Thursday, November 17, 2011

Earring Displays

A few weeks ago I posted a couple of these pictures but didn't tell you what I was creating.  Now I have pictures of the finished project and want to show you what I designed and created!  (although you might have seen the finished product in the pictures from the craft shows!!)  At my summer craft shows, I didn't have enough display space for my earrings and it was frustrating to pile them into plastic containers and sort/untangle them out on the spot while setting up my table.  What I wanted was room for lots of earrings and a way to easily transport them all so that it took minutes to set up the display.  This is what I came up with...           
I started with some mocha brown fabric.  I liked the way it feels like linen and has some texture, but no pattern to take attention away from my earrings.

Lots and lots of pinning and pressing.

The sewing- my favorite part- was quick and easy.

The finished piece! Complete with some upcycled soda can earrings.

My new earring displays are multiple rows of pockets.  When I'm traveling to an event, I can put the earring cards into the pockets like this picture.
Then when I get to the show I can quickly and easily take the earring cards out of the pockets and hang the card on the top of the pocket.  I made two of these.  They are a foot wide and 2 feet high.  Each sits on a frame stand from the craft store.

In my original design, I was going to attach the 2 displays with a hinge and then it would stand independently on the table-like a trifold posterboard with just two sides.  My plans changed though when I tried to drill into the display- the drill spun and grabbed the fabric and twisted it up and it started to crawl up the drill bit.  Not the greatest planning I've ever done.  I wasn't going to be able to drill through the fabric and I didn't want to cut holes in it. There was waaay to much pinning and measuring and pressing to start over if it didn't work out!  I'm happy with having 2 separate displays though because it gives me more flexibility with my booth display.

1 comment:

  1. What an AWESOME idea! I don't know if I have to sewing skills to make something like that, but I think it's fabulous! You should considering making some to sell to other jewelry sellers! ;-)