Jewelry Organizer Frame
Jewelry or Picture Wire
Picture frame (no glass required)
This Jewelry organizer is ideal for your dressing area as it keeps everything neat and tidy and on hand.
You can use any size picture frame, it really depends on the size of your jewelry collection.
If a picture frame isnt big enough try this Canvas Jewelry Holder
Start by taking the glass out of your picture frame, you can use this to cut your craft foam or thin packaging foam
to size. Discard the glass as it is not required for this project.
The wire lines are used to hang hook earrings and the foam flap is used to hang your studded earrings.
The wire lines you use will depend on the type of jewelry you wish to hang-up. For small hook earrings you can
place the lines closer together but if you have long dangle earrings you will need to allow enough room for the height.
We made several short lines to divide up and accommodate earring styles. Lay out your Jewelry first to get an idea of what you need and what will fit into your frame.
Wire Lines: Take your wire and cut it to length. It should be twice the size of the line you want to make so that you have enough wire to twist the ends together at the back.
Straighten your cut piece of wire out in your hands and push the ends through the foam in the desired location. It should pierce the foam without much effort. Once it is through the foam secure the ends at the back by twisting them together.
Flatten out the wire to make sure that it sits flat in the frame later. Make as many of these wire lines as you will need.
Foam Flap: The foam flap is made with an off cut of foam. It will depend on the size of your frame and also how many stud earrings you have to hang.
The flap should be big enough that you can get your hands behind it with ease as you will need to do this to secure the back of your earring studs.
Our flap is 2 inch x 6 inch (5x15cms) in size. Secure the flap at one end with some craft glue and allow it to dry.
For this we used large 20lb picture hooks so that we could hang larger, heavier earrings. For fine chains you could add some smaller hooks or even some small brass nails. Secure these with craft glue to the bottom of your frame or hammer them in with a hammer.
Finish off your frame by placing the foam into the frame as you would a picture. Apply some craft glue to the backing board to secure the foam piece in.
Decorate your frame with small trinkets, gem stones or with broken and odd earrings as we did.
Hang it on the wall. If you want to stand it up on a bench (you wont be able to hang necklaces from the bottom this style, just add the hooks to the upper outer corners so that your necklaces hang down the sides of the frame rather than from the bottom)
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.