(Grand Junction, Colorado)
I have never been one to conform, and I am always on the lookout for interesting ways to display my sterling silver jewelry.
I picked up this large shadow box wall display at a store’s going out of business sale. It was stained blonde, and I used it that way for several years. I have since painted it black and roughed it up a little with sandpaper and then put a couple coats of stain on it, so it looks kind of shabby chic rustic.
I believe that handmade jewelry is art, hence, the little easels. I have attached my pendants to the wooden plaques with tiny hooks so they can be picked up and touched, and are easily removed.
It sits on a 36″ high 2′ x 4′ table, and is visible from a long distance, it really stands out!
The second picture is another shelving unit that I have repurposed and painted to match my big display to display my earrings.
Moral of the story – Display your handcrafted jewelry like Little Pieces of Art!!!
PS Rena, thanks so much for all you do! I have been a faithful reader for years.
The larger unit looks like it might tip over fairly easily. Is the bottom wider than it appears or are there supports of some kind? Other than than, I love the display! I have a permanent display at a local gallery and something like this would be great. Right now, my pieces are in a flat case and I’d love to go vertical rather than horizontal.
Base on Display
Hi Cindy, Great question!
My very talented hubby made a base for it out of pressed wood, 2′ x 4′. There are 2 supports made out of threaded pipe (you can kind of see them on the large pic) that twist into the base and attach to the display with 2 hooks on the top. I painted the pipes black and I covered the base with black fabric to blend in.
It would make a great display in a store if there is room.