Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Queen is on her Throne!

In this month, when we honor Mother Earth by talking about new ways to help our environment, I feel we need to do more than talk. We need to do.
In that vein, I present to you,
The Queen on her throne!
No, this isn't a commercial for the Works, a toilet bowl cleaner.
This is a way to use, or repurpose,
an everyday item
in an interesting way.

Please note the dark color of my copper earrings.
(No, they are not in the toilet bowl. They are in an empty, plastic container.)

These are the same earrings in the Works.
I must emphasize, no earrings were harmed in the making of this blog.
The earrings are still not in the toilet bowl.
Notice the slight change in color.

Here are the same earrings after rinsing.
Aren't they purty?

I've used the Works for cleaning beads, especially turquoise colored glass. Turquoise tends to get a wee bit scummy.
I've also used the Works on reds, though not as successfully.
I've cleaned many beads.
The greatest part of the Works is that once you have finished cleaning your beads or your copper,
you can pour it in the toilet bowl,
add a bit more,
with a little scrubbing,
your toilet bowl
will be sparkling!

Now, how do you repurpose everyday products around your house?


Deb said...

Cool product Ms M. It seems that you use that pretty much the same way as I use CLR....except that I haven't used CLR to try & clean the loo, just everything else. I keep a jar of it for dipping everything from copper & such in, clean stubborn release out of beads with it, then I'll clean my brass with it before disposing of it.

I'm enjoying my big recycle wheelie bins. They have made everyone more aware of recycling & sorting all rubbish. Our weekly 'actual' rubbish is down to 1/4 of what it was with just the normal recycling bins.

angelinabeadalina said...

ROFL, Mallory! That picture popping up at the top of my list of blogs to read was just the right LOL moment for what feels like a Monday morning :) The Works is pretty useful stuff, huh?