Necklace Hanger & Juliet

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I like unique jewelry, especially the kind found on Etsy - and as my collection slowly grows, I have found the problem that I'm sure most women inevitably have: "How do you store your jewelry in a manner that isn't cluttery and that won't leave you with a tangled mess?" I read about this idea in a magazine and decided that it was perfect for me.

Essentially, you just attach drawer-pulls to a board (I got mine on sale from Anthropologie) and hang it on your wall in your room like you would a picture or a mirror. That way you can use your necklaces to decorate your room when you aren't wearing them.

I really like the way it turned out and I don't think I'll have the problem of things getting pushed to the back of the drawer and getting forgotton.
I originally bought this blue Brown Sheep Bulky Wool/Mohair blend Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn for a project for my sister, Natalie. However, when it came, it was a little more itchy than I know Natalie likes yarns to be. She likes yarns that are so soft that they begged to be put against your cheek. Again this was very warm, but slightly too itchy for her taste.

So, not wanting this yarn to be put to waste, I went through my list of projects in my queue to find one that might fit this yarn. In the process, I came across the perfect fit with the pattern, Juliet from Zephyr. I put this on my knitting queue the previous year, and just had it just kept getting put at the back of my list as more "important" projects took prescedence.

This was a really fun and fast project to work. (Although, it would have gone faster if I hadn't earmarked it for working on while on a business trip. Knitting on an airplane is not as easy as it looks, especially with bulky yarns.) I love the way it turned out. I had to re-print out the lace section about 4 times because I kept losing my instructions, but I think it was worth it, because I think the lace pattern is perfect for the design.-


-Shelbie
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23 comments

potsandpins said...

The sweater is fabulous! I love it and if I saw it in a shop I would definitely buy it - way to go! How clever you are! I made myself a necklace hanger years ago - it was a RS project but as you can imagine it was a bit different...we covered heart-shaped wood with a piece of KELLY GREEN fabric with white polka dots and then screwed in cup hooks...I've had it so long I don't even see it anymore when I walk right by it - it's in my closet out of sight and holds belts now. My dresser came with a necklace holder behind the mirror in the center of the dresser - and it is a time-saver to be sure - but I love yours! What a great gift it would make! xo, The Other Nanette

ElizabethandJeff said...

What a great sweater! I love the color too!

Robin said...

That sweater is too cute. I admire anyone who can knit a whole sweater. I still have the sweater I started when I was a teenager. It's still on the needles hoping that it won't be forgotten forever. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Perfect! I think I have to get back to knitting.

Kimberly said...

Sweet sweater! Love the button placement!

Karen said...

Hey S, your knitting is inspiring;) I just ordered the pattern. Great necklace hanger;)

Nanci said...

It's fabulous and the colour is so bright. I am sure it will be cherished for years.

I must look at knitting patterns...

Carrie P. said...

Very cute sweater. I like the way it buttons. Very different.

Trisha said...

Another great finish, Shelbie! Juliet looks great on you. I have always loved that pattern but didn't know if it suited my body type. After seeing it on you, I can see it would work for me too! I am assuming you are on Ravelry, what is your name on there? I would like to put you on my friends list.

MichelleB said...

I love the sweater Shelbie! It looks fabulous on you, too. I hope to get a sweater finished one of these days.

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful sweater Shelbie! I also absolutely love the knobs you used for your necklace holder. They are awesome.

CJ said...

LOVE the sweater and great color too. Super idea on the jewelry organizer! I am going to look for some fun drawer pulls.

Annette said...

Your sweater is so pretty. Love the color of blue and the lace design. I don't know how to knit, but I admire those who can.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

OOOwww I love your sweater, what a great color!!

Dawn said...

Hey Shelbie!! Fantastic sweater!! I love the color and the way it buttons!

Jackie said...

The sweater is fantastic! And to do it on the airplane is impressive!

Jill said...

I agree,the sweater is fabulous!! You belong to such a talented family,I enjoy all the post on "Freda's Hive"!Thanks for sharing!!

Kritta22 said...

I love it!!

Iam also loving the quilt behind you!

flora said...

LOVELY

clare said...

I love the necklace holder my daughter could really make use of that .
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Robin said...

What a cute cardigan! I love the offset buttons. It looks perfect for spring. :) I also really like your necklace display. What a nifty idea!

pratima said...

What a fun way to organize those pretty necklaces. Love the door knobs. Thanks for the cute idea Shelbie :)
Your sweater is amazing! Love the placement of buttons. And the lace work is too lovely for words.

Sheri said...

I am impressed! Beautiful blocks, great craft idea and a marvelous sweater. Love all of them!