Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY: Protect Your Jewelry / Protege Tus Joyas

 Hi dolls !
There are many ways to protect your jewelry. For those that are not made out of gold or sterling silver, you can store them in soft cloth bags or protect them with clear nail polish. Yes, nail polish! I learnt this trick in my art jewelry class. You know that many fashion jewelry pieces can turn dark or get scratched. Nail polish can protect their color.  As you can see on the piece above, the scratches on the piece are covered and smoothed by the application of a coat of clear polish.

Hay varias maneras de proteger tus joyas. Para esas piezas que no son de oro o de plata, se puede guardar en bolsitas de tela de algodon o se pueden proteger usando esmalte de uñas. Asi es, esmalte de uñas! Aprendi este truquito en mi clase de arte de joyas. Tu sabes que muchas piezas de fantasia se vuelven negras o dejan color en tus dedos, a nadie les gusta eso, pero no te preocupes que el esmalte protegera que se vuelvan asi. 
Si compraste alguna joyas de fantasia y estan rayadas, podes aplicar el esmalte en ellas. Como veras en la foto de arriba, el antes y el despues.

On these pieces I applied a coat of clear polish to the metal portions, and in the case of the earrings I applied it to the stones.

En estas piezas aplique el esmalte transparente en los metales, y en el caso de los aretes azules en las peidritas.

  • Turquoise ring from H&M $5.90 (last weekend) 
  • Olive stone ring: Jewelmint 'Midnight Soiree Ring' $11.99 (got it on sale) 
  • Stone Cold Ring (pink) $9.00 from Tobi
  • Blue Earrings from H&M a few dollars (I don't remember their price)

Thank you very much for reading,

Muchas gracias por leer. 



  1. Great post - that is such a good idea!


  2. The earrings look so much better after!
    I've follow you on FB, can you please follow me back, I really need some support!

    1. thanks so much :D !
      sure, I'll do it :D !

    2. Hi. I'm following you on your facebook :) You'll see me as Elsey Bonnick. Hope to see you around and follow mine back :)