My "before" makeshift jewelry organizer
and the ensuing knots that inevitably happen when storing your jewelry in said manner- ugh!
But look what happens when a little free time and inspiration hit:
It was so fun getting out all of my jewelry and shining it up all nice and pretty (I took a photo of the jewelry cloth I used to show you all how bad things had gotten, but you'll thank me for my last minute decision not to post it- it was really disgusting)!
Each piece of jewelry sort of retold its story to me while I was polishing it. Like the two elephants kissing ring that an exboyfriend used to hold together a scroll of paper asking me out to our first date (an old style circus); I'm a sucker for elephants. Or the chunky, all-silver ring that I learned how to cast when I was student teaching. And the cute little owl ring I snagged for $2.95 at Forever...(er, hmm)32.
If I told a story about each piece, this would be a very long post, so I'll spare you. But each piece is certainly special in its own, unique way. How about you? Do any of your pieces speak to you? In what way? I'd love to hear about it!