work on a variety of metals and can last a very long time if stored in an air tight bag. However, the cloths sometimes can't get into crevices or hard to reach places and a Plan B is needed. This is a short, two minute video showing how to clean silver jewelry using aluminum foil and baking soda for such times. (As a personal note on this video, I have never used this technique on silver plated pieces, only pure sterling silver. It works great for cleaning silver flatware and tea services.) By the way, the girl in the video mentions "tin foil". (She must be from the South.) Aluminum foil is actually what you want to use. (Can you even get tin foil anymore??)

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