How to Make a Necklace Bust

create a necklace display that’s a work of art
© by Carolina Gonzalez; all rights reserved.

Here’s an unusual way to make a necklace bust that will really attract your customers’ attention:

This lovely, artistic jewelry display shows off a necklace and matching earrings.

How to
Make Your Own Necklace Bust

I saw how to make a necklace display with cardboard by Bea Graansma, and developed the idea into this.

This Victorian lady is done on hard cardboard (I used the back cover of my DINA3 sketchbook) and acrylic painting.

Behind the display in the photo above, there is a copy I made of William Bouguerau’s 1882 painting, “The Dusk”.

This jewelry display is balanced by a cardboard triangle on the back, and the entire back is covered in gift paper. Some crayon shades were added.

Two views of the back of the necklace bust, showing how it’s covered with gift wrap and supported by a triangle of cardboard.

The purple and gold scarf is not attached to the display, just rolled over for matching convenience.

The ear of the Victorian lady was pierced for showing the matching earrings.


The display above shows my Avalon Series Victorian wire wrapped pendant, a piece I haven’t finished yet, but it looked great with the display’s style.

I’m going to make a whole series of these painted displays.

Below is a second necklace bust, based on Alphonse Mucha’s paintings:

Carolina’s jewelry display models her Moulin Rouge Olive Green necklace and earring set, while recalling Mucha’s “Lily” painting.

And if someone wants to buy the display instead of my jewelry, it’s OK!

Full view, including Carolina’s painting, “Orchids”.

Author Carolina Gonzalez is truly a multi-talented artist. In addition to creating these gorgeous necklace displays, she handcrafts a line of unique jewelry, and makes jewelry boxes to package her customers’ purchases.

See Carolina ‘s Jewelry Business Success Story, an interview with Carolina by Rena Klingenberg.

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