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Tips and Tricks – Natural Silver Polish

I had my first art sale in over a year last month and when I took all my jewellery out to prep it I noticed the silver had tarnished. This is, of course, to be expected but I still had a brief panic about what to do. I do not like using harsh chemicals, all products in my home are natural so I decided to google natural silver polish options and found numerous articles about using baking soda.

My fiancé ran out to grab a soft toothbrush for me while I got everything ready. I laid out all the pieces that needed polishing on some microfiber cloths, set aside another cloth for drying afterwards. I prepared my baking soda paste (baking soda and warm water) and got started!

Ready to get started!

I was skeptical at first that it would do a good job, but with just a little light scrubbing…

Scrub scrub scrub!

Turns out I was very happy with the results! It didn’t scratch or damage the silver in any way, which was a concern since baking soda is abrasive. I polished up all my silver pieces in no time and got everything rinsed, dried and packed up for the next day! I’m always so excited when I find natural cleanser and options for household products so I thought I’d share this one with all of you!

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Polished on the left, still waiting to be done on the right!


Upcoming Sale in Winnipeg!

Hey Winnipeg friends! Drakestail Jewellery will be on site Sunday April 10th from 11 am to 4 pm at the Viscount Gort Hotel – 1670 Portage Avenue – for a special Mother’s Day beauty expo & sale. Why not get your mother’s day shopping done early and come have a look?


Go Green! Make broken or old new again!

Are you going green? (I’m looking at you, trees, get to it!)

My mother-in-law (who is awesome, BTW. Everyone should be so lucky) has gifted me an earring. Just the one. She’s sure the other is lost somewhere. It’s beautiful, simple, and ready to be refashioned into a new stand alone piece of jewellery!

How many of these do YOU have hiding in your jewellery box?

It’s like recycling, so you’re doing good for the world. Plus it clears out your old unused items, so you’re also decluttering! Now it counts as completing a chore! (Jewellery making is the BEST!) It keeps your shiny things out of the trash, and gets yourself something new; both you and the environment win!

There’s something special about being able to breath new life into old favourites. Jewellery you love stays with you, it connects you to something else. There’s a reason pieces are passed down through generations. All of our favourites are paired with great memories, whether it be of the loved one who gave it to you, a special event you wore it to, or even just how great you feel putting it on. To lose a piece of that can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to end with something you once cherished becoming unwearable.

A little extra sparkle,
A little extra sparkle in a soft pink.

Your grandma’s broken necklace? Fixed! Amazing bracelet that doesn’t fit? Adjusted! Missing earring but OMG I love these beads? Reworked!

We love making you feel fabulous! Rebuilding and re-imagining these pieces, mixing the old and the new, being able to wear your memories again; it’s wonderful, and we’re happy to be a part of it. Let us help you bring what you love back to life!

One piece out of the dark corners of your jewellery box and back out into the sunshine where it belongs!

Do you have ideas about how to improve an old piece of yours? Or maybe just need a quick fix? We’re here, and we’re ready!

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