Rustic Jewelry Holder

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jewelryI have issues with my jewelry.  I try to find ways to organize it, file it, put it in compartments or tackle boxes or that kind of thing, but I always run in to the same problem.  Everything ends up in one big tangled mess.  Necklaces are really hard to keep from tangling around one another, and then untangling them becomes such a nightmare.  I recently saw a shelf that had tiny hooks hanging from it for display of necklaces.  I thought it was a great idea, but knew, rather then spending tons of money on it, I could make my own, and make it fit with some of the decor in my apartment.

 

What you’ll need:

1 stick about a foot long (I chose one that had a nice curve to it, but yours can be straight). Mine was about 3/4 of an inch in diameter.

2 feet of twine

Tape (possibly a paperclip)

1 box of self-screw hooks (I found mine in the shelving/hardware aisle of Walmart, but you can find them here too)

 

Tools:

A drill

Saw and/or sandpaper

Pliers

 

First, take your stick, and cut the ends to make them flat.  You can sand it too if you’d like.  I next used my drill and a bit to drill a hole all the way through the stick on both sides, about half an inch from the end.  I used a small bit, one that was just thicker around than the twine I planned to use.

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Next, tightly tape the ends of your twine to make it stay together when you thread it through the stick.  I also used an open paperclip to help force the twine through the hole in the stick.  Once the twine is through, tie a double knot to hold it in place.  Repeat with the other side.

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Then, decide how far you want to space your hooks, and measure accordingly, making tiny marks on the stick where you will place them.  You can screw these in almost entirely by hand, but you may need a pair of pliers to help with the last few rotations.

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Finally, hang it from a hook, a nail, etc.  It is that simple!  If you want, you can put a coat of varnish or clear-coat on it to help it last, but really it doesn’t need it.  It looks really cool, takes about five or ten minutes to make, and, best of all, it cost less than $ to make!

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