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I make display risers for my jewelry booth very cheaply and easily – using folding easels, empty jewelry display trays, and a bit of non-skid shelf liner.
When I first switched over to my modular jewelry display setup, I couldn’t figure out a way to elevate and angle my trays in my booth for visual interest.
Without some sort of display risers, they all just laid flat out on the table.
And I wanted to make sure that whatever I used for risers to elevate and angle the trays would be compact enough to fit inside my two aluminum jewelry tray cases – without requiring another bin or box to store and carry them.
In a brainstorming session with my mom – a craft projects guru who can always solve this kind of challenge – we came up with this neat, simple, and very compact way to achieve what I wanted:
Then we turned an empty jewelry tray upside down (after I removed one of my necklace easels from the tray), and created a “ramp” by propping up the back end of the tray on the top of the acrylic easel.
The bottom surface of the tray faces up, to create a nice, flat surface:
Now I can stack two jewelry display trays on top of the upturned slanted tray:
The non-skid shelf liner sticks the trays very firmly in place. I usually put a third display tray flat on the table top, at the bottom of the angled trays, for a nice cascade effect.
See how Ann Nolen uses a similar setup in her professional-looking Animal Coin Jewelry Booth.
An expanse of slanted tray displays, butted up beside each other, is very striking:
This system does exactly what displays should do – it showcases the jewelry perfectly, while fading into the background.
And I’m thrilled to have such a compact solution for display risers to elevate my trays up off the tabletop.