Since I took the plunge into the perforated population, I haven’t had a moment’s regret or remorse. In fact, I’ve taken every moment I can to enjoy my new adornable ears. I’ve haunted our local farmer’s market, picking up a new pair of danglers, almost every Saturday this past summer.
But with many earrings comes much clutter and I quickly discovered I lacked a practical place to store them. What to do? I’ve seen a few earring holders that were barely tolerable, but the one that really jiggled my jello was this beauty found here.
So in my casual search for chicken-wire I stumbled upon these fire-place grates (at least I think that’s what they are) from The Restore (which btw rocks my home-improvement world), for $1 a piece. I thought they’d work just fine in a pinch. And turns out they are even more ideal! Once I bent them into half circles and then used fabric strips to secure them together, I discovered they not only hold danglers admirably, but also have this incredibly perfect little space at the top and bottom edges that is perfect for holding posts. ‘Tis too true! (Man I can’t escape the subtle Austin quotes tonight!)
So yeah. Fire grates. Dangling from my ceiling. Holding my earrings. That’s what I like to call Fire-proof and functional.