Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Jewel of a Project

I found a great project idea on Pinterest a little while ago. It's a do-it-yourself jewelry wall!

My bracelets, necklaces, and earrings were scattered all over the house, so I thought this would be a fun and creative way to organize my pretty pieces.

For this project, you just need a few materials that can be easily purchased at your local Home Depot:
  • Wall hooks (any color or size you prefer)
  • Wooden rod (the sales associates can cut the longer rods to size for you)
  • Chicken wire (ask for the scraps from the larger rolls they cut down--just $0.51 for the three pieces I took home!)

I also picked up an antique-looking frame from Aaron Brothers and selected a few pretty sheets of card-stock I had tucked away in my craft bin.

Just take out the glass from the picture frame, and fit the back with the chicken wire. Then create a collage with a few choice papers for the backdrop.

I decided to incorporate my favorite passage from Kate Chopin's The Awakening for a little literary inspiration.

The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell . . . The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
(Kate Chopin, The Awakening)

This was a super easy and FUN project, and I just love how all my jewelry looks arranged on the pretty displays.

What home-projects have you been working on this spring?



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Isn't Pinterest fun? So many ideas to keep us busy on rainy days, which we are having HERE constantly! Have fun, Nel! Anita

From The Heart said...

What a great project!Have a beautiful day!!!

Japolina said...

I love it. A craft that is cute and functional is great!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

What a lovely and practical goody to make. Thumbs up to Pinterest! x

oldthings said...

It is nice ! All are organized by a lovley way ,so you can find any time everything !I made this in adifferent way with an old typogrphy cabinet !
Have a nice day !

It's me said...

This is great !!! your project !!...lovely sunday...x !

Nely said...

What a lovely project,I love Pinterest to,great ideas too finde:)

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Wow, that is a really good idea!
I like The Awakening too.

Have a great week. :)

Susie Swanson said...

Oh these are so pretty. Pinterest has a lot of neat ideas on there. I'll have to try this since my jewelry is laying in three or four jewelry cases and needs to be organized. Blessings and hugs.. xoxo

Susan said...

So cute! Don't you just love Pinterest? Susan

Attic Clutter said...

love the jewelry display ..old frames are so fun to re use..
thanks Sheri for coming over and am glad the brides and cottages you enjoyed (:) hugs..P


What a clever project. LOVE it.

Rosa Lily said...

I always refer back to Pinterest for ideas, its brilliant. Your beautiful display is inspired xx

francis said...

I love your project .
You did a great job .
How did we do before Pinterest .
I was a magazine-fan !
still am !
sitting with coffee and a real magazine is always a happy time
Have a happy new week !

Beauty Follower said...

Beautiful and practical idea!

Have a lovely week dear :)

Susie Swanson said...

Hi Sheri, hope this finds you doing good on this Monday Morning.. I wanted to let you know that I do live in the country and have all my life.. We live near a small town which is small compared to the big cities. It takes me about fifteen to twenty minutes to drive to town but I love it. We do live on a paved road where there is quite a bit of traffic but we've got used to that over the years. I live in the same neighborhood I grew up in..Our Closest Big Cities are Atlanta, Chattanooga and Asheville.. We live in the far Western County of N.C. Next to the Georgia Line.. If you do decide to move to the country I believe you will truly enjoy it. It's a more slow pace and more relaxing . But that's coming from an old country girl. lol. Here's wishing you all the best in whatever You all decide to do.. Much love and hugs, Susie

Antee Gurung said...

Yeah I had see this before but never really that u blogged abt it.....maybe I should try it.....

Btw how are u doing? Hope u having a fabulous time

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sparklegem said...

What a great idea! It looks beautiful! As for projects here, I am helping my mother re- decorate her bedroom.


sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Nel, If all goes well, I am picking up a vintage travel trailer tomorrow and that will be my project for the next weeks to come! Will be posting soon! Thanks for visiting and the jewelry board is very pretty!! I like having my jewelry hanging too! Blessings~~~Roxie

Lila Moonlight said...

Great DIY, I should do this one day : )

livlovelaugh said...

oooh~ I wanna try this!


Charlotte Wilson said...

What a cool idea! I love it and you could make them as gifts, custom tailored to suit a personality. Good job!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri, Nel and Jess,

this is such a fabulous idea and love your jewellery wall. Would be great keeping everything tidy and in one place. Thanks for sharing

Happy day

Deborah said...

Wonderful and very practical!
Such a beautiful way to dispaly and keep your favourite jewels close at hand!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Cottage and Broome said...

Nel I love your jewelry wall it came out great!!! Andrea just posted on how she hangs her jewelry too! They are both different styles but they both have all the jewelry out on display, so much nicer than stuffed in a box. Great job! Tell your Mom hi, Laura

andrea@townandprairie said...

I should really do things are all jumbled together in a drawer. I like how yours are out in the open and you can see everything at once!

Cheryl said...

lol... thats not chicken wire you silly girl. That stuff is used for corners of walls before you plaster dry wall on them. I could use an entire wall of hanging jewelry.... hmmm where could I put it? My luck, it would be out in the garage lol
big hugs!

Teresa said...

I haven't really been working on anything because somehow I bit more than I should have ;)...

I decided to change my dressing room to my bedroom. And vice versa.
The second has better light than the first and I feel I need the light now... can't say why but when before I was ok with it I suddenly crave for sleeping there and it's ok to have a dimmer dressing room (need to remember to double check the shoes in the morning ahahahah I once went to work with a brown and a black shoe... no one noticed but still ;)).

Anyway, the "new" dressing room has a thin slice of wall available that will look wonderful with this idea. Going to steal it right away. I think I'm pinning it later so I know where to find it, for when I can diy for that room.

Thanks, Nel. For the inspiration and the soothing words.

Take Care and Have a wonderfully Awaked Week.