Friday, January 27, 2012

Necklace Display

I have a love/hate relationship with necklaces. 
I love wearing them, I hate storing them. 

There are lots of creative ways of hanging necklaces that I've seen on the internet but I just never around to doing anything about my small collection.

Currently I have a huge styrofoam sheet leaning on my desk, leaning against the wall with thumbtacks holding up my necklaces. The styrofoam is a left over piece from a school project and is currently being used as a bulletin/jewelry board. It's sad. I know.

Here's a little snippet of some of my necklaces on "display":

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The pins aren't even lined up... and I get so lazy I hang multiple necklaces on each tack...I told you it's a sad situation.

A little while ago I was at the Nood outlet store and I came across these candle stick holders. (What does this have to do with my necklace situation? Hang in there.. it's coming).

I wasn't sure how I felt about these when I first saw them...but the big one was marked down from $12.50 to $4.50 and the little one was only $2.50- if anything I'm sure they would look okay on a bookshelf or something.

The guy ended up giving both of them to me for $5.00. I can live with that.

I took them home and they sat on my messy side table for a while.. no real home, no purpose- should I have saved that $5 bucks and bought a mocha instead?

Then one day I was rearranging my room so down came the styrofoam board and the necklaces. I needed somewhere to put them so I just quickly placed them over the candle holder. I did a double take. Genius!

The candle holders act as little mannequins! (In the above pic doesn't it look like an armless lady wearing an A-Line dress?)

So now I have 2 of my statement necklaces on "display".

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I turned a thrift shop mirror into a tray to complete the display!

Whenever I see it or walk past it, I secretly pretend (just for a second) that I'm shopping at a little boutique. Haha... 

(The mirror was actually a fabulous find at the thrift shop. I got 3 of them in perfect condition for $9. I've had them for about a year and haven't been able to bring myself to paint them because I love the worn out/antique look they've got going on.)

Are statement necklaces still "in"? 
I don't care if they're "out", I love them- even if they're just eye candy. =)

I've actually never worn the gold and pink one. I bought both necklaces for my friend's wedding (I was a bridesmaid) a little over a year ago and ended up wearing the one on the right which went better with the dress. I can't bring myself to part with either one- the black one for sentimental value... and I just love the gold one!

I also have this statement necklace that I wore when I was my eldest sister's maid of honour just two months prior to my friend's wedding:

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Now THAT'S a chunky monkey!

I want to display it differently than the other two... but I don't know how yet. Here's to hoping for another happy accident!

How do you store your necklaces? The chunky and the delicate.


  1. Hi Nancy! I love your necklace collection~! And what a great way to display them!!

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  3. such a great ideaaa!! perfect for all the statement necklaces that we're using these days, instead of the long ones that look ok hanging on the pins!