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« on: June 26, 2013 02:40:36 PM »

I decided to make this after the thousandth time of hunting through my earrings to find something for an evening out, only to find some that I had completely forgot that I owned! (and loved!)

I found this frame in a charity shop so I took out the natty fruit painting, glued the moulding back on where it was hanging off and glued metal mesh to the back.



I like the result but a few things I'm gonna change for the 1.2 version. I wouldn't use the mesh I got from the art store, its mainly for forming into shapes so when I'm removing earrings its deforming the mesh a little. I think I'll have to go for the finest grade of chicken wire I can find. Also I was planning on having this hanging from a wall, but I quickly found out that its kinda irritating to take this picture down off the wall whenever I want to use it. I think I would need some kinda stand that could be supported by the sides of the frame so it can be free standing.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013 03:48:15 PM »

Great idea and a work of art with all the earrings decorating the frame.

Look for something called hardware cloth. It is like small metal fencing with openings of about 1/4" or slightly smaller. It's nice and sturdy and not at all like cloth...who knows where the name came from. I use it to screen the compost, keep critters out from under my shed and now a place to hang my earrings!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013 06:36:55 PM »

i used fly wire. we had some left over from redoing all our screen doors. it works a treat. i used a staple gun to keep it in place. just make sure if you do, that you check the depth of what you're nailing... i got a bit excited and popped a staple in only to realize the ends were poking out the front.

you found a rather gorgeous frame for it though. very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013 10:43:30 AM »

So cute! Love the frame - it really does make them look like art!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013 10:13:00 AM »

Love the old frame.  I think it would work great if it was hung low on a wall then you wouldn't need a stand.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014 02:15:22 PM »

That looks awesome, nice job!

by the way -- Burlap works well for this kinda thing too.  I did this w/ an old frame and hung it right on the wall.  Just tacked the burlap in w/ a staple gun and woop--- my earrings go right in the little burlap holes.  It took me like five seconds to do that one and it has held up for over a year.

I didn't do anything fancier than that w/ mine. BUT last year for Christmas I made freezer paper stencils and put cool pictures on the burlap w/ fabric paint.  (One was an old-skool 70's pussycat and the other was a monster with glow in the dark eyes and teeth.)  Then gave the jewelry frames as gifts.  Of course I was not smart or organized enough to have taken pictures at the time.  But it was dead easy to do.  I stole that idea from Pinterest but the link seems to be dead now.  I also saw where somebody used an old onion bag for this -- like the plastic mesh kind of bag?  Like so:  http://makezine.com/craft/diy_earring_holder_frame/
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