It’s weird, I’m one of those women that generally wears minimal makeup (translucent powder, sweep of bronzer, eyeliner, eyeshadow and lipgloss) – in fact, my makeup artist friends have gifted me goodies in an effort to spruce up my routine once in a while. The same goes for jewelry in that I have a few pieces that I generally where all the time, with some mixing up here and there. But, regardless, I seem to have a large jewelry collection.
Part of the reason I have a lot of jewelry is that my grandparents owned a jewelry store in Atlantic City in the 1940s. So, every year for birthdays and other holidays growing up, my grandmother would give us pieces from the leftover stash in her attic. Not every piece is worth any real money, but even the “costume” jewelry is unlike anything I see in stores today, except for vintage shops. I love that I have some truly unique pieces that can’t be found in a Nordstrom’s or Claire’s. I can’t shop in Claire’s anyway because 1) I’m not a pre-teen and 2) their jewelry inevitably causes me to break out in a rash.
With a lot of jewelry, however, comes the problem of how to organize it. A few years back I found the great idea of creating earring organizers using old frames and mesh screen, so I made a couple for myself. They honestly couldn’t be much easier… and they turn your earring collection into pieces of hanging art.
I was bad at the time I made these and didn’t take any tutorial photos along the way, so I’m going to send you over to Restored Style where Kirsten does the job for me :)