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Jewelry Organization: Part 1

 7.19.2010

While a dedicated storage armoire like the one below featured in Lonny {$540.00 here} is certainly a beautiful option for neatly storing and organizing a substantial jewelry collection, in this economy, its probably more than most of us are able and willing to shell out.
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images via lonny mag
If your collection is large enough and your heart is set on an armoire, you can find more affordable pieces similar to the one above. Jen of MadebyGirl recently did a post featuring these alternatives with prices ranging from $259-369. You can also try your luck at finding a used one. I found this one in my local craigslist for $100 (asking price).
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You can also outfit a dresser you already own with trays and dividers. If all your drawers are full, is could be a good opportunity {since you'll be motivated with a purpose!} to edit what's in there and free up some space ;-)
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L: via domino magazine; R: stacking necklace organizer {$14.99}
If you don't already own a dresser, aren't looking to bring in a new piece of furniture into your space, and/or you're visually oriented and like to have things on display because for you out-of-sight means out-of-mind, there are several options.

In regards to organizing necklaces, you can try hanging them on a rod. This isn't my favorite of options however since it can be a bit tricky removing a necklace further down the rod without making a mess.
I like the idea of hanging a few on a lamp and integrating them as part of a styled vignette.
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L: via lonny magazine; R: nate berkus via glamour magazine
Busts make a beautiful display and are a great way to enjoy your favorite necklace(s) when you're not wearing them.
The only downside is that it can be a challenge finding an inexpensive one {the one below right (8" tall) is $80}. I'd keep a look out for one at a flea market.
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L: via blueprint magazine; R: Artemis bust from statues.com
Along the same lines, you can do like Kelly of the Glamouri and layer them on a mannequin.
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via the glamouri
Hooks are my favorite option for organizing necklaces because they can be really inexpensive and if you put just one or two necklaces on each, there's little risk of creating any tangles.
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L: via half of vahm; R: photo by Frances Janisch
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via this is glamorous
I love the idea of using decorative hooks. You can find pretty ones here.
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L: via domino magazine; R: via grahaman and green
Anna of In Honor of Design, made her own organizer using decorative knobs. The photo below shows her end result. Read about how she did it here.
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via in honor of design
If you can't or don't want to put anything on the wall, you can use a "belt and tie rack" that can be hung in your closet, or alternatively one that can hung over-the-door.
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Last but not least, another great inexpensive option is to use a bulletin board, which you can have out on display or, if you like to keep things out of sight, you can keep behind curtains
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L: via real simple; R: via redbook
You can find cute boards covered in fabric and/or framed on Etsy or you can get crafty and make your own!
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L: via high street market; R: via instyle magazine

Up next: organizing rings, earrings, and bracelets

14 comments:

A Brit Greek July 20, 2010 at 3:06 AM  

well hello there, loving this post especially-organising rocks!

thanks for stopping by my way hun, i'm sure you'd look fab in Old Hollywood glam style!

Ciao bella,
x.o.x.o

listsinmypocket July 20, 2010 at 5:41 AM  

These are great options! I have a PB jewelry box that I really love, but I'm thinking about incorporating one or two of these ideas so I can display my jewelry like art more.
-Lisa

Claire July 20, 2010 at 7:50 AM  

These are wonderful ideas! Can't wait to start organizing my stash of necklaces :)

sarah [ Design me Daily ] July 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM  

I love this! It's so thorough :) I really love the mannequin idea and the hooks would be such a quick fix. I can't wait to see part 2!

Lissa @ After Adornment July 20, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

These are such great ideas! Unfortunalty I have all my jewlery hidden in boxes but since I have some great pieces this post makes me think I should put some out on diplay!
Love Your blog....I can definetly see this becoming a daily read. And, thanks for stopping by earlier today and I hope you can come back soon!

Ink Obsession Designs July 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

I so needed to see this post...I was just wondering what to do with all my jewelry because I feel like it is all over the place! :)

Pudel-design July 20, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Thank you for your lovely comment! ;)

I like the idea with the framed fake fur:)

Lovely greetings...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE July 20, 2010 at 12:36 PM  

These are all fabulous!!! I just love displaying jewelery. It's too pretty to put away :)

Hope you're having a great week and thanks so much for the bday wishes! xoxo

Naina July 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

great post. I hang all my long necklaces on a tie rack. had it installed when we had california closets installed. best way to keep all of them organized!

Michelle July 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM  

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog... Yours is looking like something I will definitely need! Organizing advice?? Yes, please!!

Cinnamon July 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

I need a jewelry organizer SO bad. My earrings have officially taken over the top of my dresser. I need something where I can have everything hanging by itself, if anything is clustered with other stuff I find I have less of a tendency to pick anything out cause i don't want to have to battle with all the tangled necklaces and everything.

Cassandra Marie July 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

Omg...that storage armoire (although very pricey) is gorgous!

xo,
Cassie
(Moon Face)

paula July 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

loving all the ideas. I would love a jewelry armoire one day.

♥SimaG Personalized Jewelry♥ October 10, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

B E A U T I F U L !
These are wonderful,THANK YOU so much for sharing!
~Sima~

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