But one thing that drives me TOTALLY crazy is that deep down you know in a few months it's going to tarnish or the color is going to rub off and look yucky :(
The reason why it tarnishes is because of the metal being exposed to moisture. SO to prevent it from being exposed to moisture all you need to do is create a barrier so to speak - all you have to do is paint over it with a little clear nail polish!!
WHAT? THAT'S IT? YUP!! THAT'S IT! :)
I have a couple of pieces of fashion jewelry I picked up lately that I'll be using in this demo. I try to wait until I have a bunch of pieces and then I do all of them at one time.
This is what you'll need
Your fashion jewelry!
Saran wrap, clear nail polish (any brand will do) and some tape.
I take a big chunk of the saran wrap and lay it on the table and then tape down the sides.
Lay all of my fashion jewelry flat on the saran wrap
Just a little tidbit - the first time I did this I held the costume jewelry in between my fingers and painted over the WHOLE piece and then set it down to dry on a piece of paper and what ended up happening was the bottom of the jewelry became glued to the piece of paper I laid it on (*&(@*#&$(*#@&$ AND you could see tiny thumb prints that had dried into the clear nail polish from where I was holding the jewelry AHAHAHA :p
And that's it! Easy peasy right? Now you'll be able to enjoy your favorite fashion jewelry pieces for many years to come!
Black & Gold pave pyramid bracelet - t+j designs, I <3 Paris cuff - Forever 21, Bamboo crystal bangles - t+j designs, Thin pyramid pave bangles - BCBG, Panther pave bangle - Kenneth Jay Lane, Heart shaped ring & Pyramid stud bracelet - ASOS, Crystal between-the-finger ring - Ted Baker via ASOS
DISCLAIMER - The fashion jewelry will have a slight clear film on from the clear nail polish so some of your high polish looking jewelry will look slightly dull after you do it.. it won't be as shiny as before you painted the clear nail polish on.. but it will prevent it from turning brown or changing color! So definitely consider this before you do it :) Also depending on how well .. or rather how patient you are in painting the nail polish on (unlike me.. who towards the end just kind of dumped nail polish all over the jewelry) it'll result in a much better finish if you put on a small thin layer of nail polish on!