I am totally into jewelry organization. All those small rings, earrings, and dainty necklaces need somewhere to go at the end of the day or they just disappear into the abyss never to be seen again. I’ve done a personalized epoxy jewelry box, made marbled ring dishes, and made a jewelry storage cabinet (with a mirror on the front), but I still haven’t done an earring organizer. So I thought it would be fun to make a pyramid earring stand like I’ve seen in a few stores lately. It’s basically like making a brass himmeli ornament except that it sits on a dresser rather than hanging in the air. Ready to make your own?
-mini pipe cutter
-brass tubes (I used 3 packs of these)
-22 gage gold floral wire (I got mine at JoAnn’s)
-ruler and marker
Use the pipe cutter to cut your pipe into the following sizes: 6.5mm (x12), 15mm (x4), 10mm (x4), 5.5mm (x4).
Thread a long piece of wire through the four 15mm pieces and twist the wire ends together to make a square. Snip the wire ends about 1″ short and tuck the ends back into one of the pipes out of view. This will be the bottom of your pyramid.
Take another piece of wire and twist it around one of the corners of your base about 1″ in from the end of your wire. String six of the 6.5mm pieces onto the wire and down over the end of the wire that you just twisted to keep it out of sight.
Attach the free end of the wire to the opposite corner of your pyramid base, twist it around, snip the end 1″ short, and tuck the end back into a tube. This will be half of your vertical pyramid lines.
To make the other half, repeat the process on the other two corners with the remaining six 6.5mm tubes, but when stringing on the tubes, only put on three, wrap the wire around the middle of the other six tubes, and then add the last three to create the top peak of the pyramid.
To add the side structure pieces, wrap, snip, and tuck a wire end around one of the lower breaks in the vertical tubes. Add on one of the 10mm tubes to the wire, wrap the wire around the lower break on the vertical tube next to it and keep going with all four tubes until you can wrap, snip, and tuck the end once all four are attached.
Repeat the process with the 5.5mm tubes on the upper break in the vertical tubes, and your pyramid is done and ready for earrings!
NOTE: You may notice in the pictures that there is a thicker gold floral wire and a much thinner silver wire that was used. I did my first assembly with the thin silver wire thinking it would show less and be easier to bend, but it’s SO easy to bend that the wires wouldn’t even support the weight of the pyramid. So I switched to the thicker wire which works much better.
I love when organization is pretty to look at and fits in with the rest of my decor and this gold pyramid does both in my space (and all those earring are from Forever 21 or H&M by the way). Actually, I love camels and just bought a camel ring holder that I think will be the perfect companion for the this earring pyramid, don’t you think? Hope this project was a cute way to solve an organization problem for you too! xo. Laura
Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.