I have a large collection of pierced earrings (post, lever back, hoops etc.) I spend way to much time each morning trying to find both earrings of the pair that I plan to wear. Any ideas how to organize earrings and keep the pair together?
You can buy the earring holders that have a little thin screen on the back of them. They are just a couple of bucks and you can get them just about anywhere. (04/07/2005)
I have a hanging jewelry organizer and I keep the pairs in each little pocket. You have to be disciplined enough to put them back though. The way I separate all the different pairs are to put them w/ like items, like hoops, studs, silver jewelry, gold, etc. I'm not very organized and yet this system has helped me tremendously. I hope it works for you. (04/07/2005)
For post earrings, take off the first and put the "back" onto it... take the second one and stick the post thru a loop of the first "back"...then apply its back - one pair, securely together. of course this will work only with the 'butterfly back' earrings (04/08/2005)
If you have a staple gun, you can make organizers with an old frame with no glass and window screening. Just staple the screening on to the frame and hang up. It works wonderfully with french hooks, less so with stud earrings. However, with my stud earrings I have one that is not hung up, just sitting upright on my dresser so I can tip it forward to get to the backs. (04/08/2005)
By Kathleen K.
I had HUNDREDS and stored them in a small multi-drawer thing that is usually sold for containing nuts, bolts, nails and such. Mine had a few large drawers in which I stored bracelets. You can label or do what I did - keep earrings of similar colors in the same. or neighboring drawers. Need something with red? There they are! And since this is meant for tools, not jewerly, they are CHEAP! (04/08/2005)
I bought a few plastic organizers at Walmart that were originally for fishing tackle. They're see-thru and have about thirty different compartments. Works great for me! (04/08/2005)
I had this problem to so what I did was go to a craft store and purchased a square cut piece of felt like you would use for crafts and stuck all my earrings through it. It cost less than a dollar to buy and the earrings easily pushed through the felt. Then I hung it on the wall by my jewelry boxes with some tacks. Makes it easy to find a pair of earrings that I'm looking for when all I have to do is glance up at the wall! (04/08/2005)
You could use a piece of styrofoam to stick your earrings into it, in pairs. Afterwards, you could lean it up against the bathroom vanity wall or on your bedroom dresser. (04/08/2005)
An idea for post earrings is to use large buttons to hold a pair or two. (04/08/2005)
You can buy a square of plastic canvas in the craft department and put the front of your earring thru the hole and attach the back on the other side. I hot glued a pretty piece of braid around the edges and put a pretty ribbon bow in the center at the top. Hang it on your bedroom or bathroom wall.
My husband bought me a wonderful Jewelry Cabinet for Christmas. As I was sorting out my earrings I came across some tiny zip lock bags that I had purchased from the $Store, I put one or two pair of my stud earrings into the smallest ones and my hoops, etc. into larger ones. What a difference in the AM! (04/08/2005)
I use the bottom part of an egg carton. I have a different egg carton for each color. I cut the tops of the carton off and stack them on a shelf in my closet. I wrote on the end of each carton what color is in it so it is fast and easy to get the pair I need. (04/09/2005)
I use a plastic cabinet for nuts and bolts with many drawers and dividers. Available at Home Depot and arts and crafts stores. I can keep a set together like matching necklace, earrings, bracelet and pin in the larger drawers.The smaller drawers have a card with the color written on it tucked into the front of the drawer so the writing shows through (use a black Sharpie marker and print). I categorize according to major color and have a drawer for multi hued ones.
The cabinets stack nicely, so I would suggest getting two of the largest ones you can find, because your collection will no doubt grow in the future once you figure out what you do and don't have and the cabinets may be discontinued so you will be doing a balancing act if two unlike ones are stacked. (04/10/2005)
I use a fireplace screen to display earrings (I sell them displayed this way) SO if that is too large, place a piece of plastic craft canvas in a picture frame and you can hang wires and posts easily. You may have to trim the canvas to fit and you can coordinate the frame with your decor!
Good luck! (04/10/2005)
Use old ice cube trays to sort earrings and other small jewelry. They fit into most dresser drawers. Cheap, easy and useful! (04/10/2005)
You can use ice cube trays also. I did this for years. now I have the clear craft organizers and I group them together by color. I have one for my bracelets and one for my watches also. I have my anklets in with the watches so I don't get them confused with my bracelets. I have one section that just holds backs to earrings and one section that holds safety pins. (04/10/2005)
My earrings were always messy, too. I bought some thin cardboard at my local crafts store. When I was home I had no clue what to do with it... until I saw my earrings again! I put some pink grid paper on it for a background, and put my earrings through the squares. (I put the backs on the back of it.) I also put some sparkling stickers on it to glam it up some.
P.S. I hope you find the right idea! (08/26/2005)
if you have a noticebaord near the mirror or wherever you put on your earrings, you can wind a pipecleaner or wire or even ribbon around tacks and just hook (dangly) earrings on it. Good luck! (02/03/2006)
By bunnys r cute!
I had the same problem. I bought a couple pieces of plastic webbed canvas( like for plastic things like toilet paper, tissue boxes). They come in all colors. I put these in large picture frames. The earrings hang through the canvas and I had a frame that stood on my dresser top. I looks great. (08/18/2006)
I used a small box and glued a bunch of bottle caps in it. Each pair of earrings fit in each bottle cap. And for the hook earrings, I got an attractive wine glass and placed them all along the rim. I used the wine glass to hold my rings too. Cost me nothing. (11/05/2006)
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