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How to store your handmade jewellery to avoid damage

How to store handmade jewellery to avoid damage


When you’re passionate about making or buying jewellery, it’s easy to want to show off all your creations that you’ve purchased or made.

But if you don’t look after them properly, your handmade jewellery can become damaged, change in shape or structure, and you won’t be able to wear it with joy.

Let me share some tips on how to store your handmade jewellery so it stays in good condition for years to come:

Use a jewellery box lined with fabric; velvet or cotton is good

An excellent option for safely storing your handcrafted jewellery is a jewellery box with a fabric lining. It’s best to avoid plastic, as this can scratch and damage delicate pieces of jewellery.

A box with a lid will also help protect against dust and dirt getting into the crevices of your pieces. If possible, try to keep your boxes in a cool environment (such as on top of an airing cupboard) so that they don’t get too hot or cold over time

Buy a jewellery box designed for specific items

It is a good idea to store your handmade jewelry in a box made specifically for that purpose if you are storing it.

These are generally more durable than regular storage boxes and will protect your precious pieces from damage or loss.

Invest in a few travel cases

Invest in a few travel cases. A small, portable jewellery box is an excellent investment for the handmade jewellery lover who often travels, as it’s small enough to carry in your handbag and can be used to store your pieces when they’re not being worn.

If you don’t want to buy a new case, consider using an old prescription bottle or makeup bag instead.

If you’ve got some extra cash lying around (or if this article inspired you with some brilliant ideas), try out these DIY ideas for making your own travel case:

Create your own travel case using an old pill bottle and a household item

There are many different ways to store your handmade jewellery. You can use an old pill bottle or a household item such as a candle holder.

For earrings, place them inside the pill bottle and put them in your purse or bag. To prevent necklaces and bracelets from becoming tangled while traveling, hang them from the bottle neck using a ribbon or string.

Maintain your jewellery well so you can wear it for many years to come.

Keeping them in good condition allows you to wear your favourite handmade earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for years to come. Here’s how:

  • Don’t let them get damaged. Make sure you don’t bang or knock your jewellery against hard surfaces, as this may cause scratches or breakage.
  • Don’t wear them when doing physical activity such as exercising or running around after young children.

This may sound obvious, but we’ve all been guilty of forgetting! If possible, wait until after your workout before putting on a new bracelet or necklace (unless it’s waterproof).

  • Similarly, avoid showering with your precious pieces attached—yes, even if they’re waterproof.

The steam from the shower could damage them over time, so take off any pieces that aren’t waterproof before hopping in there with soap suds flying everywhere.


Hopefully, this article has given you some ideas for storing your handmade jewellery.

We know it can be a bit of a hassle to find the perfect place for each piece, but if you don’t want them damaged, there is no other way.

Keep in mind that, with adequate maintenance and care, your handmade earrings, necklaces, and bracelets will last for years, and you will be enjoying your favourite pieces of jewellery every time you need them to wear.