When I was designing jewelry, I loved coming up with fun and unique ways to display it. I always felt like it was more interesting to look at when it wasn't all lined up in a box. I feel the same way about my own jewelry. I have a beautiful jewelry box where I keep good pieces of jewelry that need special care but I like to keep my fun costume jewelry on hand so I can grab what I want to wear quickly. Years ago I made my own displays using large wooden frames and wire mesh. I have simplified those displays to create a smaller version to put on my dresser. It's so simple and inexpensive to make, I thought I’d share how I did it.
You can pick up what you need at your local craft store. I don't think I spent more than $15 on this project.
- wooden frame ~ I bought small wooden frames at Michael's for a dollar.
- spray paint ~ I used a can of Krylon Short Cuts paint. It's a small can for only $3.29.
- wire mesh or screen ~ I had extra screen left over from a window screen repair. You can buy either at a home improvement store.
- black wooden picture easel ~ $4.99
- decorative gems ( optional ) ~ I found crystal buttons in my jewelry box so I used them as embellishments.
Carefully cut the wire mesh to fit the inside of the frame. You will want the mesh to be a little larger than the inside of the frame but not so large it sticks out past the edge. You will be attaching the mesh to the back of the frame.