Think about the last time you went to accessorize. Did it involve a knot of chains, a missing piece that was EXACTLY what you wanted to wear, and a rapid meltdown in which you vowed to join a convent because nuns really only wear a cross, and wouldn’t that be so much easier than your current situation? Keeping jewelry, especially tangle-prone necklaces, organized and accessible can seem like a hopeless undertaking. So why not think outside the jewelry box?
Hang Your Necklaces
I love hanging necklaces on the wall for several reasons; it keeps them from getting tangled, I can easily see what I have and want to wear, and I get to display the pretty! If you prefer to stash your jewelry out of sight, try putting small hooks or nails on the inside of a closet or wardrobe door for easy viewing and use. You’ll be amazed at how much more use you get out of your necklaces when you can see them!
Use Eye-catching Hooks
I’ve used pretty coat hooks as necklace display before, and I love this variation from Drabby to Shabby‘s Etsy store, using vintage-esque knobs for visual interest.
Turn Necklaces Into Works of Art
Frame your baubles with this diy project from the lovely Cat on a Limb blog. This is great because you can use paint to customize the frame so that it compliments and enhances your decor.
Use Unexpected Items
In a pinch, I’ve been known to hammer tiny nails into the wall to organize and display necklaces. The nails are so small that you barely notice them, and can be arranged as artfully or randomly as you’d like. This idea from Design*Sponge kicks it up a notch, using colorful wooden thread spools as hooks.
If you find yourself in possession of an old rake head, it’s a perfect necklace organizer that needs very little alteration. Here’s a how-to from the very sadly now defunct ReadyMade Magazine.
Keep your eyes peeled.
There are a thousand variations on hanging necklace organizers. I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to jewelry organizing. What other ideas have you found?