Monday, May 5, 2008

Amazing, Mr. Science

This household tip is not directly related to knitting. It is, however, related to jewelry, which is categorized as clothing and accessories, which is sort of related to knitting. I own many pairs of earrings, some of which are sterling silver. I use a polishing cloth on them to remove the tarnish, but it's difficult to remove tarnish from within the crevices. I found this tip in Lucky magazine, and it really works. You get a glass baking dish (something with a little height), line it with aluminum foil, place your jewelry on the bottom, sprinkle some baking soda, then pour boiling water to cover the jewelry and soak for 10 minutes. After that, the jewelry is sparkling, and the foil is brown. It sure beats all that hand polishing!

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