jewelry storage made beautiful {jones design company}

jewelry storage made beautiful at the pleated poppy

i feel like i have been following emily’s blog, jones design company, forever!  her style and aesthetic is stunning – clean, crisp, beautiful.  she also has a handmade shop where she designs beautiful prints and cards.

{click here for the rest of the series}

I was just having a conversation with my darling sister-in-law about how to navigate looking stylish when you don’t have a clue what stylish is. My best tip: throw on a piece of colorful, chunky jewelry. I’m not really sure if that qualifies as stylish, but it seems easy enough to me. As a girl who wears a whole lot of jeans + cardigans, somehow I feel a bit more put together when I slip on a necklace.

Jewelry-collecting is new to me. I don’t wear a lot and on most days all you’ll see me wearing is my wedding ring, a white watch and my favorite dainty necklace with my kids’ initials.

But with so many affordable and colorful pieces out there, its fun to go a little crazy every once in a while.

To store my small collection of jewels {none of them precious, by the way}, a simple linen-covered cork board does the trick. I stapled the fabric to the board, adding in upholstery tacks along the perimeter because don’t you think upholstery tacks make everything look fancier?! The necklaces are hung on t-pins purchased at the office supply store.

Bracelets and cocktail rings overflow from a vintage silver bowl.

Having the pieces out makes me excited to wear them.

And hopefully look a bit more stylish in my jeans + cardigan uniform.


  1. 1

    My friend just told me yesterday that she wanted a pretty way to display her necklaces! This would be perfect!

  2. 2

    Very nice! So much better than my tangled ball in the drawer!

  3. 3

    I love the addition of the upholstery tacks! You’re right–they totally make things look fancier. :)

  4. 4

    Great idea — this looks super-simple (right up my alley!)

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    Anytime you give some girls some easy way to get creative with our jewelry, we’re gonna eat it right up! There’s not much that we value as much as our jewels, thanks for helping me get it organized and looking like it should. It was embarassing how i used to have it.

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    Hi Lindsey! I was so inspired by this series, that I finally got around to organizing my own necklaces. I’m totally jealous of your gorgeous collection though! I’ve posted about it as part of the Winter Pinterest challenge on my blog today – I’d love if you would check it out.

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