Teacher Style: Jewelry

Jun 19, 2014 by

Teacher Style: Jewelry
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Step one in my journey to finding my style: organize my jewelry! This seemed the simplest and least-overwhelming place to start. When we moved last summer, all my jewelry pieces were thrown in my jewelry box and tangled. Organizing them was the least of my concerns when setting up the house and classroom. And so, for the last year, they’ve sat and gathered dust.

While creating my style board on Pinterest, I realized that jewelry can really make your outfit. The other night I pulled out my box and began sorting through all my jumbled pieces. It was like a walk down memory lane! I had totally forgotten about most of my necklaces, and I realized I had more nice pieces than I had originally thought. But once I had them sorted and untangled, I didn’t know what to do with them. My husband had gotten me this beautiful ‘dangly’ earring holder a few years ago, and it works perfectly.  But what to do with my studs?

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I was originally going to use an embroidery hoop I had in the craft room, but then came across this gold frame. While plastic and slightly cheesy, it does go with our bedroom. I pulled the glass out and did away with the cardboard backing. Then I cut a piece of canvas out of an old curtain I had kept (LOVE using old curtains for craft projects!)

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Once the fabric was cut, I hot-glued it onto the back of the frame. Make sure to pull the fabric across as tightly as possible when doing this!

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It’s ok if it looks rough from this side-when you turn it over, you won’t see the jagged edges or hot glue. You’ll just have a nice piece of stretched fabric to store your stud earrings on!

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The last issue was how to store my necklaces. I did a quick Pinterest search for necklace holders and found lots of cute ideas with distressed wood/vintage dresser knobs and driftwood/hooks. I was going to grab our son and hit the beach for a treasure hunt until I visited Bed, Bath and Beyond. They had a great necklace holder that was very sturdy for only $20. I figured the time and money on hooks/knobs was worth at least that, so I grabbed the pre-made one instead. It has an adjustable middle ‘pole’ for long necklaces, and fit all my jewelry just perfectly!

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First step of organizing the jewelry is done! A final note: most of my jewelry are pieces I’ve picked up from silly places like Claires, Forever 21, H&M. Occasionally I’ll splurge on a piece from Etsy, but I find that the rate in which I loose an earring or my son snaps a chain warrants cheaper pieces. 😉

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How do you organize your jewelry? Do you have a hard time remembering to change our your earrings and realize you’ve been wearing the same pair for a month, as I often do? 🙂

-Kat

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