Tuesday, January 31, 2012

jewelry boards


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.

13 comments:

  1. I have the same trouble remembering to wear my jewelry.
    I like what you did!

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  2. What an artful solution to a common problem!

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  3. You know - - I love the artful displays on branches and things as well, but they just aren't practical if you have more than 3 necklaces. :P I like your solution. Turned out well. I forget about my stuff when it's not in front of my face as well.

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  4. Oh, I love those! I suffer from the same blindness: if I don't see my jewelry, I forget to use them. I'll probably copy this idea on my ne house!!

    hugs from Brazil!

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  5. Great solution... I have all of mine in the vanity drawer and re-discovered a few great pieces the other day while looking for a specific pair of earrings.

    And as for the Dudes, most I've met don't seem bothered by logos or even seem to notice they're there. I had to point out a semi-offensive logo on a friend's shirt the other day, which surprised me. He was equally shocked and appalled once he realized. But it hadn't occurred to him to look.

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  6. Hey, y'all. Nice to know others suffer from jewelry blindness too. CitricSugar, the logo wasn't ugly as in offensive, just ugly as in why did you make a pretty corkboard and then slap your logo right on the front. :-)

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  7. My mother in law had the same idea... corkboard and nails, the girl was very impressed by all the "jewlery" and was convinced that a burgler would find many treasures and grannies wall.

    I can't get jewlery blind, haven't got a lot

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  8. Nina, ha, didnt think about a jewelry burglar casing the place. Well, they'd be disappointed when they tried to fence it. Altogether it is not worth a whole lot! ha!

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  9. Hmm I was sure I'd commented on this. Anyways, LOVE the idea... I was just looking for a way to organize my jewelry and decorate my room. Two birds with one stone? Yes please!

    Just wondering what you actually used to hang the jewelry? Like you a lot of mine are big chunky stone pieces.

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  10. Hey, Rachelle. I just used regular ol' metal straight pins. The kind with metal heads too. They are short and sturdy and they seem to have no trouble holding up even the heavy pieces.

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  11. Same with the grannie, Larissa..

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