Apr 20

Well, I guess guys can help me out too. Really, anyone with a good recommendation is welcome to throw their opinion into the obligatory pot.

I need help… with my jewelry. Storing it, specifically. See, I’m not much of a girly-girl, but I do have a few shiny baubles. Not much, but enough that I’ve out grown my wee red box. (It’s so wee that I’ve included Matt’s camping watch – a typical Timex – as reference.)

I used to keep all of my earrings in that wee box. And a necklace or two. But now the wee box is overflowing and the necklaces are in a tangle on the dresser. And they deserve better than this. Can’t you help?

I’m looking for some sort of storage item that doesn’t take up huge amounts of space (no floor-standing, deluxe jewelry cabinetry here). I like clever, but I don’t like expensive. There are no diamonds in that pile, so there’s no need to act like its worth anything more than garage sale fodder. (But I like each piece, so don’t call it crap to my face, either!) I’d like to keep each pair of earrings together, yet separate from the others. Nice ‘n tidy, y’all. And bonus if there’s room for my watches, ’cause I do have a few of these. As does Matt. (But he can get his own storage solution.)

So please let me know your ideas. I’m down with the DIY, but I also don’t mind purchasing a ‘solution-in-a-box’ either.

9 Responses to “Girls – I need your help.”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Not so elegant, but what about one of those flat, clear, plastic craft organizers? You know, the ones where you can decide your own compartment sizes? Then, you can store your earring together, and have larger places for your watches, necklaces etc? They come in many sizes, but are all flat so you can throw it into your underwear drawer. Then again, since my jewerly is dumped and stacked into bowls, boxes, and cabinets throughout my house, perhaps I am not a good one to offer advice. Of course, you do have a birthday coming up, so you could always ask the Bonez for a smallish, pretty wooden box/jewelry box. Maybe even a puzzle box!!! Sorry, puzzle boxes excite me. My Dad got me a cute kitty one for Xmas. I think I have a few pieces of jewerly stuck in it. Am I rambling? Shutting up now…. -R

  2. Petra Says:

    I was thinking the same thing… a craft box with the little shelves in it. Or maybe a fishing tackle box! Or, Matty can try his hand at wood carving…you could trade him a sheep!

  3. Betty Thomas Says:

    I’m not promoting this particular website, I just looked around at pics on the web until I found examples of what I was looking for: http://www.adaysworkmusiceducation.com/gifts.htm
    I use a wooden earring holder for my earrings–pairs them up/spaces them apart/easy to find what I’m looking for. Doesn’t take up much space on my dresser. For necklaces, Keith hung up a plank with wooden pegs on the wall (in my closet)–no tangling, no flat space required! Pins go in the craft box: tiny drawers with spacers.

  4. Barnacle Jill Says:

    I have just the thing – I have two old 1950’s-era jewelry boxes -and I only need one. So come pick one and it’s yours if you want.

  5. Matty Says:

    Rachel — next time I see you, remind me, and I have a couple of puzzle boxes for you. Though, I think that by the time that you open them, you might not want to wear the jewelry any more

  6. Angi Says:

    I’ve seen what looks like miniature armoires at craft stores. They are made out of wood, so you could paint, stain, decoupage, whatever you really wanted to with it, and it would satisfy that creative side of yours.
    I would think adding a couple of small pegs for the necklaces and rings, or hooks for the watches would be pretty easy.
    It’s an idea.

  7. aubyn Says:

    i was also going to mention the plastic crafter storage box because they come in a variety of sizes-and also thanks for spelling y’all correctly

  8. liz Says:

    The Container Store sells plastic boxes with different sizes of little compartments. I have one with teeny compartments for earrings and another with two different sizes of compartments for bracelets and necklaces. Both fit in a small top drawer in my dresser. I like the fact that they have hinged lids.

  9. trek Says:

    I’d vote against the type that you hang up your stuff on – it draws attention to it and my mother had a break-in and the guy knew exactly where to look because she had a free standing one that scraemed “steal from me”.