Turn­ing jew­ellery into decor items

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR HOMES & PROPERTIES -

WE wear jew­ellery be­cause it’s so pretty and yet we pack it away in lit­tle boxes to sit in the draw­ers where we can’t see it. What a waste. Here’s how you can en­joy your sparkles all the time.

For the things you use all the time, like rings and your bracelets, use an open dis­play cabi­net. A sim­ple and pretty ar­ray is a shadow box, an open case usu­ally used to dis­play coins or other small ob­jects. You can buy one, or im­pro­vise one by tak­ing a plain open wooden drawer and hang­ing it on the wall.

An even pret­tier com­bi­na­tion is to use a cut­lery di­vider. This will help you separate neck­laces by colour and style. As di­viders come in ev­ery­thing from plas­tic to rattan, you have lots of op­por­tu­nity for match­ing it to your decor – or you can turn it into a lovely fea­ture with some good paint.

Ei­ther way, drill small holes into the base and use hooks to hang your neck­laces, bracelets and rings. Use the bot­tom part of the frame to stand small ob­jects – care­ful though that you don’t over­load it.

> Easy ac­cess spa­ces for daily wear: > Closed glass dis­plays for spe­cial wear:

When you’re reach­ing in and pulling things out every day, there’s lit­tle op­por­tu­nity for dust. How­ever, with spe­cial items you’re bet­ter off lock­ing them away from dust. A lovely way to show­case jew­ellery is to buy a glass fronted case. Deep ones are avail­able from kitchen and gen­eral fur­ni­ture shops. All you need to add are hooks and off you go.

Al­ter­na­tively, if you don’t want to look in­side, con­sider turn­ing a medicine cabi­net into a stor­age con­tainer. You can some­times pick up nice wooden ones in sec­ond hand stalls for a few ring­git, and they are lovely when sanded and pol­ished.

In gar­den ponds, the ben­e­fits of OAsE fil­ter sys­tems are ev­i­dent at first glance – the wa­ter is clean and clear.

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