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  • #158216

    One of my problem areas is the top of my chest of drawers. This is where name badges, rings, glasses, keys, and necklaces live.

    I realised that part of the problem is the necklaces. I’d put these in those little boxes they come in but then I’d just have a collection of little boxes, several of which are identical, lurking on the chest top. And besides, some of them don’t have boxes.

    I like to have the necklaces visible so I can easily pick one to go with a particular outfit. The chest top isn’t really big enough to display them for quick retrieval and they can tangle up with other items.

    Does anyone have a good solution for neat display and storage of necklaces? Please be aware that any proprietary product you suggest may not be available in Australia (or my location).

  • #160717

    nicole
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I recently started storing mine in a clear fishing tackle box. Each necklace has it’s own compartment so they don’t get tangled and it’s clear so I can see them. I keep it on top of my dresser instead of a jewelry box. I love it!

  • #160718

    s
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I used to use a belt/tie rack. Just screwed it to the wall next to my dresser and it kept my most commonly used necklaces untangled and handy. It had around 20 posts sticking out. I still kept the valuable and less-worn necklaces in soft jewelry bags in a drawer.

  • #160721

    badkitti
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    Jewelry display and storage

    Several ideas I’ve saved for future use but as I’m only renting at the moment I’m going for small stick hooks inside the wardrobe door.

    idea 1 – expensive but pretty! : http://www.quirkybags.co.uk/products.php?cat=321 these are stackable, maybe too fiddly

    idea 2 – an adaptation of this: http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/08/angies-george-nelson-inspired-jewelry.html

    idea 3 – use a magnetic sice rack as a display unit with jewellery in: http://www.custommagneticspicerack.com/

    HTH!

  • #160726

    zchristy
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    Jewelry display and storage

    My Mom gave me a gorgeous cherry wood jewellery box from Costco – it looks like a neat box, but the top and sides swing open to reveal silver hooks for necklaces and velvet lined tiny drawers for bracelets and earrings. I *love* it.

  • #160728

    EraserGirl
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    Jewelry display and storage

    For non jewel necklaces, i too use a vintage tie rack attached to the inside of my closet door.

    i keep my really good jewelry in a felt lined cigar box. i DO NOT RECOMMEND BUREAU TOP JEWELERY BOXES. the burglars took the jewelery box that had about 200 bucks in silver and completely ignored the cigar box with the ‘real stuff’.
    Get a fireproof lockbox, bolt it to the floor of the closet with your jewelry box and your important papers inside.

  • #160766

    MsDasha
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    Jewelry display and storage

    Personally, I like necklace trees and stands (theres a bunch at the container store) and also this acrylic thing (http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/accessoryStorage/jewelry?productId=10002333).

  • #160775

    shetats
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I use ice-cube trays to sort earrings, rings and other smaller items. You can also get other shaps to handle different jewellery, and mufin tins provide enough space in each hole for most necklaces.

  • #160793

    Jewelry display and storage

    I went to a friend’s place for lunch today. She sells jewellery at a market so she has a few display stands.

    One of the things she has is a cork-board covered in satin into which she has pushed some thumb-tacks that stick out from the board. She hangs her necklaces on this. The beauty of it is that as the tacks are moveable, she can rearrange them according the length of the necklace.

    I think this might work for some of my items so I’ll probably do something similar after I move.

    I also like the cigar box idea – just a problem if the thief is also into cigars. πŸ™‚

  • #160804

    kbfenner
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I pasted some glue-on cup hooks (3M Command brand–if you have access to them–they remove without a trace) on the inside doors of my bathroom vanity. I staggered them so shorter necklaces could be on a lower tier. My other jewelry–brooches and earrings and rings fit into a standard chet–I got a nifty mirrored one–the exterior surfaces are all beveled mirrors– at Target that works for my collection years ago, I see that they are selling it again this year.

  • #160812

    Stephanie
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I use a small top drawer in my dresser for inexpensive and costume jewelry. I agree with the other’s sentiments about the good stuff… better to put it somewhere a thief wouldn’t look. For the cheap stuff I wear everyday I purchased a two level “junk drawer” organizer like this:

    (http://www.amazon.com/DV-International-Junk-Drawer-Organizer/dp/B000VLLM3W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1259852010&sr=1-1)

    It fits both my small earings in neat compartments and the large beaded necklaces as well! And the best part is – the drawer closes, so no clutter on top of my dresser!

  • #160815

    Jewelry display and storage

    My favorite necklace display idea uses an old notebook wire and two adhesive hooks. Take the notebook wire and strech it slgihtly making it a very loose spiral. Bend the ends into circular hooks. Put the adhesive hooks on the wall and hang the wire between them. Each loop on the wire will seperate a different necklace. It costs almost nothing and has a very unique, funky look. I’ve used both one and five subject notebook wires, they each have a different appearance. The wire will sag a little under the weight of multiple necklaces but still works great!

  • #160822

    pinrat
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I can’t speak much for displaying jewelry but regarding jewelry storage I keep all of my jewelry in little ziploc like baggies which can be purchased easily at the Container Store: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/movingShippingStorage/storageBags?productId=10005416 or http://www.royalbag.com

    I have a nickel allergy so much of my jewelry is silver and gold. Keeping silver jewelry in baggies is a great way to keep them from tarnishing. Just remember to get out as much air from the bag as possible.

    Another great thing about keeping them in clear baggies is you can store more jewelry in your box since everything is separated by putting them in individual baggies. For necklaces I use the longer bags and leave the clasp just right outside pleated area for interlocking the bag. This keeps the necklace from getting tangled as well. Check out my example here: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4156217548_b0aa9fbb22_b.jpg

    Having all my jewelry bagged also makes picking and choosing what I take when I go away very easy. Instead of putting each individual piece in everything is already bagged and ready to go. There’s no fussing to make sure each necklace stays in it’s spot and doesn’t tangle with the one next to it. Essentially this also means you don’t have to get a very fancy case/bag for your jewelry when you travel which is probably good to keep any thieves away.

    So looking at my post now I guess the reason I don’t display my jewelry is because I keep them stored in little baggies. To put it on display would be too much visual clutter for me anyway. LoL!

  • #160823

    ashleyotis
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    Jewelry display and storage

    This may already be posted, but what I chose to get a small corkboard and push pins to hang my necklaces off of. I just hang that on my wall. I have a drawer organizer for bracelets and such..

  • #160829

    Julia
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I use inexpensive over-the-door hooks for necklaces – heavy ones on one, more delicate ones on another.

    For earrings, I bought a very cheap embroidery hoop, inserted a loose-weave piece of cloth (a friend uses second-hand lace), and insert the hooks/posts through the fabrics.

    Neither of these requires putting serious holes in the walls.

    When I finally found a huge jewelry box I liked, I bought some cheap origami paper, found (web) instructions for folding small, 1×1″ boxes, and folded up a dozen or so little boxes for earring storage. I used them to separate a large drawer in the jewelry box into the smaller compartments I wanted.

    (I have very little expensive jewelry; what I do have, I keep in a small jewelry box – these solutions are for the costume stuff I’ve collected over the years.)

  • #160836

    Jane
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I love jewelry — to me it’s like wearable art. So I decided to treat it as such. I bought a nice picture frame, took the glass out and replaced it with some silver foam board. Added a bunch of small silver pins and voila! It’s a masterpiece of beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Very easy to see everything at once and pick the perfect accessories for the day πŸ™‚

    You can see a picture of it here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8503787&l=c11b0bf6c7&id=783035502

  • #160837

    Jane
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    Jewelry display and storage

    Oh and I’m also a big fan of the Earamid: http://www.earamid.com/

    I’ve got two of them!

  • #160838

    Jewelry display and storage

    I have one of those IKEA Pax Komplement drawers with lots of little divisions, and each division contains jewellery (except earrings) one colour. Some of the more delicate / tangle-able pieces are in their little bags, but I have an overview of all the colours. When I need to grab some accessories on the run, I can’t go wrong !

  • #160847

    lisak
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I have an antique vanity table with a wide but shallow center drawer. None of the drawer dividers or organizers I’ve seen will fit–too tall. So I lined the drawer with non-skid “grip” liner (the kind I use to line the shelves in the kitchen) and it keeps everything (jewelry, makeup) in the drawer from sloshing around every time I open and close it.

  • #160976

    empowers
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    Jewelry display and storage

    I have just started the unclutterer process on my life. One place where I have had a small success is in storing my jewelry. I took an IKEA frame and used a staple gun to attach window screen to the back. I used an Ikea DIGNITET system to hang my Curtains and had left over hooks from the accessory pack sold with the system. It is called Dignitet Curtain ring with clip $4.99 / 24 pack. Using these hooks I hung necklaces. As the window screen is full of holes, earings will slide in an out easily. I can also store pins and rings as well.
    This leaves all my stuff visible but out of the way. I love it!

  • #161174

    ficbot
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    Jewelry display and storage

    My solution for necklaces has been to repurpose an old cd organizer. I removed the cds to a storage sleeve and then was not sure what to do with the cases. I wound up removing the tops and insides and then putting them back in the organizer to make little drawers. I used the spine to label the drawers, you can sometimes fit more than one necklace in each depending on what it is. Pic here:

    Jewelry Close-Up
  • #161178

    s
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    Jewelry display and storage

    That CD storage idea is the coolest!

  • #162598

    Jewelry display and storage

    Depending on what you are wanting to display, there are many ways to make a nice looking display.
    You can use graduated canisters (like you have in your kitchen) under a tablecloth or cloth remnant, boxes of different sizes, or bricks. You can also use an old louvered door — buy hooks to hang on the louvers and hang items on the hooks — paint it up with a cool texture paint. For displays, I have written a tutorial for really cheap displays that travel well, but it hasn’t been published yet — still waiting. They are super cheap, look nice and fold flat for travel. Keep an eye out for it.:)

    My wife tend to keep her displays very simple, however. She use a solid sheet/table cloth over my graduated level displays and I paint display stands a solid color (usually gray). This allows the jewelry to be the focus of attention, not the display. I do the same with my artwork — simple mats and simple frames, so the artwork can speak for itself.
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