Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jewelry Stands

 One of my revamping projects for my business is to take better pictures and making a better display, while still on a budget.  I want everything to look professional, but when your money is funny, you have to make do.  Here comes my version of DIY jewelry displays.    Let me show you what I mean. 

I found these acrylic cases at my local thrift shop

30 cents is not bad, plus they come apart for additional storage of business cards, bracelets or earrings.   Ya think?
Sorry about the mess.  Sometimes, I create better in total disarray.    I found this photo frame at another thrift shop.  The frame was surrounded by glass beads.  I stripped the beads(to be shown later).  The backing was just the right size for a earring display. 

I added white board, trimmed off the excess, and punched to holes for the earrings to hand from.  At a garage sale, I purchased this photo frame.   Unfortunately I did not take a pic of the beaded frame or the glass.  I plan to use the left over   glass as another back drop when taking pictures.  Waste not want not. 

I can't believe my luck.  I found this lighted display at the same thrift shop.  Only $1.50.   Now I can use an under light to help when taking pictures.  
This is how it looks in a dark room.   I will post my pic after using this light, so you all can see.  Get it?  Never mind that spot in the upper right hand corner.  I plan to paint that and use a bulb with a higher wattage, say about 75 daylight.  This should give my pic's even more definition.   We shall see.
Here is what I am really excited about.  I found this piece at another garage sale.  Only $1.00.    Can you guess what I am going to do?
When you put the pieces together, this is what you have.   I plan to make something else.  I decided I needed something white to showcase my necklaces.   This was the perfect stand.
I traced  the shape on to white board.  I cut two pieces, front and back.

Next, I taped both pieces to the side of a white box that I already had.

Here is the side view.  This old box will help this display stand up.

I used tape strips to adhere the cutout to the display.
Here is one side of the finished(well semi finished) display.  I plan to cover the bottom again with more white board.  If not, I can always crop out the bottom.
As you can see, all I need to do is trim the excess.  

As my creativity holds out, I shall be making more displays.  Stay tune. 

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