This week I finally took care of the vast mess of earrings that has been sitting in a tin on my dresser for, oh, forever….
For the past few years, I’ve organized necklaces and bracelets on a chrome tree meant for displaying hand-towels in the bathroom. It works quite well, and I like the look. So a while back, when I saw a similar holder with narrow arms on sale for a couple of dollars at TJ Maxx, I thought, “Why not earrings?”
The hanging earrings slip easily over the bars of the holder. For post earrings, I simply doubled lengths of satin ribbon over the top bar. Was feeling lazy that day, so I just pinned it in place with sewing pins. Eventually I plan to sew the ribbon in place, glue it with fabric glue, or, at the very least, replace the ugly sewing pins with the nicer pearl-tipped variety!
The empty space at the bottom would work well for a small jewelry box or a collection of containers for rings or other pieces. (For now, I use the space as a shrine to my beloved orange cat One-Eyed Jack, who passed away a couple of weeks ago.) Speaking of rings, here’s what I use for mine:
They sell the glass hands on ebay as displays for people who sell jewelry. I hope to sell my jewelry someday, but in the meantime I just enjoy the hand as a piece of sculptural art in its own right.
As a postscript, by coincidence I discovered yesterday this post on Elegant Musings with an adorable holder using an empty frame and wire. It doesn’t work for post earrings, but looks like a great idea for the hanging variety.