by Karen Kelsky.
I previously posted my Japan-themed jewelry booth, but I’ve since rethought my whole brand and color scheme, and wanted to get away from a red and black color scheme and move to a more organic and modern color scheme that highlighted the vibrant colors of my paper art jewelry (link below).
I bought Japanese lamps as jewelry displays.
In the very center is a square Japanese paper lantern that I weighted in the center with glass marbles and then hung earrings on (this was AMAZINGLY easy and effective, since you just have to poke the earring backs through the paper, and they are supported by the bamboo structure inside the lantern). Cheap and easy.
I scoured the Goodwills in town for basketry that was striking and had clean vertical lines.
I used a Japanese obi (sash) for a central design focal point.
Here is a photo of my booth all set up, at our town’s Japanese Summer Oboh Festival. I had a GREAT day there!!!! 🙂
(I did iron the tablecloths!!! But somehow they got all wrinkled on the way to the market)
Evolution of your Japan-inspired booth
Beautiful, Karen! Great modifications of your original design (which I also liked very much). Your jewelry really pops out visually here.
I love how you repurposed everyday objects into jewelry displays – the lamps and paper lantern are especially neat ideas.
Regarding your tablecloths: some fabrics travel better when rolled around a swim noodle (or other object) instead of being folded.
Kudos to you for having such a great day at the festival! :o)
Oh, I did notice the tablecoths wrinkles and that ooh that happens to me too! It’s such a shame isn’t it. I like the tipa about rolling them on the swimming tubes.
I love your Japan inspired booth. It must catch many more eyes than the usual stalls.