June 16, 2010

Ketchup...It's not just for frenchfries!!

Here is a little tutorial on cleaning your brass jewelry. Here is a picture of a pair of tarnished or dirty brass earrings. I have been wearing them for a couple months.

Take some ketchup (that's right folks, Ketchup) and squeeze it in your hand along with the earrings.

Then rub the ketchup on the earrings for a few minutes (sorry it looks a little yucky, but it works).

Rinse with warm water and then dry with a clean cloth, a T-shirt or a worn pair of jeans works great.

Voila!! Beautiful shiny new earrings! This also works on copper, but not silver.
If you like these earrings, you can purchase your own pair at my Etsy shop.


  1. No way! That is outstanding! I so have to try that. I wonder how it would work on silver....

    i do love the earrings btw...

  2. that is neat. Maybe it's the vinegar that made them shine.

  3. I like ketchup on french fries, but ever since I played Marie Antoinette's head in a haunted house once, I can't stand the smell of ketchup around me! (I was in a box with my head poking out with old ketchup all around my face for an hour, Yuck! ;) Lol.

  4. Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tipp!