Caring for brass
Remove the brass competent from the rest of the earring.
In 1 cup of water add juice of half a lemon and 1 tsp of salt. Stir to dissolve salt. Place earrings in solution and allow to sit until desired colour is achieved. Rinse and dry well. Seal with olive oil, making sure to remove all excess oil.
*Do not use this method for brass toppers as it may affect the glue on the earring post.
For earring toppers mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste and applying with a soft cloth. Rinse and dry well.
Alternatively, rub salt onto a cut lemon and use the salted lemon to scrub the brass. Rinse and dry well. Seal with olive oil, removing excess with a soft cloth.