Jewelery as art

I have been dying to get this project done for months now, and finally!  It's done!  And it only took five minutes!
My jewelery box looked like this:

Uh.  Yeah.
I wanted to be able to see everything I had, and since so many pairs would end up separated from each other, I had to do something else. I had come across this idea a while back of using an old frame and some window screening.  Yesterday we went to a rummage sale, and I found this:

Yup.  An old window screen.  For a dollar.
I washed it thoroughly, let it dry, and then went on to this:

I had this frame doing it's usual job for a long time, but then it found itself in a closet, unused.  I liked all the detail on it and thought it would make a nice jewelery holder!
The next thing I did was this:

And then came the time to attach it to the frame.  I grabbed my handy dandy staple gun and holding it taut so that it wouldn't sag, I went around the inside edge like this:

And voila!  A pretty and artsy way to display all my earrings together!
Five minutes and under $5 to make.
Here's the same concept I used for my necklaces and brooches.  The only difference is I used a piece of velvet and kept the cardboard backing from the original frame. The pushpins go through to hold the necklaces on the board.

And, just for fun, I also found this neat old trunk at the rummage sale yesterday.  Once I clean it up it's going in my craft room to hold extra fabric.  Don't you just love the old travel stickers?

Hope your weekend is full of fun!

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  1. your earing and neclace hanging idea is FANTASTIC! and the trunk was such a great find.

  2. thanks Janae! It was a fun weekend! :)

  3. I am SO doing this! Found you today and I am happy.


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