3.29.2011

Mission Organization: Jewelry!

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While we're still on the topic of jewelry, I thought today I'd show you my organized jewelry.  Awhile back I realized in order to wear all the jewelry I had (and it's a lot), I needed to be able to see it regularly and not dig through a jewelry box.

Today after finally cleaning my bathroom, I took a quick look to see if there was anything I was ready to let go of.  I found a few pieces but also realized there was an awful lot I haven't worn in ages because I forgot all about it even though it is right in front of me.  So here is what my walk in jewelry box looks like now:
I told you it was A LOT!  Prior to today the bracelets and earrings were in a basket which usually just acted as a catch all.  My basement has been storing these display pieces waiting to be used again.  The basket on the top shelf has a few earrings that don't work to be hung on the white display pieces, rings since I so rarely change my rings and my collection of glasses (I like to color coordinate with my outfit there too!).

Here's my system.  If it is a set or coordinates well and is typically worn together, I attach the bracelet to the necklace before hanging it from the towel bar.
 If earrings are a part of the set, I attach them to the clasp or someplace on the chain, like this:
The best way to do this is to buy a bag of rubber earring backs from the beading section at any craft store and use these to keep the fish-hook earrings where they belong.  These backs also tend to reduce the chance of an earring falling off when I'm wearing it, well worth the $3.

Another great thing about my system is whenever I travel, it is so easy to pack!  I just put the whole set into a little draw string cloth bag and my jewelry always coordinates with my outfit.

Yes, my hair claws are also attached to the side of the shelves too.  Wondering about the white bow on the left side of the necklaces?  This time every year I look at my jewelry before our church yard sale.  Since I have so much that I haven't worn I'm planning for next year.  From now on when I wear something, I will put it back to the left of the ribbon.  This time next year, any jewelry on the right side of the ribbon will go on to the yard sale!

Peace be with you,

8 comments:

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

I like your system! Hooking your bracelet to your necklace to keep them together.
Good use of your shelf too!
Thanks for linking this up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party!

Sandy said...

This is great! Could use one for my jewelry

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh very fabulous! Great way to keep everything all neat and organized!

Tiffany said...

This is a great idea! I have a ton of jewelry that I rarely wear because it's all jumbled up in a drawer and I never see it.
I may have to try something like this.

allysgrandma said...

Wow that is a lot of jewelry! Looks like you have it under control!

Leanne said...

That's such a great idea to keep your pieces together. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

This looks great!

I'm not sure what earrings you have in the basket, but I suggest you try to poke them through the basket's liner that overhangs on the outside of the basket so that you can see more earrings with a single glance. :)

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

I love how you attach the earing to the clasp of the chains! Nice tip to keep the set togather!

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