Or more formally: jewelry rolls! A good friend contacted me to ask about making a custom jewelry holder for her. She has some store bought examples with her that each has some features that she liked, along with some problems. I can tell you, I haven’t pondered over a design this hard in a while. I kept waking up in the middle of the night with a new idea or solution to an issue. But after much deliberation, this is what I came up with! (as always, click to see a larger version of the photos)
The outside is about the size of a paperback book, with a button and elastic closure (similar to my knitting needle rolls). A couple of unfolds leads to this:
Zippered pockets on the left hand side in various sizes. These are perfect for your earrings and bracelets. The right side has a flap that is held down with velcro, and when you open it…
…there is all kinds of storage for your rings and necklaces! Each of those little dark pink strips is held down on the left end with a piece of velcro, so you can string your necklaces (both long and short) as well as your rings onto them. And when the flap is folded back over and the roll closed, there is no way for anything to fall out.
I was secretly hoping my friend wouldn’t like it so that I could keep this one, but not that much because I was very happy with her reaction. She was thrilled! In fact, ee met in our local coffee shop and a few of her friends were there. One of them loved it so much that she commissioned me on the spot to make her one!
This one features one of my favourite Amy Butler fabrics.
The inside is the same, except that this client asked me to divide up the top pocket into smaller divisions for her earrings.
Here is a closer look at how the hold down straps work:
And then, once missbedora saw some pictures, she wanted one too!
This one has an additional custom feature – an area made out of loosely woven linen that she can pin her earrings through.
So, it didn’t take me long to realize that this is something that I should list in my shop. Keep your eyes peeled for the release of these bling holders coming up in early November! Can’t wait that long? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom order.