Saturday, September 12, 2009

How to Make Your Own Necklace Display Tutorials

Showcasing Jewelry
Part 5 of 5
It's the final day of this series of wonderful jewelry display tutorials from blogdom from artisans who not only channeled their creativity in another way but also shared the results with everyone. A big round of applause!!

So here is more for you to bookmark for future updates or check back in my resource hub - Jewelry Making Tips.

1. If you like the commercial versions of necklace displays, then this on on the right by Staci Allen on Bellaonline.com will do the trick. The tutorial even comes with a full size pdf pattern for you to print out as a cutting template. You can also add two holes somewhere at the top to hang matching earrings.

2. A somewhat similar display by Bea Graansma on Rena Klingenberg's website does not use a hinged support as above to stay upright but relies on folded back sides.  I also love this pictorial on Flickr by Kotomicreations - it looks simpler and is foldable.

One artisan, Stella+Hodge who saw that article gave it a go (shown on the left) - she didn't follow the directions exactly - she used paper instead of fabric to cover the cardboard. Check out her directions here. I would print out her version of the template and perhaps use the photocopier to enlarge it to the size you want. Another artisan who tried out Bea's tutorial was Dana - see her version on her blog.

3. Beth Millner solved the problem of how to do justice to earring designs with her super jewelry set combo tutorial. Inexpensive fun foam is used to great effect. The earrings suspend from a simple wire frame which pokes through the fun foam. She was inspired to make her own because commercial versions cost too much. She also wanted something unique - always a goal to aim for.
4. I've always admired the use of dressmaking forms as jewelry displays. Well, here is one artisan to really admire because she made her own jewelry display bust out of paper mache!! Thought Bubbles said she desperately needed a better way of showcasing her jewelry and I say she found one.

5. Carolina Gonzalez has a different take on the bust idea. Hers is an artistic picture on cardboard of he upper torso of a woman which is propped up with a hinge piece like a picture frame. 3-D is hinted at with the shawl wrapped around the bottom of the display. The paper bust wears one earring and necklace.
6. Craftapalooza on Whipup.net came up with a simple wall mounted necklace rack to store and display your jewelry at home. It makes for a unique decor piece.

This rack idea inspired another artisan to come up with her own version.


7. Do you make tile necklaces which you display on small cards? Check out coreymarie.com's clever tutorial which is the picture frame style approach (see my earring display post) but with dressmaking hooks! Neato!
8. Christyn on Beadup shows it really pays to keep the hubby well supplied with tools as she got these fabulous wooden necklace and bracelet displays in return!
9. Angela on the AngelaWC blog has a clever idea - use color coordinated bean bags to display your bracelets and perhaps necklaces too!
10. Jewelry trees are another great idea. This one is by Rachel Leonard on My Right Brain. Her tutorial uses a Manzanita tree. Hat tip to The Best of DIY. Craftzine also featured another jewelry tree design you might like to check out. For other twig ideas check out my other jewelry display article here.
11. Bei Mondi has a picture frame tutorial where she adds tissue paper, suede etc to the back. As she points out, it's not just for necklaces but for bracelets too.
12.  Handy with a jig saw?  Then try this DIY display by Design Sponge. I like how it can be used on a table or be wall mounted.
13. I thought this clever way to mount jewelry busts by Studio8eight will suit either the home or in a shop. Jewelry is art indeed!  Via
14. Anyone who still has a fabric stash can make this lovely soft display for necklaces. The smaller jewelry items can go in the pockets. The tutorial is by Polka Dot ChairVia
15. Shaped by Hand has a great necklace AND earring display tutorial made from form board.

16. Calendargirl on Cut Out and Keep has a quick and easy necklace display tutorial using a thick paper base. Just fold the velvet over the base and you're done!

17. If you are artistic, you can create a special picture and attach hooks below for your necklaces. This idea was hatched by Sabrina over at ...&Faux Pearls.

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6 comments :

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Such unique ideas. I've always had issue with the best display for necklace sets with earrings. I just might have to give the display listed in this blog a go! Thanks Pearl!
Stephanie

Rosanne said...

Very impressive; I look forward to using some creativity to put my own flare on some of these examples. Will keep you posted if I succeed.

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ShapedByHand said...

Thank you for posting my display Pearl! You have put together such a great collection of ideas!

...And Faux Pearls said...

I love this whole post. Now I want to make more displays, which means I get to make more jewelry... Seems like a win-win to me! Thanks for including my idea!

Chrissi said...

I was given some old ex shop ones someone was bored of- they had painted them bright cerise pink- and of course the paint had started to chip off as it was ancient- now I see I don't have to recover them just in plain velvet I will get in gear and redo them

Pearl Blay said...

Good luck with the project, Chrissi!

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