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Jewelry Stand

I'm on the hunt for a new jewelry stand because my current jewelry box just isn't cutting it. My main accessories are necklaces and stud earrings -- so I am looking for a good solution. I've found a few potentials below...do you have any ideas/recommendations??

image: urban outfitters, ikea, pb teen

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I got a great one from Sundance and another from Pier 1. They are both a tarnished looking green/rust color. One goes into the wall and hangs necklaces, while the other is freestanding w/ bracelets and rings... and birds!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

I have been looking for one as well! After seeing these photos - http://lobsterandswan.blogspot.com/2009/01/spending-day-at-home.html - I knew I had to have one! Thanks for posting this!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia

I LOVE the peacock feather looking one! :) What a great room accessory - functional and decorative!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I suggest making one! Here are some ideas I've heard floated around:

Get an old picture frame. Get some wire, and string it across the frame horizontally (as many times as you want/you think will fit your earrings nicely). I've also heard that chicken wire is a good material, in lieu of the wire.

You can buy canvasses at a craft store like Michael's. Paint it whatever color you want (or leave it white), get push pins that are funky/pretty, and use the canvass to display your artwork. This is what I did, and I'm going to get old frames, so that I can hang them on the wall and declutter my dresser while having pretty new "art"!

Otherwise, I say go for the top right holder--I've found that jewelry "trees" when they have too many branches every which way make it difficult to display your jewelry in a way that still makes the jewelry useful...

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

ooh. i like the cakestand-y ones. cute idea. you could maybe use a real cakestand even?

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlovelymorning

my mom actually started making these really great jewelry organizer wall hangers to help solve me and my sisters' jewelry overload. they're extremely convenient, afit tons of jewelry, nd actually look artsy hanging on the wall!


January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe sassy kathy

i use a bulletin board for my stud earrings. i totally love it. it's hanging in my closet and i find that i wear my earrings more...because i see them all the time.
i painted the frame of the board and it looks so cute!

warning!- be sure the cork is relatively soft and thick so you don't bend your earring posts

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

I too was on this search sometime last year & ultimately I ended up getting some fun hooks to put in the wall above my dresser (Anthropologie-esque but found at a more reasonable rate at a local store!) - I wasn't sure that I wanted to commit the surface area that one of the above stands would require! Though I was tempted... For earrings & rings I have a few little dishes (think soy sauce dishes that you would find at World Market) that work quite well for catching the jewelry as I take it off... Good luck!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I think it all depends on the material of your jewerly, normally silver should be kept in a cotton bag and not ouside so a lovely box to serve as your tree base mighr be a good idea.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVivian

i will say don't get the ikea one. i know it's tempting, the price and all, but it holds like 3 things and tips over. lame.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercourtney

I made on of the mesh wire/cork board pieces that hangs on the wall and it works really well but it really isn't enough space. If you have a dresser clear out some drawer space and invest in some dividers - they could even be silver wear dividers as long as it gives you the division you want. Since dresser drawers are pretty deep compared to a jewelry box you can get dividers that stack and slide on top of one another.
I will be making the switch to this solution soon.
Good Luck!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim Wike

Love the first two! I really like jewelry stand that are little tree branches.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Lovely

I found a little stand that looked like branches at the thrift store (Score!) for less than $1. But, I really love all of the above as well as the ideas in all the comments. Here's another I found in a magazine loooong ago: find some sturdy branches - store or yard - and spray paint white, gold, silver, what have you; then put them in a vase or container in the corner of your room. It may sound weird but it actually looked great in the pics. (I love bowls & little saucers - didn't know about leaving silver out though. Might be why they're getting more tarnished.)

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy

They have some very lovely ones at Icing or Claires, and I think they're inexpensive! They're shaped like trees in a reflective metal. Very cute. :)

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I have the jewelry stand in the top right photo and I like it a lot--I only put necklaces and a few pairs of earrings on it, though. I think it's better for visual impact than for holding a lot of pieces. My favorite jewelry solution I have seen is to screw cup hooks into a piece of painted or fabric-wrapped plywood and mount it on a wall/door/shelf. Here's an example: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9684399. (If that doesn't work, search for Etsy seller playinghookey and look at her sold items.)

Hope this helps!

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I have the tree-like one from Ikea. It's pretty useless as a jewelry stand but makes an adorable decoration in my living room. :)

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBelle

love those jewelry racks! i too am in need of jewelry storage solutions, so it's great to see what other ideas people have. here's one that i quite like: http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/08/another-one-to-cross-off-list.html

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranoisette

I have earring stands from Urban that I got 2 years ago, in the shape of Panthers. However, on Thursday I bought my sister a set of Owl ones, she lives in a studio and the jewelry box is too cumbersome. They come in white, gold and green and are on sale for like $4.50!

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeshie

I like prima-gold verymuch because it's very beauty

January 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersampan

My neighbor had an idea I can't wait to steal: she bought a beautiful old candelabra at a local Goodwill store and spray-painted it light green. Now all her necklaces hang from the branches and all her earrings are in the little spots where you would put the candles. I think she spent $10 total on the project.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

I know it's probably too late, but I have a tie rach that hangs on the inside of my closet door (it swings open) that I hand necklaces on. For bracelets I got a coffee mug rach from container store. I don't have a good solution for earrings, I got a plastic container that is all divided up I keep them in.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Its so funny how many of us gals are in this little bind. I purchased a really awesome tree (necklace) stand at Urban Outfitters in white and then a smaller jewelry box at Pottery Barn also in white. They're absolutely perfect. I was actually inspired by your blog to "reassess" my colors and simplify my style. Thanks for your creative and clean styled eye.

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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