Shiny, shiny, shiny

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Today I am talking jewellery, and the storage thereof. To be more accurate, I am showing you pictures because there's not an awful lot you can say about it.

So, um, welcome to the world of my shiny things!

Yes, that is a pair of Kopparberg earrings hiding behind the triangles

Earrings dangle in three layers:




A handy Ikea stacking pot holds (L-R) stud earrings, rings and assorted broken stuff:


I found this thing at work, about to go in the bin. No idea why we had it there or what it actually is! Is it meant to be for jewellery display or half of a child sized mannequin? Anyway, it's very useful for pinning some of my brooches onto:



Some of the necklaces dangle from the other wooden holder:


Some of them live in a craft box thing in the cupboard:


And the bangles (not that I have many, because they tend to irritate me) live in a hat box which I forgot to take a photograph of because it was 1am when I took these pictures and the brain wasn't quite working properly by then.


I did remember to take this though, should you wish to purchase your own jewellery holders. I'm not associated with the man in any way and have never met him - my mum bought me the holders as presents from a craft fair - but they pass both elements of the William Morris test and that's always a big positive mark as far as I'm concerned.


ps - I think I was wildly over optimistic to say that I'd have any free time in October for blogging. I am barely managing to squeeze in a couple of posts a week and definitely have no time for commenting. It's only temporary though: I shall be back to normal in November. In the meantime, don't get bored with me please!

31 comments:

  1. Love the big gold leaves and the Indian danglies. I can never manage to keep my bits organised, but luckily I don't have that much as I always forget to wear jewellery xx

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  2. I love looking at peoples jewellery. That's a bit weird isn't it. :)
    Love the earrings stand, very handy. And the half body mannequin for brooches is a great idea. I really need to sort my jewellery, it's crammed in a big jewellery box at the moment.
    xx

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  3. What a fabulous collection!
    I have 4 big boxes with all my bits in, but the problem with that is there's always stuff on TOP of the boxes, which then has to be shifted to get IN the boxes...
    So things hanging up is a much better idea, your earring stand is fantastic, as is your little voodoo mannequin with brooches stuck in! And then you get to see all your treasures instead of hiding them away. xx

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  4. Wow and i thought i had a big collection! Stunning! A hoarders heaven xx

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  5. Such interesting jewellery you have! Love the Kopparberg earrings and the brooch with Russian dolls on! I need to start displaying mine better.. xx

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  6. Loving the jewellery post - you have so much, and its all so beautiful!
    Would love to see the Kopparberg earrings a bit closer though aha.
    Think I may have to post about my brooch collection myself soon - they don't get an outing nearly often enough!

    xo

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  7. Excellent ways of storing your jewellery, Alex. Mine are in little boxes all over the place and hence I can never find what I'm looking for.

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  8. I love jewellery posts! Yours are stored so nicely - all of my stuff has been bung in a wee drawer to tangle away.
    Is that a pair if mouse & cheese earrings? - how awesome and sweet!
    Aww, we could never get bored of you Alex! Don't you worry missus!

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  9. I love the Russian doll brooch too. Fabulous. I am struggling for storing all my jewellery at the mo after my holder broke.
    Lovely pics, you have some funky jewellery
    xxx

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  10. Oooooooooooooooo!! I adore shiny things,running my fingers through them,perving at them!! Lots of lovely goodies here!And the organisation!! Fabulously inspiring!! I love the stands,and they do indeed pass the William Morris test,which is the ultimate as far as I'm concerned........love that man......I've been thinking a lot about what a frigging mess of jewellery I've got lying around...I need to find something fab to store them on/in,dammit!
    Love! XXX

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  11. Wow a lot of shiny things - lovely shiny things. You look so organised with their storage too - my necklaces are all stored dangling on the edge of my dressing table mirror and get in such a tangle it's often too much bother to sort out one to wear! xxx

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  12. Ooh, I love all your shiny things, and the way you store them. Mine are in little boxes and bowls, and not nearly as organized.

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  13. Wow I love your earring stand! Three tiers!!! I need another earring tree/stand because I've doubled up on all my branches. You have such a brilliant mixture of jewellery. I also see from the first photo that you're a Gilmore Girls fan. You just get better and better Alex!

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  14. I love seeing other people's jewellery collections - photos are almost as good as having a proper root around. You have a great trove there, I'm slightly obsessed with dangly earrings.

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  15. you have a million times more jewellery than me, love your neat and organised storage :)

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  16. SO organised, brilliant! I was trying to work out how to store my earrings the other day, at the moment they are just thrown into a jewellery box

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  17. Gosh this is frighteningly organised compared to my haphazard storage, which consists of a few hooks banged into the side of my wardrobe... ahh people like the Russian doll brooch! Which fabulous lady gave you that, then? ;)

    xxx Maddie

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  18. oooh it is like a sweetie shop! I want to play with it and touch it!

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  19. You're so organized and make it all look so pretty - I have serious jewellery envy right now!

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  20. You've got a very impressive collection of fabulous accesories there and kept in a very orderly fashion too. I usually have to spend half an hour untangling a mess before I can put a necklace on in the morning. Have a great weekend...x

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  21. I keep coming back to look at this post. I'm a storage solution addict.
    *bookmarked*

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  22. Ah storage of sprakles. a conundrum for us all. I love yours but more importantly- earrings with mouse and cheese parts?! WANT

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  23. Hey Alex! Stopping by from Sangu's blog.

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  24. Oh wow, lots of beautiful, shiny pieces! :) A lot of those were really gorgeous. :)

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  25. Alex what a fantastic piece of kit! I could definitely do with a few of those.

    X x

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  26. Truly, madly, deeply …mesmerized. I love seeing collections and yours by far is a eclectic one xxx

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  27. A girl after my own heart! My dressing table is full of bijouterie - I love it! I'm a wee bit obsessive about matching everything, so need I huge collection, I tell myself!

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  28. SO SO excited to see your Dave Stanley earring stand. I taught at the same school when he was a woodwork teacher back in the 1970s. He gave up teaching to do his woodcraft fulltime. He is a LOVELY man - gracious and gifted, and I last saw him about 10yrs ago at a craft fair at the NEC. Very pleased to see his details on your piece. His prices are so fair- and he will never be a rich man, but the stuf fhe has made has brought much pleasure to many. Thanks for this post! blessings x [found you via thrifty mrs]

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  29. Ohhhh shiny, reflects in my eyes making them so shiny..haha...jumped here from blog hop land.

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  30. What a great jewellery stash you have! I love that idea of using craft/bead boxes to store the little pieces. I bet medecine dosset (sp?) boxes would be good too.

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  31. How is the novel going? Much sympathy! (I'm having a little giveaway for my followers, so you're welcome to pop over!)

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