Thursday, April 22, 2010

A jewelry display idea

I love costume jewelry. There is something very simple about grabbing a necklace in view, slipping on my flip-flops and heading to the back deck for an enjoyable evening with family and friends. Years ago I had two silk silhouette forms made to sit on my dresser as a place to corral my necklaces in our vacation home. The feminine forms look good loaded with baubles or without, have a sculptural appeal.
Do you like costume jewelry? Do you have a place for displaying or do you prefer it tucked away?

10 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

I love costume jewellery. It really allows an opportunity to make a statement. You cant make a statement with the real stuff unless you are mega mega rich.
I dont display my stuff. My house is really small.
*kisses* HH

Cashon&Co said...

i am right there with ya! I LOVE costume jewelry and have lots and lots of it. if you mix it w/ real, no one is the wiser. Also I display all my jewelry. It reminds me of what i have. y our necklace above is gorgeous. i would love to see it on! I bet with a crisp white shirt it is awesome!

La Dolfina said...

I love costume jewelry but I seem to collect it more than wear it... as I'm sort of a minimalist in my personal style. My Mom on the other hand is a total gypsy and she always piles it on and it looks great. She's always looking for ways to store and display it as she loves to be inspired by it. I admire her because she wears all her jewelry regularly and really loves it.
Your silk form is beautiful!

The Shiny Pebble said...

I have some of my semi precious pieces scattered over a bowl of seashells. It looks awesome, I think. :)

SPLENDEROSA said...

No, I love to see it! Maybe that's why I don't mind the clutter of our studio when creating pieces. Your forms are delightful, you could probably sell them...really. Everyone I know wants our tall "commercial" neck form display units for themselves...but yours are so much nicer to look at. xx's

Kathysue said...

I have a few pieces on hooks in my closet but most is put away. I might wear it more often if I saw it but on an everday basis I am a pearl earring and an initial necklace and a black tank watch girl. I know kind of boring. Kathysue

The Zhush said...

Lisa, I am a costume jewelry hoarder! I love it all! I have a very cool Eva Zeisel lucite tree on a vanity that I drape pieces over the branches, and then more in drawers and jewelry boxes all over the bedroom!

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

Love it! And I would definatly show it:)

Thank you so much for the nice comment you left;) See you!

Marija said...

This was a great idea by you! I love to display pretty jewelry but something about it neatly lined up in drawers is appealing to me, too. I have a "jewelry armoire". It's more of a secretary but it's great because I can display AND tuck in drawers. I do wish I had a lovely dress form, though :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I absolutely LOVE costume jewelry. I can't get enough of it. I have various places that I display it all. Trays, trees, and all other hangers so they can be seen. They're works of art after all :)

I love your silhouette form. It's such a clever & unique idea.

Hope you're having a great weekend. And you're right, the flowers will burst after the rain today :)