Nearly every woman has fantasies of receiving a brand new jewellery box under their pillow when they wake up in the morning. But the reality is harsher than fantasies and fiction. And so, mostly we make friends with our everyday jewellery items. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to dress up in the same monotonous jewels even if you don’t feel like it. Here are ten interesting ways to jazz up your old jewellery collection into a fresh and fabulous jewels wardrobe. Let’s get started!
- Match and Combine
Simply by changing the usual places of jewellery can we transform the way we feel while we wear it. Say, you have a beaded chain that you wear with a specific pair of earrings, almost always. This time, try changing the earrings when you wear this chain. And likewise.
- Turn Your Chains Into Hair Band or Arm Band
Stitch or stick a lightweight chain to an elastic band to convert it into a hairband. Fold a beaded or crystal chain around your palm, and clasp its two ends while putting rubber bands over the folded region. Wear this chain turned bracelet on your arm or wrist.
- Use Enamel Paint to Transform Lacquer Jewellery
From chunky bangles to earrings or necklaces, lacquer or jute jewellery can be transformed quickly with the help of enamel paint. Take a bottle of enamel paint in the colour of your choice, and paint the jewel item as per your taste.
- Use Old Chain Hooks & Clasps
Whenever you throw any old chains, necklaces, bracelets or earrings, make a point to keep their clasps and hooks with you. You might keep them in a separate plastic packet or tiny accessory box. Now, when any of your chains or bracelets gets broken, you can apply these old clasps to fasten their ends.
- Use Toothpaste or Face Cleaner for Silver Jewellery
If your silver jewellery is at the edge of tarnishing, wait no longer till it turns blackened. In the initial stages, it’s quite simple to clean your silver jewellery. Simply take some toothpaste or face cleanser on your finger and rub it over the jewellery. Keep it aside for some time to form a protective layer.
- Use Vaseline & Baby Powder for Earrings
If every morning while you leave for office, your artificial or imitation earrings almost always cause some trouble for you, you can now apply some Vaseline or baby powder. Rub it around the wearing area and turn your everyday experience into better.
- Use Soda for Shine
To restore the sparkle and shine of your jewellery, you can use a paste created out of baking soda and water. Baking soda, being alkaline in nature helps in removing the corroded layers.
- Use a Veneer to Protect Jewellery
One way to keep your new silver jewellery from turning dull and sparkle-less is to use a veneer. Create a protective coating over your jewellery items with the help of a veneer like substance. Transparent nail polish and resin are great options to do this.
- Use Nail Polish to Transform Costume Jewellery
This is one of the quickest ways to turn your everyday jewellery into spick and sparkling. Costume jewellery is usually made up of lots of glass beads, crystals and chunky materials. Out of these, the jewellery containing opaque, transparent or crystallized materials can be transformed in a matter of just a few brushstrokes. These might include a glass bead bracelet or a pair of rhinestone earrings or something similar. Take out your box of nail paints and get started. Paint your jewellery bead by bead delicately with the colour of your choice.
- Resize Rings
As it happens in India, elder women usually gift some of their ancestral jewellery to their daughters or daughter-in-laws. In such a scenario, the sizing can create a lot of problem. Say if the size of your mother’s ring doesn’t fit in your own, how would you sort out the issue? The simplest way is to use some silicon glue. Drip it over a board or plate. Then dip the ring in the glue. Keep it for sometime, peel off the excess glue and wear the daughter’s ring!