In February I'm working through storage & Organization for all appearance related items. Last week was make up. This week was jewelery. I still have my closet, dressers, and nail care to go.
This is all of my jewelry, gathered up from no less than 4 rooms and 8 locations around the house. I know, I know. But when there is no good system for storage, things can get out of hand quickly. I've tried a few systems over the years. One of the large jewelry cabinets hidden behind a full length mirror, craft boxes to sort earrings, regular jewelry boxes... so far nothing has worked well for me.
After sorting it all out, getting rid of about half, and putting the items I'd like to save, but know I will not wear right now (gold hoops will come back in favor eventually - but for now, I really only wear the silver ones..) in that white craft box to pack away, I came up with this solution:
The key to the success here is location, location, location. :-) All of my jewelry is now stored beside the mirror I use to get ready each day. I tackled this project last Tuesday - and although it's only been a week - I am in love with this. Before I would set jewelry on the cabinet right outside this door, all the time. I'd take off earrings while sitting on the couch and let them on a stand, etc.. but this is so conveniently located that I haven't set jewelry anywhere but away where it belongs for the past week. Awesome.
I don't wear the pins frequently - but to keep it easy to access them, the burlap is hung on picture hooks. (Cup hooks would work too) so I can pull the entire thing down, remove the pin I want, and put the entire thing back up there.
The necklaces hang on a $3 tie hanger (belt hanger? I don't know for sure what it is!) that I removed the hanger from. I found it at Dollar General.
My earrings are on an old chain that is broken and tarnished.
Then in the little flip down drawer on our medicine cabinet, I added some scrapbook paper to the back, then inspired by the bottom photo of this post, I found mini cupcake liners in my pantry and used them for holding the earrings that will not hang over a chain well. While in the pantry, I noticed a thread holder - a very old metal one - on my sewing desk, and I stuck that in here to hold rings.
Photos that inspired me:
I love all the old frames re-purposed to frame jewelry.
Right now my bracelets are stored in two small baskets hanging on the wall - but I might eventually do this.
I think I'm in love with the luxury of this much space just for accessories. I love all the different containers here.
I doubt this would be too practical - but I've always loved metal graters, so it amused me
If you had the space, this would be a pretty cheap and quick option.
Another take on the frame idea - She has a silver one on her site too, and she shows you the thrift store dog photo she started with. :-) I love that she used a kitchen towel from the Dollar Store for her backing material! http://www.320sycamoreblog.com/2012/03/shoe-jewelry-organization.html