Last year when I started doing shows to sell my jewellery, I needed some display stands. I like recycling where I can so I made some earring stands using some driftwood and pebbles I collected from the beach and some bent mandrels. Mandrels are rods are metal that I use to create my beads on. As they are heated up to extreme temperatures they tend to get a bit soft and bent over time. I've tried bashing them with a hammer to straighten them out but never quite succeed :-( so they get put to one side until I can think if a use for them.
Here are some photos of a couple of the earrings stands that I made.
They look great don't they?
I also need something to display my necklaces and pendants. I bought some distressed wood busts in 3 sizes from Morplan
Which I really like but they aren't cheap and I need some more.
We have a neighbour who is a carpenter and as we have a wood burner he gives us his offcuts of wood to save him either burning them or paying to have them taken away.
In the last lot that he gave us there were some lengths of wedge shaped timbers. Apparently they are called Feather Boards (yes, I had to Google it!)
I thought that these would be ideal for making some pendant displays and this is what I came up with.
I painted one with white wood and sanded it back to give it a distressed look and to make them match my busts from Morplan but I couldn't decide which I liked best so I did a poll on my Facebook Page the majority of my followers thought although they liked the distressed look, my jewellery showed up better on the plain wood. So that's what I decided to go with.
I'm very pleased with the look and I also made some smaller earrings and pendant stands to match.
It then got me thinking that the photos on my website probably don't show up as well either so I will have to re-take them when I get time.
Thanks for looking.