Hi! How are y’all? I’m back with a Fall makeover! And what better makeover than your accessories. It’s time to freshen up what you love and ditch what you don’t. Once you’ve separated the love it from the leave it, you need to display it! Don’t waste time looking for your loveliest delights by hiding them in a drawer. No, put them on display for all (or at least you) to see! Then, when you walk into your boudoir, you can “shop” for what your heart desires without all the hullabaloo.
Need ideas? Here’s some great ones to get you started.
Glasses & Goblets
Sometimes little pieces have a tendency to try to get away from you! So why not store them somewhere you can see them and easily get to them? Wine glasses, goblets, martini glasses and even champagne glasses are a cute & chic way to display!
Jars & Vases
Add a burlap bow for some country glam or some silky ribbon to add your personal flair!
Bowls & Plates
Nothing says chic like elevation. This is just a clear glass plate atop a glass candle holder. You can affix them together with hot glue or glass adhesive for extra stability.
Cups & Trays
Paper Towel Holders
Ok, this is awkward! I don’t have one! But I was sitting around thinking how they would be great for stacking stretch bracelets and bangles, foldovers and wrap arounds.
Jewelry Display Stands
This is my bread & butter! Since I have a mini showroom in my office, I didn’t think it would be fair to myself not to have one in my closet!! So here are some ideas of ways that you can make your own showroom too!
Try some earring stands. No more one hit wonders (you know how you lost one and can’t find the other, lol). Set up your special occasion outfit or your daily diva ootd complete with earrings, necklace and/or bracelets. Don’t forget your handbags, polish and makeup honey!
I even separate items by metal, color or theme. Here’s some fur for ya!
And put those sweet finishing touches to make it your own.
DIY your own creation! (click here for a great tutorial!)
I made this one a few years ago (along with several others) and I have absolutely no regrets! It can hold almost 100 sets of earrings & bracelets between the bowl, the 2 levels and you can even put open bracelets around the rims, the edges and around the stem.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you want more like it? Just comment below!
Until next time,
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Just a quick announcement & a video share. First, I’ll be at the Dynacon Event Center tomorrow from 11am-3pm. I’ll have everything from necklaces & sets to fashion jewelry & sterling silver. The address is 2100 E Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, NC. Bring 2 canned goods & get in FREE! Thanks for helping support the community by giving to those in need. Second, on to the videos!
Here are some items that will be featured at the event tomorrow.
Leave me some comments and let me know if you like these kinds of videos or if you’d like some tutorials and some “how to wear it” videos!
Thanks & I’ll see you next time!
Are you experiencing any of the following?
Dents or dings in your ring bands?
Loose bracelet links?
All jewelry is not created equal. Some pieces can withstand jumping jacks under an elephant and others seem to come apart with a cool breeze. Sometimes it’s the jewelry, sometimes it’s our personal habits. And there are many factors involved. Knowing these factors can also help us choose jewelry that fits our lifestyle and thus help us avoid regret.
Let’s look at what the cause may be to the damage you’re seeing.
Are you doing any of the following?
Sleeping in your jewelry
Links, toggle closures, posts and brackets can get hung, bent or broken while we toss and turn in our sleep. Not to mention they could come off and get lost! Remove your precious pieces before you turn in. It’ll cut down on those nightmares where someone is stabbing and slashing you. (It’s your jewelry poking and cutting you. lol)
Leaving jewelry tangled or balled up
This can also happen while sleeping, being improperly stored or if wearing it during vigorous movement. Store laying flat with no knots in a linear manner to avoid kinks and breaks.
Hanging heavy or moderately weighted necklaces or bracelets
I can’t stress this enough. Hanging jewelry puts stress on the links, wires, fabric and closures. In cases where the piece is lightweight, it’s ok, but overall, don’t risk the longevity of your piece. Store it lying down & untangled.
Storing in direct sunlight
If your piece has fabric, this is key. Direct sunlight can cause discoloration and/or fading. Not to mention that some sealants/glues may loosen with intense heat (like that through the window of a hot sunny day).
Wearing while jogging, doing dishes, using chemicals or operating machinery with moving parts
Sweat is acidic & dirt can cause wear on the finish of fashion jewelry. The buildup of dead skin & our body’s natural oils can also dull the shine on silver & gold. Avoid chemicals, creams & lotions as well. Some have found that not cleaning their 14K gold rings caused an allergic reaction because of the lotion, dirt and sweat that collected under them. EEEEW! Once cleaned, the allergic reaction stopped. Be careful not to wear loose jewelry (or to be safe, any jewelry) when operating machinery that could pull it off or get caught.
Wearing while gardening, washing dishes, washing your hair, washing your car, playing sports or doing manual labor
Again, dirt, oil, creams, soap with stripping properties, etc. can damage your fashion jewelry or cause buildup on your fine jewelry and require an increase of the number of necessary cleanings. Remove these items while completing these tasks to elongate their life.
Here are some facts about sterling silver:
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. (Hence the 925 stamp found on sterling silver jewelry)
Many precious metals are very soft, which is why they are often combined with something else to add hardness so they will last longer.
Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of sulfides in the air, emitted by diesel engines. Often, because silver tarnishes, it is often mistaken for imitation or silver-plated material. A good cleaning using natural products or a good quality jewelry cleaner designed specifically for sterling silver will restore the sheen and shine almost immediately (there are cases where more than one cleaning may be necessary. Be sure to follow the instructions to avoid damage to your item-don’t dip stones!!
Here are some ways to organize your jewelry. But notice the strands of pearls in the picture on the right? They should be stored in a line, not rolled or wound.
Silver Plate is a thin layer of Fine Silver placed over a base metal. Also known as Silver Tone, Silver Plate is often considered the most cost effective alternative to the more expensive forms of solid silver jewelry. That said, this form of silver is very thin, wears off easily and degrades in appearance quickly. (You won’t find these items in my selection for that very reason!)
Jewelry shouldn’t be worn in dirty or wet conditions or in situations where a lot of vigorous movement will occur. This is especially true for intricate or lighter weight pieces. Even sturdier pieces can take a beating if put in poor conditions. So love on your jewelry & it’ll be with you for years and years to come!
Questions? Ask away! Contact me.
Hi guys! Have you seen my latest treasure? Well, it’s so awesome I just had to share! It’s a jewelry organizer. But not just any jewelry organizer, a CUSTOMIZED jewelry organizer! The best thing? I made it myself! Check out the full details by clicking here.
Lately I’ve been getting lots of jewelry questions like:
How do I clean my jewelry?
How do I store my jewelry?
When should I clean my jewelry?
What should I avoid when wearing my jewelry?
Well, I’m glad you asked! I know these are not all of the questions you could have, but I want to keep this post short and sweet. So off we go!
How do I clean my jewelry?
That’s a 3 part question because it depends on the material. Let’s look at all 3:
Gold jewelry-be sure to use a cleaner that is specifically for gold. Check to see if it is safe for stones! I accidentally picked up one once for my personal use that was JUST for gold and not for any type of stones. So I have to be careful to remember which cleaner is for what! You can also use this natural method I found on YouTube.
Sterling Silver jewelry-same advice. Be sure it specifically says sterling silver and check if it is ok for stones. There are natural cleaning options (salt, white vinegar & hot water in an aluminum pan lined with aluminum foil works very, very well). Here’s a YouTube video I used once before.
Fashion jewelry-Yes! You can clean fashion gold and silver jewelry! You just need to be careful. If you’re cleaning a chain, check out this video. If you’re cleaning the crystals or rhinestones, be sure to be EXTRA careful. Some crystals and rhinestones are in settings, so they should be ok. Just check the prongs of the settings after you’ve cleaned them. If they’re not set in, be EXTRA EXTRA CAREFUL so you don’t break down the adhesive. The last thing you want is clean, missing stones!
How do I store my jewelry?
I’m glad you asked! I see people everywhere suggesting that you hang your jewelry. However, I’m very much against it. This puts unnecessary stress on the rings and strands of your piece. The rings (unless they’re the type that are soldered together) are split and came come apart if pulled. So we should avoid hanging. This is not the case for very light pieces (a light chain and a small pendant, for instance). Instead, you should try storing them in drawers. Laying them out will keep them from getting tangled and allow you to view them easily like this:
(Source: nubry. com)
This is demonstrated here with bracelets, but you can do the same with necklaces! Imagine how much faster you’ll find and pick out your desired design!
When should I clean my jewelry?
Weekly would be great, but not everyone has the time. Monthly is very good. Some wait until they you realize it’s dirty, but it’s usually due for cleaning long before that. Be sure to give yourself enough time ( an hour should be good unless you have a ton of jewelry) so that you don’t have to stop and start. Getting on a cleaning schedule is a good idea.
What should I avoid when wearing my jewelry?
Try not to pass out: cleaners, oils, perfumes or anything else that contains chemicals, essential oils or abrasives. Avoid wearing your jewelry when you work out (sweat+jewelry=damage), garden (dirt=bad), swim (chlorine) or sleep. I’ve woken up to the worst scratches on my neck from my lobster clasp scraping my neck as I tossed and turned all night! Take it from me, just don’t do it!! Not to mention you want to avoid breaking your necklace, tangling it or it causing choking (morbid but true).
I hope these tips were helpful. If you have some to lend, please share! And if you need more pieces to store, enjoy my online store at http://www.thejewelryladystore.com!
The advice in this post is to be used at your own discretion and at your own risk. The Jewelry Lady, its owners, affiliates & owners of YouTube videos mentioned above are held harmless by the viewer. Again, use this advice at your own risk!
I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a lot of new styles come in and it’s been keeping me busy. So, I’d like to give you some tips from a specialist so when they’re released you’ll be ready and raring to go! I recently discovered this wonderful wardrobe stylist blog, www.susiestyles.com.
Here’s one of her posts on YouTube about how to wear jewelry. Enjoy!
Also, be sure to visit http://www.thejewelryladystore.com to see these new items:
Until next time, be sure to look like no one else!
Hi my gems,
I decided I would finally reveal “My Baby” to the world! No, not my child (I have 3 of those & they’re already taking the world by force!) I’m talking about my jewelry baby. This is a DIY creation I made a year or two ago and I would honestly cry if something happened to it. Yes, it’s that serious. When you see it, you’ll see what I mean.
I was doing a post about jewelry organizers & thought I’d research on how to do one. I saw a lot of great ideas, some more involved & creative than others, and finally decided on one that worked perfectly for me. I ended up making about 5 of them. Two are now in the store & the other 3 in my closet on my dresser. Here’s the kicker, the most it cost was $10!! Yes, TEN BUCKS! And they can hold 100+ pieces of jewelry each (depending on how you place each piece). So, on to the great reveal…
This is my baby…
She has 3 layers of crystal platters & 2 candlesticks. After I’d researched how to do this DIY creation, I went on the hunt. That’s when I found the materials at our local thrift store. I paid about $10 for the 3 platters & got the candlesticks from Dollar Tree. I used E-6000 glue to bond it together. The trickiest part is the assembly. It’s not hard, but it’s hard to put into words. Long story short, you just later them & you can either measure (HIGHLY, HIGHLY SUGGESTED!) or eyeball there the center of each level is. If you want it to look great, measure. Ask me how I know (LOL)
1. Find the midpoint of each platter from end to end & put a dot there. (do this for all platters)
2. Then find the midpoint from side to side. Be sure the 2 dots intersect. (do this for all platters)
3. Read the glue instructions thoroughly!
4. Find the midpoint of the bottom of each candlestick & mark with a dot.
5. Turn the candlestick upside down onto your bottom platter & visually align both dots. (this is your dry fit)
6. Apply glue & affix the candlestick to the bottom platter. Allow to dry overnight for the best results.
7. Align the dot from the bottom of the candlestick & the second platter. (this is your dry fit)
8. Apply glue & affix the candlestick & second platter. Allow to dry overnight for the best results.
9. Put a dot in the middle of the inside of the candlestick (where you’d put a candle).
10. Align the second candlestick dot & the dot on the 3rd platter. (this is your dry fit)
11. Apply glue & affix the candlestick & third platter. Allow to dry overnight for the best results.
You’ll get one of these! Then you can put your lovely jewelries onto it & never again be stressed when trying to find a bracelet, earrings or rings!!
As shown it’s holding only about 31 pieces. However, I’m not using the sides or back too much (where you see earrings and bracelets hanging on the outside) on each of the 3 levels. I tried it out and it can fit about 100+ pieces. I have bracelets, earrings & even toe rings in my organizer. You can also add a lazy susan bearing to enable it to spin!
Here’s another I did
I’m thinking about having a session at my store where I go through the process step by step & at the end, you’d leave with a creation of your own. What do you think?
Until next time my jewelry giants! Visit http://www.thejewelryladystore.com to see the latest styles…
jewelry organizers. I found most of my parts from Dollar Tree, yard sales, estate sales or Goodwill. If you’ve scoffed already, this post is not for you! lol This is for people who love to craft, create & DIY.
If you are a long time reader, you’ll remember I did a few posts on how to create your own lovely jewelry organizer for around $5. Yes! $5!! Can’t beat it, right? So today, I’ll show you a few more ideas I’ve come up with & how you can use them…
First, let’s talk about what & where. To start, you’ll need trays, plates, bowls, candlesticks or stands. Use a color & material you love. You’ll be seeing it every day, so make sure it’s something you want to commit to! I went out to Goodwill & found this beauty for around 2 or 3 bucks. This seashell tray was originally silver, but I boiled it (thinking I was cleaning it) & it turned this lovely brassy color! So it worked out great, because the materials in my showroom are gold or glass.
On another Goodwill trip I found this plate. OMG, talk about a major SWOON!
It’s kinda hard to tell from this picture, but it’s iridescent & absolutely gorgeous! At first, I thought I’d use it to hold bracelets & earrings, but it just didn’t work for me. So I tried this…
I thought this was a much better way to showcase this beautiful necklace & pashmina. What do you think?
Ok, on to the “how”. You’ll basically need 3 things:
Plates (various sizes depending on your preference)
Candlesticks or slim vases
Glue (E-600 or even the Fix-All Adhesive from Dollar Tree)
Now, time to get creative!! Grab 2 or 3 or these
& perch it on top of one of these…
& top it with something like this.
You could get something as cool as one of these!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY moment with The Jewelry Lady! I sure enjoyed sharing these ideas with you!! Hey, here’s a teaser: how many ways can you think of to use this to organize your jewelry?
Post your ideas below!
Today I HAVE to share this DIY I came across. I woke up at like 4am & ended up coming across this blog. I have never read it before, so I assume my 4am wakeup call was a preordination for me to find this post (I don’t think that’s a word, but hey it works). I know some of you have gorgeous scarves & a sweatshirt or two (million) sitting around. If you have basic sewing skills (or a friend or relative who is), you’ve gotta try this!
This phenom took this:
And made THIS!!!!
So obviously, none of these pics are mine. I just had to share them because she absolutely inspired me! Now I gotta go get some scarves & coordinating sweatshirts. And who can’t use an excuse to buy more of either?! lol Anyway, I hope this DIY has inspired you to make one, have someone make you one, or go on the hunt for one like it. Oh yeah, I’ve linked the pics to her post & if you have problems getting it to work, here’s her link:
- DIY Missoni Infinity Scarf (thestitcherati.com)
- DIY: Printed Paper Garlands (projectwedding.com)
- Diy Fall Decorations (style-files.com)
- Scarf City (unebellerealiteblog.wordpress.com)
Say it with me:
I think you get the idea. So let’s do something about it. You want more space in your closet. (probably to fill it up again, but that’s not what I’m focusing on! lol) No judgement. Anyway, even if you want to clean your closet out to go shopping again or if you want to make it look prettier, you need a plan of action. Don’t just jump in, get frustrated & give up. It could end up looking worse than when you started! So here are a few tips & tricks that will help you clean out. I’ll post some more ideas on how to make your closet pretty soon, so be on the lookout! Here are some items to consider tossing:
That’s right! Anything too tight, too revealing or some outdated fashion fad (that never should have existed) is a good candidate to toss. Here are some tips to make room for your fall clothes:
1. Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes.
2. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoe boxes. Instead, line up them on the floor or use a tension rod. Line them up side by side with the heel of one shoe next to the toe of the next & save even more space!
3. Don’t buy items you know you won’t properly care for. For example, if you know you’re never going to hand-wash that delicate cami or beaded sweater, don’t buy it.
4. Have an item you need to part with but don’t know how to let it go? Give it to a friend who always eyed it! Gifting items is a great way to part with a loved item.
5. Swap with a friend or group of friends! Include clothing, jewelry, handbags & other accessories. Then exchange info on sales & deals & make a girl’s night out of it!
6. Donate to a women’s shelter or homeless shelter.
7. Donate to a local school. Most schools have a clothes pantry.
9. Is it beyond repair? Consider using it as a dusting rag!
10. Host your own giveaway! Use Craigslist or Facebook to advertise it & let people come take what they need. You don’t have to do it at your house, either. Utilize a local park, ask a church to allow you to use their space, or find a free meeting room (like at Deep Roots) and “give” away!
Here’s a video on how to make the most out of really tight spaces. Even if your space isn’t small, you can still optimize the space you have! Then after the video, there are some fashion staples that will make updating your look easy.
Here’s the link to the video to cut/paste in case the picture link doesn’t work:
With that in mind, while you’re sorting, donating, tossing, repurposing or swapping, do you have the right accessories for the season? Although vibrant jewel tones are the focus this fall, your favorite color is never out of style! Here are some style inspirations for your wardrobe this season…
Black & gold statement earrings with pearl & rhinestone accents $16
Succulent ruby red crystal & rhinestone necklace & earring set in told tone $35
Also available in green & clear.
Exquisite layered pearl & rhinestone statement necklace & earring set in gold tone. Only $30! Also available in marbled cream, red & turquoise.
Express subtle elegance with this vintage styled crystal necklace & earring set in black, red & grey hues (also available in black/grey). Only $35.
Fabulous green bubble necklace in gold tone (also available in solid white, blue or pink). Only $35.
Multi-layered necklace & earring set in cobalt blue. Also available in ruby red. $22
Opulence is the only word to describe this piece! With it’s incredible beauty expressed by chunky gold links, clear crystals & rhinestones & cream stones, this piece is sure to wow everyone you meet! $35
A sultry sensation in ruby red! This wonderful piece is expressive & impressive with ruby stones & rhinestones & clear rhinestones with gold tones. This piece is also available in cobalt blue & tangerine. A steal at $24!!
Chunky charm necklaces always fit the bill! Especially this one, with its elegant, classic notes of midnight & grey. This piece is specially priced at $29
Need a little arm candy? This statement bracelet is covered in faceted crystals & clear rhinestones. It is available in green, red & blue. Only $18
Black & gold never go out of style. And this cascading bib necklace is full of style! It’s great for a casual look with a tee & blazer or for a night out on the town with a classic or modern dress! Only $35
Need even more inspiration?
Visit these lovely ladies & tell them The Jewelry Lady sent ya! XO
It’s another 3 tiered jewelry (or makeup) stand! I absolutely love it & will be making one or two in this style very soon. This young lady who created these has stellar ideas that I’ll be sharing later. If you see one of her videos, you’ll start looking for more she’s done. They’re that good!
After I saw her idea, I went & looked in my jewelry area (lol-“area”, like it has a zip code or something) to do a revamp. I have a large dresser in my closet that’s about 4 feet high & 3-4 feet wide (the one pictured in my last post). On top, I used to have a jewelry box that had about 30 pieces of jewelry crammed inside. On either side, I have velvet necklace hanger boards for my simpler necklaces & my bracelets. I ended up ditching the small jewelry box & put 2 or 3 of these tiered stands in their place! I included the video for how to do it below.
I think it looks much prettier & is a much better use of space. I also decided on putting some 3-drawer carts (the basic ones from Wally World) on the side & line them with velvet or felt so I can put my statement necklaces in them. Check it out…
I thought I had 2 carts, then found out I only had 1. Bummer! But I didn’t like the idea of bending way down to get at my pieces, either. You may wonder why I didn’t just hang the necklaces on the boards & lay the bracelets in a drawer. Well, I really don’t like to hang my necklaces. I have a couple of reasons. I wear a lot of statement necklaces. They may not be heavy, but they can be a bit bulkier than their streamlined counterparts. I am also concerned about the tension they are subjected to when hung. Also, I rotate my jewelry regularly (as I suggest you do with your fashion jewelry), so I may only wear a necklace every 2-3 weeks. That’s a long time for them to hang! So laying down in those carts will be safer for them. My plan is to upgrade the carts with some storage with more shallow drawers. I hunted around and found this one from IKEA when finances permit (it’s about $100 for the small one!)
or glam up a basic drawer set from Wally World. These are only $50-$65. A much better bargain, but not as elegant.
The left one is $200, but the other, a 4 pack, is only $33! What a deal, right?
Another discovery I made is that I need to lay them in the drawer differently. I usually fold them in half (like they were hanging) lay them in a row in opposite directions to save space. Sometimes I make a little nest (a ball), but I found that if I open them up so that the clasp is in the middle (like you wear them) they take up less space! Here’s a comparison:
The drawer on the left holds 4 pieces. The one on the right holds 9. So, I redid all of the drawers this way. I was able to get all of my necklaces in the drawers except for a few that are tiny & are easier to find hanging up. For now, this works for me. Ok, moving on…
I saw a similar DIY tutorial for another type last year, so I made a small scale one for my bathroom sink for my morning routine items.
I got all of the materials from Dollar Tree & it cost me about $7. After watching this video, I found out that I could have used hot glue & so it would have only been $5 since I keep a ton of hot glue for such emergencies. Also, I would have added another plate, but the edge of my sink is so near the wall, I didn’t want to get my hopes up & be disappointed. I later found out that I would have been disappointed. Some others who have tried this DIY have suggested painting it afterward to match your decor. I bet you could probably modpodge a design onto it as well or add fringe, beading or fabric roses along the edges!!! Ok, I’m getting sidetracked. Here’s the video I found. Enjoy!
I shared another DIY jewelry/makeup holder last week on my FB page. Check it out! As always, if you need some pretty little things for your jewelry holder, check out my gallery or FB page! Happy shopping!
~The Jewelry Lady
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I went on a YouTube binge this past week & found some amazing ideas for jewelry storage. It started out innocently enough, but once I got going, I couldn’t stop! So today I’ll share with you my ideas & my new creations. Here’s the hardest part: I am trying to figure out how to give credit, but there were about 15 different videos that I reviewed & my final creation wasn’t exactly from any of them. What I will say though is to do a YouTube search for DIY jewelry stand, DIY jewelry storage, DIY necklace or bracelet holder, etc. to get some cool ideas. Then run wild with it!
Now, first, let me apologize for not having the before pics. I got so anxious (I had to make 4 of these before my daughter woke up for her nap) that I jumped right in & started to work! They literally take minutes to make & are a big payoff for a small effort. Here’s what it takes to make one:
2 or 3 plates in any size, color or style you wish (2 plates for a 2 tier & 3 plates for a 3 tier)
1 or 2 candle sticks (glass preferably)
high temp hot glue gun
glue sticks for high temps
Ok, let’s get to the good stuff. I made 3 different jewelry stands. The first one was made with 3 rectangular glass dishes. This one was a little more expensive & came in at a whopping $10 to make. I went to a local thrift store & they were sitting side by side like they’d been put there just for me! Tee hee!! Here’s my first try at DIY greatness!
So what do you think? For my first run, I think it was pretty darn good! I wish I would have paid more attention to where my markers were, because it is a little crooked. I got so excited (& you’ve gotta work fast with hot glue) that I missed the mark-literally. The good thing is, it has a TON of storage capability! I counted 12 bracelets, 19 pairs of earrings & 3 rings. The cool thing is that the bottom level is still empty & I am still only using one side of it! If you put it on a Lazy Susan (yeah, that’s what’s up next, kiddos), you could use ALL sides & just go CRAZY. It could hold up to 100 pieces!!! Ok, I need to calm down. Whoooooo! I went on a jewelry craze for a sec. Excuse me.
Ok, so on to #2…
This one was made with a glass bowl & a candlestick, so it was only $2!! I got the bowl & candlestick from Dollar Tree, so it was very inexpensive. I’ll add another $1 glass plate from Dollar Tree to the bottom of it later so I can have even more display space. I really like this one because it wasn’t crooked! It is very pleasing to the eye & has a lot of space for my longer earrings. I snuggled my earrings together & found it can hold about 20 pairs of earrings & probably 15 bracelets in the bowl. I wear cuffs a lot, so you could get a ton of small bracelets in there.
Last but not least…
I made this one out of 2 plastic trays & a plastic champagne glass. I was curious as to if it’d be sturdy enough considering it was plastic. I am undecided about this one, because it’s not as robust as the other two, but it sure is a looker! The bowl at the top is great for bracelets & the tray below is good for rings, earrings, bracelets, etc. The sides of the bowl is a great place to hold earrings. You can put pairs on the hills or in the scallops. The tray is just high enough to hold my tiny dangle earrings. If you put feet on it you could hold longer earrings.
So here are a few pics of the top of my dresser now. You should have seen it before! It was a cramped mess of necklaces, bracelets, earrings & rings. Well, I hope you liked this edition, because the next one I’ll show you is the rest of my closet redesign. I had to find an interim place for my necklaces, so I pulled out an old familiar item & revamped it. I know I’ll have to do some more DIYs because I found a fabulous necklace holder made from candlesticks, dowels & hot glue.
Do you DIY? What are some of your favorite creations? Please share your ideas & pics below. And don’t forget to link up with us!
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