This week Beck & Boosh has its very first Guest Blogger! We are super excited and thrilled to have Lori Byrne from Farm Fresh Style write about how she creates her own DIY jewelry holders. Read her amazing blog below to give you some ideas and inspiration, and to get the creative juices flowing this holiday season. Then, head on over to her blog and check out all the other great things Lori has to say: http://farmfreshstyle.blogspot.ca/!!
“I’m so excited to be here with Beck and Boosh, sharing the ways I store and display my jewelry collection. I’m going to leave the fashion part of it all up to Beck and Boosh, they are the experts by far. But I will say, I like to have lots of jewelry options on hand to change up an outfit and make it feel different from one day to the other. As an Interior Decorator, I feel that presenting myself well is all part of the process.
I like to see what I have for jewelry, it is too easy to have something tucked away somewhere and then it gets forgotten. So, my things are on display. It makes getting accessorized in the morning very easy. There is no digging through drawers or a jumbled heap on the top of my dresser to find the perfect piece to complete an outfit.
All that to say, I have jewelry. Lots of it. And I need a clever, attractive way to store it that fits in with my own personal decorating style, which can be pretty rustic. Enter old frames, chicken wire and some old tools. Oh, and a set of antlers….much to my husband’s dismay!
Fine chicken wire added to an old frame makes the best spot for all of my earrings to hang out. They are easy to see and easy to get at. I like that the pairs are together so there is never the frantic search for one earring as I am running out the door in the morning.
My bracelets get stacked on a pair of old, metal funnels. Well, that’s where the collection started, but now it has expanded and the newer ones have found their home on the set of mounted antlers hanging on my wall. (Don’t ask, that’s a whole other topic!!) I love the look of the natural against the glamorous.
Necklaces are meant to hang. So hang them I do….off an old rake head. Again, they are easy to see and easy to get to. With all the tines, it makes for compact storage of a lot of necklaces. You can layer them up or do one per tine, it just depends on the size of the rake and of your necklace collection!
Any other little bits and pieces end up in an old bowl on the top of my dresser. Again, because everything else has a home, it is not hard to find what I am looking for in the bowl. I will admit that I am pretty sentimental about some of the jewelry I have, so I would rather store it wisely and keep the pieces that matter to me. And with smart, attractive storage, I can!
Now, with the upcoming holidays, I know that some of you are shopping for the perfect Beck & Boosh gift for your friend, sister or co-worker. Why not add a little extra love of storage solutions, too, like a sweet little pottery bowl or an old metal funnel? If you are anything like me, you have a stash of chippy old frames waiting to be put into use as an earring display!
It is my hope that you find fun, attractive ways to display your jewelry so you can enjoy all those special pieces everyday!”
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