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Learn how to make a fancy necklace display for showcasing your jewelry creations at craft fairs, vendor fairs, or at home.
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Step 1: The Template

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Print out the template onto an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Cut it out and trace it onto thin cabinet grade plywood, cardboard, or other thin sturdy material. You could even use plexiglass if you want a transparent display.

Step 2: Cut it out

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Cut the template out and trace the design onto the plywood, then cut it out using a scroll saw. Super easy and super fast.

Step 3: Paint

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Once you have cut your pieces out of plywood, lightly sand the edges. Now you can start painting, start with the edges and then paint the front. (wait to paint the back, I will explain in a later step) Let dry.
Sand with very fine sandpaper, I used 220 grit, and wipe clean.
Now brush on your final coat.
Note: I used Behr porch and floor paint because it was on hand and because I wanted my necklace displays to match my studio, but you can use whatever you have, including cheap acrylic craft paint.

Step 4: Details

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After you second coat of paint has dried you can glue some wood appliques to the front. I used Beacon's 3-in-1 craft adhesive and it works great, and it dries fast so I didn't have to wait before painting over the appliques. Which is the next thing you need to do. Brush a coat of paint over the appliques and let dry. You can do a second coat if you feel it's necessary, but you don't have to sand between.
sasa.garcia.3510 months ago

Hi! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I was wondering how you achieved that two tone sanded look, sandpaper? The final finish in the last picture. Thanks!

Vintiquities (author)  sasa.garcia.357 months ago

Actually that is a wash with White acrylic paint to resemble aging.

gbroady3 years ago
foobear3 years ago
ooOooOOoo lovely
Capn Badger3 years ago
How'd I guess it would be blue? :) Looks great, but then again, so does all your stuff. You've got my vote!!
poofrabbit3 years ago
This is lovely!! I could see this used as a home or business display for your own work or your favorite jewelery pieces. I could also see this as a great way to photograph things you are selling, like on ebay or esty for example. Great 'able!!
Vintiquities (author)  poofrabbit3 years ago
Thanks! I use mine for photographing pieces I've made at the moment, but I originally made it to use at a vendor fair. So it really is an all purpose display. :)
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