It’s been eight and a half years since I shared how I stored my accessories. Things have changed since spring of 2008. My style has evolved, trends have come and gone, and I moved to California.


May 2008 and November 2016

How am I storing and displaying my accessories, now?

Rings
I have about 20 rings, now, including four engagement/wedding rings from Beefy. I store most of them on a glass or wooden hand form on my dresser. Some of the larger rings (like the mushroom ring) are in a small dish.

Pins and Brooches
My brooch collection is much smaller than it used to be, and I no longer store them pinned to a strip of fabric on the back of a closet door. Instead, the brooches nestle in a woven box and the pins (mostly Disney) rest in a silver dish on top of my dresser.


Bracelets
My closet tour video was made in January 2010, at the height of the arm party trend. I stored my large bracelet collection on the points of a set of antlers, as seen in the video. Eventually, the weight of the jewelry started to separate the antlers from their mounting, so I moved the bracelets to a glass jar. Now, I mostly find bracelets annoying, so only a few remain in the jar and the rest of the space is filled with string lights. A couple of the nicer pieces rest in a tray near the hand forms.

Earrings
I used to store my earrings in a box with an internal divider, but I prefer to have them on display. Now, they hang on two pieces of metal and wire art. The birds and flowers pictured in the art needed a little flair.


I still store small, post-style earrings in the box. Larger, dangly earrings that do not have hook backs have a home in a silver dish next to the box.

Necklaces
My pearl and faux pearl necklaces are displayed in a carnival glass dish on my dresser. The rest hang from three key hook bars, hung in a row, inside my closet.


Belts
I hung a double towel rack in my closet, below the necklace hooks, to hold most of my belt collection. (Some of the chunkier pieces hang from hat hooks elsewhere in the closet.)


Scarves
My lighter, more fashiony scarves hang on the back of my closet door. The larger, more wintry wraps share hangers with the coats in the hall closet (not pictured).


My accessories are an important part of my completed looks, so I like to have them on display, where I can easily scan for just the right element. My system makes it simple to find items while also adding a decorative touch to my dressing area. I’m most pleased with the earring display, even though I say bad words when I attempt to hang an earring and end up knocking two more pairs to the ground.

What innovative ways do you have of storing and displaying your accessories?

November 23, 2016
November 25, 2016

Kasmira Kit

10 Comments

  1. Jess

    November 26, 2016

    Our cat tends to steal rings and small things left out in the open and play with them until they disappear under the fridge or some other silly place. So all storage must have a very secure lid as she is quite clever and persistent. Do you store anything particularly with your pets in mind?

    • Kasmira Kit

      November 26, 2016

      Oh, no! Our cats are mostly banned from the bedroom since they started using the box spring as a scratching post. And the dogs have no interest in jewelry. I do have to take care not to leave jewelry in the kitchen/dining room where the cats spend the most time or I would certainly lose something under the fridge!

  2. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    November 27, 2016

    I love these beautiful and creative ways of storing your stuff. I especially love the belts on the towel racks. L and I are considering turning our den/master bedroom into a custom closet for the both of us (thus turning my current closet into another bathroom). I wonder if that method would work with Vizzini, though, as he views anything dangling as his personal cat-toy and chew thing.

    • Kasmira Kit

      November 27, 2016

      Thanks! If you do the towel rack method, it’s important to space the supports precisely, or else the bar doesn’t fit tightly and can fall out. (Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything….)

  3. Jasmin

    November 27, 2016

    I would love to hear the back story behind your 4 wedding/engagement rings, if you wouldn’t mind sharing

    • Kasmira Kit

      November 27, 2016

      Sure! I’ll clean them, photograph them, and tell you the story.

  4. ~J

    November 29, 2016

    This is so lovely and aesthetically pleasing! Wonder if I can convince the kids to give up any space to expand my closet into??

    How do you deal with dust? Our house seems to spew dust everywhere, so my jewelry is all in covered containers. I find it much easier to dust an entire container top than individual pieces. I’ve also got cats that are nosey.

    • Kasmira Kit

      November 29, 2016

      Beefy had some construction done in his bathroom this summer and everything in the bedroom got really dusty. I don’t notice it on the earrings (and the necklaces are mostly in the closet), but I did rinse my rings with water and cleaned all the containers (and polished the silver), when I got back from my trip. Generally, I’m just a poor housekeeper and allow dust to accumulate.

  5. Lorena

    November 30, 2016

    How very organised ! I need things to display but stored (out of sight) because there is too much dust and whenever I look for a necklace to wear I usually end up messing everything up thus the place would be a mess all the time. The idea for the belts is very creative – I have to ask, how do you store your handbags ? Mine are all over the house, some hidden inside a trunk in the living room…

    • Kasmira Kit

      November 30, 2016

      My handbags are stuffed with paper and stacked on two shelves above my clothes. You can see them here:
      https://flic.kr/p/qvRf5T

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