My costume jewelry collection was getting a bit out of control. They were toppling over in their boxes and it was time-consuming trying to figure out which necklace was where when it came time to go on my non-existent Match.com dates. (Can you sense the sarcasm?)
After reading in Redbook magazine a few months ago and after doing a web search, I found some ways to go about crafting my own Picture Frame Necklace Organizer. The following appealed to me.
I already had on hand an old picture frame, sand paper, spray paint and fabric previously purchased at JoAnns. The only thing I needed was cork.
I purchased a roll of cork and oh boy, what a mistake. I barely had it unrolled when I poked my finger through it. It quickly became apparent that the flimsy cork would not support my necklaces. So, on to Plan B. I headed to Michael's and purchased foam board for $1.50.
I began by spray painting the picture frame. Too much wood showed through so I then used some craft paint to paint over it.
After measuring the frame opening, I glued the cork to the foam board using spray adhesive. Then after measuring the fabric, I taped the fabric to the board making sure it was secure and all wrinkles were evened out.
I then used craft glue and taped the fabric board to the inside of the frame and let it dry for a day. The back is not pretty but what do you think about the front?
This represents about 50% of my necklaces but it is a start. I love it! It looks like art and I can see what I have which is the best part.
How do you organize your jewelry?
UPDATE: Some of you have asked what I used to hang my necklaces with. I purchased clear push pins from Target. They were about $1 and change. I didn't want to use colored push pins as they would distract from the beauty of the necklaces and we sure as heck don't want that happening :)