Jewelry Organization a la Kitchen

For years I’ve had this beautiful, espresso-colored wooden jewelry box. And for years it has stood out like a sore thumb in my bright white bedroom. It’s lovely, but very traditional, and I’ve been wanting something more fun.

So I go where I often go to “shop” for organizing inspiration: the kitchen. I rounded up a steamer basket I’ve never used (came free with a wok), a sweet little tea tin I saved because I hoped to find a use for it someday, and a silver goblet from a hand-me-down collection I use at Christmas.

Then, during my thrift store adventures this week, I happened across the most adorable necklace tree from Anthropologie for $7! The next day I found a little silver ring tree for $1, and to top it all off, a larger, two-tiered steamer basket for $5!

I use the steamer baskets for bracelets and lesser-worn earrings. The cute bird’s nest stand from my best friend is perfect for all my favorite earrings, and favorite bracelet set. And I discovered I could hang the rest of my earrings from the lip of the tea tin. Now the question is whether this is actually practical. If all my earrings fall off when I’m in a hurry, I’ll have to count this stroke of genius as a flop.

What about you? Have any unconventional jewelry storage ideas?

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  1. Kristina Wolter says:

    Yea! I finally know what to do with Johnee’s masses of accessories! I will mix some of my old un-used kitchen stuff with her jewelry. Winner Winner Chicken dinner, Thanks for the great idea Amy!

  2. Alissa says:

    An idea I’ve seen at a local artisan shop: take a picture frame and cover the inside with screen, like from a door. Hang on the wall and poke your (dangly) earrings through! If I had enough jewelry to make this worthwhile, I’d totally do it.

  3. stan says:

    hey amy. Just want to say that you’re churning out some really good stuff here. keep it up!

  4. nancy says:

    amy, i’m so impressed! with the concept, the photos, the finds, and the styling. you are so artsy and creative!

  5. Tiffany Blackstone says:

    That’s so cute! Love it! My friends & I went to Cafe Monet to pain pottery & I painted a desk organizer that has 3 square compartments & one long one narrow one that runs the length of the piece. The long piece is perfect to lay out my necklaces & I use the square compartments for earrings, bracelets & Julia’s hair do-dads. It’s perfect & decorated to MY taste since I painted it! 🙂