With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas on its way, many people are making travel plans to visit family. Traveling with jewelry valuables can be stressful. It is easy to lose small and delicate items or to tangle a chain in a thousand knots with no time to straighten it. Here is a checklist for packing and traveling with your favorite Holiday jewelry, no matter how far you have to go.
The first thing you need is a food storage container to serve as a travel jewelry box. Food storage containers are great because they seal tightly and come in various sizes so you can be sure to find one that suits your needs.
Use a piece of felt to transport your earrings. Simply poke the pairs you want to take through the felt and secure with the earring backs. Easy right? Here’s the trick – take a second piece of felt and press it against the ends of the studs, behind the earring backs then place your earrings in the traveling jewelry box.
Thread your delicate necklaces through paper straws and stow them neatly in the container. Chunky necklaces travel well. If you have tangle-prone chunky necklaces or delicate stone necklaces, you can use the cardboard from paper towel rolls cut in half, or toilet paper rolls, to transports your necklaces. Stuff a little toilet paper in one end of the roll and cover it with tape. Drop the necklace in the other end of the tube, add a little more tissue to prevent your necklace from slipping out, and you are good to go.
One neat thing about traveling with pendant necklaces is that you can take one pendant to wear each day. Choose your favorite pendants and make sure they match the chain you are wearing. While you are vacationing you can swap the pendants out and you only have to think about the one chain. To prevent scratching, place your pendants in between round cotton makeup pads. Place the pads (and stow-away pendants) back in the makeup pad container, or in your traveling jewelry kit.
If they are rigid bracelets place each one in a paper envelope and pack in your to-go container. If they are tangle-prone, snip a paper straw in half and thread the bracelet through.
Sometimes you just need that one special statement ring, or two, or three special statements rings. To protect rings during travel get a pill organizer. They come in day-packs, weekly packs, monthly packs, and in many different sizes. I find that a weekly pack is enough for me. I can place my three favorite statement rings, one in each little box, and store those in the larger jewelry container.
Gauges are typically made of hardy materials however, bone and acrylic can scratch so stow those in pill containers in your to-go-box. Body chains and studs for small piercings can be transported like necklaces and earrings respectively. Small ear cuffs travel like rings, large ear cuffs and anklets travel like bracelets, and toe rings travel like finger rings!
I think that’s everything! If you think of something I’ve missed, let’s talk about it in the comments!
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