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":
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".
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:
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.