Friday, September 11, 2009

cleaning silver

So I may be the last person to hear of this method of cleaning silver, but in case I'm not, I would like to share it with you! I found some old jewelery of mine (photo above) given to me by my parents back when I was 18, and it was all black and tarnished. Here's how I cleaned it:

Line a bucket with aluminium foil.
Place the silver on top.
Add 6 cups of boiling water mixed with 6 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda.
Soak the silver until bubbles begin to rise.
Fish out the silver, rinse very well and dry with a soft cloth.

And there you have it, so easy and it works a treat! Obviously you can reduce the quantity of water and bicarb according to how much silver you are cleaning. I used 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of bicarb.

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