I have lots and lots of earrings. I have some that loop in, others that have backings. I want to create something to "display" them so that I can 1. find the pairs easier, 2. see all of them for choosing a pairs, and 3. keep the pairs together. I know that I have seen them over the years in various home magazines, and of course, now that I need one I can't find any pattern to use. Thank you so much.
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I used to make earring organizers for my friends out of a sheet of plastic canvas, one ring of an embroidery hoop (8" or 10" is a good size), small wood plaque (found in the unfinished wood section at the craft store) and odds & ends of lace, ribbon, flowers, buttons, beads, etc.
first, drill a small hole in the center of the plaque and one in the side of the hoop. Hot glue the hoop to the plastic canvas and trim extra off around the edge. Decorate hoop with lace, etc then attach the hoop to the plaque with a small wood screw so it stands up like a picture frame.
These work best if not put in a hot sunny window, or other hot place, due to the hot glue.
The second type of holder is for people who like to decorate their walls with jewelry as art.
First, take a crocheted runner and fold one end over a hanger and stitch together along the edge. Then fill with all the earrings you want, arranging them so they are pleasing to the eye and hang on the wall, door, closet or whereever you like.
both types of earring holders work with post or hook type earrings. the plastic canvas would have to have some slits made if using for clip-ons.
Burlap or cross stitch fabric in a nice wooden embroidery hoop hung on the wall works nicely. I take wide grosgrain ribbon and put it at the top to hang down the front, and can put post or clip earrings into the ribbon. The fishhook style earrings just go through the fabric.
Another way is to find a small fake tree - no leaves, just branches - like the tiny white ones used for Christmas tabletop displays or Easter Trees- and hang them on the branches. You can tie on ribbons for the post earrings. You can make one of your own "trees" by bundling and wrapping copper wire, or with floral tape around wire.
What works wonderfully is a chinese calendar. You know the ones...they are rectangular and can be purchased anywhere.
the earrings hand right through the slats and it looks really cute.
I made mine out of an old picture frame and some window screen. Cut screen larger than the frame and with a staple gun ( kids use this step with supervision) staple one side at a time pulling tightly. I then screwed mini eye hooks in the top corners and hung it with an old fake silver necklace. I believe in recycling!!!
Plastic canvas in a frame
or for a LARGE collection or earring a fireplace screen
I use the screen to display my wares at craft shows
Here is how I made mine: Its a coat hanger covered with ribbon, bent and hot glued into a small jar of pennies and onto a small old plate. I painted the jar and the hot glue with black nail polish lol.
I needed something too, so I took a piece of fabric about 10 x 13 inches . I folded the top over 3/4 inch and hemmed. Cut strips of heavy clear plastic 1 1/2" by 10 ". Sewed them onto the fabric across the bottom of the plastic. Added more strips until it was full, then sewed up the sides, and sewed top to bottom every 1 1/2 inch.
Place a piece of doweling or twig through the hem at the top. Leave it too long so you can add cord to each end for hanging on a picture holder or nail and hang chains and necklaces on the ends.
I got a box of candy where the plastic liner was molded in squares -- 8 rows each with 8 columns, for a total of 64 compartments. I kept the plastic liner, put it in a drawer of my jewelry armoire, and keep my hoops and certain other earrings in the spaces. When I open a drawer, I can see the earrings in a glance. Works great.
You ladies are the BOMB!!!! Ya'll rock!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!!
I love the hanger idea ~ and the canvans ~ and the chinese calander ~ I love them all. Now I just have to figure out which one (or two) of them to create.
I am soooo thankful that my friend Stacie told me about ya'll. Thank you sooo much.
Chinese calendar - please send a picture or indicate a web site. I'd like to see one.
At one time I kept my earrings in one of those plastic sheets with mini pockets that are suspended from a hanger. The pockets didn't hold up. They'd rip at the seams. If you do this, get a very sturdy one. Also, the pockets were too deep for little earrings.
My fav thing to do for inspiration is to go to The Container Store (or www.containerstore.com). Type in 'jewelry' in the search box and see what comes up.
I'd like to point one thing out - don't put temptation in front of other people. If your kids have their friends in your house, you might end up missing something valuable (like diamond earrings - don't ask). What happens is that their friends bring over other friends and that's where trouble starts.
And if you have little kids, keep it out of their reach!
To organize my earrings, I used a crocheted tank top!! This, I put on a pretty padded hanger which hung on my wall...organization and art, all in one!
Last weekend I visited a friend and upon using her bathroom, I discovered the cutest way to display earrings. she had taken a rectangular piece of lace, (antique and cool looking, not fussy and delicate ) she then adhered it to the wall and hung her earrings in all the "holes. It was artsy and practical. I have also stapled screening material in a very large picture frame. Good luck, lots of ideas here.
I used a plain piece of felt material then took a ribbon and hot glued it to the top
Ever since i saw my cousins earring hanger i've been looking to do it the same way she did! it was really neat, she got a metal piece and put it on her wall. the piece of metal had holes in it kinda like a net and there she hung all her earings. I found some plastic net like sheets at Wal-mart and now im framing them so i can hang it on my wall to hang up all my earrings. So many idea's to choose from. i like the hanger idea aswell! goodluck!
So, I've come up with a theoretical and never-tested organizer for earrings.
1. Picture the inside of your medicine cabinet door.
2. Now stick on 2-4 thick and strong circular magnets (at least 1/2 cm thick)...or something similar and not magnetic, if you're willing to use glue. Must be that thick to accommodate hook earrings. (Obviously this idea won't work for hoops or studs, but I don't wear either.)
3. Cut window screen to the size you'd like it and attach to magnets.
3 1/2. Using screen makes the set-up blend into a metal cabinet. Use something white for white (like lace) or black for black...this way, it doesn't look cluttered.
4. Stick earrings thru the screen/lace.
5. Or perhaps use pretty paper. Punch holes in them for each earring.
I found a great earring organizer called the Earring Genie. I have looked for a long time since I used to keep all my earrings in a shoe box but I wanted them displayed so I could see all of them in an organized manner. Just google Earring Genie and I'm sure you will be able to find it. Since my time is quite limited, I found it easier to order this and I believe it is the best around.
I can relate to this problem I HAD. I found this genius idea for an earring organizer at a friends house. She had a product, basically it's an earring organizer. if you go to the website you can buy one in a frame or if you have an 8x10 frame you love you can buy a kit to install into the frame! The best thing is that it is adjustable so my long earrings and my posts can be organized with ease. A plus is that it has pegs at the bottom for my hoops! You HAVE to check out this product. The website is a little cheesy but the product is perfect!
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