by Bobbie Rafferty.
My earring cards have to work in several settings – at art shows indoors and outdoors, and in the galleries and stores that carry my work.
The cards are laminated, fold over that stand up nicely on gallery shelves and on counters, but I wanted to use something other than shutters to display them at shows.
I found these shoji screens at a craft and decorating store.
I attached thin strips of hook and loop tape to the cross bars of the screens, and added several eye hooks to the top of each screen to attach them to my tent frame.
Each earring card has a small bit of hook and loop on the back. They attach easily to the screens, stay secure in windy conditions, and are easy for customers to remove for a closer look while shopping.
The screens fold up and are lightweight for travel and, best of all, I can use them in my workroom to hide a mess!
Great Japanese Style Display!
by: Karen at Paper Demon Jewelry
I love this! I have often thought of doing this. My idea was to reinforce the back of the shoji screen with fabric or plastic, and then poke holes into each little window and hang the earrings directly through the paper.
Your idea is great too!
Well done! (I”m not sure if you’ve seen some of the Japanese-inspired display ideas I’ve posted here on this site. I showed how I used Japanese matchstick lamps as earring displays too.)
Beautiful zen earring display
Bobbie, this is so lovely – uncluttered, unique, sophisticated, and artistic! I love how you’ve spaced the earring cards in alternate panes, and how professional your earring cards look against the screen.
The whole effect is wonderful – and it gets your earrings right up in front of people’s eyes. Thanks so much for sharing this great jewelry display idea here!
I can see this catching on really fast. This is wonderful. Do they make these sreens shorter, so that they can stand on a table?
Coco Chanel said it so well – Simplicity is Beauty! These screens offer a beautiful design element, while not competing with, or taking attention away from your product. Great idea!
If this were mine, I might see if I could figure a way to attach the cards so that they lay flat against the screen. I love that you can use these in any venue, standing alone or attached. Wonderfully versatile idea!
This is the greatest idea!
Do you make and laminate your own earring cards? Would you mind sharing how? Thanks!
Laminating the Cards
Mindy, I print the cards on my computer using heavy paper (not quite card stock weight, but close). I trim the cards to size and then run them through a laminator that I got at Hobby Lobby. The laminator sheets are big enough to accomodate about six cards at a time if I lay them out carefully. Then I trim the laminated cards to size, put in holes for the earwires, and add the velcro to the back. It’s a little labor intensive, but it’s a great thing to do when the jewelry-making inspiration is low — I’ll whip out several dozen earring cards in a sitting and have them ready for when the muse strikes again!
I love this idea
I have a few questions….
what is hook and loop tape?
Also, what type of string or wire do you use to hang these from your ez-up?
What are they hanging from? Do you put some sort of hook at the top of the string?
How do you stop them from swinging?
Are your screens 3 or 4 panel?
Lastly, what store did you get your screens from? I can’t find them.
I plan on building one of these and would love some extra help…
thanks for a brilliant idea!
Answers for Laura
Hook & loop tape is Velcro, although the actual material is manufactured by many other companies.
To hang the screens, I attached eye hooks on the tops of the screen frames. Then I hang the screens to the frame of my tent with plastic zip ties. The screens don’t swing as much as you might imagine, although if it’s a windy day, they do tend to move some. For extra stability, sometimes I’ll lash the corners of adjacent screens together with another zip tie through the corner eye hooks of each (does that make sense?).
These are 3-panel screens that I found at Hobby Lobby, but there are many sources on line.
more help please
Thanks for the info. I found the screen, made cards and even have the jewelry hung for the most part. The new problem I am having is how to get the hook and loop tape to stay on the wood. I bought the 5/8″ in round clear velcro. It pulls off on the top and bottom of the little wood dividers. How do you get your velcro to stick so well? Thanks again for the help and the great idea!
Hi Bobby! I love, love, love this idea!! I am just starting out and will definately use this in my display! One question I have is how do you set them up for an indoor show?? For an inside show you do not have the tent to hang them from. Thanks for the awesome idea!
For indoor shows, I just set them on the floor as you would if you were using the screens as room dividers. You have to zig zag the panels a bit to give the whole thing stability as it stands, so it’s not the flat wall of display as it is when they’re suspended from the tent, but it still works really well.