Bracelet Organization

Bracelet Organization

Bracelet Organization

I feel like I’ve been searching for the perfect way to store my bracelets since I retired. While I was practicing dentistry, I rarely wore bracelets (for some strange reason, patients frown upon being hit in the face with them–ha ha). So at that time I only had a few of them and keeping them in my jewelry storage case was relatively simple.

But now is a different story—I blame all the fabulous bloggers out there that tempt inspire me to wear them more!! So let me explain my issues. The “normal” bracelet holders are shaped as a t-bar—which to me is frustrating because I have to take off all of the bracelets that are in the way of the one I want to wear.

So I tried to get creative! The next three photos are what I’ve been using for the last two years.

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I liked this setup for some aspects, but not all! Let me explain. The wood piece was taken from my husband’s previous job when they moved offices. It originally hung a large picture and as the picture was going to storage, it wasn’t needed. So I thought I’d try to use it for my bracelets. I placed screws into the wood in intervals and places wine corks over the screws (after drilling out a portion of the cork). And it worked reasonably well, but I never attached it to the wall so it wasn’t entirely stable.

Advantages: 1- I had room to expand (notice the empty area at the bottom—although it would require some squatting or leaning to get to that lower area).

2-I could see my bracelets easily.

3-They were also relatively easy to retrieve. I only needed to remove one or two other bracelets to get to the one I wanted.

4-Since I placed the corks/screws where I wanted, the bracelets didn’t overlap too much!

5-By not attaching it to the wall, it did make relocating it much easier.

Disadvantages: 1-It did fall over once when one of our the kitties decided to rub up against it. Of course, it scared her enough, that she didn’t do that again!!

2-Some of my cuff bracelets wouldn’t stay on the corks. They did hold better on the horizontal wood  “cross beam” that held the 2 slats together, but then I wasn’t able to locate them in their respective color organization spot.

3-It really wasn’t easy to replicate, unless someone is a fabulous DIYer.

So I had to improvise when I helped mom & Nancy with their jewelry organization and we ended up getting them a belt holder (or two) like this:

Bamboo Finish Tie and Belt Rack

found here. I feel that the problem with this piece is that the pegs don’t move, so some bracelets just don’t fit as well.

When we were cleaning out mom’s basement to purge many of the items we had moved but not used, I came upon this magazine rack that was leftover from my dental office:

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Unfortunatly I had left the rod to attach it to the wall behind. However, I thought it might be perfect modifying it with a couple items from IKEA to make me a better bracelet organizer! Here’s a link to the hooks  and one to the rail if you’re interested! It definitely made for an inexpensive holder! If you are looking to recreate it I found a legging holder at BB& B that might work with some overlapping (here) or you could certainly get a couple of rails to use! Heck, you might have something sitting around the house that would work with a couple of modifications!

Confession time: I rescued the magazine rack from our recent garage sale. One shopper asked me what it was, and I responded that it was a magazine rack. As I said that, I had the idea that it could be some kind of organizer. Since that person didn’t buy it, I kept it!

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And here it is!

So far, I’m very happy with it. I can move the bracelets very easily and purchase more hooks in case I happen to get more bracelets. Let’s just say that the statistics are overwhelmingly positive for that….

Thanks for reading my ramblings!! How do you organize your bracelets?

This week for our styling, the three of us will be donning our yellow shoes. Do you have any?

  • I love re purposes Jodie. And this is a fantastic one. I also use those S shaped hooks from Ikea all the time and find them so practical. Now you can display your growing collection of bracelets and find them which can be quite a problem.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!
      I do love the idea of using what we have for different purposes! And Ikea is so great at getting things organized in small spaces!!

  • fabulous idea for reuse and a stroke of brilliance for organization.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • I love this idea – it looks so pretty having them all on display! #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess—if I can see them, then I will wear them—that’s my philosophy!!

  • This is genius! I don’t tend to wear bracelets as I’m not keen on anything around my wrists which is a bit sad because there are some beautiful bracelets out there. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the love!
      I’ve only started wearing bracelets every day—and there is a getting used to it phase!!

  • Most creative thing I’ve seen. Especially for those hard to put in the jewelry box bracelets/bangles. Glad you shared this. I bet this becomes a popular post!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!

  • Interesting, I never would have thought this! xo

  • Great idea. I have baskets and drawers full of bracelets, my necklaces are hanging on hooks on a large peg board.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You could just make a peg board for your bracelets too!! A peg board is a fantastic idea!!

  • I always enjoy organizational posts, especially when it showcases outside the box thinking for creative solutions. Fabulous way to make use of something you already had, Jodie! I love the sliding hooks and use something very similar for all of my necklaces. A few months ago I built one of those t-stands for my bracelets and headbands. I enjoy how it keeps everything organized, and usually just grab all the bracelets in one fell swoop to remove the one I want.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And it’s true we certainly accommodate relatively easily to what we have!! Because it’s not that hard to take off a couple bracelets to get to another one! Like I said in my other response—I am lazy!
      But how DIY of you to build you own—then you could make it the size you need! Brilliant!!

  • Stevie Turner

    Such a good idea, and much better than my tiny storage unit where they all get mixed up.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stevie—-I still wish the stores would sell something already put together like this!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    Oh, this works marvelously well J!
    In my case, I use long wooden wine boxes and a 3 tier bracelet display holder that I purchased on line- I like for my stuff to look like they are still in the store on display 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great idea!! See…now why can’t they sell something like that at the stores?? Much easier access!!

  • What a wonderfully organized jewelry display Jodie! I still have the T style (three bars) but as you said, it’s a nuisance when you have to take all of them off to get to the one you want. I have been organizing my wardrobe room (it’s still in progress) and plan to show it someday when I’m as organized as you are!

    Thank you for taking the time to write this useful post and give us ideas!
    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      To me, it’s so fun to get things all organized as you’re doing with your room. I always find things I had forgotten about—which is almost as good as buying something new!!!
      Good luck & thanks for the love!

      • EXACTLY!! I find something I completely forgot about and it’s like buying something new!! 🙂

  • sue

    Great ideas Jodie! I also struggle with necklaces and belts so I’m going to use your ideas to get organized. Thanks! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty. I”m sharing on my ST60 FB page.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How nice Sue—thanks!!
      I do love having most things all in one place so I can see them!!

  • What a great idea!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!

  • Laura

    I use a belt holder for my necklaces and it works well, but I need something for my bracelets and watches. I love the idea of a magazine rack with hooks!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      The belt holder is a great organizer…especially since the rods are not right above each other!! It just doesn’t work as well for the bracelets!! (I actually use one rod & these hooks for my belts too—there weren’t enough rods on the premade one….and some of my buckles were too big!)

  • What a great idea! Fantastic! I throw mine each time in a box and when I want to wear one, I have to throw that box over the bed to look for the right one!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!!
      My mom still has some in her jewelry drawer….and it can be a struggle to find the one we want!!
      Of course, I could admit, that if I didn’t have so many, I wouldn’t need a solution like this—ha ha!!

  • Wow – you have a ton of bracelets. This is such a bright idea for storage! I don’t have too much jewelry though – just my daily pieces

    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know…I know! But the fabulous thing is now I get to wear them every day! So let me rationalize it—I get to wear a different one every day for a month—of course many times I layer them so they get way more attention than that—ha ha!!
      In fact, I wore your red one yesterday!

  • Mother Daughter

    I am always looking for some place to hang my bracelets and necklaces. I have something similar to this on the back of my closet door and having been hanging my jewelry there. Of course with me it is out of sight out of mind. lol

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true—if you can’t see them, you forget about them. Mom has her brooches behind her door and while it’s a great place to “hide” them—we forget about them often!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    Sooo TRUE! But give me credit for trying. Mom

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do!!!
      You’ve come a long way, baby!!

  • PetiteOver40

    How cool, Jodie! You’re like the Martha Stewart of clothing and accessories! I need to do something like this with my scarves! Brava!!!

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m not really that creative—I’m more organizationally crazy (and Pinterest doesn’t help–ha ha)
      I did a post on scarf organization : http://bit.ly/2aphwaf depending on how many you have!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    I had to buy 2 tie racks from BBB to accommodate all of my bracelets–but I’ve had a lot longer to collect that many –than all you younger ladies. Mom

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well—it still doesn’t really accommodate all of your bracelets mom!! 🙂
      There are still some on the 2 earring holders and many more in your jewelry drawer!!
      XOXO

  • Amazing ideas, especially the cork ladder one.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rachel!!

  • Love this idea! I’ve used a similar idea in my craft studio. Ikea does have great organizational tools.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And very inexpensive!!
      So do you use it for ribbon? I’d love to see a picture–I tried to search on your website for studio in case you’d already done a post on it???

      • I was featured in an Artisan Studio Tour and I took photos of my studio but I can’t seem to find them on my blog and am not even sure if I put them on my blog. I do use them for ribbon.

  • Great idea!!
    Jaymie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!

  • Carylee

    Your bracelet collection is swoon worthy! Your storage solution came out great!! I love organization!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carylee—you’ll laugh because once I put this together, I was thinking…oooh, now I can buy more (bad, bad thought!)

  • Ooh loved this post, this is such a great idea Jodie. Have a great day! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—I’d still love be able to buy something already put together for convenience, but so far this is working great!!

  • I always love seeing how other people organize their jewelry…I love that everything is easy to see and just grab and go!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that why Pinterest is so great??
      I may consider myself somewhat creative at coming up with ideas, but I pale in comparison to some people out there!!