One of my organizational challenges has always been my jewelry. I like wearing colorful pieces, but storing my jewelry in a way that allows me to easily find what I have in a given color has been a bust. The end result is that on a day to day basis I wear the same three or so pairs of earrings and accessorize minimally, and the rest of my stuff gathers tarnish and/or dust. The road is paved with good intentions, and all that.
I’ve tried a series of jewelry boxes, containers, stands, etc., sometimes all on my dresser at once, with only mild success. I needed something to prevent tangled necklace chains, keep matched necklace and bracelet sets together, and pairs of earring together, so that at a-quarter-to-I’m-late-thirty in the morning, I can grab, go, and come out looking relatively polished. (It’s aspirational, I admit.)
I looked at dresser-top trees, they didn’t look like they’d hold both earrings and necklaces, or large pieces very well. I also looked at some commercially available wall mounted versions (urbanoutfitters.com had several), but everything either lacked enough hooks, or looked too stodgy, heavy, and solid (like wall mounted jewelry armoires).
After significant searching online, I found and ordered this wall-mounted jewelry holder from melissawoods‘ Etsy shop:
It arrived this week, and I love it!
The top row of hooks holds my earrings, and the bottom row holds my necklaces:
It sticks out pretty far from the wall, but it fits really well in a corner next to my closet, in a space that wasn’t being used. I made sure that the place I planned to hang it wasn’t over a forced air heat vent (because how could that end badly?), and being right next to my clothes is a bonus!
Pins, post earrings, and rings don’t fit very well, but all of those things are pretty resistant to tangling, easy to pair when necessary, and relatively small. A single jewelry box will hold those, no problem. Problem solved!