I think I have every piece of jewelry that I have ever had. Mind you, we are not talking about high quality items, but lots of little things that I have picked up or been given over the past 25 years or so.
I don’t wear very many pieces of jewelry at all. I stick to pearl earrings pretty much every day. From time to time I switch them out for diamond earrings and maybe a pair of hoops, but that happens rarely. As for necklaces, I have about four that I have in rotation, but most days I don’t wear one at all.
One of the drawers in my nightstand is stuffed full or jewelry. I never open it or go to retrieve anything from it. When I heard that Dress for Success also takes accessories, I realized this was the perfect opportunity for me to give the majority of these things a new home.
I went through every piece of jewelry. Thankfully I had saved all those little bags that buttons come in over the years and was able to put one or two pairs of earrings in each bag. I bagged necklaces and bracelets and pins.
In the end I filled up a gallon size Ziploc bag with jewelry. I am thrilled that these items can be a little extra touch for the women who benefit from Dress for Success. Just another step toward Project 333.