What I didn't mention on my trip is that I think I doubled my earring collection while I was in Europe. I found so many great earrings at great prices - and what better inexpensive souvenir can you have than some lovely baubles to wear?!
But that also meant that I was running out of room to store them. My friend Sarah made me a really cool framed jewelry holder a few years ago that I absolutely love and use every day. So, I decided to make a couple more in close to the same style.
It was my good luck that the day after I decided to make these, I stumbled across a frame sale at Michael's. They had custom frames that had been made to the wrong specs and were on sale for $8 each!
Some felt backing and a dowel painted black was all it took to give my new earrings a home.