Sunday, February 12, 2012

Homemade Wooden Jewelry Displays

Those of you who do craft fairs know that jewelry displays can be expensive, and the ones that aren't don't look that great. Personally I don't like the look of the typical black velvet or white leatherette ones, and the alternatives seem to be very pricey. After doing a lot of searching on the internet, I came across this article explaining how to make a silhouette jewelry display bust. I wanted to try it for myself but since I don't have access to a jigsaw, I had to look into how to do it by hand. Turns out you can cut wood with your jewelers' saw if you get scrollsaw blades without pins. I had to go to a specialty woodworking store to get them, but they weren't too expensive. I drew out the shapes I wanted and stuck them down to a sheet of 1/4" plywood with spray adhesive, then cut them out with my extra deep sawframe. I glued a little piece of wood onto the back of each to make a stand, and painted them with spraypaint. I'm also going to glue a little piece of cork onto the back of each so I can secure the excess chain with a pin.
Cutting out the pieces
Ready to Paint

1 comment:

Juliette Williams said...

Hey, great job! This is something I'm wrestling with myself. :)