I wanted some displays I could use for a number of necklaces. In addition, I wanted to be able to store them without having to remove the necklaces and they had to fit in my plastic tote.
I went to the local hardware store and bought 5 feet of 4 inch drain pipe, three end caps and three knock out caps. The end caps were over 7 dollars a piece and the knock out caps which I found later at Home Depot were only 38 cents. So if you want to save money you can buy the knock out caps for each end. However, the end caps do add some weight to the bottom of the display. I have also placed a bean bag inside for more weight.
The pipe was cut into length with a chop saw, but any hand saw would do the job as well. I wanted mine stepped so they were cut 22,20, 18 inches. The necklaces displayed are on the shortest one. For foam I used a carpet pad which I also purchased at the hardware store.I
|First end of pad duct taped to pipe.|
|Measuring length and width needed.|
|Sewing the tube on my old singer sewing machine|
I wasn't happy with the contrast between the white knock out caps and the velvet. I considered gluing velvet on the caps, but I had run out of glue and just so happened to have some purple spray paint. So I sprayed some paint on the white tops and called it good enough for now. Might have made another decision if I lived in town, but I live in the back woods and wasn't willing to drive 15 miles to buy glue.
I used the couple of feet of foam I had left into bracelet displays. Again I used duct tape and made them into an oval shape. My bracelets are oval , not round like the bracelet displays I have so they never look quite right on them. Really look lots better on the oval displays. Hope this gives you an idea of a way to make a display for yourself. Love to hear about displays you have made.
|Three displays should hold 20 pieces all together|