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Well, as you all know, women need shiny stuff. Lot's of it. Necklaces, bracelets, belts and so on.

Problem my girlfriend had was, where to keep all that? Most of it was stacked in drawers, always tangled and a living hell to find 'that purple one' or something. So, to make her life a bit easier i decided i had to make something to organise everything so it's easy to pick out the jewelry, matching the outfit.

In this instructable I wil explain the project i finished last christmas in the shed at -8C... (damn cold)

Here is the end result:

Step 1: Design

So, first i needed to think of what and how exactly. I had a somewhat limited space. I wanted it to be as symmetrical as possible. She already had a nice mirror so i wanted to integrate that as well if possible. Now how to make a fully customizable board... Some necklaces are long, others are short... what else kind of jewelry women have?

The idea grew and i went to the hardware store. I found these M5 nuts. Also found some bolts which are perfect. That would be ideal! The thing is, the shaft is smooth and there is only M5 on the bottom part. This makes sure the stuff hanging from it will not damage. I used 50mm ones.

So, i bought lot's of these.
Note: If anyone will also create such a board, use M6. There are much more sizes of these bolts available in M6! This design error forced me to create some specials for the bracelets later on in the design.

A large wooden board. Try to keep in mind how big your car is... I had to have them cut off 5cm heheh
Nice concept, perfect for a teen. On the other end of the spectrum, being much older than a teen, I would NEVER put my jewelry on display such as this. I inherited quite a lot of jewelry and over the years of our marriage (40 of them to be precise, hubby has purchased many expensive pieces for me. We suffered through one break in at our home and had it not been for the jewelry being locked in the safe, I would have lost over $60K in jewelry. BUT, this board seems perfect for the teen girl (or boy) to keep their jewelry organized. <br> <br>As for the earrings, what about those cute little clear small spice jars that adhere to magnetic strips. You would be able to see the earrings. You wouldn't want lots of earrings in one jar or you couldn't see all that was in the jar. Would also work for pins.... like initial, etc, that many girls seem to wear.
I am in the process of making something like this. Another option might be screwing in cup hooks for smaller more delicate items? I am thinking about trying something magnetic like a knife strip for the stud earings? We'll see what happens:)
Indeed, that's pretty good idea! You mean like bathroom-accesoire-cupholders?<br>And for the knifeholder magnetic strip, also might do the trick, except for the fact that not all jewelry is magnetic... But on the other hand, if your jewelry of choice is Stainless it would be grand :-)<br>
To solve the stud earring problem, you could mount the mesh on a strip of wood that would stand out about 1/2 inch or so from the back. It would be easy to reach behind and attach the backs.<br> <br> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; wood<br> |&nbsp;_\/__<br> |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {<br> |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {&nbsp; &lt; mesh<br> |<br> | &lt;&nbsp; back
haha loved it!! :D maybe trying, I'm in the exact same mess that your girlfriend used to be. Such a nice detail! :D
Haha thanks! Well go for it girl! See if you yourself can create something like it, or maybe even better, get someone to do it for you ;-) You can go crazy with colours, shapes, 3D even if you'd stack wood in layers!
haha sounds nice! :D thanks for the inspiration!!
Earrings.... I&nbsp;have a lot of jewelry as well, so this board is great. For my earrings I have a stretched painted canvas, that i bought fairly cheap, and i measured and poked holes evenly spaced. It works great, and also looks really interesting!<br />
I was thinking of making something similar to this, but I didn't even think of adding lights and a mirror--nicely done! If you want a more polished look, a frame would be awesome. I'd like to make mine with antique drawer pulls and doorknobs to look extra girly
Thanks for different ideas for the knobs!&nbsp; Depression glass knobs would be just beautiful.&nbsp; Now I'm gonna have a hard time choosing just one theme, darn it.&nbsp; So many wonderful ideas, too little space, LOL.
Thanks! A frame would indeed be cool. You could even paint the frame on, to spare hassle :-) Just be sure to share it all when done ;-)
How Cool!&nbsp; Nice easy display for a fledgling jewelry maker, jewelry and tools.&nbsp; You guys come up with some really interesting and inexpensive ideas.&nbsp; Thanks
You're welcome! :-)<br />
I don't know if you've found the solution for the earrings yet, but bolting a rectangular piece of fine wire mesh in one corner may work, depending on how many earrings she has. This works best for hoop or dangle earrings, not so great for studs b/c you have to put the backing on from behind the mesh, although it's probably flexible enough to lift if you don't bolt down the bottom corners. Nice instructable!
wow i would love that
Well.... Try to get somebody to make it for you :-) Maybe as a birthday present? It's not a majorly huge project actually, it just takes some basic tools which should be available offcourse and a bit of time for the paint to dry. I'd love to see other versions!
This looks really nice and a great idea. I think i will modify it so i can organise my kitchen supplies.
Cool, share the result when you're finished :-) You could offcourse also use it as a toolboard...
Amazing! Thanx for sharing
Wow. Very impressive! I need one just like this and with the new earing addition!! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful!
Nice job! And the "lock bolts" are called "T-nuts" in english.
Ok, thanks, I'll have to change that :-) Any idea what the M5 cram thingies are officially called?
The "wood-cram-nuts" are what are called "T-nuts". Personally, I like wood-cram-nuts better. <G>
hahah "women need shiny stuff" so true. so true. but i am not a woman and i think that is about perfect size for my jewelry collection. but i dont need a mirror. or the outlets. actually, with a slightly larger counter, that could be a decent workbench. the mirror would help you see around back giving you that extra vision. and you could hang assorted hardwares. haha
Very nicely done. Of course, that board would hold about 1/16 of my jewelry; :)
I know... It's never big enough haha :-) Well ehm you could leave the mirror out ofcourse. And to be honest, this is probably only the most used jewelry. I don't even want to know how much more she has ;-)
You're a very good boyfriend. Now, for earrings you need a couple of framed screens (wire or plastic canvas), that are attached with hinges. That way she can fold out the screen, pick out the earring and fold it back against the wall after. :-)
I see what you mean. I'll take it into account :-)

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