DIY Jewelry Organizer

Before, I mentioned coming up with my own jewelry organizer……and so…..I HAVE!!! I have gathered a variety of ideas from projects other people have posted and found what I liked and combined different ideas to create one perfect for me.

So let’s get started….

There are two parts.

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Supplies (Part 1):

Cutlery Tray

Wooden Dowel

Black and Gold Spray Paint

Cup Hooks

Fabric

Hair Rollers

Sand Paper

Bell Hanger

Plywood Sheet

Hot Glue Gun

Hacksaw

A few of the items I already had, so the price was not a concern for me. If you want to keep it on the less expensive side see what you already have, what you can use to improvise, and go shopping in family and friends’ garage.

PART 1

Step 1

I measured out a piece of the plywood to fit right in the center of the bottom horizontal opening for a divider. Then, I cut it out with the hacksaw and secured it in place with the hot glue gun. (This piece is important for the bell hanger considering how long the screw for it is. If you will not be using the bell hanger, then it is not necessary.)

Next, I measured out the wooden dowel to be no longer than the width of the tray, cut off the access and sanded both ends.

Step 2

My color scheme is black and gold. Therefore, I spray painted the bell hanger gold; and the cutlery tray, wooden dowel and plastic canvas black.

Step 3

While those items are drying, I started on the ring holder.

First, remove the plastic rod pieces from the foam rollers. Then cut pieces of fabric the same length as the rollers and large enough to go around the rollers with enough for just a bit of overlapping.  Run a line of hot glue along the edge of the fabric lengthwise. Carefully glue the roller piece down.  Roll the fabric around the roller and add another line of glue to the edge, securing the roller.  The roller should be covered except for the ends.

(Now, make sure your cutlery tray is dry and that it does not need  second coat of paint before continuing rest of the step. It’s also a good time to check and see if any of  your other supplies need another coat as well.)

Run a line of glue over the section of roller that has the fabric  edge (underside) and press into your chosen section of the cutlery tray, making sure it is snug against top edge of tray.  Repeat with remaining roller pieces, making sure to space pieces evenly and making sure they are snug. If there are any pieces of fabric bunched up, just take something thin and push the edges of the fabric down.

Step 4

Now its time to screw in the cup hooks into the remaining slots. (Note: You can also use eyelets or more cup hooks if you chose as well. It’s at the discretion and needs for you jewelry.) I wish I had a drill when I first started but believe by the end I borrowed a friends. If you have a drill, get a hole started for you so it can be easier to screw in the hooks. If not, well join the party in the hard way.

What I had to do was  use a bigger screw to start each hole and use some downward force to screw in the hooks. At a certain point my I could not twist anymore and my hands were too  big for the space so I used needle nose pliers. Just be careful not to bend the hook part. (I almost snapped a hook off one.)

Step 5

I then screwed in the bell hanger into the bottom center piece we added earlier. (I had to end up using a shorter screw because without a drill I could not get the screw to go all the way through.) Then put the wooded dowel through the center and screwed it the bell hanger closed.

Step 6

Nail in the saw tooth picture hanger in back. (Or you can screw it directly into the wall right through the center of the top compartment. My wall did not allow me do to so.) IF YOU ARE DOING PART 2  DO NOT ATTACH TO WALL YET.

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PART 1: FINISHED

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NOW FROM HERE IF YOU CHOOSE TO YOU CAN STOP AND BE DONE WITH THE JEWELRY BOX, BUT I AM REALLY EXTRA SO i ADDED A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA. I WANTED IT TO BE MORE LIKE A CABINET SO I ADDED A DOOR. SO HERE IS PART 2!

Supplies (Part 2):

Picture Frame

Plastic Canvas

Hinges

Hot Glue Gun

Variety of Screws

Drill

Step 1

I took a picture frame and some plastic canvas to make an earring holder.

First, I cut the plastic canvas to fit the back of the frame. Then used the hot glue gun to secure it to the back of the frame. I used a lot of glue as you can tell from the picture. I wanted to make sure it was secure.

Step 2

Before beginning this step I suggest you temporarily remove the wood dowel because it may get in the way. ( I know it got in my way at times.) Also by this time, I borrowed a friend’s drill because you really need pilot holes. It makes life a 100 times easier.

Next, I attached two hinges to the cutlery board and then our newly made earring holder. This will act as a cabinet door to the tray. (Note: Pay attention to how long your screws are so that they do not go all the way the through to the wood. )

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Step 3

Attach a magnet on the opening side to secure it close for when not in use.

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YAY! WERE DONE!

I still have too much jewelry that I have to build another one, maybe two. Feel free to ask any questions and leave any feedback. Thanks.

~Laverne

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Jewelry Organizers

I have quite a bit of jewelry and my collection is not going to be getting smaller anytime soon. Therefore, I have been trying to find a better way to display my jewelry in a visually organized way.

I have tried different kinds of jewelry holders  and have always found a problem with each one:

80-Pocket Hanging Jewelry Organizer

For example, the one organizer to left  (similar to one I have) can be easily stored in your closet. It has several vinyl pockets for you to place you jewelry in. Mine came with labels on the front of each pocket for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc… It is also two-sided.

Believe me it worked great at first but then the more jewelry I got the more of a hassle it became. At one point, I could place each piece of jewelry in each compartment, but not anymore.

Now i am back to my jewelry getting all tangled up. I also have very wide bangles that can not fit inside the bigger pockets. My closet is full of clothes as well so it makes it hard to make space to access either side. I tried hanging it on the wall as well but I got tired of always having to pick it up turning it around. (That probably sounded lazy but when it was in the closet with less clothes i could twist it around.)

I have something similar to this for my earrings because I always manage to lose my studs. It works great for that, but not my dangling earrings. I have some that are very long a stiff and do not work well in the holder above.

I have also had jewelry cases but I do not really care for placing my jewelry in drawers and they do not accommodate really over the top jewelry.
So, now I end up with jewelry placed on whatever surface I end up taking them off at. I end running around looking all over the whole room for where I placed things (thinking I lost it because I can not recall). My boyfriend gets so mad because sometimes it ends up on his desk or when we are trying to leave and I am running around trying to find stuff. I hate being unorganized. It really stresses me out.
Here’s my solution.
I looked up a few DIY projects and there were many that could work for me but there was always something essential missing whether it was a place for stud earrings, rings, or bangles.
So I found a few I like and will be taking aspects from them that I like to create my very own organizer. Once I have all my supplies I will show the process of putting it together.
I am so excited.
~Laverne

Creative and Unusual Ring Designs

These are unusual ring designs. They are absolutely cool, in my opinion. I can not really decide which one I have posted below is my favorite. It would have to be between the “Over Size” ring, the unique rings for DJs, or the Space Invaders ring. My favorite designs are the rings by Smiling Silver, check them out. Which one(s) are your favorite? Feel free to share any other designs you may come across.

Enjoy!

Creative and Unusual Ring Designs

The custom of giving and receiving finger rings dates back over approximately 6,000 years. People of all classes wore rings and for many different reasons. It could represent ones family by bearing some particular crest, or identify a social status. Members of the mafia wore rings on their little fingers, while the kings would always put them on the index fingers. One of our fingers is even named the “ring” finger, following the worldwide wedding tradition.

Most of the rules and constraints have practically disappeared over the years, and now hardly any protocol applies (unless you’re a royalty, of course). Having become a way of self-expression more than anything else, finger rings is a vast niche for jewelry designers.

Today we can choose from countless of rings, but let’s take a look at some of the most creative and unusual ones. Which one would land on your finger?

Inner Message Rings

“A few years ago a Korean singer wrote a song about the sunburn mark that he found on his finger after he broke up with his girlfriend and removed a ring he had been wearing for a long time. This is the story that inspired Jungyun Yoon to make ‘Inner message’, a ring with hidden letters on the inside.” (Designer: Jungyun Yoon)

Ring Thing Bottle Opener

“This stylish finger ring doubles as a handy bottle opener. Made from stainless steel, the Ring Thing is comfortable to wear, guaranteed for life, and easy to use.” (Designer: StuffJunction)

Bunny Love Ring

“A bunny that wraps around your finger to form a ring!” (Designer: Creative Accidents)

Like Signet Ring

Designer: Lindsey Snell

“Over Size” Ring

An oversized ring that doesn’t fall off the finger. (Designer: Atsushi Yamamoto)

Key Ring

“The longest key on (Key) Ring actually unlocks metalsmith L. Matthew Trotter’s car door. The fabricated piece is made of found brass, brass car keys, and sterling silver.” (Designer: L. Matthew Trotter)

Bird Nest Ring

“This hand made oxidized sterling silver bird’s nest ring is made with several feet of wire that has been crimped and cajoled into a bird’s nest which holds three glowing little freshwater pearls.” (Designer: Cindy Roth)

Screw Ring

A ring made of rusted screws and nails. (Designer: Karl Fritsch)

I LOVE YOU in Braille

“The balls spell the words I LOVE YOU in braille writing and can be felt on the in or outside.” (Designer: Eva Bruggman)

Space Invaders Ring

“These little buggers are trying to hide behind pixels!” (Designer: Tjep)

Unique Jewelry for DJs

“Inspired by urban lifestyle and hip-hop culture, Darkloud Silver has created a unique line of DJ jewelry.” (Designer:Darkloud Silver)

I (Thou) Ring

“An intimate gift by having your vows or love letters bound together and custom made into a ring that you can wear.”[3](Designer: One Origin Jewelry)

Venus Fly Trap Ring

“Ring design inspired by Venus flytrap.” Designer: Monserat de Lucca)

Bitty Bear Face Ring

“A cute little bear to wear on your finger. This ring is a silver color and made with metal alloy.” (Designer: Perfectly Whimsical)

Architectural Rings

“Jeweler connects the world of stones and precious metals with the history of art, science and architecture.” (Designer:Philippe Tournaire)

Diamonds

“By presenting this familiar object [diamond ring] in a new light, this body of work explores and questions the meanings and myths surrounding the conventional diamond ring.” (Designer: Greg Sims)

Creative Rings by Smiling Silver Smith

“Silver rings to make you smile.” (Designer: Smiling Silver Smith)

Brass Lighter Ring

Designer: Monserat de Lucca

Nut and Bolt Wedding-Ring

Designer: Kiley Granberg

Birch Tree Ring

“Cast sterling silver branch, hollowformed sterling silver “hill,” model railroad landscape materials.” (Designer: Sarah Hood Jewelry)

Peace Ring

Designer: unknown

~~Laverne~~

Polymer Clay Jewelry Collection

I just realized I totally forgot to add a Jewelry section under my Etsy page on here, which will now be coming soon. I only have four pendant designs at the moment and will be working on some more ideas soon. Recently, one of my pendants was added to a TREASURY!! It was the Super Mario Bob-omb Pendant. Go ahead and check out the Treasury called 8-Bit Love by MasticLashes and the few pendants I have up. Also feel free to suggest any ideas that want to see for my pendants or any other products.

~~Laverne~~