My Vintage Jewelry Display
by Lisa Rohrssen.
(Elizabeth City, North Carolina USA)
I was a featured artist on my cities Art Walk and I needed a display that fit my personality and showcased my pieces.
I really feel like a display in a busy art show can get lost if it’s not distinctive. A friend gave me 5 white jewelry busts that were just too white. My sterling silver necklaces did not show well on them.
I covered them with pages from a very old book I bought at the Salvation Army for .10. Using Modge Podge I was able to change them from boring to something that a lot of people commented on. Everything in the display was from my home. All we had to buy were L clamps to brace the shutters.
It’s a nice alternative to those oh so common jewelry busts. You could use any type of decorative that fits with your jewelry or business. There are a few tips I could share with you about doing this I learned as I went along. Tear all the book pages before starting it’s difficult do to once you start and your hands get messy.
To go over the round parts of the bust you have to really saturate the paper and then kind of smush it until it conforms. There are some overlapping in the pages that won’t matter once it’s dry. Go over the edges of the bust a little don’t worry about wrapping it behind. It won’t stick and once the paper is dry it’s really easy to remove the excess.
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