Jewelry Storage Tips

Published: 23rd July 2005
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Do you have trouble trying to store jewelry without it getting all tangled, earrings separated from each other, tipping out your whole jewelry box just to find one particular piece? Well, here are some jewelry storage tips that will keep your pieces safe, in a neat and decorative fashion.

Designing and selling jewelry both on a website and from home I need to be able to display my earrings in an organized and professional manner. I hope you can find some inspiration from the jewelry storage ideas below.



Store earrings with fish-hook earwires by hanging them around the rim of a wine glass for an instant neat and decorative look.


Drape a long string of pearls across the top of your mirror and hang your earrings in the gaps.


Buy a small storage box from the hardware shop, such as the ones that have little compartments for nails, etc. They have 16 drawers, so you know exactly where everything is.


Store earrings on a long piece of ribbon and tack the ends onto the back of a dresser/wardrobe.


Use a corkboard with pins on it, and hang the earrings and necklaces off the pins. Or if you are feeling crafty, you can decorate the frame of your corkboard - remove the actual cork inside the frame, then paint the frame and add some little decorations like sequins, beads, lace, ribbon, etc. Staple a piece of mesh (tulle fabric or mesh from your hardware store) to the frame to hold lots of earrings.

This idea also works with old picture frames as well. To hold necklaces and bracelets, simply screw in some little hooks (you can get these from hardware shops) around the frame.



Find large, clear, round, stacking bead containers that screw together with the bottom of one container serving as the top of the one below it. These are fantastic for rings, beaded bracelets, etc., as you can see exactly what you want - and if you don't wear something for a while it doesn't get dusty. Nothing gets tangled either!


Recycle a damaged roll of film by placing the film horizontally across your shelf and hooking your earrings on those little square holes along the film's edge.


Try an ornate candelabra to dangle earrings, necklaces and bracelets from; you can sometimes pick these up cheaply at op shops (thrift shops).


Take a decorative glass light fitting and hang jewelry around the edge of it, just like you would on a drinking glass. Find a cheap old light fitting at markets, garage sales, etc. and then dismantle it.


Mug/cup holders from homewares shops are great for draping your jewelry on.


A great idea for studs and brooches is to get a pretty piece of thick ribbon or lace and then attach the jewelry through the material. Hang it or pin it cross-ways near the rest of your jewelry.

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