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Awesome Jewelry Storage!

3 Materials
2 Hours

Ok, I admit it, I have way more jewelry than any one girl should, but I made a lot of it myself, for dirt cheap, so I don't feel bad  I like to have things neat, organized and easy to find, so I came up with this idea for storing my jewelry, using one of those 8 X 10 photo trifold screen frames.
awesome jewelry storage
I was so excited to start my project that I forgot to take a "before" photo of the photo trifold screen frame, but it looked similar to this. I bought mine on Craigslist for $14.00. I could have painted it, but kind of liked it the way it was.
awesome jewelry storage
I found this aluminum replacement screen at WalMart.
awesome jewelry storage
They make plastic screen but, I wanted metal screen to give my project enough strength to hold my earrings.
awesome jewelry storage
I removed all of the 8 X 10 glass panels from the frame and got to work. I cut the screen, with heavy duty scissors, about a half inch bigger than the frame openings. so I would be able to staple it to the frame.
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Using my staple gun, I stapled the aluminum screen to each photo opening. I laid the whole frame on the floor to do this.
awesome jewelry storage
Then I removed some of screws that were holding the frame together and replaced them with 4 inch screws to hold necklaces. Here is my finished product.
awesome jewelry storage
I hung my earrings on the screen and my necklaces on the extra long screws. I wanted to be able to store my matching necklaces and earrings close together so it would be easier to get ready for work in the morning.

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I was able to organize by color....
awesome jewelry storage
...and by theme (I made all of these earrings  )
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You can see that keeping the necklaces separated, and therefore untangled, was easy with the threads of the screws.
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I replaced the screws with the longer ones far apart enough to accommodate my long necklaces. As you can see, each 8 X 10 opening holds several pairs of earrings.
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My finished project. It holds my long necklaces and most of my earrings...with room to spare! Better start making more earrings

Suggested materials:

  • 8 X 10 screen trifold photo frame  (Craigslist)
  • Aluminum screen  (WalMart)
  • Staples  (Home Depot)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Patti
    on Jul 3, 2017

    Cute idea...but wouldn't your jewelry tarnish faster hanging out in the open like that?
    • Kelly Condie Thompson
      on Jul 27, 2017

      Not tarnishing means you probably live where there is no or low humidity. Or you don't wear them very often touching your skin. Some of us just have more acid in our skin (perspiration) than others. A way to keep them tarnish free is to clean them with non-gel toothpaste. Just rub a bit on the metal with a soft toothbrush, rinse it off and buff it dry with a clean, soft cloth. Your piece of jewelry will look brand new and be good for another wearing.
  • Marcia f diteman
    on Jul 17, 2017

    • Carol Winter Lynn
      on Aug 8, 2017

      I think small "S"-hooks would work to hang necklaces, bracelets and rings from the screens.
  • Denahensley
    on Aug 9, 2017

    Would old bifolding doors work for this project?
    • Michelle
      on Aug 9, 2017

      Sure, would just have to replace some of the wood with screen

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  • Morgan
    on May 26, 2019

    I love it. Great creativity. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Michelle
      on May 29, 2019

      Thank you Morgan. It has really helped me keep my massive jewelry collection organized :)

  • Devra
    on Jun 6, 2019

    Michelle, this is a great idea! You could even hang bracelets and necklaces on the backside of the screen. Thanks for sharing with us.

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