Wednesday, August 27, 2008

$6 Jewelry Displays - Necklace Display Instructions

It is finally here...
The $6 Jewelry Display Tutorial
($9 but you don't use all the supplies up
Cost is for all displays, not just this one)

(Others to follow)


All items came from the Dollar Tree Dollar Store or Walmart
Poster Board (2 Sheets = $1)
Foam Board (2 Sheets = $2)
Glue Sticks and Glue Gun (25 Sticks = $1)
Ribbon ($1)
Glass Rocks ($1 bag clear)
Fabric ($3 - 3 Yards to be safe = $1 Yard at Walmart)
Exacto Knife

Below are the steps used to make the necklace display
Pictured to the left in the above photo

Step 1:
Piece 1 - Cut 1 Large Rectangle from the foam board
Piece 2 - Cut 1 Rectangle the same width as the large rectangle and approx 2" shorter (to taste)
Piece 3 - Cut 1 rectangle for base the same width as previous rectangles and about 1/3 the length of Rectangle

Step 2:
Glue the 3 rectangle together using the hot glue gun
Take a portion of the glass rocks and hot glue them into the bottom of the display for weight
Your display should look like this...

Step 3:
Cut 2 triangles from the poster board to cover the sides of the display
Lie the foam board display on the poster board and draw a line around the display onto the poster board
You should have this...

Step 4:
Glue the triangles onto the sides of the necklace display

Step 5:
Lie your fabric flat on the table and place the angled front onto the fabric
Cut fabric to have enough to wrap around the display to the back

Don't worry about the back being pretty with the fabric
You will make a panel to cover that
Hot glue fabric to the display pulling tight and putting glue on bottom and back of display. Avoid gluing on the front, it generally soaks through the fabric.

Step 7:
Take your ribbon and cut a piece long enough to wrap around the top of the display
This one has two rows- 1 row for earrings to match the necklaces below
Hot glue the ribbon around with the ends and glue in the back

Step 8:
Using left over fabric or poster board cut a rectangle neatly to create a panel on the back to cover all the fabric ends, ribbon ends and hot glue
Glue neatly to cover

Step 9:
Take 4 glass rocks and glue to bottom of display to create feet in the corners

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at or contact me through my website

Other display instructions coming soon!


Kylie B said...

Fantastic I'm sure this is going to be handy for a lot of people!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this is going to sound like a stupid question, but how do the earring cards stay in place behind the ribbon?


Glitzy Gallery Gal said...

The earring cards are the ones in the tutorial below....

When you put the earring in the holes it creates a space for the ribbon to fit into.

Daisy Mae Designs said...

You gotta love handmade displays for handmade products! Great post!

LaMia Designs said...

wow what a great tutorial...thanks for taking the time to share!

BrighidsForge said...

Very helpful tutorial - thank you! The ones in the initial display look as if they stand straight up - glad you mentioned the slope. And VERY glad you pointed out the TWO rows of ribbon (or whatever you use that's appropriate to one's style), so that you can have the matching earrings placed above :)

Thank you very much!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

this'll come in handy for all the jewelry makers out there--thanks for sharing!

Senora Muertos said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I have a craft show coming up and I just might try this.

Glitzy Gallery Gal said...

For all of you using the tutorials to make your own displays I would love to see what you come up with. Email me your photos and link to your website/shop to and I will try to make a post with the photos.

Anonymous said...

good tutorial

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