Monday, March 28, 2011


Everyone has their own way of storing and organizing things. I've always been so psyschotic about having my things organized and put away. It's gotten worse as I've gotten older (and acquired more stuff) but I think there are still some things that I hvae pretty well put together. My jewelry is one of them.  

I keep it all in my bathroom, on the counter and on the wall. My necklaces have hung in some way shape or form since long, chunky necklaces became popular. When I was in college and living in the sorority house, we stuck pushpins in the wall and hung necklaces on those. Now, they hang on a coat hanger that was spraypainted white. I've moved this thing twice, I just love it. It's perfect, and my collection fits on it perfectly.

I keep my earrings in a glass box that I was given at a sorority function one year in college. I have no idea why I held on to this particular piece of memorabilia - I guess it just seemed too "nice" to throw out or give away, but I'm glad I did it! I keep all of my nice, special jewelry in that box. Anniversary presents from exes, Christmas gifts from the family I babysat for, and pieces I stole from my mom's jewelry box are all kept in my little glass box. 

I keep my every day studs on a ring holder on my bathroom counter. I change earrings every day or every other day, and I usually just wear studs to work, so this works out really well because it's so convenient. Plus, it sits inside the tray I re-worked, so if earrings fall off the holder, it's not like they're strewn all over the counter. 

The last thing I keep jewelry in is that little pink heart box. My exboyfriend made it for me when we were still dating, and it was really one of the nicer things he did for me. We went on a date to a pottery place, and I made something for myself and he made something for me. It's another one of those things I couldn't really throw it away, so I just keep using it. It's all about practicality people! In there are my nice necklaces that I wear on a regular basis. I have one that my dad bought me in Aruba, my sorority disc on another one, my single pearl and a strand of pearls, plus a few other random necklaces that I wear pretty regularly. 

So that's it! That's how I store my jewelry, and I. LOVE. IT. It's taken me a while to perfect it, but I'm really pleased with how I keep things. How do you store your jewelry collection? 


  1. Your first photo isn't working for me!

    I have a similar organization for jewelry. I have hooks for my long chunky necklaces, a jewelery tree for large earrings, rings, and smaller necklaces, and a drawer for my nicer jewelry so I can keep them in their boxes. I also have a dish in the bathroom that inevitably holds half my regularly worn jewelry, and a regular jewelry box that I honestly don't use much.

  2. I actually use an old type setting drawer to hang all my necklaces up- it works well - put a bunch of little screws and hooks in it- for my dangling earrings, my parents received this cool wire hot air baloon as part of a welcome gift for their new neighborhood- I put that in my bathroom and hung a ton of earrings from it! I really want a cool fabric neck form like they use at the parties for some fun necklaces and decorations, I've seen them used as bookends before and it adds a nice feminie touch and really unique

  3. That's so cute, you are so organized.

  4. I have a big jewelry armoire that my mom bought me as a gift :) It's about...I would say 4 feet high? But I have a LOT of "cheap" jewelry so it's stocked full and I'm running out of room!