Introduction: Decorative Earring Frame

Organize your dangling/chandelier earrings in a decorative frame and show off your collection.

Step 1: Materials

Materials: (can be purchased at any craft store)

simple/decorative frame (i used a long frame with detailed framing)
cardboard matching the size of your frame (from any box lying around)
plastic mesh sheet (can be found in the knitting section; if you go to a craft store you can choose from many colors; i choose a lighter color to contrast my darker earrings; depending on the size of your frame, you may need more than one sheet)
scissors
hammer and nails (to hang the frame)
glue/flat tacks

Step 2: Remove the Backing

Remove the backing (cardboard and glass) from your frame (if it has any). At craft stores, you can purchase a frame without the framing stuff. I chose a long frame to fit all of my earrings.

Step 3: Measure and Cut the Plastic Mesh

Measure and cut the plastic mesh to the size of the frame. Simple scissors should do the trick. Depending on the size of your frame, you may need more than one sheet of mesh.

Step 4: Measure and Cut Cardboard

Measure and cut a piece of cardboard to the size of the frame. This piece will be the piece to hold your mesh in place.

Measure and cut the cardboard so it looks like a frame too. About 1cm is good. This cardboard frame may show through the mesh, but you can paint it a nice color or leave as is. It won't make much of a difference.

Step 5: Secure the Plastic Mesh and Cardboard to the Frame

Secure the cardboard frame onto the your frame with the mesh in between.

You can use glue to glue down the mesh sheet or use a flat tack to tack the mesh down. It will depend on the type of frame you have.

Because of the depth of my frame, I was able to put the original back piece and create a space that allowed my earrings to hang.

Step 6: Hang Up Your Art Piece and Display Your Earrings

If your frame doesn't hooks or holes for hanging, put some in. Put up a nail and hang it. Simple as that.

Step 7: Be Creative

Originally, I was going to use an oval antique frame for my earrings, but it turned out to be too small for my collection. So I used a long frame to display my earrings. You can also use several small frames and arrange them on the wall for an artistic look. Also, you can get frames that are plain from the craft store and paint them to your liking.

Step 8: Questions

I'm not very good with directions, so the steps may be a bit vague. Feel free to email/comment on something. I'll try to clear it up.

Sorry for the lack of pictures. I didn't intend on posting it.

For a simpler route, buy a metal mesh letter tray (at any office supply shop or walmart), tie a ribbon and hang that up. That's what I used before I put more thought into it.

Thanks,
aznliu -

Comments

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neris (author)2009-04-25

maybe if you were to hang to frame from the celling, so that it can be spun around. that way you could put your studs earrings through, and spin it around to get to the back of the frame? or attach the frame on to a sturdy base that spins all the way around? like the ones you get in a restaurant, sits in the middle of the table. or attach a stand to the frame?

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sparklejo (author)2007-07-16

I really liked this idea and i have over 50 pairs of dangly earrings! i can't wait to leave work so i can go home and get started on my project! I also have a lot of stud earrings. anyone have any ideas on how to organize them? It would be hard to get them off this frame thing considering it would be against the wall.

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aznliu (author)sparklejo2007-07-16

I actually have more but the frame is too small. I have lots of stud earrings too. I haven't found a way to organize them though.

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Very Keri (author)2007-06-08

I'm jealous of your dangly earring collection!

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Jodes (author)2007-06-05

I bought a cheap painting canvas on a frame, punched little holes into it and hung it on the wall.

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bookratt (author)2007-04-25

This is a neat twist on an old idea, which I've seen in Workbasket craft magazine in the 1970s, again in the 1980s, then again in the 1990s. It's also is used at craft fairs quite a bit in our area. I've seen both regular window screen and the teflon kind, sometimes airbrushed or spraypainted and sometimes left as is, used to make these earring holders. First time I've seen plastic canvas used, though.

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hethlee (author)2006-11-06

I like this a lot. Much fancier than I have. I was so frustrated a few years back b/c they just don't sell things like this to hang your earings on so I got a splatter "net" for your pans on the stove and bent the handle back and decorated it with ribbon and what not but this is much nicer. Good instrucatable. I might have to try this when I get out of college houseing:)

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canida (author)2006-10-31

Cool idea! Now I just need pierced ears.

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