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quick fix// jewelry display

quick fix// jewelry displayYou may have noticed that i pretty much always wear a chunky dangly necklace. More often than not, by Merl. The problem with these kinds of adornments is that they’re kind of hard to store.

I have a truly amazing jewelry box (shown above) that my parents had made for me in Hong Kong for my 16th birthday, but unfortunately even though it is huge it just can’t handle all the chunk. I needed a better solution.

I’d seen a lot of cool jewelry hangers around, but they never had enough space – six hooks? Umm no. i need more. In the end i realised i needed to make something in order to get what i really needed.

This frame was originally used to display my brothers Paratrooper flag – but when he had the flag removed and restored to its original condition, the frame wasn’t needed anymore. I love it when fortune strikes! I bought a little bag of hooks from the hardware store, measured out as many spots as i thought i could squeeze on the long edge of the frame, and just spent a few minutes twisting them in by hand. Since we were renting i used the same trick as i did for my spool racks, and hung it with some 3M hooks – which made even the installation quick. Now that we’ve moved into our own home, it has a more permanent home on my wall. It was crazy easy, and it’s been so incredibly useful.

The hilarious part is that i almost need a second one, as i still have to double up a couple of hooks to get everything in! I think it makes getting dressed much easier because i can see all the options right in front of me – plus theres that important benefit of keeping my rugrats out of my necklaces hehehe

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Annabel Vita
10 years ago

OOoh, I love it! Could you add some cuphooks to the lower level and just use the ones under the shorter necklaces for the overflow?

10 years ago

This is such a fantastic idea! I love that you can see everything! I have a jewelry box about the same size as yours, but it’s kind of stuffed up since the jewelry I have is big and bulky, too (lots of chunky bangles and that sort of thing). I totally need one of these!

10 years ago

A second one? Oh, I might need 5! haha…


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