(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
I thought I would share a few pictures of my display system for my personal jewellery.
Just like all of you, my own jewellery wardrobe is constantly changing.
Over the last few months, I’ve made some adjustments, which led me to think of taking and sharing some pictures.
As you can see, my jewellery is very colourful, but tending to be simple these days.
I tend to prefer lightweight options for everyday. If I want more drama, I just layer them.
The wooden shelf you see at the bottom of the picture is actually the top mirror part of my long chest of drawers.
When I moved to where I am now, my cat had need of being able to trot along the top pf the chest of drawers to get up to her window perch, so the removable mirror had to be moved.
Priorities, right?! But it has actually worked out really well as a shelf for my jewellery to sit on.
Mind you, if I want to actually use that mirror to see myself (which isn’t often), I have to kneel on the rug . . . 😀
The white metal display piece is something that I picked up at a thrift store years ago.
It actually tilts from side to side a bit if one side has heavier jewellery on it, so if it looks a little unevenly hung, that’s why.
That and the fact that I took these pictures kneeling on my bed. 🙂
I hung a lace pocketed organizer from the bottom of the metal display, to put things in that don’t hang well on the display.
I often let part of the piece stick out, as you can see, so that I don’t forget about things that I have that get buried in pockets.
The two golden coloured stacked boxes, which are sectioned, hold all of my smaller chain necklaces, pins and earrings.
And the little towel holder, also from a thrift store, works well for my bracelets.
The little bronze-toned metallic wreath that you see on the wall is something that I made last fall, before my winter sales.
I decided to take several green leather roses, which had been made for jewellery pieces, and use them in a wreath.
A leather rose necklace is hanging off of the top, and looks kind of pretty in the centre of the wreath.
So that’s an idea for using up jewellery bits that you’re tired of having hanging around – at least it is for me, as I love making wreaths.
I made two jewelled wreaths last fall, and the other one ended up being a little house-warming present for my niece.
I find that occasionally when someone happens to see this wall, they inevitably say “Wow!”, their mouth tends to drop open (maybe at the amount of colour, or the amount of jewellery I have), and they always have to take a closer look at the pieces.
Maybe I should be selling from there, hmmm… 🙂
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