Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How To Make: Frame Jewelry Holder

What I'm going to share with you today isn't a new and exciting idea.

We've seen them blogged about on a number of blogs. How to organize your jewelry. But I decided I wanted to share my jewelry-organization-journey with you!




Sherry over at Young House Love wrote about her ceramic egg crate that she uses to organize her stuff in her wardrobe.

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Yes please

And of course, we can all drool over having a huge closet with the shelves and cabinets and even something like this great jewelry drawer. I would love to get some built-in organization in my closet, but honestly, my closet situation is the last thing on my house to-do list.

However, here is my real problem. I've got all sorts of jewelry. I don't just have earrings. I've got it all. I made a horrible attempt at some sort of organization about a year ago. I used two small cork boards from Wal-Mart, some twine and thumb tacks. This was the state of my jewelry situation before I started.

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And here is where it ends up

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Not good right?

I decided to use one of the little cork boards as the frame and to use a $1.99 shelf I snagged from the thrift store.

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This could work!

Using a utility knife, I cut the back of the cork board out.

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I started to try to remove the cork board and as you can see, it completely fell apart. Back to square one!

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Clearly, this is a sign right? One of my *favorite* things to look for at thrift shops are these great metal frames with beautiful pressed metal detail. So, let's whip one out!

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Perfect!

I decided I need some hanging space for my longer necklaces. I installed a few teacup hooks and two D rings on the sides of the shelf.

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Using metal hardware cloth, I cut out a perfect piece that easily slid into the track intended for the actual picture and backing.


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Easy peasy right? I gave everything a quick coat of white spray paint. Including the little "S" hooks I wanted to use on the mesh to hang other random things.


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So after hanging everything up, here's what my jewelry collection looks like now!

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I've got the little shelf to put my bangles on and bought that weird hand at Hobby Lobby for $7.00 for my rings {I looove rings} I was completely surprised that everything fit too! I used some of the holes on the frame to put a few pairs of hoops in.


I also recently saw a jewelry frame holder where lace was used instead of the wire mesh and even fabric on a piece of foam core.

Here are a few other jewelry frame holder tuts I've found while poking around:

Jewelry Frame Holder Tut at Poopscape Projects

Jewelry Frame Organizer over at CraftBits

Lee Meridith's DIY Jewelry Frame {from Craftstylish} made with fishnet stockings!

Another idea from Dollar Store Crafts

And Kate over at Centsational Girl {which is who inspired me to create my own jewelery frame!} posted a great tut on her creation!

How do you store your jewelry? Do you use a traditional box? Or maybe a little dish on your dresser?

kristina Sig copy

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh, yours is so pretty! I like it better than all the other frame jewelry displays I've seen. Eventually I'll get some of my projects done.

I have news for you soon, but I don't want to say anything yet.

Averill said...

Awesome job! You should start making these and selling them for some serious moola -- people pay the big bucks for fabulous thrift-store chic!

Liz said...

TOO CUTE!! What a creative idea to add the shelf to the picture frame, and it turned out beautifully! My jewelry is a total mess so I always wind up wearing the same few pieces over and over again - I need to follow your example!

~ Liz
www.itsgreattobehome.net

Kristina with a K said...

Oh come on Jen! You can't say that then not tell me!! Spill it!

And thanks for the kind comments. I've actually had two requests to make these for a friend. Hmmm...

Lavender Lily said...

you need to have an etsy shop! that is such a great idea, i wish i were more creative to come up with something like that...i hate my jewelry organization now...i'm glad i have people like you whose projects i can copy!

Queen Bee said...

Very Cute! Good job! I am cringing at what a mess mine is in. All tangled and piled up. Uggh - one more mess to tackle!

Zeemaid said...

wow... I have a dish and three jewelery boxes. Not that I have that much stuff, my mom gave me two. One because the box was so pretty and another cause my dad won it at a work thing. It's pretty ugly (tall with doors) but one day I'll paint it.

Anyways, I just wanted to say your's is gorgeous and I checked out those other links and your's really stands out. I guess it's the shelf. Just really sets it off. Great job!

wildcatsthree said...

What a great way to organize jewelry, and I'm in love with that closet too! Just stopped by from SITS to say hi - I'm new to it too. Have a great day

Dreamer said...

ummm... do you have any metal meshy stuff left... I'm somewhat stealing your idea. :)

Kristina with a K said...

Actually I do Dreamer. But you have to come get it ;)

Mariana said...

I love this idea! I have to take a picture of my jewelry mess! :( I have tried everything (within my budget) to get everything organized, but this looks like it works and it's fun to create. I will definitely try to create mine and blog about it! I will be sure to reference my inspiration: YOU!! =) Thanks!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

looks great...I really like the way it turned out.