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