Jeanne Organizes Your Bits, Baubles & Accoutrements

Ok, you’ve done the basics.  Now it’s time to tackle the fun stuff!

Jewelry can be hard to contain and even harder to display. You CAN achieve organization and decoration in one.

Depending on what space you have and what your goal is, it is possible to arrange both with flair AND practicality.  But remember, you need to cull your jewelry just like you did your clothes and donate or sell your odd, misfit or unworn jewelry.

Less is more when displaying. Instead of using the mundane, experiment, and try one of these ideas:

This idea I did for a client using trays and organizers from a jewelry fixtures store in Tucson. You can find these online Tucson Store Fixtures. By labeling your bits and baubles by color you can choose to coordinate with your wardrobe easily.

Organize by color, metal and material.

You can display more visibly by defining the space that you will use with cork tiles that you can buy at your local craft store. These I purchased at Michael’s.

Cork boards offer quick-edit options and can be easily changed and rearranged.

A few well-placed nails will solve jewelry storage issues, too.

Or you can forgo the cork.
Use small nails directly in the wall.

Jewelry is adornment;
embrace it as jewelry for your room, too.

Why not try to use something completely unconventional?

Use a tree branch to display earrings, a wine bottle to display your bracelets — or how about a shadow box to show off a collection of favorite pieces?

Have fun displaying your jewelry!

Thinking outside the box will allow you to incorporate your jewelry into your décor, without spending a lot of money.

Jewelry works beautifully as a border around any room in your home. So chic!

And why not use odd earrings, or vintage clip-on earrings as decoration for your shower curtain rings?! C'est très magnifique!

Use what you have and enjoy your jewelry — even when it’s not on you!


In addition to organizing our bijoux, Jeanne Stewart has hand-crafted this gorgeous necklace to give to one lucky little blog reader!

This lovely Jeanne Stewart necklace could be yours!

Made with black onyx and white ceramic beads, the necklace features a beautiful side flower detail with sparkling crystal accents.

Vintage in feel, Jeanne’s handiwork is wonderfully one-of-a-kind and retails for $55.

Enter to win now!  Simply like Jeanne’s Facebook Page, like little blog’s Facebook Page and leave a comment below, telling us how you store your favorite jewelry.

Check out more original jewelry designs on Jeanne’s Website. Or contact Jeanne directly at for your own custom order!

Winner selected at random on Wednesday, June 20th.


Congratulations to Irene F ~ little blog’s lucky winner!

Many thanks to all who posted and shared.

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Do you need a Jeanne?

With a flair for organizing and accessorizing her business is where she does everything from clutter control, to errands, filing to jewelry making.

You can find more information on Jeanne and her services at Do You Need a Jeanne?

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  1. Jennifer says

    Easily the most inventive and clever ideas for organizing and storing jewelry that I have ever seen, Jeanne. I can’t wait to implement more than a few of them!

  2. Shanna says

    I usually store my jewelry in the conventional way (a beautiful, handmade armoire that my father gave to me one Christmas). However, all of the ideas here are so innovative and fun that I may pull out a few pieces and try it out. I especially like the shadow box idea for displaying special sets.

  3. Jennifer, I’m so glad it inspired you!

  4. Kim says

    After reading this I know I have to organize my stuff! I really like the display ideas on bottles and the shower ring holders. Thanks!

  5. Shanna, I’m thrilled that you are going to try something out of the armoire. 😉

  6. Sandra says

    I simply store my jewelry in small boxes, pouches and containers with no rhyme or reason but I absolutely LOVE some of the ideas shown. The first being the jewelry hanging across the top of the room like a border. That is so unique, especially if you have tons of necklaces. My other favorite is the tree branch for the earrings. It’s like bringing in a little of the outdoors, inside. I’m headed outside now to find the perfect branch! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

  7. Beth Monene says

    I have some pendants stored in the shadowboxes. Some necklaces hanging on a board on the wall. The rest is in small boxes, and scattered. lol I’m trying to get organized. Hopefully one day it will happen. Jeanne, you have a lot of great ideas!

  8. Tovah says

    Oh my gosh, those are some great ideas. Functional and beautiful.

    If I had to pick, I would have to go for the tree branch. I just really love that look an think it would be perfect for putting some of your more fragile pieces.

    Thank you for the pictures and ideas.

  9. Fluffy Cow says

    I need to share this post with a local jewelry store owner in my town. She is already using some of these ideas and would LOVE to see this!

  10. Jennifer says

    Agree! Agree! There are some marvelous things here from Jeanne. She has really got it going on!

  11. So glad that everyone found inspiration in the ideas and photos.

    We’ll find out who won next Wednesday!

  12. The first picture is something that I would like! Right now some of my necklaces are hanging on a stand that looks like a lady with a beautiful gown. Some are in a drawer. For example, I do not hang my pearls because I do not want the strand to stretch. I also have a bunch of clutter in the drawer of jewelry that I do not even wear and need to clear out. Sigh…organization is not my best skill, but I do care for my favorites. Oh, and thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful piece!

  13. Malokia Steele-Cooper says

    Currently, I hang our everyday necklaces (crucifixes) on the bathroom calendar, keep my special, oft-worn pieces in one zipup portable container, & more sentimental, less-worn pcs in a 4-zipup clear pocket hanging organizer that also trifolds & velcros for travel. I love all these display ideas. When my son gets a little older, & a lot less interested in “borrowing” my jewelry, I will def try some of these. I’m a bit particular, so I really the the containers from the fixtures store. But for decoration, the shower rings & shadowboxes. Even when Dodge is old enough to leave alone, there will still be cats 2 contend with around here! I love how Jeanne has given us another way 2 decorate w/what we’ve already got!

  14. Malokia Steele-Cooper says

    I forgot to add: I am really coveting the necklace! Sorry, Lord! Its just too beautiful not 2 want!

  15. Irene says

    Wow!! is all I can say. Seeing some of these arrangements has inspired me to organize the necklaces and earrings in a better fashion than lumped in a cardboard or plastic box. There are some beautiful design ideas.
    I especially like the cork for me, and have a wall inside my closet where it would be perfect to do this – seeing them as soon as I enter would not only bring a smile to my face but encourage me to accessorize more.

  16. DeDe says

    I love the shower curtain idea, never would have thought of that one! Beautiful jewlery!

  17. Lucille says

    I really like the bottle idea for bracelets , it’s a perfect idea for the kitchen when washing dishes etc..
    I sometimes add a pretty pin or two to an accent pillow when not in use for a bit of sparkle. Of course a vintage pin makes it really special.
    Thank you for the ideas.


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