For years, I've kept my necklaces in the drawers and untangled them once or twice a year, when the situation got unbelievably desperate. And there were a few drawbacks to the situation:
- The perma-knots that I know have in two or three necklaces with wispy chains;
- The out-of-sight-out-of-mind quality of having to dig through two inches of sterling silver to find anything that matches; and
- The rush in the mornings trying to un-knot something to wear.
But really, I didn't think too much about it until this Christmas. Brynna got a jewelry box from Santa. A nice one, one that will hold all her jewels (and also her camera because she thinks that's where it goes). And it has necklace hooks. Just a few little pendants hang on those precious eight hooks and I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt that I couldn't live like this any longer.
I had, at some point pinned this and I decided that I had to have it. I immediately started begging people for broken rakes. Not that I couldn't just buy one, but you know, it seemed a pity. Finally, my dear, sweet brother broke a rake and handed the head over to me.
|One picture hanger later and Voila!|
I hung the rake right over the jewelry box (and unfortunately, my light switch) and untangled and hung my necklaces. It's been a couple of months since I got this brilliance mounted and it has solved every last problem listed above, mostly by keeping the tangles out and making everything perfectly visible. Also, I think it's super-cute.
Now, to get those ugly tan walls painted...
*Also, I realize this wasn't Making It! so much as Hanging It! It's okay, I still love it.