If this method doesn't work, you can proceed with caution, testing on an area that is not visible, and lightly spray the surface with a solution of 1/2 water, 1/2 jewelry cleaner. Wipe the piece dry using a soft cloth. Avoid jewelry cleaning and polishing cloths that are impregnated with cleansing agents and abrasives that can be harmful to plated metals, base metals and rhinestones.
To ensure the piece is completely dry for storing, let it air dry overnight or dry using a hair dryer on a cool setting. To reduce the need for future cleaning, store clean, dry jewelry in an airtight container. With metal beads and components, anti-tarnish top zip bags work well, or you can add an anti-tarnish paper strip to an untreated top zip bag.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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