Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jewelry Box Magnification

So the lower drawer of my jewelry box looked like this, and my jewelry was on the dresser:

buttons, safety pins, honorary pins I never wear, broken necklaces, and Nick's mission mementos--all things we want to keep but that just take up space.

To solve my cluttered problem I took this idea from my friend Lauren and came up with this:

I used these tools to get me there, along with a glue gun, and for some of the more textured pieces, some super-mega glue:

The tools used were wire cutters, a razor blade, pliers, and a file. The plate on the left are the trashed excess from the little trinkets on the right. We also beefed up a couple wimpy magnetic clips.

And now my jewelry box actually has jewelry in it! Novel concept I think.

The magnets I used are here and I have plenty extra for more little trinkets I find and don't want to trash.

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