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Orange Swan
« on: July 11, 2011 05:41:03 AM »



Previously, I posted a project involving my turning a thrift shop silverware chest into a wall-mounted jewelry box.

You can see the jewelry box thread at this link:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360142.msg4222058#msg4222058

And I love the jewelry box. But there was no place in it for earrings. When I searched the web for earring storage ideas, the best idea I saw was that of an "earring frame": a framed piece of mesh used to hold the earrings. They had some nice ones on Etsy, but they were over $30 plus shipping. I thought I could do better than that.

So, last Friday, I bought a $1 plain wooden frame and a $1.25 photo easel at the dollar store near my house. I took the backing out of the frame.



Then I rooted out the remains of the Gustav Klimt "Tree of Life" poster I used for the jewelry box, cut a section from it, decoupaged it onto the frame, and brushed on three coats of varnish. I glued a piece of mesh cut from the roll I keep on hand for repairing screens onto the back, using a piece of gold ribbon I had on hand to cover the edges of the mesh and to make it stick. Presto, I had a jewelry frame that matched my jewelry box. I will be keeping the earring frame put away in a cupboard, though. It's still a little utilitarian to be out on display, and I don't want to have to dust it.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2011 05:43:40 AM by Orange Swan » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011 05:56:39 AM »

It's so nice that you've got a co-ordinated set now and they look very smart.
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Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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