Every now and then my charms stop shining and get dull.
Especially in the summer when you sweat more this happens frequently.
So I try to give them a good cleaning about once a month.
This is very easy to do.
I would recommend doing this now and then just to keep the charms shiny and clean.
Even when you don’t think it is necessary.
How do I do it:
Add water (warm, not hot) + detergent (I use Dreft) in a small bowl + charms + bracelets …
Let them soak for a while … I prefer to let them sit for a few hours but it doesn’t have to be that long.
Half an hour can be good enough.
With an old soft toothbrush give them a little scrub.
Even the gold, muranos and bracelets:
This can take a while so I usually watch some TV or Netflix 🙂
I place the charms in another bowl with just clean water, so the soap does not stick to the jewelry:
After everything is washed you can see how dirty the water is.
And I am always very careful with parfum, or bodylotions.
When everything is washed I rinse a few times, just hold the bowl under the tap until all the soap is gone:
And then lay all the charms on a dry kitchen towel:
I take every piece and dry manually, just quickly:
After that I lay the pieces on some kitchen paper to dry.
Spick & span
all shiny and ready to be worn again.
I hope you too will have some fun doing this…
It makes me happy every time 🙂