Hang in there
Options abound when it comes to keeping your jewelry out of the way yet still artfully on display.
Hanging on by some threadsThis last option accommodates only your earrings but requires nearly no prep. Buy a few colorful, relatively thick ribbons from a craft store such as Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts (2639 N Elston Ave, 773-227-7874, joann.com) and adhere them to the wall using heavy-duty poster tape. Puncture holes in the ribbon with the earring backs and hang the earrings. Just keep the ribbons to a minimum (fewer than five); too many of these on the wall will look a bit schlocky.
Sticks and stones
Scavenge for fallen branches outdoors or purchase a few gold-spray-painted ones at Sprout Home ($25 at 745 N Damen Ave, 312-226-5950). Fill a vase with stones to secure the branches. Then, creatively hang your necklaces and bracelets to your heart’s content.
Frame of reference
For a more contained look, try the display box. Purchase either a deep-set frame such as IKEA’s Ribba, nab a lightweight wine crate from a liquor store (dress it up by painting it your color of choice) or buy a shadow box from frames-direct.com ($12). Unless you opt for the actual shadow box, cut a piece of foam board (either select a colored board or cover it with decorative paper) to the size of the frame; this will allow you to poke hooks or push pins into the backing from which to hang your jewelry. Then mount the box on the wall like a frame or display it on a shelf.