Jewelry to go

I don't know about you but while I love travelling, I don't think my jewelry does. Why else would it protest and ball itself up into a labrynth of chains never to release the one necklace that I want? And if I do 'win' and wrestle the necklace I want to wear out of the 'great ball of jewelry' it undoubtedly has a knot or TWO in it as reward for my victory. How is that even possible?

Something had to be done. I could no longer take the jewelry carnage.

So I did what any woman who loves jewelry does... I went straight to the "fish n' tackle" section of my local hardware store. Naturally.

And now my jewelry can no longer fight in long car and plane rides.

I simply took a standard 'fish bait' case...

And opened it up. See the little dividers? They are removable and repositionable. 

So I removed a few to make some larger compatments and low and behold - jewelry storage that is NEAT and ORGANIZED and ready for travel! Is it wrong that this makes my heart so happy?

You can see a few of the dividers I removed in the bottom right of the picture above.

My favourite part is that you can isolate your necklaces from everything else - because as we all know, necklaces don't play nicely with others. 

And another added bonus is that the hard plastic offers your jewelry protection! Kind of like a mall security cop. But better, and without the scooter.

Yup, as segmented as food on a toddlers plate. 

The best thing about this particular tackle case? It's double sided! I love that I can pack twice as much organization into the same space. Genius.

On the flip side I had larger compartments for my chunkier necklaces and earrings as well as my watch.

I can't even begin to tell you how much easier this made getting ready on our recent vacation. To find what I wanted to wear quickly and without 'world war jewelry' was awesome.

I put my larger bangles and headbands etc. in another small toiletry bag which was fine as they were never the problem pieces. But for now, I've got this jewelry all wrangled up and now all I have to worry about on vacation is whether I should order dessert or not (and by the way, the answer to that is always 'YES').

What about you? Any fun tips for travelling? Any recent jewelry arm wrestles? Any recent episodes of "earrings gone wild"? Only the censored version please - this is a rated G blog. ;)

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  1. What a clever idea. My favorite part is that this case is double sided. I always pack TONS of jewelry because I bring pretty basic outfits and my accessories help to change things up a bit. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is such a clever idea!! I need to do this! My jewelry is all over place.

    Thank you so much for the sweet shout out today! So nice!!

  3. Great idea, Elaine! I love how you went with hard containers so your jewelry is better protected when traveling.

  4. Now I have to go buy jewelry... oh...and Travel! ha! GREAT idea!!!


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