I love jewellery. Love it. I’ve got a few pieces I’ve bought over the years but mainly I make my own. And every so often I get bored with what I’ve made, break it all down and start again.
The problem with my jewellery collection (which makes it sound way more posher that it is) is that once you have everything sorted into boxes it becomes very difficult to find a particular piece. I solved that problem with my necklaces by making this:
That still left the problem of the earrings (one of my many pet peeves: when you find one of the earrings you want to wear but can’t find its mate) and I was fairly stumped. But then David bought me an earring rack! So cute!
You can see all the earrings! And twirl the rack around until you find the earrings you want! Let’s watch the earrings twirl!
[Not pictured: the 20 minutes it took me to find and pick up the twirled earrings. Turns out that earrings aren’t a fan of twirling, who knew.]
Of course once I’d put all the earrings on the rack there were a few pairs (say, 7 or 8) that were ripe for breaking down and re-making (I know it’s juvenile but I like to play some sort of reality TV show host with the losing pairs, wishing them goodbye “for they are the weakest link”. Stupid but kinda funny). I made a trip to Etelage, my local bead shop, for some reinforcements and spent Friday afternoon making earrings and necklaces.
Such fun! And now I have more jewellery, which is always a good thing.