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Closet Shelves for Jewelry and Accessories | Making it Lovely

My closet shelves got a little sprucing up! I rearranged things to better sort my jewelry (the earrings were piling up in a bowl, getting tangled and dusty) and the newly blank space between the shelves looked painfully bare. I had brought home the beetle, dragonfly, and bee from Target a while back at $10/pop, not knowing where I’d use them, and I’m so glad I did! Clearly my house didn’t already have enough bugs as decor.

Beetle, Dragonfly, and Bee - Target Bugs

There were a lot of questions about where things were from when I shared this space on Instagram Stories yesterday, so I’ve put together ALL the sources you might need in today’s post. Shall we?

Glass Jewelry Boxes

I’d been wanting a glass jewelry box to keep my earrings dust-free. The long, low version I bought this weekend is out of stock online, though stores may still have them (Oakbrook did) and there are plenty of other options below if you’re looking for something similar. Add a little ribbon to the clasp like I did if you’re feeling extra.

Glass and Brass Jewelry Boxes

  1. Clarus Small Brass Display/Jewelry Boxes, Crate & Barrel
  2. Glass Shadow Boxes, West Elm
  3. Antique Brass Jewelry Boxes, The Container Store
  4. Keepsake Glass Display Box, Urban Outfitters
  5. Antique Gold Jewelry Box, Pottery Barn
  6. Out of the Box Jewelry Box, Kate Spade

Shelf Brackets

You can find awesome brackets everywhere. House of Antique Hardware for historical reproductions. Rejuvenation for well-made styles both old and new. You want cute with detail like mine, you look to Anthropologie.

Statement Earrings, Bee and Dragonfly Figures | Making it Lovely
Cute Anthropologie Shelf Brackets

  1. Rose Quartz Bracket, Anthropologie
  2. Tasseled Bracket, Anthropologie
  3. Gilded Loops Bracket, Anthropologie
  4. Madison Bracket, Anthropologie
  5. Lattice Bracket, Anthropologie


People always ask why I have a Dictionary in my closet when it shows up in photos; it’s a Kate Spade book clutch! I got it years ago so it’s long discontinued, but they’re still available on eBay pretty regularly. The striped pouch behind it is new and I’ve included it below, along with more adorable clutches I would happily sport. (I’m picking up one of the super cute paint tube pouches for Eleanor’s birthday!)

Cute Clutches - Tory Burch and Kate Spade
Cute Clutches and Pouches

  1. Beaded Flat Clutch with Eyes, Clare V.
  2. Stripe Large Pouch, Tory Burch
  3. Leo Chevron Stripe Envelope Clutch, Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom
  4. Tejer Folded Clutch, Anthropologie
  5. Genuine Calf Hair & Faux Leather Foldover Clutch, Sole Society, Nordstrom
  6. Rainbow Clutch, MoMA
  7. Pouch Paint Tubes, MoMA
  8. Eraser Clutch, Studio DIY
  9. Mar Y Sol | Sonia Clutch, Banana Republic
  10. Sueded Graphic Giraffe Wristlet, Old Navy

Bag Charms

I added pom poms to my striped clutch, and I switch them around to different bags all the time. Mine was from Tory Burch last year — I saw it on one of the bags that I thought was just OK, but the embellishment was the best part by far. I was jazzed when I realized you could buy them separately! A wrist loop and tassel would complement any of the clutches above, and here are a bunch of other fun options.

Bag Charms and Keychains

  1. Flower With Bow Bag Charm, Coach
  2. Lucky Token Keychain, Anthropologie
  3. Pink Ombré Stacked Tassel Charm,
  4. Coach X Keith Haring Hangtag, Coach
  5. Hot Sauce Keychain,
  6. Elephant Bag Charm, Furbish
  7. Cord Wristlet, Clare V.
  8. Pom Pom Tassels, Clare V.

Statement Earrings

A simple outfit’s secret weapon! I wear glasses everyday, and then I usually pick either a bold lip or bold earrings, and I can personally attest to the awesomeness of numbers 2 and 3 below.

Statement Earrings!

  1. Set Sail Drop Earrings, Kate Spade
  2. Tiered Tassel Earrings, J. Crew
  3. Bead and Blossom Earrings, J. Crew
  4. Mismatched Fish Earrings, Tory Burch
  5. Vibrant Life Linear Earrings, Kate Spade
  6. Tortoiseshell Drop-Hoop Earrings, J. Crew
  7. Tassel Earrings, Tory Burch
  8. CIR Arch Earrings, Hyworks, Adorn Milk
  9. Annie Costello Brown Arc Drop Earrings, Clare V.
  10. Vibrant Life Hoops, Kate Spade
  11. Contessa Tassel Earrings, Baublebar, Nordstrom
  12. Efira Earrings, Bianca Mavrick,
  13. Feather Drop Earrings, Tory Burch
  14. Linda La La Hoop Earrings, Rebecca De Ravenel, Moda Operandi
  15. Pillar Earrings, WKNDLA, Adorn Milk
  16. Metal Petal Hoop Earrings, Rebecca De Ravenel, Moda Operandi
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  • Danielle
    April 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Love this! I’ve been in need of some new jewelry storage ideas and you’ve given me major inspiration! Thanks!!

  • Tiffanie
    April 19, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Some real eye candy in this post! When I saw the bugs at Target I thought about you. Glad to see you scooped them up and put them to a very pretty purpose.

  • goosefairy
    April 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I’m really surprised you didn’t go for the tassled shelf brackets!

    • Making it Lovely
      April 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      They weren’t out when I bought my brackets. I may have gone for them if they were!

  • howewelive
    April 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Fantastic idea to display pretty earrings in a glass enclosed case like this. Going to have to replicate. And love all the accessories you linked to!

  • Amelia
    April 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    dying to know – why do you have a jar of cotton balls in your closet? what do you use them for, in that space?

    • Making it Lovely
      April 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Removing eye makeup, taking off nail polish. That sort of thing. My sink is directly opposite the shelves! (Weird, I know. Old house quirk.)

  • Susan G.
    April 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve seen similar glass boxes recently (last week) in Homegoods. They were silver and not brass or gold tho. Very reasonable prices!

  • Julie Saldana
    May 11, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I like Glass Jewelry Boxes, it make s me feel like I am in jewellery store (thought still stay at home :) I like earings you show also. Just curious that this is your earings collection, isn’t it? If it is true, that is awesome!

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