by Jeanne Lyons. My white leatherette busts will not come clean no matter what I try. I don't want to cover them so I've decided to paint them. Has anyone tried to do this? Suggestions for a procedure? Cleaning first? brush or sponge? kind of paint? Would love some help. Thank you. Jeanne Lyons … [Read more...] about How to Clean or Paint White Leatherette Jewelry Busts?
Kotomi Yamamura shares this easy jewelry display to make from heavy cardstock, for showing necklaces or bracelets. She uses this paper pattern to cut out her cardstock; the center line measures 23 cm (9.05"): Once her cardstock is cut out, she curves it into a cone shape and staples the two flat edges together. You can see a small tab she added to the … [Read more...] about Make This Easy Jewelry Display for Necklaces and Bracelets
by Denise. (Tucson, AZ) I found some old wooden planks in the desert one day and fell in love with the roughness of it. I bought some knobs and hooks and attached them to the wood. Easy peazy! Denise Jewelreplay on Facebook … [Read more...] about Jewelry Display from the Desert
by Debra Procter. (Brantford, Ontario, Canada) I originally created my 'Luna Ladies' when I had a little shop and now use them at craft shows or to display my pieces in other shops that carry my work. The heads are styrofoam that I covered with tissue paper. Then I hand painted the hair and faces; added a ribbon ruffle and mounted them on thrift store candle holders … [Read more...] about My Shop Girls
by Pauline. (New Zealand) I was preparing some jewelry for a local art exhibition for last Easter, but I hadn't been happy with the previous way my work had been displayed. This time I was very excited to find through Pinterest, a diagram for making cardboard busts. Unfortunately the website didn't give suitable dimensions to copy from so I had to ask my husband to … [Read more...] about Homemade Busts
by Autumn Boutcher. (United States) I've found some really good tips and tricks on JMJ for displays and booths. Thanks everyone! I'll be doing at least one show in November (maybe two). My problem is that I have knotted pearl and gemstone necklaces. I need a way to display them without risking the integrity of the necklaces. Knotted cord (especially silk) is never … [Read more...] about Need a Budget-Friendly Display for Knotted Pearls
by Beth Bernard. (Louisiana USA) This is the first of 4 paper mache jewelry busts I made. Not wanting to spend a lot of money on commercially made jewelry busts, I decided to make my own. After throwing a few ideas around, i finally decided to use orange juice cartons as a base. This bust was made with the carton whole and uncut. After forming the bust, I … [Read more...] about Paper Mache Jewelry Bust
by Dolores j Stone. (North Palm Beach, Fl) Hi Rena, I long ago gave up artistic displays, have tried various methods (some pretty good) but I'm fascinated by your compact, professional set-up. However, I didn't see how you showed multiple strands. My head is swimming but you've set a perfect example for me to use. I'm computer challenged but hope this is as … [Read more...] about Multiple Strand Necklace Display
by Rena Klingenberg. The way you display necklaces can be as trendy and unusual, or as elegant and classical, as the jewelry itself. If you're deciding what kind of necklace displays you want, take some time to consider the rest of your jewelry display, and the style, length, and number of items you want to show. Important Features for Necklace … [Read more...] about Ideas for Necklace Displays
by Joyce Goldsmith. (Bellmore, New York USA) For 19 years I have been selling sterling silver jewelry. I always stock a lot of pendants and chains & sell them separately, with the selling point that you can "choose your own chain." I wonder if I would make more sales if I put the pendants each on a chain. If I continue as I have been, what is the BEST way to … [Read more...] about Pendants – Sell with a Chain or Separately?
by Bea Graansma. I made this necklace display that can be used for showing your work at jewelry shows and parties. It's also a great prop for photographing your jewelry. This necklace bust is very inexpensive, and takes less than an hour to make: Trace the pattern shown in Figure 2 onto a piece of cardboard and cut it out. The pattern here is 25 cm high x 28 cm … [Read more...] about Make a Necklace Display: A Cheap & Easy Way to Create A Great Looking Necklace Bust
by Cindy. (Amherst, Virginia, USA) I'm just starting to make some of my chain mail designs as chokers, but don't know how to display them. Are there busts out there specifically for chokers? Is there an EASY way to make one so that the customer would know the necklace is actually a choker, without having to have signage or having to be told? Cindy … [Read more...] about Need Display Ideas for Chokers