Monday, August 6, 2012

7 Ways to Organize and Display Your Earrings

earring rack made from badminton racket

If you're looking for a good way to display your earrings, you could get clever like Laurence and create cool-looking earring storage from old badminton rackets. [photo used with permission]

framed earring rack with mesh

Or you could buy a lovely earring organizer from Joanna Price of Mirkwood Mercantile — made from a recycled picture frame, decorative paper for the backing, and fiberglass mesh. Joanna has a number of other designs available, too.

mesh earring organizer, with hook to hang in a closet

The WOW earring organizer also uses the mesh idea — but unlike the others, this organizer could hang in your closet.

wood earring tree

Of course, you don't need to go with mesh. Here's a lovely earring tree from Barclay Fine Woodworking. This is the 36-pair size; there are also smaller trees, to hold either 16 or 24 pairs — and larger ones, to hold 48 or 60 pairs. The trees are available in cherry, walnut and curly maple.

metal - steel - earring rack

So many earring racks are made of wood — and while I love wood, it was also nice to see this one made of steel, from Reed Creek Welding. It holds 32 pairs of earrings, and comes in 15 different colors — and can also be made with one color fading into another.

ceramic earring holder, shaped sort of like a chalice, with holes around the lip

For a very different look, you could get a ceramic earring holder from Barbara Lund; these holders come in a wide range of colors, and have 50 holes.

earring stand made from a cheese grater

And finally, I just had to show you the earring stands made from cheese graters.

Related Posts:
Reader Question: Wall-Mounted Jewelry Racks
Reader Question: Organizing the Earrings, Part 1
Reader Question: Organizing the Earrings, Part 2
Jewelry Storage: Three Options for Earrings


Claire Josefine said...

I love the re-use/repurposing of some of these designs -- turning a sporting racket and cheese grater into earring displays is brilliant! I commented before that I have made my own out of an old picture frame and wire mesh (although I like Joanna's idea of putting pretty paper in the background) and these days I use one made of a piece of lace clamped into an embroidery hoop that I picked up used for 49 cents. But the wall-mounted designs are not easy to use for post-style earrings, whereas the free-standing designs are better suited to that function.

But what really got me drooling was the ceramic vase/earring holder. I wonder if you really need something with holes in it, or if you could use a favorite vase/container with a thin-enough lip...

JustGail said...

I use a frame with window screen in it sitting on my dresser. It works great for posts (I can reach around back for the earring backs) and hooks. What I need to find is something good for hoops and clip-ons. That metal one and a thinner version of the wood one have potential, as do some in the past posts you've linked to. I think I could even make something similar myself, with some of the stuff stashed away, now that I've seen some ideas. thanks!

Jeri Dansky said...

This comment just came in by email, and I wanted to share it:

I use a domed wire mesh food cover which I hang on my wall near my dressing table. It holds oodles of earings and I love it.

Jeri Dansky said...

Claire, interesting observations on posts vs. wires. I never wear post-style earrings, so I tend to forget about them.

And if you wind up using a vase or some such for earrings, please let me know and send along a photo!

And JustGail, I'm glad to have given you some ideas!