Jewelry Branch

Jewelry is a great way to accessorize an outfit. I like big earrings, statement necklaces, and bright colors. But I almost never wear bracelets or rings (besides my wedding band/engagement ring). I’ve found the best way for me to display my jewelry is visibly, instead of in a jewelry box. I’m likely to forget about certain pieces if I store them out of sight for too long.

I have a few store bought jewelry hanging storage “tree’s” where I hang most of my necklaces, but I needed a better place for earrings!

I found this Manzita tree branch at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for my earring display!

The gold chevron box is from Target for about $5.00 on clearance (down from $20!). I put hair accessories in it. Like this sparkly headband from Just Lovely Things!

(be sure to check out her shop for other hair accessories! Oh, and if you are interested in a discount–who isn’t?–use coupon code “smallthings” for 15% off!)

I think it’s a great way to display my most commonly worn earrings. A lot of the earrings shown on the branch are made by me. A few are from Target, and those beautiful green stone ones in the back? From the lovely Nicole Hazen, a Stella & Dot rep!

*I know it looks like this branch sits on my dresser, but it doesn’t. I have cats, people. That branch would be snapped in half and the earrings would be everywhere if I left it out. So it lives in my armoire with the rest of my jewelry!

How do you display your jewels?

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Comments (62)

  1. Posted April 4, 2012

    What a clever idea! I am in LOVE with the red earrings, so beautiful. Amy x

  2. Tonya says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I’m loving those red earrings too! šŸ™‚ Also, still loving your longer bangs, Kate! Very pretty. šŸ™‚

  3. Beth says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I am in need of something like this, maybe smaller. I waste so much time rumaging through my jewelry dish every morning. Things get tangled up, I get annoyed and I’m sure I’m missing opporunities to wear some of my great accessories because I can’t see them all. I will be on the lookout for something like this, it’s a great idea!

  4. Jae says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    A couple of years ago, I bought two picture frames at Ross, probably about $2 on sale and little hooks from the hardware store. I took off the back of the frames and took out the glass and screwed the hooks into the top of the frame. I’ve hung these two frames and hang my necklaces on the hooks. I love the display as well as the ease of sorting through my necklaces! I’m still trying to figure out the best way to sort my earrings though.

  5. Posted April 4, 2012

    I have a jewelry display board made out of a vintage printer drawer. It keeps everything organized, and visible. Love the branch idea, too!

    Check out my jewelry board here:


  6. Chrissy says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Hi Kate,
    I love your blog and your Etsy shop! For my own jewelry I just use different vintage bowls and am working on making something more fun and practical- the rummaging through just is not as fun (or as cute!) as this branch of yours! šŸ™‚

    I am also on Etsy, stop by sometime and look around if you can! :)

  7. Meg says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I use a couple jewelry displays from At Home America, one of those direct sales companies, like Pampered Chef. I have one for necklaces and then an earring one. They are really nice looking and sit, nestled together, on my dresser. I have way too much jewelry though since I used to sell Premier, so 95% of my jewelry never gets worn and ends up tarnished. šŸ™

  8. Posted April 4, 2012

    well crap, now I want to grow out my bangs…I love how you’ve been styling yours lately!

  9. Posted April 4, 2012

    I use the BelleDangles jewelry organizer I found on

    It’s a pretty decoration in my bedroom…although if I had a larger walk-in closet I would hang it in there. It’s great!

  10. Victoria says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Hi Kate! For necklaces I have a modern towel rack that I hung on the wall in my bathroom, bought matching shower curtain rings and hang each necklace on a curtain ring. As for earings, I have a frame I had gotten at Hobby Lobby, covered a piece of styrafoam with fabric, and attached that to the frame. Works great; however you beach and the various trees are cute too! ALSO, I love the way you’ve been styling your bangs…will you be having a new tutorial?!?!

  11. Melissa says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    What a beautiful idea!

  12. Ruthie says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    That is a great little idea! I also love that box…

  13. Posted April 4, 2012

    Great idea! I love it! I wish I wore more earings! I keep my diamond studs in at all times. But this makes me want to rush out and buy some dangly ones! šŸ˜‰

  14. Erica says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    i made this earring organizer. so easy and a great way to display all your bling šŸ™‚

  15. Pamela says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!! I have a jewelry tree, but have never seen a jewelry branch!! SO cute.

  16. Posted April 4, 2012

    I love the branch! I also love that you clarified about the cats… my very first thought was “I love this – but my cats would have a field day!” What is it about shiny things and mischievous cats?!

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    Posted April 4, 2012

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  18. herriot says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I bought myself a birdhouse earring tree from JC Penney that holds LOTS of earrings and some necklaces. It’s very sturdy and attractive, unlike most that I found at other places. It was more than I would have normally paid but I got it on sale and used a $10 off coupon as well. Now I can actually see all my earrings and they are right at my fingertips.

  19. Debbie says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I use a jewelry tree for my earrings, but for my necklaces I stuck small, clear plastic hooks on my closet wall. I can see what I have, and the necklaces don’t get tangled up.

  20. Anonymous says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I love the shirt you have on where did you fing it? Love all your hairstyles and outfit tips! Thanks for sharing them!!

    • Kate says
      Posted April 4, 2012

      It’s from J.Crew outlet!

  21. Posted April 4, 2012

    Love that jewelry storage!

  22. Sarah says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I saw that branch all I could think about is what my cat would do to it! I’m glad you clarified it’s not to be stored around cats. šŸ™‚

    I’m always looking for better jewelry storage. Mine is horrible!

  23. Posted April 4, 2012

    oh I love this! I wish I could have a pretty little tree like that! I hang my jewelry in a travel container in my closet because I travel so much I can always take it with me and hopefully not loose anything! But I am with you, out of sight, out of mind! I need it displayed in front of me!

  24. Anonymous says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Hi Kate! I love your hair and your blog!! I am going to get my hair done this week, will you PLEASE tell me what colors you use so I can ask my hairstylist to copy it? Thank you so much šŸ™‚ Happy Easter!


  25. Jess says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I am in LOVE with those red earrings! I agree with you about statement earrings. I used to love to wear small earrings and statement necklaces, but lately, I’ve been doing the opposite — a simple silver or gold chain necklace (or no necklace at all) and some fun earrings.

    Great Target find, too! Every time I’m in Target, I have to walk through the home section, the jewelry section, and the shoe section — just to see what sort of deals I might find.

    I currently display my earrings in two ways. I have a fun, white wire display piece from Home Goods. This has the ability to store a ton of earrings. My earring collection — which is probably about 30 pairs — doesn’t even take up half the space. I also store some of my favorite earrings, the ones I wear most often, on an antique silver tray that sits on a shelf/vanity in my bedroom. Your branch storage is gorgeous, though!

    Love your blog!


  26. Posted April 4, 2012

    Where is the thing that sits in front of your target box from? it is so cute!

  27. Posted April 4, 2012

    I too got that little chevron box for $5 recently. Score! I have the Anthropolgie Ceramic Egg Crate on my dresser that holds my small earrings and rings. Found here (in white) Then I have a white ceramic bowl that has three sections from Marshalls that holds watches and large earrings. Love your tree though, so cute!

  28. Kerry says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Where did you get the silver hoops with pearl drops from? (They are prominent in the second photo from the top.) Thanks! šŸ™‚

  29. Maya says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Random but what blush were you wearing in these pictures? Beautiful color!

    • Kelly says
      Posted April 5, 2012

      I want to know what blush you are wearing also! And your lipstick color!

  30. Betsy says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Love the tree idea! Unique and different than your typical metal jewelry tree. I use a tall metal jewelry tree for my necklaces and bracelets and then for my earrings – a wall chain! I found the idea recently on pinterest and it works great. I bought a chain link from Home Depot and secured it at each end with a nail…then each pair of earrings has a link to dangle from. It’s great for both display and space! Here’s some pictures of it from far away and up close:

    I may have to use your tree branch idea however – I’m running out of space already! šŸ™‚

  31. Arlene says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    What lipstick are you wearing? PLEASE share! Thanks Kate. LOVE your blog!

  32. katfish says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    I love manzanita branches for jewelry display. We live where they grow natively (Southern Oregon), and I’ve been meaning to go out to the woods for some time now to cut one, spray paint it gold, and hang it from the corner of the ceiling at Christmas with ornaments all over it.

    Also, Kate, I think you’re adorabibble.

  33. Posted April 4, 2012

    I keep my jewels piled in a heap on a plate. Lame, I know. I’m always untangling things. Looks like I need a jewelry branch too!

  34. Anonymous says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    LOL about the cats.
    Yes, they would have fun with that branch.

  35. Posted April 4, 2012

    That is incredibly creative. Such a cute way to store jewelry.
    I used a photo frame for earrings:

  36. A.W. says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Brilliant idea!
    And those red earrings are stunning! Anxious for my little one to be a wee older so I can wear dangling earrings again–I’m so paranoid she would yank them off!

  37. Ashley says
    Posted April 4, 2012

    Good idea! All my jewelry is in a jewelry box that is collecting dust! I have tons of earrings that I don’t even wear…I think I will try this out!

  38. Posted April 4, 2012

    Very Creative. I’m loving your blog. Just stumbled on it.

  39. Tracy says
    Posted April 5, 2012

    Hey Kate – what are your “rules” for accessorizing? I’m terrible at it and good use a good how-to. Maybe a guide to necklace length with various necklines. Mixing metallics? I love how adding accessories helps me look more put together. But with a full-time plus job and a 13.5 month old, I need some go to guidelines. Thanks!

  40. Anonymous says
    Posted April 5, 2012

    I like it too, but I can’t believe you bought a twig/branch! šŸ™‚

  41. Posted April 5, 2012

    Aww it’s so pretty! It makes the jewelry look very delicate. I love chevron patterns! Good find! <3

  42. Posted April 5, 2012

    Love your tree! I did something similar a while back using driftwood and I love the organic, beachy feel! If you would like to check it out on my blog it’s here I love your blog!!

  43. Posted April 5, 2012

    For necklaces, I bought a cork board from Michael’s and some pretty fabric from Wal-Mart. I took a staple gun and stapled the fabric to the back, covering the frame. I then hung it on the wall next to my dresser. I then found some cheap push pins at the dollar store and hang my necklaces from the push pins. For earrings, I took an old frame and bought some lace at Wal-Mart. I hot glued the lace to the glass of the picture frame and then put the back back on. It works out perfectly to hang my earrings on and it’s pretty.

  44. Lindsay says
    Posted April 5, 2012

    What a great idea!

  45. Posted April 5, 2012

    Oh heavens! I’ve been dying to buy the jewelry tree at Target for weeks now! I just might have to tonight šŸ™‚

  46. Anonymous says
    Posted April 6, 2012

    I have a white distressed jewelry tree. It has holes in each “branch” for earrings, the branches are long enough to hold bracelets, and the top of the tree is long enough for necklaces. I love it so much. It is fun.

  47. Posted April 6, 2012

    Where are those red earrings from? I love them!

  48. Sarah says
    Posted April 7, 2012

    I LOVE this idea. I totally want to copy it. I may try to attach it to the wall or something. Thanks for the inspiration!

  49. Rachel says
    Posted April 8, 2012

    I hang my necklaces on a deer antler fastened on my wall!!

  50. Doris says
    Posted April 8, 2012

    I love this idea. the branch is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. But where did you get those earrings that are hoops with pearl drop? Love love them I need some similar ones in my life. Thanks. =)

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    Posted April 9, 2012

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  52. Posted April 9, 2012

    Where did you find the red and white stripped shirt? I love it!

  53. Posted April 9, 2012

    Where did you find the red and white stripped shirt? I love it!

    • Kelly says
      Posted April 11, 2012

      J. Crew Outlet

  54. Kathryn says
    Posted April 16, 2012

    Clever idea!

  55. Posted April 17, 2012

    When I saw this branch on your dresser, with all the shiny, dangly earrings on it, I thought, “Yeah, right…her cats must be angels” (I have 2 cats, too). Then I read further down and saw that you know better than to leave such an intriguing thing out within their reach!! Love your blog! šŸ™‚

  56. Anonymous says
    Posted April 22, 2012

    where are those red earrings from?

  57. Posted June 19, 2012

    Good jewlery information.great to this blog.

  58. Posted August 10, 2012

    that is an awesome idea, I have a whole manzanita limb that we bought as a possible centerpiece idea for my daughter’s wedding … I think I’m gonna get it out and play with it as a jewelry display … thanks for the inspiration šŸ™‚