The holidays are here, which means most of us will be traveling. This means you've gotta pick which jewelry you want to pack, and pack it in a way that doesn't result in your jewelry coming out of your bag a tangled clump.
don't end up looking like her . . .
Here's how I pack my DLJ and how I keep it somewhat contained during my travels :
I always carry my jewelry on me - better safe than sorry! I pack each piece individually in 2"x3" plastic baggies and store them in these clear poly string envelopes (you can find them on amazon or at a craft store...or Staples as a last resort). I like packing jewelry in these poly envelopes because :
- They close and are easy to throw in your purse.
- You can see all of your jewelry.
- The envelope is fairly stiff so I have never experienced any damaged or bent jewelry.
- Tangling is *seriously* reduced.
If you're a dork like me you may be temped to use these clear plastic envelopes as your wallet - don't.
In an ideal world this would be how you store your jewelry year round as well. The sealed envelopes will prevent oxidization of your jewelry and if you live in a dirty-air-city like NYC it will help to keep it clean.
Because I roll so deep with my jewelry crew, things are obviously a mess when I unpack and that is annoying. I find that a cup or a jar works great to hold my earrings, and (I'll even throw my makeup brushes in there too sometimes!) I usually keep my necklaces in the baggies, but I always wonder if there's a better way...
How do you travel with your jewelry? Have a better way? Please share!