Sparkling Jewelry Organizer

This Sparkling Jewelry Organizer is a very special piece to me and I think it is great way to start the new year, sharing a bit of the past and getting organized for the new year.  The Sparkling Jewelry Organizer  was my very first project published in a print magazine.  The magazine was Crafts ‘N Things.  If not for this piece being picked up by the Editor Abby,  I am not sure what I would be doing or if this website would even exist. This is the piece that jump started it all.  I am often asked what my style is and I usually say I do not have one.  Looking back 10 years later, I guess I do.  This is still my favorite color combination, I love the mix of patterns and textures and I love the sparkle.  This piece sums me up perfectly.

first published piece


Sparkling Jewelry Organizer

Sparkling Jewelry Organizer

Materials for Sparkling Jewelry Organizer:

  • Bare Elements Shelley case 7-1/4″ tall
  • Assorted Blush Collection Papers
  • Assorted Flat Back Crystals, 6mm: red; blue; crystal
  • Lt. blue velvet ribbon, 3/8”


  • Crillon Stamp Set
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink Pads: Ice Blue; Warm Red; Dk. Brown; Creamy Brown
  • Adhesives: Zip Dry Paper Glue; Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Directions for Sparkling Jewelry Organizer:


  • Choose five coordinating paper for inside of box, one for exterior, one for band, and one for lid. Ink all inside and all inside and outside box edges and creases.


  • Trace lid on back of blue pattern paper; cut out. Use Warm Red ink to stamp image in center. Follow BeJeweler Pro manufacturer’s instructions to affix crystals to stamped design.


  • For lid sides, cut 5/8”x12” strip from blue patterned. Cut strip to fit each section length. Stamp image on four short rectangles and apply crystals in same way as Step 2.


  • For each tray, cut 1-5/8”x12” strip from a different patterned paper. Cut strip to fit each 1-1/2”- and 2-1/4”-long sections. (Note: Adjust strips accordingly where trays are attached.)


  • For exterior sides, cut 1-3/4”x7” and 2-1/4”x7” rectangles from floral print paper; glue. Repeat for inside, adjusting paper height for trays.


  • For front two pieces, cut two 1”x7” floral print strips; glue. Cut two 1-1/2”x12” strips from red patterned paper; join strips together in back and glue horizontally around box, trimming excess at front. Glue strips to box, 1-1/2” from bottom.


  • Use Fabri-Tac to glue velvet ribbon strips around red strip borders as shown. Tie green ribbon knots and trim loose ends. Use Fabri-Tac to glue knots to box front.


  • On exterior panels, affix crystals to flower centers as desired.


  • For tray cushions, trace lid on paper, adding 1/4” to each side for octagon template; cut out. For each cushion, cut two octagons from fabric. Sew right sides together, leaving open on one side for turning. Turn right side out through opening. Stuff; sew opening closed. Repeat to make four cushions.


  • 1. Ink paper edges as desired.

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