With Bangle Stacker Chicago-Area Inventor Brings Uncommon Sense to Jewelry Organizing
Kate O'Malley's innovation goes from "Not today, Mom" to The Today Show!
Like so many products, the Bangle Stacker's roots can be traced to a simple problem: how to organize jewelry efficiently.
One rainy day in July 2014, Kate O'Malley tried to enlist her daughters in a project that tackled the issue. Neither was interested in the least, so O'Malley grabbed duct tape to secure two golf tees and a pair of toilet paper rolls atop a plastic plate.
What initially prompted eye rolls from her tween-age children has developed into an eye-catching product called the Bangle Stacker featuring five vertical posts that hold bracelets, rings and other accessories.
It has made a substantial splash, including a January appearance on a NBC's popular Today program, segment led by Stephanie Sisco, a Real Simple magazine editor.
"That was such a validation of my instincts", O'Malley says. "There are so many peo