Not gonna lie. I jumped on the costume jewelry train two years ago, missed my stop and still have no intention of getting off. Few things make me happier on a Monday morning than popping on a fun and bold necklace, bracelet or ring. Unfortunately sorting through my out-of-control jewelry drawer is significantly less pleasant.
I've basically just run out of room, and I don't want to part with any of my baubles. It's time to think outside the box, no pun intended (like, jewelry box, get it? get it? Oh, God it's been a long day.)
Since I have a bad habit of collecting small china plates and cups that I am too scared to eat out of, I loved the idea that appears below. Unfortunately, all of those little plates would just take up even more room.
(Blueprint, also top photo)
Another idea I liked was draping some of the larger pieces over lamps or a bust as seen above, but that also doesn't solve the space problem. I mean, there are only so many lamps you can bedeck with jewels and sparkly things before the only people who want your interior design advice are the benchwarmers for an Eastern European figure skating team.
(Nate Berkus)(Albert Hadley)
Another more practical idea is draping necklaces on an above-the-door coat rack (or as in the pic below, a vintage rake) which puts them on display AND keeps them untangled.
Finally, for you crafty types (how I envy you) I loved these two incredibly cool solutions from Design Sponge:
(DIY Jewelry Bust)
(DIY Hidden Jewelry Box)