I determined that I wanted my jewelry on display instead of hidden away in my jewelry case. I find that when it's visible it gets worn a lot often, plus it seems a shame to keep things that I find so attractive and sentimental inside a drawer.
I started by displaying my necklaces. This was as simple as screwing some cup hooks into the bottom of an already existing shelf.
Then I took an old photo frame, replaced the backing with a piece of foam core, wrapped it with a layer of quilt batting and white fabric and made my own mini pin board for my brooches.
Then it was on to my favorite things - my rings. I have a recent obsession with what my friends like to call "big ass rings" and I needed somewhere to display them. I solved that problem with some frames and felt:
Here's a quick how to in case anyone is interested.
I started with some fabulous IKEA frames - of course you can use whatever frames you have available.
I had to remove their backs and the glass (which was actually plastic). Then I got out my stash of felt and started rolling up some tampons. Or at least that's what they started looking like to me. I had to do some experimentation to determine how much felt was needed for each roll. My white felt was quite thick (super absorbency) and I only needed about 5 inches in length. The width was about 1 inch longer than the width of my frame opening.
When I had enough I hot glued them to a piece of cardboard sligtly larger than my frame opening. Be sure to hot glue them securely and as tight together as possible.
I used a nice burnt orange felt on my other frame. It wasn't as thick as the white so I ended up rolling up about 7 inches instead of 5, but aside from that everything else was the same.
I wanted this one to stand on my shelf so I used my duct tape and some really sturdy cardboard to create a stand on the back.