Friday, 18 July 2008

Storage fun…

Ever since I had my ears pierced, I’ve been fascinated by dangling earrings…nevermind the studs and small hoops (I can’t wear big hoops though since they tend to stick out straight from my ears – sideways!), for an evening out it’s definitely a pair of danglies that wins hands down.

But then, storing them was a big issue. For one, since they were so long, they used to get tangled up with each other, and finding a matching pair was also a problem. For a while, I bought a multi-compartment box similar to a pillbox to store them but the longer earrings couldn’t fit properly inside.

Then one day while I was trimming some underlay anti-slip for my rug, I had a sudden thought and started snipping away…and voila! The end result:

Like it? It took me just 5 minutes to trim the anti-slip underlay (you can get this from Ikea) and put it up with a strip of mounting tape. In fact, come to think of it – I took a longer time hanging up my earrings! :D Since then, my stud and small hoop earrings have gleefully taken over residence of the pillbox compartments while the dangling wall makes a nice feature on an otherwise all-white wall in my room.

The underlay is actually perfect for this since it’s lightly coated in latex, so your earrings don’t move about too much once you’ve hung them on, earrings can be hung in any pattern or arrangement you want, and the holes are just the nice size for most people to use with ease (no microscopic holes here to stump the myopics!).

So how do you store your earrings??

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At 4:41 pm, July 18, 2008 , Anonymous parisb said...

Ooh that's clever and I like that the holes are large. I might have to check this out the next time I'm at Ikea. I made mine DIY for free - take the cover of a plain shoebox, grasp a nail and punch holes in it. Hang earrings. Voila! :D

At 4:54 pm, July 18, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

WOW! that's a great idea!!!! I don't use much dangling earrings though, I am more on the simpler earrings coz I don't look good with dangling earrings..too bad, I live in the PHilippines, the Philippines have a lot of wonderful dangling earrings :)

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At 11:51 pm, July 18, 2008 , Anonymous rinnah said...

My dangly earrings are sitting in little cutesy chest of drawers I bought a long time ago from Watsons. But then again, my dangly earrings are not as long as most of your collections!

At 2:21 pm, July 19, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

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At 8:06 pm, July 19, 2008 , Anonymous gio said...

This is such a great idea!

At 11:56 pm, July 20, 2008 , Blogger Paint Me Gorgeous said...

so... did u go crazy at the estee lauder sale?

At 5:07 pm, July 21, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

parisb: that's nice too!

askmewhats: yeahh!! I've seen so many pple come back from Philippines with GORGEOUS danglies..arrgghh!!

wallpapersdeco: thanks

rinnah: they don't call 'em "shoulder dusters" for nothing! :)

askmewhats: saw it...melted on the spot - you're so sweet!

gio: thanks!

paint me gorgeous: not exactly...but it WAS crazy there!! :D


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