Have accumulated quite a bit of vintage jewelry for selling and for personal enjoyment.
Wondered if I could get some ideas of storage from some of the mainly jewelry sellers or collectors?
Thought of craft boxes that are plastic or sewing boxes and thought of paper or styrofoam egg crates.
Would these all eventually ruin a piece of jewelry?
Currently have them wrapped in tissue or some in cloth bags.
Necklaces I hang on clothes hanger that has crochet on them?
Lots of earrings and brooches is the main issues.
Thanks for the tip, Cheri. I buy it at WalMart, but it's a little more expensive there!
This system works for me, because I wear my inventory everyday, so I need to keep it accessible and categorized, so I don't spend hours looking for the right color. :-)
I've been using the following system for about 6 years, with no problems with dark stones. I like it because it:
- Keeps all of my jewelry laying safely flat and organized
- It's easy to find what I want to wear
- Safely transports jewelry to shows and is easy to set up and tear down (I just cover my tables with sheets lay the drawers out in order - they are numbered, and add a few displays on each table)
- Is easily expanded as my collection grows
- It's inexpensive (about $10 for each 3 drawer cube)
- The spongey liners keep the jewelry from sliding as drawers are opened (and it comes in white or black to better display certain colors)
Me too. I am so curious. what amazing stuff!
Cheri's Shops said:
Good system you have there! Makes me want to open all those drawers and feast on the eye candy inside :)
I have the smaller versions of those draws on shelves inside a big storage closet and keep assorted inventory in them.
The Dollar Tree stores sell that spongy liner at $1 a roll here.
Do you need a hand up??
That is an awesome storage system. I showed my hubby and he said "we don't have room for that, don't even think about it."
Graceful Shops said:
Wow, I think I just fainted. Thanks. Fabulous display.
haha - thanks, ladies. Another good thing about this system, is it can take up as much or as little space as necessary. Each 3 drawer section is approx. 13" square, and you can stack up to 6 or so, so it's a lot of vertical real estate. My system only takes up about 4' x 1' of actual floor space. At our old house, I kept it all in a double closet, but after we downsized, I need to keep it in the spare bedroom.
The biggest downside to the system, is the white plastic isn't aesthetically pleasing. I've been considering hanging curtains to keep it out of sight, but not quite sure how to approach it.
Thanks for all the kind remarks!