Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm Just not that Crafty

So earlier this November, I had an open house. Half way through, I made more earrings but couldn't find my plastic earring cards. You can read all about that crazy day here. My husband made earring stands out of cardstock for me, and they looked beautiful. Since Boo's blog had a template for a necklace stand, too, I thought I would give them a try.
So, here's a stand that I cut out on grey cardstock from the template. I love how it looks, and I love the idea of having coordinating display stands for my future shows.
Here you can see how lovely this silver wrapped moonstone pendant necklace looks hanging from the stand. It became obvious that the stands wouldn't handle heavier necklaces. But there is another problem as well:
This is how the necklace actually hangs on the stand. It's a standard 18 inch necklace, so needless to say, this doesn't seem like it's going to work out so well. I'm going to have to keep thinking about this one. Could I make a larger stand and hope that it will be sturdy enough to hold a necklace? Or, should I try to adapt this into a bracelet stand with some modifications? I'm not sure, myself. What do you think?


  1. The stand is very pretty! I like how it does not distract from the necklace, but provides a semi-lustrous background for it. How is it propped up in the back, I wonder. Perhaps glueing a block of wood to the back will help it support the heavier pieces?

  2. Thanks, Lynne. I should have taken a pic from the side. the cards have side walls on the side and bottom, and I glue them together. So, that's how they stand. Putting something heavy in back might help. Thanks for the idea!

  3. WoW!!!! Just awesome ..great work
    beautiful gems.


  4. Thanks so much, Yvonne! I really appreicate it.


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