Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pinterest - Putting Those Pins To The Test

I'm linking this up! Because I've been trying to finish another big project and decorate for Halloween, I'm using this project because it was my own little 'pinterest challenge' that I did right before they announced another Pinterest Challenge!

Check out Young House Love, Bower Power, The Ugly Duckling House and Our Fifth House to see what these creative folks did and to also see other creative readers' projects!

One night last week, I really wanted to be productive and accomplish something on my long, ever-growing to-do list. However, I was so tired from work I just could not phathom pulling out a can of paint or grabbing the painters tape and starting on anything that I could not finish that night.

Enter, Pinterest. I have so great pins in my folders. It seems to me a waste of space to continue to store these pictures and never do anything about it. SO, since I was in the mood for a 'results right now' kind of DIY fix, I rounded up a few ingredients and some dirty jewelry and actually tried one of my many pins.

Here is the original pin and source web page.

Web Page

I heated my water, added my aluminum foil, baking soda, dishwashing liquid and salt and plopped them in!

Here is the 1st batch I started with, once silver hoops and little dangly balls and our wedding rings.




AFTER (not as much differnce as the silver)

Here is the 2nd batch - a few pair of earings, including round studs as dirty as the first batch and some not as dirty; and a ring with a little black in the crevices and a filthy ring.

This ring was black and had not been warn in years
because it looked to terrible to wear.

Easy Peasy! I couldn't believe it worked as well as it did. Some of those earrings (and that black ring) I had not worn in years because they were just black and embarrassing.  Most of the jewelry I tried was 925 silver (sterling silver) but the wedding bands were all white gold. The change doesn't show in the pictures for those as much, but I think it is more due to the fact that they still need to be professionally cleaned in the crevices behind the diamonds, but they definitely sparkle more than before.

It's like I went out and bought 5 pair of new ear rings and a new ring!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't Pinterest the best? :)
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