Saturday, 9 February 2013

Store jewellery in a draw? Nope, not me!

I love accessorizing! I try to have a piece of jewellery in every colour so when I am looking to accessorize an outfit I always have something to match.

There is a slight problem with having a lot of jewellery – you run out of places to put it! My sister used to keep hers all in a draw but I like to see what I have otherwise I forget about it and never end up using it.

I have a lot of sheppard hook earrings and could never find one of those jewellery display hangers with enough space on it, so I made my own. Someone donated an old picture frame without glass to the op shop so I bought it and replaced where the glass was with two layers of that mesh like material you often see on fascinators with my hot glue gun. I have it hung on my wall covered in earrings! When I run out of room I can easily pluck out the earrings I don’t use and donate them to the op shop to make room for more!

Unfortunately this brilliant idea of mine doesn’t cater for earrings with a back on them so they are just on a earring display you would see in a store that I bought from spotlight. The once I use regularly are in my jewellery dish that I sit my everyday jewellery in.

Bangles are another item of jewellery I use often and I found an old Galliano bottle (which I have filled with water so it doesn’t tip over) which stores heaps of bangles so I can easily see them all.
There are so many different ways to utilize your space. I’ve put hooks in the side of my bookcase so I can hang really long necklaces and beads, and a cute little Ikea chandelier lamp I bought the other day (for a bargain at $3.90!!) also makes a great necklace hanger! Our op shop was donated a damaged wooden spice rack, or maybe a display for  tiny knick knacks...either way it was damaged and would’ve become firewood however I realised it would make a perfect nail polish shelfing unit!

Try to look at items through different eyes; don’t look at what it is meant to be. Look at it for what it is, its shape, its flaws, its features. Can you use any of that to your advantage?

 How do you display your jewellery? Or do you just shove it all in a draw?


  1. I'm afraid that the words "out of sight, out of mind" apply to me when it comes to clothes, shoes AND jewellery. If it's not staring at me in the face, it doesn't "exist" for me, so I too have had to be inventive and have everything on display so I know my wee precious's exist. I have a coat hanger on the wall with a thick knitted cover to hang my shepherd hook earrings, big old chocolate tins for bangles, metal cake stands with handles for rings, bracelets and hair ornaments. I'm on the verge of chaos, but it's working for now:). Thank you for sharing your clever ideas here! xo

  2. Wow Desiree! What an honour! Its more than a pleasure to share my ideas however I can imagine you have so so many accessories that my ideas are way too smallscale for you! Lol I say stick to what you've got if its working for u!


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