Thursday, May 29, 2014

Creative displays?

I found several links yesterday to homemade jewelry displays and I wish I could find them now...but, one can do a general Google search to find many DIY ideas (Google in no way or form coerced me to prefer them over Bing or other "powered" searches, they just happen to have more accurate results and images).
The first thing I made was a necklace display board, which LB and CoM say looks like a vase. I made 3 total display boards, the vase one has earring holes to display a set. I also made a huge flat display board w/stand, that I'll put pushpins or cup hooks into for my necklaces, earrings and bracelets or rings. Finally, I am working on a bracelet display stand. My last project, when I figure out how to make it, will be a ring stand with sizes.

That foam poster board, good for science fair displays, actually bends pretty well. I freehand my design, but there are patterns available. And on the bends, score it, don't cut it all the way through, with an X-Acto knife or other art knife.

Same foam poster board, hot glue gun, and black material I've been saving (I used it to hang my jewelry on the wall, but I think this looks better). The curve on the back is from the vase necklace stand.

My excess pieces were cut into shape, with wings at the ends, and stacked. I wrapped black garden material around it, stuffed it with cotton batting, and wrapped a 12"x20" piece of the garden material around it again. I painted the bottom stand piece black, and may or may not put something prettier on top.

On another note, I woke up to a mini-flood in my kitchen this morning. It seems the pipe under the sink decided to finally give out (the maintenance worker told me that the pipe had rusted through and was ready to give out by the time we moved in, so that wasn't anything a household of kids could do [at least, not in the <1 month we'd lived here then]). So, maintenance is called back At least the guy is nice and will answer LB's inquisitive nature with a smile and patient replies. He has a 4 year old so told me he's used to it. Oh, and LB does (barely) qualify for services through the school, so her IEP meeting is next week. She'll get OT, PT and even speech! Woo-hoo! They have the ESY here, so she'll begin school June 16th, for 4 hours a day (or actually, that will be determined at the IEP meeting, right?)

And finally, it looks like I have a new work buddy: she keeps nosing my arm/hands when I stop typing, and flicks her tail to the rhythm of the clickety-clack of the keys. Now if only I wasn't allergic to her....

The front of the display board, covered in material, and the pre-assembled bracelet stand. Nasty couch...I'll have to share my adventures in couch cleaning next time.

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