It happens to the best of us. You go in to Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, wherever and find a great gold statement piece. It’s the perfect necklace for those first couple of wears, then it starts to change into a gross bronzy color and you feel as if you have no choice but to deal. You could attempt to paint the necklace with clear nail polish but let’s be honest if your necklaces is long like a body chain that’s a lot of nail polish or if you missed a spot now your necklace has a whole funky design that rustic look that isn’t as daring as you’d like it can be a huge mess. I know I have personally had that issue, and I like to hold on to jewelry for a while and unless it’s silver it doesn’t quite last for the time frame you like i.e. more than a couple weeks before I started to see the change. Also, I’m no painter and I didn’t want to buy a top coat of nail polish just for jewelry when it might not even hold. I needed something a little heavier something that was actually meant to hold up for longer than a week and keep it glossy. So I headed over to my local hobby lobby and told them my dilemma and all I really got was “Oh you mean a sealer?” “Um Yes?” I answered. After finding my shade (translucent so it can go with anything) I went back to the car and sprayed it on an earring just to see if it did anything harmful to my jewelry. After a minute or two it got a little sticky then it went to it’s original smooth texture. But it worked nothing really turned the color ( I even drenched it in hand sanitizer, water and oil!) I was so excited to go home and try it out! Here’s how I did it.
- First you want something to put your jewelry on. I used an old bed sheet and it worked well it didn’t really cling to the jewelry. Make sure that you spread the sheet completely to prevent getting the sealer on anything.
- Next clean your jewelry make sure there isn’t anything on it that you don’t want there to be forever i.e. fingerprints, dirt, etc. and lay it lay it flat on the sheet with the back part facing you. Since this is the part that usually turns first because of the oils on your body damaging the coating on the jewelry you want to make sure you do this side first.
- Shake the can until it’s ready start at one side then go to the next at a steady pace for an even coat wait 30 seconds and repeat
- Let dry for a few hours or more then repeat on the other side.
Simple easy way to make sure that your jewelry stays beautiful and flashy!
Do you have any tips that you’ve tried? Leave them in the comments so I can test them out!