Freestyle Friday: The Jewelry Board

IMG_3368I am a huge fan and collector of jewelry.  I love fine jewelry, inexpensive costume jewelry, vintage pieces that I find at antique stores, and everything in between. I have done many posts highlighting my love for accessorizing with baubles.  Besides subscribing to Jewelmint, I always check out Forever 21 on a monthly basis to see what inexpensive pieces can perk up my wardrobe.  So how can I keep all of my stash organized and kept fresh in my mind so that I can easily pair them with looks? Recently I discovered a unique find on Etsy called a jewelry board by the online shop, After the Leaves Fall.  It is a beautiful and practical way to display all your unique treasures. Because I have such an immense collection,  I chose one of the largest boards.

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I think this display is so ideal because you can put all your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces all in one place. Many of my clients who I assist during closet audits could really use this item because I find that most of the time their jewelry is thrown in a drawer and completely forgotten.  Having this organizational tool will make getting accessorized in the morning much easier. It also makes a gorgeous decor statement wherever you decide to display it.  I have mine right next to my dresser in my bedroom but I think it would look perfect in a spacious closet or bathroom.

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The designer of these boards is Ashley Nicole. Her business is doing so well that she is in the process of revamping her online store on Etsy.  She is also adding new products.  I’m sure you will want to purchase one of these organizational works of art after you see the many pics here.  Her store is currently on hiatus but should be up and running in the next two weeks.  She told me that she has new styles of boards that are more shabby chic.  Sounds perfect.

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Each one of her pieces is handmade and can be customized to your liking if you choose.  You can add extra bracelet bars as well as a ring bar.  You can also customize the fabrics that are on the board.  I chose to go more neutral with the dark brown cork board but I had a tough time deciding!  She also uses reclaimed barn wood on all of boards so no two are alike.

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I asked Ashley about her business and her experience so far with it.

” I started my shop in January 2012 when I was 20, just for fun. I never even dreamed of the success I have had.  I honestly thought that I was wasting my time but if I had a sale or two that would be cool.  It kinda just took off.  I since then quit my part-time job and am able to put myself through school doing this. It’s been a huge challenge, and it’s all just me. I do everything from artwork, to design, interacting with customers, creating, and shipping. I am now a senior and was originally majoring in Communications. But I decided with the success of my Etsy shop to add business because I became passionate about it.  My goal is to graduate next semester with both degrees.  So for now I’m full-time student and all my extra time is put into my Etsy shop. It gets crazy managing everything but I wouldn’t change the past 2 years for anything!”

She is an impressive business entrepreneur. Not sure what I was doing at 22, but it was nothing as amazing as her business. Kudos to Ashley! So if you are interested in any of these jewelry boards, check out her online shop on Etsy in a couple of weeks.  Spring is coming so get yourself organized and contact us at Urban Darling if you need some help. We are here for you!

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  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/everythingfierce Alicia Howell

    I am a huge fan of Etsy, I sell on there too, so I was really excited to see that your awesome jewelry boards were made by someone on Etsy. The jewelry boards are a great idea for organizing and displaying pieces and with all the jewelry on there it seriously looks like a piece of art! How cool?! Really awesome post and advice Kathrine! I envy that jewelry collection you have, you have beautiful pieces :)

  • Kathrine Eldridge

    Thank you Alicia! I am truly obsessed with jewelry as you can see. I would love to see what you sell on Etsy.

    • http://www.etsy.com/shop/everythingfierce Alicia Howell

      There is nothing wrong with being jewelry obsessed, I am shoe obsessed so I know how you feel :) LoL. Here is my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/everythingfierce
      Thanks for wanting to check it out Kathrine :)
      I make and sell custom made masks and tutus , I use to work in a costume shop and I was assigned to helping women find costumes, I had so many girls and women come in telling me they had a really cute or cool outfit they wanted to wear but just wanted to buy a pretty girly mask to wear with it to make it a costume instead of looking too cartoony in a head to toe costume. Well needless to say there was nothing like that available, so I started making them myself. I like to call it being fashion forward on Halloween, lol.

      • Kathrine Eldridge

        Very cool. I will check it out!

  • http://www.urbandarling.com/marina Marina

    Awesome! I will definitely check it out! NEED :-)

  • Marion Campisi

    Great way to display jewelry Kathrine!

  • http://www.urbandarling.com/stylist-listing/stylists-california/sasha-san-francisco-area/ Sasha Maksutenko

    Love hearing about the jewelry obsessed :-). And if you are, you need to be organized, and you certainly found a great way to do it!

  • http://morepiecesofme.com Carylee

    I love all of these! Right now I’m using a black cork board with push pins for my longer necklaces, but I love that these hold earrings and bracelets as well! Very clever! Thanks for sharing!