3.07.2011

Earring Organizer and a GIVEAWAY!

I have a quick and easy project for you today.  I LOVE earrings, they are probably my favorite form of jewelry.  I've been lusting over all kinds of organizers, but they are all counter top stands and I don't have any counter space at the moment, so I made this.... (I used to have one of these using screen, but I think this is much prettier).
It goes well with my other hanging organizers (diy hair clip holder and the diy necklace/earring hanger)
Don't have enough earrings to organize?  Well there's a giveaway at the end of this post that can help you out with that!  (or any other jewelry item you might prefer).  But first, a how to.

What you need-
Decorative sheet metal.  The guy (had to stop myself from saying boy, because he was about the same age as me) at the home depot looked at me like I had three heads when I asked where the decorative punched metal for radiator covers was.  Because that's what I'm used to seeing it made for.  Finally we figured out that I was looking for "decorative sheet metal" so be specific, we'd hate for those poor boys to be confused.  Or avoid the hassle and look for a man who looks like he belongs in a hardware store, he'll know what the heck your talking about.

Old frame (no glass or back needed so grab anything with a solid frame to it.
Spray paint (optional)
Sand paper (only if you opt for spray paint)

Is that everything?  I got a bit distracted by my HD tangent.  I do love Home Depot by the way.  So nothing against the company.  I'm just used to being in the store with my carpenter husband who can answer all my questions for me.  This day I had my BFF and although she's great company for a glass of wine, not so handy in the hardware department.

On with it.....  I chose to paint my frame.  Actually I painted two, because a sheet of the metal made enough for two organizers and the BFF thought she needed one too.....
You could kinds see a sneak peek in the background there.  I also painted my "decorative sheet metal".  WORD OF CAUTION.  If you are going to paint your metal (mine was actually a really pretty color to start with, but someone was requesting teal..... Make sure you lightly sand the face of the metal first!!!!  Otherwise your paint will scratch right off.  Use a nice grit stand paper and give it a once over.
Once everything is dry, use a pair of tin snips to cut the metal the size of your frame.  Using the frame's tabs, secure in place.
The back sides weren't painted.... If your frame DOESN'T have tabs (and it's wood) you can use a stapler, just staple half way into the frame (don't push to hard).
Hang and fill.

As I mentioned, there is a giveaway starting today that you can get some fun new jewelry!  Earrings Nation is offering one lucky winner a $25 shop credit!  Just a few of my favorite things in her shop you could win....



Leave a comment below to enter, one per person please.  Giveaway ends March 13th at midnight central time.

131 comments:

  1. I would love to win this giveaway! Beautiful stuff! I love that earing holder too!

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  2. Ooh, I could use some new earrings. I LOVE big earrings, but I'm tentative about buying them. Having a gift card would make me feel free to get whatever struck my fancy!

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  3. That earring holder is very creative!

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  4. Oh how cute the tiny camera is!

    And yes... we old fogies know what to call things at the hardware store. I always look for the older Home Depot men when I have a question... Age is a wonderful thing!

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  5. That camera necklace rocks!

    Love your organizer - - much prettier than a plain screen.

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  6. What gorgeous jewlery! Thanks for introducing me to the shop! I really love the "I am Late" Alice and Wonderland necklace! Gorgeous. All of her items are really beautiful!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. great earring holder. i would love to win this giveaway.

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  8. Great tutorial and giveaway!!

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  9. i could use some pretty things to dangle from my earlobes.

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  10. Please enter me into the competition! I love the Matte Cloud earrings!!!

    Luzanne
    luzie8@gmail.com

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  11. Love the camera necklace! So vintage and fun!

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  12. That camera necklace it sooo cute! Would love to win!!

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  13. i've been wanting to make an earring/jewelry holder for a while. all of yours are so cute. as is that matryosky doll necklace... love!

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  14. Awesome! I used to have a mesh organizer once too, but now they are all jumbled in a jewelry drawer that I hate! I am SO going to make one of these this week! Thanks!

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  15. Decorative Sheet metal is such a great idea! I was actually going to do this project this week now I think I will change it up a bit!!

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  16. I love this earring holder! Super cute! I love your blog!

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  17. I love the earring holder and the jewelry! I have a lace earring holder, and it's kind of a pain...

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  18. Those earrings are gorgeous!!! And I need to make a earring holder soon. My jewelry box is getting a little out of control with my earrings.

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  19. I've been thinking of doing a project like this. I haven't seen the punched metal used this way before - I like it!!

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  20. I can't wait to make an earring holder! What a great idea! And gorgeous jewelry!

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  21. Love the jewelry! I majorly need to organize my jewelry, maybe a task for spring break!

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  22. Gorgeous stuff! And I have about 10 earring holders bookmarked, but I think yours is my favorite so far :) Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  23. I love the earring holder! My earrings are such a mess and I can never find the matches. This is a great way to display them!

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  24. I want to make that earring holder! Love it! ANd I would LOVE to win a giftcard!!

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  25. Loverly. And love the color of paint! Thanks so much.

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  26. what a great idea..better than a screen! that for the chance to win☺

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. Cute! Would never have thought of that!

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  29. What a treat it would be to win!
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  30. LOVE the camera necklace!

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  31. I'm an earring FANATIC. No joke. I just went through my jewelry box and found about 15 more pairs... I NEED this organizer. So much better than a screen. I wouldn't mind a free pair either :) Yay for giveaways.

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  32. Sheet metal is so beautiful, I don't understand why it isn't used in more decor ideas. Chicken wire is also another favorite. Cute idea.

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  33. i lover her necklaces.

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  34. love this idea! i even have a glass-less frame somewhere...

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  35. Cute earring holder! And, yes, please enter me in the giveaway! Have a daughter who is known for her earrings!! Wouldn't take us long to spend the money!!

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  36. Ooooh I like those decorative bobby pins!

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  37. LOVE the earring organizer!!! So pretty!!!

    And I love the pretty stuff for the giveaway!!

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  38. i wanna win a giveaway! i wanna win a giveaway!!

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  39. Love your earring organizer. Too cute. I would love to win and I would order the cute vintage camera necklace. I also have a question for you. What color is your wall? It looks so rich and pretty. Thanks.

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  40. What woman wouldn't want/need more jewerly!

    Love the earring holder!

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  41. I'm in love with the earrings!!! They are beautiful!

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  42. I need new jewelry to sparkle up my life! Plus, I love that earring holder (I don't have enough yet to use one). Love the blog!

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  43. I would love to win this! Thanks!

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  44. I love how your earring holder turned out! Beautiful. Thanks for a great giveaway! I found a bunch of things I love in her etsy store. The turquoise rose ring is my favorite.

    mypatzer@yahoo.com

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  45. I love the earring holder!!! Earrings are my favorite accessory too, can't have enough of em!

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  46. I love your blog! The earring holder is a great idea! :)

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  47. You are right...everybody needs a little jewelry organization. Thanks for the darling inspiration. And BTW--the camera necklace is awesome and on my wish list. :)

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  48. The earring organizer is super cute. Great Giveaway! I would love the chance to win.

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  49. Cool organizer. I like the teal too. ;) Looks like a fun giveaway as well. Loving the camera necklace!

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  50. Thank you. I have been trying to figure out what i could use instead of the wire screen for organizing the earrings. This is so pretty!!!Love the camera pendant!

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  51. Love it!!! Your organizer is to die for!

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  52. Very pretty earring holder and I could really use some new earrings!

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  53. Love that earring holder!!! Would love to win some new earrings, will need them to fill up the holder i hope to get made ....its on the list!!

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  54. I LOVE that russian doll necklace! Great organizer too! You're so creative!

    olympicsleeper(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I can't wear earring anymore (developed an allergy of some sort!) but I love the stuff at Earring Nation! She has a great variety of antique looking jewelry and modern jewelry. I love this one - Sweet flowers - Colorful Flower Cabochons and Smoky quartz Glass Crystals Necklace

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  56. My goodness, what gorgeous jewelry! I love it all!

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  57. Beautiful! I have a knit earring holder, but it gets my earrings caught all the time, so his seems perfect! And I would LOVE one of her beautiful necklaces! ;-)

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  58. I've just started branching out in the earring dept and I'm loving these!
    Thanks!

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  59. what beautiful jewelry! it would be hard to choose just one piece!
    jennifer.chorazy@gmail.com

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  60. wow! this is a GREAT etsy shop...so many pieces i just love--the mr. wise owl, the vintage camera...
    thanks so much!

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  62. Ummm yeah I totally have to redo my screen earring holder this is MUCH better! I love love love the earrings you have pictured and that vintage camera necklace...Gorgeous!!!

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  63. Oh I could use some new jewelry. I'm on a mission to start adding some "pretty" to my outfits each day. I would love to win!

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  64. such a fun giveaway! yay!
    loribunk@gmail.com

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  65. I love the necklaces! So pretty.
    amandajoy@gmail.com

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  66. Love the organizer, what an awesome idea to use decorative metal! Now off to snoop through that Etsy shop!!

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  67. Love the organizer. Love to win.

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  68. Great idea. I always ask for things in HD and the guys look at me like I'm crazy. Would love to win some new earrings.

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  69. I love your blog! The earrings are absolutely adorable! I would love to win some!

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  70. I love this idea!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  71. I love the earring holder!

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  72. Nice work on the earring holder and like you said very decorative-hhhhm gives me an idea for a great
    room divider. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

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  73. I love how unique and feminine the jewelry is! I'd be so excited to win this one!

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  74. How fun and beautiful! :)

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  75. Wow! Love the jewelries and hoping I will win. I've never been lucky when it comes to raffles or BGs or lottery (lol) but in my heart one day I will win =)

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  76. oh my goodness - that camera necklace HAS MY NAME ALL OVER IT!! going to go see if I can buy it :) :)

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  77. Fabulous giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!

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  78. i love this idea.
    ive been looking for a great way to show case my earrings. thanks so much.
    i love the camera necklace!!

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  79. What a wonderful idea! Ty so much for sharing it with us and for offering it as a give away.

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  80. They have adorable stuff and I really need some new jewelry to spruce up my Spring wardrobe!

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  81. How fabulous are the products? I'm seriously in love with the camera necklace!

    And my email is clearly visible in my profile so you should have no prob contacting me :)

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  82. This is beautiful! I wish I could wear earrings. So does my husband. He thinks it would make gift shopping so much easier. haha

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  83. Oh, I love those jewels!! And the things holding those jewels, too!

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner. :)

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  84. Very good idea! Love the organizing.

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  85. Love the Oragnizer, it's on my weekend checklist!! I really do need one, I think it will also help me wear more of what I have, and not keep them hidden in the box! Love the Jems!! Obsessed with the photogrpahy necklace- it's my new hobby I hope to turn into my dream of a bussiness!!!

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  86. A girl can never have too many earrings!

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  87. The camera is really cute!

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  88. Great blog, fun DIY's, love the give-away!

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  89. I really like your earring organizer. It's like a piece of functional decorative art.

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I adore the golden flower earrings with the orange teardrop!!

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  90. I really like your earring holder--it's functional decorative art!

    Thanks for the giveaway...I really love the golden earrings with the orange drops.

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  91. Such cute jewelry! Hope I win :)


    (ps check this out...shout out to you!)
    http://northwoodsloves.blogspot.com/2011/03/catching-up-yet-again.html

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  92. This blog is an awesome way to keep me entertained...even when I should be doing schoolwork!

    It would be really amazing to win this giveaway as I need to start finding jewelry for my upcoming wedding!

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  93. I would love to win this giveaway! A girl can always use some more jewelery :)

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  94. I would love to rock some new earrings!

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  95. What beautiful stuff! I could really use some new jewelery.

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  96. I posted a comment yesterday but I don't see it now today. I love this organizer. I've been needing a better way to store my earrings and also don't have enough counter space. There are so many items in that shop I would love to buy!

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  97. I terribly need to make one of these. All of my earrings are poked through a piece of scrap fabric in an embroidery hoop. I love the little babushka necklace, and those earrings! So darling!

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  98. I love, love that earring holder! Very cute.

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  99. O How Beautiful! Who couldn't use some new jewelry?!

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  100. I want that camera necklace so bad, I love it!!!

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  101. I have been working with some ideas to organize my jewelleries and love using the metal backing for my earrings :)! Thanks!

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  102. Great giveaway, I know I'd love to win! But even if I don't, I might be making something with that decorative sheet metal. Didn't even know they sold something like that that was so easy to use.

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  103. I love your jewelry organizer. I made one not too long ago with stuff I had on hand. I posted about it on my blog: http://curtiscircus.blogspot.com/2011/01/operation-organize-jewelry-hanger.html

    And, I could always use some more jewelry to show off on my wall...

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  104. Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. I found your blog while looking for a way to organize my earrings and this is such a great DIY project. Earrings Nation has really cute stuff; I have a hard time choosing my favorites. I hope I win!

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  106. I am totally digging the camera necklace! So cute!

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  107. dare i enter? i love that little russian doll!
    thanks for that fun tut!

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  108. Lovin this giveaway! I'm new to your blog and likin' it so far! :)
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. Just found your blog and i love it! Also, i just joined Pintrest and was excited to see that you had a page there too! That first purple stone necklace is amazing!

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  110. gorgeous jewelry! And I love all the organizers. Pick me, please. bethtunnell@gmail.com

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  111. Great earing holder!! and oh how I miss shopping with my best friend....

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  112. I LOVE giveaways! how fun :) thanks for doing this!

    Cardigans and Cookie Dough

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  113. Super cool give away. I love all the jewlery but Im smitten with the camera necklace. Sooo cute

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  114. Ack! I LOVE your jewelry organizer!! Decorative sheet metal?!?! Who knew?! I definitely need to hang out at Home Depot more often!

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  115. Great project and super cute jewelry! The necklaces are diving - the camera necklace is probably my face :)

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  116. Enter me!!!! <3
    Allison Elizabeth

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  117. What pretty jewelry!

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  118. I a.d.o.r.e it all! But the camera necklace is SO cute cute cute!

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  119. This is so cute!! My jewelry is laying all over my bedroom, maybe one of these will help me organize!!!

    www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

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  120. i could sure use some cute jewelry that isn't from kohls or target!

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  121. Is that camera necklace from Earrings Nation? I didn't see it in her store and just love it!

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  122. That first necklace is my favorite, but the camera is cute too!
    Great tutorial, so pretty
    I can't wait to try it

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  123. That first necklace is my favorite, but the camera is cute too!
    Great tutorial, so pretty
    I can't wait to try it

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