My meager collection (bigger than many but much smaller than Grandma's) was born from and nurtured by her love of jewelry. Costume or real, I love me the fancy baubles. In fact, I actually prefer costume jewelry. Beads and buttons, I'm your gal. However, storing said collection presents me with some logistical woes. From tacks on the wall to boxes on my dresser (when I had a dresser), keeping my necklaces and various other sundries has been a challenge.
Inspired about a year ago by a piece in a Blueprint magazine (no longer in print... see Martha Stewart), I devised my own jewelry tree. It has served me well over the past year, but I'm finding that I need extra dishes and such for the non-hanging pieces. So I went on a search for unique and interesting jewelry storage ideas. Here's what I came up with:
row 4: apartment therapy, apartment therapy, naughty secretary club, design mom
row 5: naughty secretary club x3, lovers dovers clothing (etsy), naughty secretary club
My current jewelry tree was inspired by the first image in the 3rd row (manzilla tree against the red background - quick note, if you need to cut this wood bring out a saw, it's very strong which makes it very sturdy and reliable if you're hanging a lot of necklaces from it). However, I'm really intrigued by the idea of using shadow boxes (see image 1 in 1st row) or a cake stand. I just don't know if they'd be able to hold all of my little gems. For the moment I'll keep the system that I have, but at one point I'm going to have to rethink things a bit in order to take the smaller pieces into account.