View Full Version : I NEED good display Ideas!!!!!

04-06-2004, 12:16 PM
I will be doing a craft show the 1st and 2nd of may and I need some good Ideas for displaying jewelery. I used to just lay it on the table but I need to do somthing diffrent.
Any Ideas????? please? Pretty please??
We can even build somthing if I need to.


the brat

04-06-2004, 01:25 PM
A couple of friends and I are setting up a table this summer at a campsite, so I'm thinking over this question, too.

Hmmm, how about a shallow bowl with fine sand in it and the jewelry laid on top? Get one of those miniature zen rakes and make some swirls in the sand. Lean the rake at the edge of the bowl and people can do some raking on their own and/or pick up the pieces with it.

Or if you don't want to get sand in the jewelry, maybe some crumpled fabric in the bowl. Exit rake.

Get a large glass snifter and fill it half-way with beads. Hang earrings from the rim, make sure you can distinguish the earrings from the beads inside the glass.

Ebay has a lot of jewelry display props for varying prices.

One friend has bought a large, leafy fake plant. We're hanging earrings from that. It looks so real it gives me the creeps to put holes in it, but it's fake.

Check out jewelry displays in magazines, see what they do.

If you can make some kind of stepped-up or staircase display you'd save table space and still display several pieces.

Oh look, my brain is empty....

Coffee is the answer

04-06-2004, 01:30 PM
I'll be interested in seeing other people's suggestions, but here are a few things I've seen before that I thought were pretty good:

Staple, glue, tack, whatever, some mesh screen (like for windows, you can buy it at big hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot) to old picture frames to display earrings.

I've thought about using pretty, curvy bottles to display necklaces or bracelets (one or two per bottle. Just items I'd really like to showcase).

Make mini tube-like pillows using velvet to display bracelets.

That's all I've got for now. Looking forward to seeing other ideas!

Helen Simon
04-06-2004, 01:39 PM
My favorite display when I first learned to make beads, which were tiger beads, was banana leaves as placemats, tropical theme. Still waiting to do that again. Love, Helen

Wire Mania
04-06-2004, 01:58 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of my display...I do alot of Home parties..and this is set up in my studio all the time...In the picture I have only one bracelet on a peg but about 6 to 8 will fit...This is on a turntable so it can be spun around...I also use wine bottles that I have painted with frosted paint and decorated with gems and wire in assorted heights..

Wire Mania
04-06-2004, 02:01 PM
Pictures didn't work - I will try again...My pictures are to large - I will shrink when I get home from work and try again...

04-06-2004, 02:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151706&highlight=displays (http://http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151706&highlight=displays)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162931&highlight=displays (http://http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162931&highlight=displays)

Try these threads..... and if you want..... do a search on displays and you will find a bunch more!! I had fun looking through these threads as I had forgotten some of them..... and missed some too!

editMy links aren't working....... so if you have a minute..... check the search for displays..... you will find LOTS!! :D

Good luck!

04-08-2004, 10:47 AM
I'm searching the web for this too, and found tips here:

Good safety tips, too.


04-08-2004, 11:03 AM
My favorite display (although a bit heavy) are two louvered closet doors (four panels) that I picked up at a second-hand home fixture store for a STEAL! I then painted each door a bright color, and I use them upside down so the louver slats hold S hooks. I hang my jewelry from the hooks along with a mirror.

They may be a bit clunky to haul around, but people remember me because of my cool display.

This photo isn't the best, but you might get the idea.

04-08-2004, 11:35 AM
I put a large mirror on the table and cocktail glasses and hang beads from them . I also lay bead sets on the mirror. The last show I put my sets on pipe cleaners and they showed better.

04-09-2004, 11:53 AM
Hi All-this is my favorite way to display jewelry. I bought cheap frames from Ikea, put beautiful paper inside (some I printed w/my logo), then glued those suction cup hooks to the glass. The frames stand up on the table & make a perfect display for necklaces or bracelets. They also look great if you spray paint them gold or silver. Use different sized frames painted in the same color to add more interest & by using the same color it keeps your display from looking "busy".

04-09-2004, 01:05 PM
I too use velvet bracelet displays, I made mine by cutting a section of cardboard carpeting tube in half. I sprayed it with adhesive and smoothed my fabric over it and tucked the excess underneath. Also in the larger craft stores they sell square or octagon shaped mirrors with beveled edges, these are the perfect size to lay a bracelet on. I too will be using colorful bottles to drape some of my necklaces and bracelets around. For earrings, at the dollar store I found some wrought iron frames that the photo hangs from a bar- I removed the frame portion and hang some of the earrings on the frame. It would be great if others would post some photos, I don't have my display set up but will photograph some of the components so you can see!

Jennifer Geldard
04-09-2004, 01:10 PM
My favorite for necklaces is a large piece of driftwood and draping the necklaces and bracelets all over it .

Debra DC
04-09-2004, 01:37 PM
Wow! You guys have come up with such great ideas. I need to file this away somewhere for the future. What creative talent we have here at WC! Such brilliance! :)

04-09-2004, 02:37 PM
A friend who used to sell jewelry said she used to wrap Pringles cans in velvet or other good fabric for bracelet displays.

Now I'll have to eat some Pringles. Oh shucks.