Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry Box – Pam’s Story

For Little Earrings, Pendants and Even Chains, Little Boxes Inside Your Jewelry Box Create Order

For Little Earrings, Pendants and Even Chains, Little Boxes Inside Your Jewelry Box Create Order

How Small, Clear Organizing Boxes Help You Find Your Jewelry

I’ve always loved helping my clients organize their jewelry: We find what’s broken, identify the holes in their collection, and see which pieces they aren’t wearing.

Peek over my shoulder as I share Pam’s story. Hopefully this will help you identify problems and let you work out clever solutions to organize your own jewelry box!

messy pile of jewelry

A Messy Collection Makes it Easy to Lose and Damage Your Jewelry

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” can Seem Like “Lost”

Pam’s situation wasn’t unique. She had been missing certain pieces for so long that she believed they were missing. “Out of sight, out of mind” was depriving her of some beautiful jewelry choices!

I’d spoken with her about organizing her collection, but always got the response, “Oh, yes! We’ll do that one of these days.”

Locating and Organizing Your Jewelry

My Little Boxes I Organize my Earring Backings in.

My Little Boxes I Organize my Earring Backings in.

“One of these days” became “now” when Pam realized that she needed earring backings. I met with her and pulled out my collection of For Sale earring backings, organized into clear plastic boxes for easy access and identification.

“Forget the backs, I need the boxes!” In the end, she got both!

Pam’s current jewelry box was a mess. The dividers were too large and left her jewelry exposed to the open air, resulting in a tangled pile of dust-covered jewelry. It was not a good system.

Dividing and Conquering Jewelry Chaos

Ear Charms and the Hoops They Go on Can Now be Found in an Instant.

Ear Charms and the Hoops They Go on Can Now be Found in an Instant.

Pam's Pearl Earrings, Pendants and Pins Were Finally all in One Place.

Pam’s Pearl Earrings, Pendants and Pins Were Finally all in One Place.

We pulled out everything, separating chains from pendants, finding single earrings and slowly joining them to their mates.

By the end, all of her “missing” jewelry had been found! We only put a few things in each plastic box so she could see everything at a glance.

Keeping Chains Visible and Untangled

Pam Said, "Not Being Able to See Which Chain or Necklace I Had Made me Forget About Them.

Pam Said, “Not Being Able to See Which Chain or Necklace I Had Made me Forget About Them.”

Since pendants get switched from chain to chain, and we usually have fewer chains than pendants, it’s important to be able to see what we actually have. These little plastic boxes really do a great job of keeping your jewelry visible and accessible.

Big Necklaces, Big Problems

Pam's Necklaces Found a New More Organized Home Outside of Her Jewelry Box

Pam’s Necklaces Found a New, More Organized Home Outside of Her Jewelry Box

One reason for the chaos in her jewelry box was that she had large necklaces which tended to bury her tinier pieces. At Big 5, we found a large clear plastic divider box to put her necklaces in.

Once the necklaces no longer lived in the jewelry box, it was easy to move the tiny plastic boxes in and have her jewelry box organized and free of clutter.

Using Small Clear Boxes Separates Each Item. When You Can See it, You Reach for it. Organize your jewelry box.

Using Small Clear Boxes Separates Each Item. When You Can See it, You Reach for it.

Organize Your Jewelry Box for Your Happiness

Do you have “missing jewelry?” Are you  ready to go jewelry box diving for buried treasure?

Pam said, “I feel like I lost ten pounds doing this – it’s such a relief!” I hear that her closets are next!

Your Organizing Jeweler,
Calla Gold

 

About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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