Sunday, August 28, 2011

Earring Post. Get it?

What I thought was the perfect solution wasn't. My plastic earring holder from The Container Store was messy looking and it had a broken hinge. It was getting full and I needed to find a more attactive way to house my growing earring collection.

So I sketched out my dream earring holder. How about rotating disks with a light?
Maybe I could adapt the rotating racks I saw at Marshall's. But they were ugly, broken, and the wrong color. I happened upon these candlesticks wrapped in rattan.

Maybe I could tuck my earrings into the lattice?

Here are some of the earrings that needed a new home after the failed craft show (I only sold ONE pair in 8 hours). Sick. 
Can you believe no one bought these?
I'm actually glad no one did. So here are the towers are all loaded up. Reds/oranges on one, and blue/greens on the other. I've staggered them and worked my way around, kind of like Charlie Brown's shirt.
To finish my dressertop tableau, all I need are these low touch lights I saw at Home Depot yesterday.


  1. I had to say earring post a few times before I did get it LOL I have a book that I reread over and over. It's called "Write it Down, Make it Happen." By you writing down your vision, you were able to see the value in the lattice. It looks great and a lot more compact than your acrylic stand.

  2. What a great idea. I too like to have my earrings all visible at the same time. It is so much easier to choose a pair when I can look at all of them.