Friday, July 31, 2015

Easy Hardware Jewelry Display Tutorial

By on Friday, July 31, 2015 3 Comments

Want to make your own jewelry display or storage? This splendid example is an easy hardware jewelry display tutorial by Gemma over at The Sweetest Digs. It uses galvanized steel pipes and some basic plumbing accessories. No soldering, no gluing. Just screw the bits together into a T shape. The tutorial gives all the item measurements.  I particularly like the gold paint sprayed one.  Gemma also mentions her two other jewelry display tutorials.

The cost of making one of these is definitely greater than if you bought a commercial T display.  But there are advantages with this design.  It is especially sturdy. Provided you spray painted the parts separately beforehand, the display can easily be dismantled and reassembled for storage and transportation to craft shows.

I think it is particularly cool for those who make industrial or contemporary style jewelry. If you prefer a softer look, try using wooden dowels - see last link below.


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  1. There are so many benefits to making this type of display.

    Transportation - would pack up smaller when heading out to a show as compared to the big busts.

    No lint!! Those velvet wrapped busts attract an awful lot of lint and require you travel with a lint brush as well and then keep an eye on them.
    They also wear....wherever you grab them on a consistent basis - fingermarks - and wear points.
    And covering them with fabric is not the easiest thing to do either....

    I think these designs would make for a great looking overall display. You could even go further with tissue decoupage or paint dabbing to cover them in a different way.

    1. Those are great advantages you listed! I like the no lint one!

  2. Great ideas. We have a lot of wind here so I like the pipe display which could be screwed to a block of wood for extra stability. I, usually, use leatherette (vinyl) necklace stands so there is no lint. I love that I can just wipe them off with a damp cloth. Thanks again, Pearl.