Turning jewellery into decor items
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.
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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.
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