At last! A chance for me to contribute something original!
I have gleaned much knowlege and ideas from you ladies, here's a small something in return, I hope it comes in handy.
I made this in preparation for my first craft show:
Here is a detail of the felt earring holder (with earrings that I did NOT make)
And a detail of the pendant holder with pendants, which I DID make :-D
If you are interested in making one like it or of your own design, here's what you'll need:
*access to a bandsaw or something similar
*nailgun or hammer and nails
-First, design the wood peice(s) that you want to use for the body. Cut them out. Assemble them (I suggest a heavy block on the back for stablility)
-Put eyescrews on the sides opposite one another for as many rows as you'd like, as in FIG A.
-Paint and decorate.
-Thread ribbon through eyescres. I used a permanently attached ribbon so that I could slide the pendants off with ease when someone wanted them. To do this, I sewed a bra hook on the opposite end (FIG B) that can hook onto another eyescrew.
-To make an earring holder, sew large stiches on a piece of felt, as in FIG C. Then, hook the earrings in thusly. (I love that word.) FIG D
-Glue the felt on wherever you'd like
-If you liked my design, FIGS E,F,G showed the order that I assembled them in.
Hope you guys like it, hope it comes in handy for your house or craft fairs!
Thanks again for all of your ideas. You guys are the greatest!