Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Make Your Own Custom Jewelry Display Stands

Here's a quick, easy and inexpensive project to make your own necklace and earring display stands.  I needed a way to take my jewelry pieces to workshops and to use as props for photos and wanted a custom look so I designed these unique jewelry stands.  I love the way they look and how easily you can customize with paint or scrapbook paper.  Using scrapbook paper gives endless options for color and pattern.  Make sure the pattern you choose doesn't compete with your jewelry!

Here's the link to my YouTube video for this project.  There's a bonus in the video to adapt this to an earring stand and a gallery of finished display stands.  The materials and tools are listed after the video.  Hope you enjoy.  Don't forget to subscribe, like or comment if you enjoyed this video and want to see more.  Thanks for joining me in my studio!






Blue acrylic paint and vintage look scrapbook paper.







Burnt Umber acrylic paint and wood grain patterned scrapbook paper.








Gold acrylic paint and patterned scrapbook paper.







Here's the stand adapted for earrings.  Great way to display all those wonderful earrings.








Materials
Wood
·   Balsa shapes – oval (2.8” x 4.3”), rectangle (3.5” x 4.5”)
·   Doll head/knob – 1-1/4”
Acrylic paint
Paint brush or sponge brush
Sandpaper (I used 240 grit)
Craft knife
Paper towels
Wood or strong craft glue
Sealer (optional to add sheen and protect surface - I used Mod Podge)
Binder clip

Optional Decoupage
Scrapbook paper
Scissors
Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
Applicator – paint brush or sponge brush

Tools
Craft knife
Scissors (optional if decoupaging)

Drill (optional if making earring stand) can be electric or hand with small drill bit just large enough to accommodate earring findings

34 comments:

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    1. Nike, thanks for your comment and for watching!

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  2. THANK YOU FOR SHARING .. THESE ARE REALLY NICE ..

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  3. How cool is that? Thank you for sharing! I'm loving this, and the ideas are swimming already.

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    1. Hi! Thanks so much for watching. The options are endless with so many colors and scrapbook paper to use!

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  4. Marcia TuzzolinoApril 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Maria, this is a wonderful display option. Do you have a ballpark cost to make them? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Marcia, so sorry not to get back to you sooner, for some reason this comment went to spam (ugh). These ended up costing a couple of dollars each exclusive of stuff I had on hand like glue, paint and scrapbook paper. I had been looking at scrapbook paper though and you can get individual sheets for around 20 cents if on sale. Not too bad.

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  5. Very clever! Thanks for sharing with everyone! <3

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    1. Pamela, thanks so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed.

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  6. Brilliant idea. Maria!!!
    I think I will make something similar but maybe use a small hinge where the top touches the base and a strips of Velcro instead to hold the ball that way I can flat pack it for travel.
    Thanks for sharing this, great idea with so many variable options !!!!
    Cheers
    Lynn

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    1. Yes, lots of possibilities. I noodled the idea of it laying flat for packing but didn't come up with such good ideas. I'm going to try this. Thanks for watching and commenting.

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  7. Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!

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    1. Renee, thanks so much for watching and commenting. Glad you enjoyed this tutorial.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing how to do these! I intend to make some! Gina H

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    1. Gina, so glad you liked the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  9. Maria, these turned out beautiful. I love them and I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks so much for sharing with us. So many projects…so little time. Sigh!

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  10. Nice tutorial! Thank you for sharing. :-) ~Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, thanks so much for watching and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed this tutorial.

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  11. Just awesome I will try this for sure!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your gifts!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commmenting. I'm so pleased you liked this project.

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  12. Great idea and video! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Cute display pieces and loved your little drill

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I love that drill. It's a Dremel and they don't make it any more. I'll be sad when it dies. :(

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  14. What a clever idea! I especially like it for showcasing a special pair of earrings. <3

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    1. Robin, so glad you liked this project. So many possibilities.

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  15. Visiting from Totally Tutorials and was very impressed with how lovely your display stands look! What a creative way of displaying your jewelry!

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    1. Gail, thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this project.

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  16. These custom jewelry stands are very cool looking. My daughter would love one of these for her up coming birthday. I'll have to try and make one for her. Hopefully mine turn out as well as yours did,. Thank for sharing this awesome craft idea. http://www.displaymatters.com.au/index.asp

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    1. Dave, so glad you enjoyed this tutorial. Hope your daughter likes the one you make for her. Thanks for stopping. by.

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  17. These look super awesome and quite adorable if I do say so myself. I have been thinking of making a stand for my wife's necklace she has had in her family for a very long time. I wonder if I can make them as good as you and they will look fantastic for her necklace! http://www.displaymatters.com.au/index.asp

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  18. The display stands are really nice. Thank you for sharing the material and tools for making such beautiful stands. One should use these stands for displaying their custom jewelry collection. It's really amazing!!

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