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I'm a communications specialist with a passion for vintage and I run an online vintage business called Vintage Baubles & Bits.

I consider myself a saver of beautiful items from the past and a repurposer of treasures!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jewelry Organizers - A Fun New Twist

In addition to the suitcase projects I've been working on, I also started making jewelry organizers out of old picture frames and vintage or reclaimed fabrics. I began this project last summer purely for displays for my own vintage jewelry.

I created a three-color scheme set up and painted, cut, drilled, covered and glued a little over a dozen frames in various sizes to create a "jewelry wall" as I like to call it. Each of the frames connects with the others through a series of hooks and hoops and is portable, as I attach them to a clothing rack that's been modified to hold them.

After launching my display I received a lot of compliments on the idea and several people indicated they'd be interested in purchasing jewelry organizing frames if I ever made them to sell. So I began to collect more frames, fabric and of course - spray paint!

I've seen several versions of this idea, but none quite like the ones I've created. Others use lace, which is great for hook earrings, but doesn't work for anything else. I've also seen the frames filled with chicken wire or strands of wire - again, great for hook earrings, but nothing else! I use a really light weight plyboard, cut to fit each frame, then drilled for cup hooks. These are sturdy, can hold necklaces, bracelets, earrings, scarves and more! Or if you don't like the idea of using them for jewelry - they make great entryway hooks for keys and other important items. 

Here's a little view of the process of making the frames:

Painting the frames.

The three-color scheme.
Cutting the boards.
Attaching the fabric.
Assembling the frames.

Finished product.





The jewelry "wall".

3 comments:

  1. Love it! This will also work great for those who wear their collections and still like to display them!

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