Cleaning Stains on Beaded Crochet Items?

I have these 3 beaded crochet works with seed beads. They look very old and one has a large stain. Optimally, I would like to clean all three for uniform white background, no stains, without damaging the beading. Any good tips?


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October 13, 20190 found this helpful

Perhaps a baking soda paste and rinse? Do you know what they're made of? Sometimes I take such items to my cleaners to ask.

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October 13, 20190 found this helpful

I would take it to a professional dry cleaner for his or her opinion.

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

If you are not afraid to damage them, you could try a mix of 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup peroxide and 1 cup warm water and soaking them in it. The challenge is can the threads used for beading stand up to the water. If you are not game to try, it would be best to ask a dry cleaner, but even for small things, it will probably be very costly to clean (at least in my town). Plus they always put a disclaimer on them no guarantee when there are serious stains.

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October 14, 20191 found this helpful

You can do this yourself if you do not have a dry cleaners around you. Here on the islands they do not offer this service so we need to figure a way to do it ourselves. I've had to clean feathers and beaded costumes in the past when the costumes got wet. You will need an old toothbrush, some peroxide, and some water. Mix the peroxide with the water in a small bowl. Dip the toothbrush in the mixture and gently clean the area. You can repeat this as often as necessary to get the stains out and whitten the item. After rinsing it in water if they are beaded like yours. Put them in the sun to dry.

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October 14, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you Poehere,

My town is too small for a drycleaner and I like your idea of the peroxide as I can get that locally, as well as a cleaning brush. I will try this out and post back my results.::smiles::

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