Tips to help you organize your jewelry. Post your ideas.
Finally, my jewelry is organized and easy to see. I purchased 2 tie-matic men's tie holders on ebay to hang my necklaces. I use one for silver and misc., and one for gold. No hassles finding what I want, no untangling, and I wear my old jewelry that I had forgotten. I did the same with earrings in 2 plastic compartment organizers, one for silver and colors, one for gold.
By Brenda from St. Cloud, MN
I use the reverse side of linen calendars to hold my earrings and pins. All of them fit on one calendar, It is easy to put them on because of the loose weave and they look pretty hanging on my bathroom wall. I use an expanding wooden cup rack for my necklaces and they also look pretty hanging on the wall.
To keep my jewelry organized, I got some small plastic re-sealable bags at the craft store. Each set (necklace and matching earrings or ring or bracelet) is stored in a separate bag. The bags were pretty cheap and this way I don't have to search for all the parts of a set and the necklaces don't get tangled together. It also keeps the sterling silver pieces untarnished longer since they aren't exposed to air as much.
I hang the earrings I wear the most on a pretty toothbrush holder. It looks elegant and the French hangers fit perfectly in the toothbrush holder holes. When I am in a rush, I don't search for an earring!
I bought various sized hooks that are affixed to suction cups and placed them all around the perimeter of my bathroom mirror. I hook all my hair doodads and necklaces, etc. on the hooks and have them quickly at hand for dressing.
By Suzanne S.
For earrings, I found, at my local dollar store, plastic trays with hinged lids that have roughly 24 compartments. The walls of each compartment extend all the way to the lid of the tray, so if the tray is accidentally turned upside down, items stay within their respective compartments instead of becoming a jumbled mess. These trays usually have a label on them that calls them "craft organizers" or something similar. Initially, I was placing one pair of earrings in each compartment, but each one is roomy enough for several pairs of earrings. At the same dollar store, I also found a smaller version of the bigger tray with just 5 compartments, and I use this size for my jewelry when traveling. Both sizes of these trays work great for both earrings and rings.
For necklaces, I bought an inexpensive men's tie rack (under 5 dollars at Lowe's or Home Depot) and placed it on my closet wall where I hang my necklaces and bracelets on the hooks of the rack. I have finally solved my jewelry organizing problem, and I did it pretty cheaply! Hope this helps someone else too!
For a quick earring or pin holder, cut the top off a foam egg carton and place the bottom half in a dresser drawer (you can fill an entire empty drawer with the bottom of the foam cartons).
Each of the egg dividers becomes a sturdy holder for earrings or a special pin.
I have an old empty gold picture frame with black foam board. I put clear thumbtacks and "frame" my pins and earrings. It is so pretty. By steffi
To organize jewelry I use a tackle box with dividers, works pretty good.
This isn't really an organizing tip but the best tip I ever saw for traveling with chain necklaces is to put the unhooked chain through a drinking straw (which you can cut if you need it to be smaller) and hook it after you've threaded it. You won't have tangled chains when you reach your destination.
I use a spaghetti jar with a cork top. Take small hooks like the coffee cup hooks (but smaller) and place them upside down in the jar and hang jewelry. Keeps the jewelry clean and you can see what is the jar. Long necklaces can be hung with smaller ones with no problem.
A board with coat hooks on it is great for necklaces. Just attach to your wall.
For earrings, I use old picture frames with plastic window screening stapled to the back. For french hooks, you can hang the picture frame directly on your wall. For posts, alas, you have to prop it up on your dresser, because you need to get to the back of the frame to get the back of the earring.
By Kathy K.
I love earrings and have a great selection of the hook type ones. I have a dressing table with a wardrobe next to it. On the side if the wardrobe I have hung a wire coat hanger. I have a pretty piece of lace, that was part of a curtain originally, that I have attached to the coat hanger and I then hang the earrings all over the lace and they are easy to see, don't get tangled and I can pick out the ones I want quickly when at my dressing table.
I use Ice Trays to store my earrings in. They stack very nicely. In the top one I place all of the gold earrings, the second ones has the silver earrings, the third one I sort by colors 1/2 with colored stones and 1/2 with other colored stones. The backs are always easy to find and if I have room left over I create a pocket just for extra backs. Each tray holds 12 pair so they are stacked and easy to locate without having to go through your jewelry box each morning.
By Connie A. from Tennessee
Cloth baby diapers hung up on a wall by the top two corners, makes a excellent pierced earring holder. If decoration is wanted you could tie-dye the diaper before hanging it up.
I have a wicker 3-tiered shelf in my bathroom; i attached paper clips to the side of the shelf; i hang my necklaces on the paper clips. I keep my silver earrings in a ceramic box; my pins in an antique powder box, pearl-like earrings in another ceramic box with a top; i have a small ceramic basket which sits on my bathroom vanity top that holds the earrings i wear on a daily basis; larger necklaces are placed on a standing cup holder (for mugs). Bracelets are kept in another antique powder box.
I use a new paint roller for bracelets. I just put the bracelet on it (holds several) and it stays nice with no kinks and easy to find.
Need a way to store earrings in your jewelry drawer but don't want to pay the high price they ask for the earring trays? Do what I did: I bought (3 for $1.00 at the dollar store) stacking ice cube trays. For only $1.00, I got enough storage for 36 pairs of earrings (even more pairs actually since you can put 2 or 3 smaller-size pairs in each cube if you want) for a lot less than the $10 or $15 they want for the earring tray that only holds about 8 pairs! (The few pairs of earrings I have that stick up a ways out of the cube I put in the top tray.)
By Lynn from Calif. from Chico, CA
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i saw a tip here that really has worked well for me
i use bud vases- thats right - bud vases
we all have them... i have tons of milk glass vases.. i use one for my watches, another for my bangles, another for my necklaces and chain type bracelets, i use paper clips, and hook one end of the bracelet/necklace, then hook it to the bud vase, makes a great display, - neat and tidy , and i now can see what jewellry i have [ and how much more jewellry i need to buy lol] . also another tip for storring earrings - use large buttons and pin your earrings to them [colorful, bright buttons work best, ] put them in a plate and again handy and beautiful display,,,
I bought the plastic sheets used for needlepoint, they usually come in square sheets or sometimes in different shapes. This holds your earrings really well.
I purchased plastic needlepoint sheets, and stored my earrings. It works great. My sheet came with a plastic thing to hang it from.
I used the cardboard carrier that a picture frame came in and stapled an old black (slightly stretchy) cotton t-shirt to it. Since most of my earrings are french hangers, this works perfectly. It doubles as an art display on my wall and a nifty organizer.
I purchased a wire box ($10) meant to hold hanging file folders...my earrings (both french hangers and posts) fit perfectly in the wire mesh. I keep the box on one of my closet shelves at eye-level, so all my earrings are in view when I am choosing an outfit. I also use the box to hold scarves and other accessories. My necklaces are hung on the closet wall using adhesive silver "Command" hooks ($8). An attractive, inexpensive solution to storing my jewelry.
For earrings, I used an embroidery frame and some mosquito netting. I stretched the netting in the frame, hung it on my bathroom wall near the mirror, and all my earrings are hung in the netting. works for me - easy and cheap.
I started an online closet that allows you to track your clothes and/or jewelry online. You can sort by type of jewelry and see all the earrings, necklaces, etc. you own at one time by viewing their pictures. Check it out! www.amomentsnotice.org
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I have brought those embrodiary hoops and stretch fabrics over one hoop and added the second hoop. I would sew down the excess material. Once completed, I would punch holes into the fabric to hang my earring from. I use coffee cup holders for my bracelets and necklaces. I find all my materials at the thrift shop or garage sale.
I have a collection of antique Fenton glass small dishes...I wanted to display them..so I use them on top of my dresser and sort my jewelry in them..one for broaches, one for ear rings...and so on and so forth...works well and Im able to enjoy my beautiful little dishes..
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