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beatgirl77
« on: November 11, 2005 01:40:52 PM »

i really need some new jewelry displays.
i have the flat wooden boxes with the velvet insert so i really need something that stands up.

i don't have a lot of money so i really need them to be cheap.

i have no room in my apartment so i would prefer to buy something ready made. (anywhere but rio grande please)

thank you!
melissa
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MsP
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2005 01:15:30 AM »

Have you seen Display for necklaces (now with tutorial) by BeaG on the jewellery board?
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beatgirl77
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2005 10:10:52 AM »

thank you for the idea but i need something that i can buy ready-made.

i'm bad at stuff like that!

i can make jewelry but that's about it!
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CreativeKrystle
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2005 06:10:38 PM »

I just participated in my first craft sale today and I was having the same problem until, I figured out the solution, I have a big glass case for part of my display and standing display made from an old cabnet, But the one the worked the best was the one I made. I used 2 Bullet Boards and Hinged them together so that would stand on their own. and they worked great. The picture will probably explain it better than my own words lol.

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beatgirl77
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2005 09:57:53 PM »

that looks really cool!

i hope your show went well.
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CreativeKrystle
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2005 08:52:49 AM »

Thanks It was alright, It was just a small local one only 30 vendors or something , and in area known to be very cheap, I went in knowning it but I wanted to try a small one first to get the idea of how it goes at sales, I did better than alot of the vendors who didnt sell a thing, made a small profit and my cost back so i was happy
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005 08:26:51 AM »

Don't forget ebay! I just picked up a very cute and professional display for $9... plenty of good deals to be had...
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 12:06:26 PM »

Many times, neccessity is the mother of invention. I have made many of my own displays, just because new, prefab displays are EXPENSIVE!

I made this display with foam core board, spray glue, and great cheap fabric O got at a thrift store. http://public.fotki.com/Darcicles/all-my-work/photocraft/013108002.html

I made this display using an old junk frame, foam core board, and velveteen fabric, again purchased at a thrift store for pennies. I also glued the samples directly to the display, for traveling ease, but most people won't do that...lol. http://public.fotki.com/Darcicles/all-my-work/photocraft/021508b001.html

The pendant rack in this photo was made with 1/2" pvc pipe, connectors, and scrap wood I purchased from Home Depot. I have a hole cutter, so I just glued in a pvc connector after drilling the hole. It can be arranged in many different configuations to adapt to whatever space I have to sell for the day. The whole thing breaks down into four 3 ft sections, and the bases pop right off. I use heavy duty clamps to keep them in place, over the table covering. http://public.fotki.com/Darcicles/business/shows/092307011.html

The angel pin board is just more scrap wood, sheet batting, pretty, silvery scrap material, and those funny looking but strong paper clips, held on with decorative upolstery tacks.

I have used pringles and coffee cans, cigar boxes, and many other things to make displays. refurbished large, old picture frames can make a myriad of displays. A little fiberglass or metal screening can be added, and you have an instant earring display! If you want to leave your jewelry on the display, I recommend buying rubber earnuts, and attach them to the back. It's harder for the earrings to fall off or worse, get stolen. I keep old bed spreads in the back on my van to cover displays that the jewelry remains on.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008 04:33:15 AM »

I like glasses or silver containers..just seems to look clean,nice and its really super cheap since you can buy glasses at any thrift store or second hand store..with the glasses-you can draped necklaces  with the pendant over the side or hang earrings..

anywho,good luck on your search..
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008 07:40:47 PM »

Hi!
  I have used mug racks, (the standing kind) to display hanging items.  You know the mug racks that look like a tree? If you have table space it works nicely. I picked mine up cheap at the grocery store.   Good Luck!
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