Before I implemented this solution, I had a way-too-cluttered corkboard of random things, a pile of tangled necklaces and bracelets (which I never had the patience to untangle and wear), and no storage place for sunglasses and glasses. (Every time I needed them, I would just wear the first pair I found.)
This has cleaned up my tabletops and allowed me to actually choose and wear accessories. (And, it has cleared out my jewelry box for my better jewelry which keeps the fragile stuff protected.)
I'm sure that people could make this prettier in a thousand ways; this solution worked for me because I didn't have to do anything except clear off the board I already had and place all of the thumbtacks.