Introduction: How to Clean Alex and Ani Bracelets.

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Hey! So this is how to clean your Alex And Ani Bracelet. As owners of these might know, they tend to get dark spots on them, which I don't like. So, with that being said, here is how to get rid of them! Also, I called the company and asked them what kind of soap to use, so I'm not just making this up! Please let me know if this worked! Post comments, favorite, and follow!
Send me a picture of your Alex and Ani bracelets in the comments! <3

Step 1: Supplies

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1.) soft toothbrush
2.) dawn or palm olive dish soap.
3.) Alex And Ani Bracelet.
4.) water/sink or basin.
NOTE- warm water is for washing, cool water is for rinsing.

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Fill sink with water. While the water is still running, squeeze some soap in there.

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The water should end up looking like this.

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Now, allow bracelets to soak in the water while we prep our toothbrush.

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Pour a dab of soap on your toothbrush like you would with toothpaste.

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If you have more than one bracelet, like me, then while you are cleaning one, allow the other to soak.

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Choose a bracelet to start with and grab the toothbrush and GENTLY scrub the bracelet. If you scrub too hard the finish will come off (it happened to me unfortunately)

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When cleaned, bracelet should look like this.

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Once you have rinsed your bracelets with COOL water, dry thoroughly in a towel.

Step 10: Tips and Care

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-use warm water in washing, cool water in rinsing.
- dry well before storing
-always remove jewelry before swimming, bathing, doing chores, or using abrasive cleaners
- never use jewelry cleaner
-avoid direct contact with beauty products
(Makeup), and perfume
- Alex And Ani Bracelets are made of recycled material, so it goes through an aging process, which is just the beauty of the bracelet.

Also, Alex and Ani bracelets are made from recycled brass and they have a Russian silver or Russian gold finish.




Step 11: Cleaning Chart

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In the picture above I have a cleaning chart that you can print the picture of. This idea was requested by sunshiine :)

Comments

jessy.morris.731 (author)2015-03-09

Works perfectly;) if your jewellery tarnishes she has another tutorial on how to fix it....use ketchup for 5-10 mins then rinse in cool water and wipe off...it was awesome and shined mine right back up;)

:)

how much ketchup?..I have about 7 that are a mess..

mclare50 (author)JoanieS72017-07-01

Cover the whole bracelet or tarnished spots!

That didn't work for me I'm trying the other techniques

Jajohnson66 (author)rhondam22016-04-10

Hot sauce works great. Soaks them in this for awhile.

JoanieS7 (author)Jajohnson662017-03-20

how much and for how long?..thx for your advice

JoanieS7 (author)rhondam22017-03-20

what kind of o th e techniques?..thanks for the help

ElizabethW74 (author)2016-05-18

Didn't work too well for me.

mclare50 (author)ElizabethW742017-07-01

Sorry!! I've noticed some inconsistencies with the metals and how long you've had spots for

Kburton7813 (author)2015-12-17

I am so excited to try this. I wear my bracelets daily. Altering between gold and silver. And have noticed the dark spots. Upon googling how to clean them i came across your post and just cant wait to try it! Thanks for this! Hope it works as well for mineß

mclare50 (author)Kburton78132017-07-01

Thank you! Hope it works out

MarilynL6 (author)2015-12-10

I just tried the Alex and Ani cleaning cloth, and it worked much better than the Tom's of Maine toothpaste, ketchup, and soap and water. The rep at Alex and Ani told me that that the dirtier the white cleaning part of the cloth gets, the better it cleans. Do not wash it. It did a beautiful job removing the black tarnish marks and restoring the shine.

mclare50 (author)MarilynL62017-07-01

Yes! After all these years they finally came out with one and I also got one. Does the job

evelyn.maria.79 (author)2014-08-05

I have my own little collection of Alex ans Ani bracelets and they need to be clean,I wear everyday,I will try this . Thank you for the tip..

mclare50 (author)evelyn.maria.792017-07-01

Thank you for the comment!

NancyRDay (author)2014-09-27

any ideas on how to fix or what to do if you do accidently rub the finish off...does Alex and Ani offer some type of repair for finish?? i think ive ruined 3:((

mclare50 (author)NancyRDay2017-07-01

No :( I'm sorry

debbie.omuleski (author)2015-01-01

This did not work for me at all:(

mclare50 (author)debbie.omuleski2017-07-01

I'm sorry to hear!

Ily1621 made it! (author)2015-06-22

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! I was panicking when I noticed my bracelets looking a little spotty. My sister got me some for my birthday back in Feb and I've used them daily ever since. This worked like a charm! I used dish soap, a very soft toothbrush and followed your instructions. My bracelets came out brand spanking new! Thank you!!! ?

mclare50 (author)Ily16212017-07-01

Great to hear!

nicos32 (author)2016-04-13

Dont use hot sauce, it gets off the spots and the finish too :(

Jajohnson66 (author)2016-04-10

To clean off tarnish on your Alex and Ani bracelets just soak then in hot sauce. Works great.

Jajohnson66 (author)2016-04-10

To clean off tarnish on your Alex and Ani bracelets just soak then in hot sauce. Works great.

mclare50 (author)2013-12-12

Can't believe this got 55 thousand views!!

mclare50 (author)2013-03-26

And yes, I did get more for my birthday! Some are not pictured though :)

mclare50 (author)2013-03-26

What a great idea, I will edit this!

sunshiine (author)2013-03-26

You have such a good instructable here, I am thinking if you would add information about what type of metals are in the Alex and Ani bracelets, it would be helpful to others who own a different brand. This information is available on their site under questions. It would be great to draw a chart of the cleaning recommendations so it can be printed out for the proud owner! I will try this method on some of my jewelry! Thanks for sharing this and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine

mclare50 (author)2013-03-24

Let me know if you want more Alex and Ani instructables, cause apparently their a hit! ;)

mclare50 (author)2013-03-24

Holy cow!!! I can't believe this got 200 views!!!! You guys are unbelievable, thank you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's just amazing, I thought this would be my least popular one!!! :)

mclare50 (author)2013-03-24

I really appreciate the kind words shinshiine! You have a lovely day too!!!!

sunshiine (author)2013-03-23

You did a great job on this! Thanks for sharing! Have a beautiful day!
sunshiine

mclare50 (author)2013-03-17

You can also call the company if you have any further questions! Just search Alex and Ani store locations and call!

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