So I gave you a glimpse into my closet not that long ago and I've talked before about trying to find a way to store my jewelry so that it's out where I can see it, but doesn't look cluttered and tacky. I looked around a lot for inspiration and from there I got creative and came up with a mix of my inspirations that suited me.
Necklaces were easy. I had this fun snail hook rack that I bought at Anthropologie years ago and never quite figured out what to do with it. I have a weird love of snails so when I saw it I snapped it up even though I had no clue how to use it. I did a little jump for joy when I realized I finally had an acceptable use for it!
Next were my rings and bracelets. I'd seen a few different places where people had used teacups for storing rings and I thought that was a cute idea, plus i have an abundance of white teacups in my apartment because I bought them to go with my dishes and then realized that no one needs 10 identical tea cups, especially when one does not entertain often. So I tried them out in my drawer and they fit perfectly and looked so quaint. I ended up deciding that they should also be used for my bracelets and bangles since I had no idea how to store those either and three teacups looked so much better than just the one.
And last were earrings which I was having a really hard time figuring out what to do with. So many people hung them on screens or fabric or other such things. That's just not for me. Plus I do not need something else cluttering up my bathroom counter... that's another organizing dilemma to be tackled another day. I saw how one woman had used some cool ikea trays with little spaces in them that fit in her wardrobe for all of her jewelry and I really liked it. Unfortunately I don't have the space for something like that, so I thought about it for awhile and then realized what the little trays reminded me of... a mancala board! I called my mom and she just so happened to have one that was missing most of its pieces, and I snatched it up... I think it works beautifully. Even giving me a place to store the loose pendants that I have.
I still have some organizing to do in my bathroom drawer, as you can see, but overall I'm very pleased with the accessibility of my jewelry.