Sunday, June 10

Using Nail Polish to Fix Tarnished Jewelry

I don't purchase many silver or gold fashion jewelry because of the simple fact that they will eventually tarnish. 
Now, one way to help slow down the occurrence of tarnishing is to coat the piece of jewelry with some good quality clear nail polish. 
For these earrings, it was too late. 

So, I had 4 options:
  1. Throw them away
  2. Purchase some silver spray paint and spray the earrings
  3. Purchase some jewelry paint
  4. Use some silver nail polish that I barely wear to paint the earrings
I chose option 4. 

I just:
  • Wiped the earrings clean
  • placed them on a piece of paper
  • coated the front once(or twice if necessary) with the silver polish
  • waited for them to dry 
  • turned them around to paint the back 
  • once dry, I painted the front and back with clear polish  

Here are some pics of a few pairs of earrings I'm currently painting.

I'm thinking about painting these different colors as well. We'll see. 


  1. That is an awesome idea! I always just threw all my tarnished jewelry away (so I tend to go on jewelry binges... throw a bunch out, replace them all EVERY FEW MONTHS!). I will definitely try this.

  2. cosign with Shika! I cant believe I never thought of this, great post!

  3. I know right? I never though about this and I'm always looking for ways to recycle stuff.

  4. What a creative idea, and it turned out great!

  5. Thanks, Ladies!

    Yeah..I know I'm late :(


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