Just a quick blog article to share some ideas with my friends before I head off to surgery...
To transport and store and sometimes display my jewelry for expositions/fairs/sales I love to recycle previously loved (used) frames that I find at flea markets and yard sales.Supplies I need are tape (I love the metal kind used for heating ducts), screw drivers, scissors, felt, thin wooden molding made of balsa wood, pine or something light weight, a bit of glue and spray paint.
If I can find shadow box frames I love to turn them directly into storage displays simply by removing the glass pane, covering the back with some felt, taping the back on again, and then spray painting the entire thing.
I stack mine in a small tote on a cart with wheels. Actually I added wheels to this cheap closet organizer.
Now for the table ...
I like to use four bed lifters to raise the table. I sewed a table cloth edge to some canvas with pockets which I fill with needed supplies during a sale. The pockets on either end have clothes pins for tacking up the sides of my tablecloth. The lids of square Styrofoam coolers covered with another piece of fabric on top of this table can be added to lift a few items for interest.
I used candle holders and simply attached the lightweight busts with magnets.
And to display necklaces, I like to make my own busts:
I make a wire armature and cover it with cheese cloth dipped in Paverpol or some sort of plaster. I attach this to book ends or supports for shelves turned upside down. Then I spray paint everything to make my jewelry pop out from a uniform colored display table. I limit my fabric colors to cool greens and my display items to silver. It works for every season.
Here are items I covered with cheese cloth and cotton scraps dipped in Paverpol bronze color.
Dried and spray painted...
Here is one of my displays from last fall. I have learned much since then. I'm determined to go LIGHT weight and far less busy looking.
I'm off for surgery. Please ask all the questions you want, and I'll try to answer as I'm feeling better and better. Please share your ideas too.