Jewelry Organization – Necklaces and Bracelets

  The spring cleaning bug has bit me and not a moment too soon.  Several projects have needed my attention – maybe you have a few of  those projects around your home and can relate.  Strange how we can live with something that creates a loss of time and confusion in our lives and then one morning you know something needs to be done.  One of my projects was organizing my jewelry.  I was finding that I had pieces all over the house.

    I am very blessed to have a mother who creates beautiful beaded bracelets and necklaces.  Over the years these have been stored in shoe boxes.  That is a fine solution if you only have a few but my mom is very creative and generous; and I needed to reevaluate what was becoming a mangled mess.  I wish I would have taken a picture of one of the shoe boxes but it is probably best for my mom (and me) that there is not a tangible record.  I looked for ideas regarding jewelry organization but nothing seemed to work for me.  Then I got inspired and came up with an idea.  One of the definitions of inspire is to stimulate to action; motivate.  As I think on that I realize inspiration is more than liking an idea.  It includes movement to act on that idea. I also noted that God had already provided the items needed to create a prototype.

   Years ago we had Classy Closets install organizers in our closets  (I have never regretted doing this).  I also had a few book rings (picture at bottom of this post) in my craft supplies (there were many times over the years I almost tossed them – really what was I going to do with these things? – I would soon find out).   I cleared an area in my closet and gathered a rod for hangers, my book rings and a couple of battery lights I had bought eons ago.  I sorted my jewelry by color and attached the necklaces directly onto a large book ring and then around the rod.  Each group of bracelets was attached to a  smaller book ring which was then attached to a larger ring around the rod. Don’t have closet organizers?  A tension rod or wooden dowel would also work.   Now choosing my accessories for work is as easy as pie.  

Jewelry Organization - Bracelets and Necklaces

Here is a picture of the necklaces—

Jewelry Organization - Necklaces

Here is a picture of the bracelets.  I used two different sizes of book rings —

Jewelry Organization - Bracelets

Here is a picture of a book ring.  They can be found in various sizes at Amazon and office and craft supply stores –

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