Another idea for displaying and storing jewelry!

MirrorJewelryStorageThe tag said “On Sale” and the mirror was marked down significantly. I found it at a craft store about fifteen years ago. Originally it had a boring white frame, but I thought it had possibilities. I started by painting the frame and sawing and carving plexiglas leaves and a what looks like an upside down black mountain range, which I attached to the frame with mini nuts and bolts. Then I remembered that I had an interesting bundle of twigs, which had lost their bark courtesy of some hungry river beavers. I added some paint to the naked twigs and made a surround for the frame from them. This mirror has been hanging on my wall for at least ten years and it is only recently that I came to view it in a different light. That twig surround is perfect for hanging jewelry pieces! Why didn’t I think of that before? With all the effort and time I spend making jewelry, it seems a shame to have tucked away in drawers and boxes when it isn’t being worn. I love the idea of having my work on display where I can enjoy glancing at the pieces as I pass by! It may collect a bit of dust and require frequent cleaning, but that’s a small price to pay for the pleasure of viewing it on a daily basis!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on May 29, 2013.

3 Responses to “Another idea for displaying and storing jewelry!”

  1. My very favourite jewelry displays have all been really great second hand shop finds! I currently have enough storage that I need to hustle my buns and make some more stuff to display 😛

    • Yes, I almost laugh at the thought of looking through catalogs for earring trees, when there are so many things around the house you can hang them on!

      • My best find recently was actually two beautiful iron wall candle holders that look like bundles of dried tree branches bound together. The branches are just perfect for hanging dangles and the spot which is supposed to hold a candle is like a shallow bowl, so it’s just perfect for holding rings and things. I need some beady friends here in town so I have someone local to share my excitement with 😀

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