“I do not say ‘good-bye.’ I believe that’s one of the bullshittiest words ever invented. It’s not like you’re given the choice to say ‘bad-bye’ or ‘awful-bye’ or ‘couldn’t-care-less-about-you-bye.’ Every time you leave, it’s supposed to be a good one. Well, I don’t believe in that. I believe against that.”—John Green
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”—John Green
“Holding my breath till I know what to do,
till I learn how to be to my heart really true,
till I find a box and can lock my fears in it -
It gets kinda dangerous after 3 minutes…
Patience was never a trait I was known for”—
I’ve loads of jewelry in boxes and boxes, which ends up in me always loosing stuff and waisting time trying to find a piece or untangle some chain. Old jewelry gets sadly forgotten in the bottom on the box and it was about time I changed that.
Instead of using a picture frame as it is popular I used an old canvas (I have plenty lying around). I painted the canvas black and stenciled some words on it to make it less plain. For hooks I used a simple screws: on the bottom part of frame - for pendants, on the top (bigger ones) - for rings.
Since I was going for “used” look I took rough thread and stretched it from the screws on the side of the frame for hanging earrings. To make the screws look better and less visible I put some acrylic glue on top to make “bubbles”. And then colored them black after everything dried out.
You could also hot glue buttons on top of screws. Since jewelry organizer projects rarely include options for studs and I wanted to have everything in one place I used some old candy tin and piece of broken fridge magnet.
I glued the magnet to the canvas and it perfectly holds the tin. Though theres also bigger studs, that don’t fit to the box. For those I used a clear plastic (part of some electronics packaging) and punched some different holes for holding studs and hanging. I used nails for punching the small holes and a simple office puncher for bigger ones. I was pretty happy with the result as it not only displays all my jewelry, organize it, but also gives a cool vibe to the room :)
“Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.”—Lemony Snicket