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  • 3rdCoastHighlander
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    I love the 25 peseta coin. I have a a few with the Barcelona Olympic logo from '92, one hanging on my daily key chain. The world's eyes were on Spain in '92- Olympics, World's Expo in Sevilla, Madrid was the Cultural Capital of Europe. Cool memories. Happy travels.

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  • TOBaggirl
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    I use small tarnish free zip lock style bags to keep my jewelry separated but also looking good. Then I put them all into a large Tiffany’s drawstring pouch. All the lettering came off so it just looks like any other pouch. It stays in my carry on bag.

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  • BWeaves
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    ALSO, Pill cases make great earring storage. A little felt in the bottom so the earrings don't bang against the plastic is easy to add.

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  • Kipsgirl
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    I don’t like to travel with much jewelry but when I went to a wedding with some, I grabbed the Saran Wrap “Press and Seal”. Cut to length and width for each piece that would tangle, I just lay the necklace down on one half, fold in a long, thin “tab “on each side, then fold the whole piece to secure it. Upon arrival, the “tabs” come in handy to grasp and pull apart. I stuck the piece of Saran to the wall so I could use it again on the return trip If your necklace is delicate, you may want to wrap a bit of tissue paper around it before laying it down because it will stick well to the wrap. After each piece is wrapped, it folds down very small and packs up great! Not elegant but minimal and tangle free!

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  • haraya
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    Yeah, we are really bad at unpacking!! LOL. We have only recently broken the habit of leaving bags in a heap as soon as you walk in the front door. Hence paring down my travel jewelry down to what I can wear on the plane...

    The other reason I don't bring much jewelry is that I often like to buy some as a souvenir! My favorite pieces are almost all items that are from craft fairs or charming little shops. I have a particular fondness for simple dichroic glass, or small organic forms in silver.

    Originally posted by BWeaves View Post
    Haraya: No, the rubber matting thing is NOT for long term storage. It's only for while you are travelling, to keep the jewelry from shifting, scratching each other, and tangling. When I get home, even if I don't immediately unpack anything else, I unpack my jewelry and put it away in a safe place.

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  • BWeaves
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    Haraya: No, the rubber matting thing is NOT for long term storage. It's only for while you are travelling, to keep the jewelry from shifting, scratching each other, and tangling. When I get home, even if I don't immediately unpack anything else, I unpack my jewelry and put it away in a safe place.

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  • haraya
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    My one worry with this solution is that I might forget to unpack things for a while, and the rubber may deteriorate over time, sticking to the jewelry. But if you are a more conscientious unpacker than I am, it’s a simple and reasonably-priced option!!

    I also like the rubber matting that you put in the bottom of drawers. Lay out your jewelry on it [...]
    Last edited by haraya; 12-22-2017, 09:38 AM.

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  • haraya
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    I travel with less and less jewelry these days - just a couple pairs of earrings (everyday/dressy) and perhaps a dressy pendant for going out at night. But when I have traveled with multiple options, I like using a travel roll.

    (Like this one, although I bought mine in a tiny store in Vietnam while I was traveling: Jewelry roll)

    (Link is to a listing for a rectangular padded fabric organizer with three zippered compartments arranged vertically, that rolls up for travel.)

    I like it because it’s a soft and viable landing place for trinkets when I’m in a hotel room. (Not as secure as a Travel Tray, but better for separating delicate pieces! ) It has several zippered pockets for earrings, watches, bracelets etc., as well as a soft “bar” that fastens with a snap, over which you can slip rings or necklaces. Then everything rolls up and is protected against tangling or minor bumps while in transit. I might slip mine in a stuff sack to keep it clean, and tethered.
    Last edited by haraya; 12-22-2017, 09:33 AM.

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  • cazique
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    I put cuff links, collar stays, and sometimes a spare watch in a mini Q-kit which usually lives in my toiletry kit. I may switch to a small OP for the cuff links and collar stays.

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  • twosandalz
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    I wrap each item in a tissue and put them in a small box, or a cloth pouch if nothing needs protecting. I've used a tiny cardboard box and little plastic ones.

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  • BWeaves
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    I actually sort of stole the rubber matting idea from someone who sewed flannel to the back and put ribbons on it to tie it up, to make a "real" jewelry roll. I kept meaning to do that myself, but I got lazy and just used the rubber matting plain and some hair bands, and it worked great.

    I did a quick search on Etsy, and "SimplySown" has nice looking ready made ones. She calls it the Blingzy Jewelry Travel Roll. I might give one a try.
    Last edited by BWeaves; 12-21-2017, 05:09 AM.

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  • kathryn
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    Originally posted by BWeaves View Post
    I also like the rubber matting that you put in the bottom of drawers. Lay out your jewelry on it, and roll it up. Nothing moves and is padded.
    I love this idea!

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  • BWeaves
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    Straws are great for keeping chains from tangling, but you need a long thin zip pouch to put them in.

    I also like the rubber matting that you put in the bottom of drawers. Lay out your jewelry on it, and roll it up. Nothing moves and is padded. Get where you are going and unroll and everything is exactly where you put it. You can cut the matting to the size that works for the amount of jewelry you are taking, but roll it all up first so you know where the excess is. And use large rubber hairbands or head bands to wrap around the final bundle.

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  • melminimalist
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    I wear the same pair of earrings until they fall apart or fall out. But i do wear bracelets, the same four every day, two on each arm. I have one necklace with multiple pendants and charms that can be swapped out. In general tho, I only travel with my everyday wear jewelry as I am already wearing it, lol.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk

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  • Meglet
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    I only travel with 2 rings and 1-3 pairs of medium-sized earrings. I found a pill box which is large enough for my biggest pair of earrings, and cut a piece of a ring tray to fit inside. I also tucked a small silver cloth in to fill the space. The box tucks into my toiletry kit, and with the ring slot and cloth my jewelry is nice and secure if it has to travel inside the box so it won’t get tangled up.

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