Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inspired To Organize My Jewelry

I love jewelry. I will buy a piece occasionally and every so often I receive some as gifts while some pieces I have owned for a long time so my collection increases every year. I have my jewelry in many boxes, in drawers, on my dresser and in my closet. Some pieces are locked away for special occasions.


I wear some jewelry every day. After a socially busy week this is what part of my dresser looks like. This is just the the tip of the iceberg -  jewelry chaos!


The box is one of two from Michaels, I think. They were decorated by my kids during an art class and given to me for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. They are a good size for my bangles and bracelets. I have used pretty ribbon to tie bunches of them together. But still, this is far from organized.

When I am in a rush I have to rummage through a pile of metal to find the right combination of bracelets. At the end of the day any jewelry I have worn mostly gets put back in a box like this or the wooden one you can catch a little glimpse of behind it. I must take better care of my jewelry.


Here is some of the jewelry lying around and a glimpse of a Stella & Dot box which holds a bracelet - a gift from last December. I have many similar little boxes.

Well, I have been looking at options for jewelry storage. Something that would allow me to enjoy my jewelry when I am not wearing any, to be able to see it while still keeping it organized and accessible.
Initially, I thought about one piece of furniture dedicated to jewelry alone. I came across this on Home Decorators Collection not too long ago. I had seen something similar on ebay. I do not currently own any mirrored furniture and I thought this would be perfect.



They also have this and other armoires which I considered as options.



This Hollywood-inspired armoire has an industrial edge.



At this point I decided I do not want to add another piece of furniture to the bedroom or to my small walk-in closet.

I love the variety of decorative jewelry display and storage pieces available, starting with this Wish Tree Jewelry Holder. These make wearing jewelry more fun than it already is!





I love elephants!
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I visited The Container Store for something else recently and as usual was multi-tasking and took a look at some of their options, too.


I could have a combination of all of the above but they would take over a lot of closet, shelf space and dresser space.

I have a few of these displays created by others which I have pinned on my Jewelry Organizing board on Pinterest.

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I came across this amazing old window and mesh jewelry display created by Andrea of Oak Ridge Revival.
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A couple of weeks ago I decided I had to create something myself. It would have to be a decent size to hold a good part of my collection, portable and decorative all at the same time.

I made a couple of quick trips to the local True Value (hardware store) to see if I could be inspired by anything I found there. Sure enough! I found this medium gauge garden wire fencing used for borders called Hardware Cloth in a 2ft x 5ft  size. It cost $5.49.


 
I also picked up two garden stakes for $1.99 each. The wheels were in motion.


The story continues next week as I create my very own jewelry display/organizer. Fingers crossed I should be done over the weekend. This is one of my quick, have-a-minute-here-and-there projects which I mostly take on while waiting for the kids to get off the school bus.

This is a piece I really need. I must take better care of my jewelry. Stay tuned!


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Lisa

24 comments:

  1. Reminds me of the jumble in my closet...can't wait to see what you fashion to "tame the beast!"
    I hadn't thought of pinning ideas... So many things to pin, so little time!

    Cathy

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  2. oh i need to do this, too! mine is all over the place after moving! i am looking forward to seeing yours!

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  3. Ha! My dresser looks exactly like that right now, (actually worse)! Pretty pieces I spied there, can't wait to see them all organized!

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  4. Lovely inspiration images of storage ideas! Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with!

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  6. Not at all affiliated, but I haven't stopped thinking about the creative jewelry organization featured recently on Brooklyn Limestone (http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2012/01/conquered-closet-merediths-striped.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+brooklynlimestone%2FJBgB+%28Adventures+in+Renovating+a+Brooklyn+Limestone%29#.TzRYucWvKSo). I wish I knew how to link directly to the picture, but she is using a tiered appetizer display (about 3/4 of the way down).

    Good luck with yours, I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  7. I am always looking for something to store my jewelry. Currently, my jewelry hangs on the back of my door in a tangled mess. The mirrored jewelry chest is so pretty.

    www.idesignlove.com

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  8. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I know it's going to be awesome! I love a good DIY! Good luck!

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  9. There are so many great ways to keep your jewelry organized, I love the golden tree. I've organized my mom's jewelry drawer with craft boxes, it's an easy and cheap option.

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  10. So many fun ways to display jewelry. I have been working on the very thing lately and really like the trees. Enjoy your weekend Lisa!

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  11. All the collections are really insprirng i am sure ur creations will be above all of that will be waiting for the piece :)

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  12. You had me enthralled at the mention of organization...I love it! And I'm all about making the jewelry pretty on and *OFF*! (c;

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  13. Such many great inspiration pics, I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)
    karah

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  14. Cant wait to see what you come up with. All of these are great ideas.

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  15. You are motivating me to clean up my act too! My jewelry has an organizer that it has outgrown! Can't wait to see what you make!

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  16. I just spent the better half of 30 mins this morning trying to untangle my necklaces so I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hope you had a lovely weekend Lisa!

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  17. Oh! Wow..!! I too need a Jewelry organizer..!! :)
    I can wait to see what u come up with.. :) All the best.. :)

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  18. I love organizing jewelry while displaying it in a beautiful way...love all these ideas!

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  19. I'd really love to have a jewelry armoire. I can't wait to see what you created!

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  20. I love jewelry too and it usually ends up in a tangled mess! I have a peg board organizer where I like to hang bracelets, necklaces and some earrings. It's pretty useful and one of my very first DIY projects.

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  21. Love these jewelry organizers, particularly the first one!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Lisa!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  22. I just finished with a jewelry storage project! I used canvas that were painted or covered in scrapbook paper. Looking forward to the finished product here.

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  23. I really need to organize my jewelry as well so I'll be anxious to see your project. Maybe it will inspire me to get one done for myself. I also need to come up with an idea for my scarves and belts too.

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  24. I'm currently looking for a jewelry organizer for my closet. I hate it when my bracelets tangle with my necklaces, my cuffs… and all that. The pieces you showed here are so nice! I might go for something like the tree jewelry holder. It's just so, so stunning!

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