Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I have found that if I can't actually see my necklaces and bracelets, I forget to wear them. I have one of those ubiquitous tall jewelry boxes with drawers and cabinets, but everything is so hard to get to that I rarely bother to dig through it. So I recently nailed up these corkboards and hung all the pieces I wear on straight pins. I remember seeing a cuter fabric brooch board by Jhoanna a while back and this idea has been simmering in the back of my head.
Of course I would have preferred to take a delicate twisting tree branch and artfully hang choice pieces from it so that they catch the light, like I've seen around the web. But. I am a costume jewelry hoarder and lots of my pieces are heavy natural stone, so that was clearly impractical. This is less about pretty and more about practical. But I do actually enjoy the display made by the jewelry. Can you tell I like turquoise?
The two larger seagrass boards are from Joann and are made by Board Dudes. There was an ugly white logo on the fronts (why, Board Dudes? why?) but thankfully that scraped off just with my fingernail. If you have a 40% off coupon, even better. I just noticed the price on the BD website. As if! I don't think I payed even half of that at Joann.
The other two smaller boards are 8x10 inch picture frames I had laying just around. I took out the glass and added a layer of cardboard with cork glued on it. I had the rolled cork still leftover from a project done years ago, so that nicely reinforced my scrap keeping dysfunction.