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“A” is for Amanda…and Awesome

29 Aug

Lately, I have been looking for a cute and easy way to store my earrings with posts.  I already store my “hook” earrings on mason jars and you can check out the blog I did for them here.  In the true spirit of crafting and being resourceful, I have been saving red wine corks for a while now.  Corks are a great material because there is SO much you can do with them!  I decided to hot glue my corks together in the shape of an “A” for “Amanda”.  I hung my art on the wall and pressed my earrings into the corks.  SO SIMPLE!

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DIY? I did!

7 Aug

If there is something I love, it’s a good “Do It Yourself” project.  I, along with the rest of America, am completely obsessed with the website Pinterest.  It is so easy to find great project ideas and I’ve replicated many which I have found on other members’ boards.  For example, my jewelry was all OVER the place, so I figured I could fashion a nifty jewelry case and earring holder out of materials that I already had.  Here is what I created:

For bracelets I used a vintage Coke bottle and stacked the jewelry on itself.  For earring holders, I used a mason jar and candle holder.  Most of the earrings are hung around the edges and the rest of the loose studs and pieces are inside the jars for safe keeping.  It is now easy to see and grab all of the pieces.

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