Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY Jewelry Display

a couple of months ago, i decided to hang most of my necklaces in our dressing room. i figured if i can see them, i might actually wear them more often. turns out that philosophy is true. i am not a big necklace wearer (i prefer bracelets or fun earrings) but i do have some fun necklaces that were hidden away in my jewelry box.

i got the 2 rows of hooks at lowes (similar jewelry hooks) in their storage and organization section for under $10 a piece. not only does seeing them remind me to wear them more often, i also think it looks pretty.

while getting dressed the other day i thought, "why don't i display my earrings too?" i remembered my sister-in-law had her earrings hanging on an old mesh flat strainer of sorts and i figured i could make something like that. and, as it turns out, i had all the supplies i needed to do this project.

you will need:
1 medium frame (backing and glass removed)
wire mesh (i used old gutter guards i found in rolls at my grandfather's house)
wire cutters
staple gun
painting tape (optional)

i simply cut two strips of the wire mesh and stapled it to the back of the frame (bring sure to pull it taught as i went). then i trimmed the edges with the wire cutters. (you can tell i have already re-purposed this frame once before by spray painting it white.)

the edges ended up being a little sharp and even though i knew it would be hanging on the wall, i decided to put a little frog tape around the edges to keep my from cutting my finger open while hanging the frame.

of course you will also need a hammer and nail to hang the finished product and some pretty earrings to hang.

note: hoops don't really work in the set-up, but i found most every other kind of earrings do. for post earrings, i just pulled the earring backing away from the earring a bit and it hung right on the wire.


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    How and where did you acquire your construction expertise?

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