How to clean your “EfZin” Jewelries (or any jewelry indeed)!

{ Guest Post from Katerina}

Hello my friends!!!

First of all, I wish you a wonderful day full of smiles and creations!!! The past week was a really beautiful in my blog, since we had the first Coffee Break and Chat game and it was really "chatty" one! Beloved ladies all of them bloggers with amazing blogs were "discusing" about plants and not only. This is why I love blogging!!!

And one of my favorite bloggers is the romantic Katerina...why romantic? She loves so much her things that she even cannot though away her old keyboard! So she created with its keys masterpieces!!! Additionally is the lady that you can call ...love to clean the house!!! smart ideas to clean everything!

I am really happy and proud to have her in my blog with a great and really helpful post...

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For starters I want to thank my beautiful hostess for having me in! I‘ve written this post in order to help you clean and maintain her gorgeous creations!

Our skin contains oil and when this oil mixes with the environmental dirt you can have an unhealthy and unbeautiful result on your jewelry! Moreover, over time our jewelry gets attacked by skin products such as lotion, perfume, hairspray, makeup etc. All these residues can cause your beautiful jewelry to lose their shine, and possibly damage the structure.

As you understand, it is very important to clean your jewelries in order to preserve them. When handling and cleaning your pieces, make sure to be especially careful to prevent any accidental damage. Our jewelries are beautiful but fragile and can be easily scratched. They need proper care on a regular basis to maintain their beauty!


Before you start!

When cleaning your jewelry have in mind that it is always better to under-clean them than to over-clean them! If you have any doubts, first try the method on a small piece of the jewelry and see the results. The best way is to ask Zina about the materials used in the making of your piece and the best method for cleaning it!

Please be extremely careful of losing a piece down the drain.  Use a strainer, a tray, a bowl etc. to put your jewelry in or secure the sink stopper. Have in mind that a stone can be holding up on dirt or the glue may have turned bad over time.


Let’s Start!

Our Materials:
·        - Toothpaste
·        - Soft brush or toothbrush
·     - Soft cleaning product (like hair shampoo or liquid detergent for clothes without bleach)
·        - Nylon stocking
·        - Soft cloths

·        - Hair-dryer



Apply the toothpaste on your jewelry and gently rub it with your hands. Use the toothbrush and scrub the difficult in-between spots. You will see that your hands and the toothbrush are starting to turn grey or black. That’s the dirt coming off!

Once you are done scrubbing, place the piece under tap water to rinse off the toothpaste. Use the toothbrush to help you rinse the difficult spots. Check your jewelry for any lost pieces.

When you’re done, use a soft-cloth and gently pat to dry your jewelry. To be completely sure that all the moisture is gone, use the hair-drier and give it a blow in low heat scale.

Finally, use another soft-cloth and rub the jewelry in small circular motions until it begins to shine!



 Jewelry with stones like Enamel/Glass etc.




Carefully place your jewelry in a nylon stocking and secure it. Fill a bowl with warm water and add a small portion of the soft cleaning product of your choice. Stir to combine them and then put inside your stocking jewelry “bag”. Allow it to soak for about 10 minutes.

Take it out of the stocking and put it on a soft-cloth. Check your jewelry for any lost pieces and also for any remaining dirt residue. Use the toothbrush really carefully to clean any difficult spots.

Rinse the jewelry in cool water. Do not use tap water if it is hard because it can leave spots. If you have hard tap water use bottled or distilled water instead.

The following two steps are the same as before.

When you’re done, use a soft-cloth and gently pat to dry your jewelry. To be completely sure that all the moisture is gone, use the hair-drier and give it a blow in low heat scale.

Finally, use another soft-cloth and rub the jewelry in small circular motions until it begins to shine!


Extra Precautions

To prevent you pieces from scratching each other, store them inside a jewelry box at a moderate temperature, as some materials are sensitive to heat and cold. A good tip is to apply skin and other beauty products before you put on your jewelry. Also avoid bathing, house-cleaning, gardening, sleeping etc. while wearing your jewelry, as these are perfect opportunities to lose or damage your pieces.

I hope I gave you some ideas and general instruction, but if you’re having any doubts about how to clean your jewelries, the best way is to just wipe them clean with a soft, dry brush or cloth.
A big thanks to Zina for having me and letting me share my ideas on her wonderful blog!

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Ok..I have to admit that so far if I wanted to clean anything of my jewels I was taking them to a specialist! But now I will definitely d it by myself! 

Do you want to know more amazing tips? or have fun reading a post? or checking how to create beautiful items by yourself? Just visit Katerina's blog! you will be surprised!

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      mats mouts
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