Monday, November 1, 2010

Solving a Cable Problem

I love the nylon coated steel cables for hanging pendants as they are very practical and show off the clay pieces instead of drawing attention to the cord.  They are available with a barrel screw type or magnetic clasp.  The magnetic are easier to use but there is a great risk in losing your piece and so that is why we prefer to use the screw type one.  We cover the clasp with clay in a matching color and of course add a slice of our signature cane.

Our first Christmas show is just around the corner (this Sunday) and the problem with these cable type necklaces is they are difficult to display.  After trying various ways we finally found a solution to our problem.

We bought this revolving rack sometime ago to hang our carded earrings and brooches.

We weren't really happy with that set up and in the meantime I was using it in our studio to organize some of stock.  We then came up with a plan to hide the ugly chrome bar in the middle and dress it up a bit more and voila!  A new revolving jewelry display that shows off the cable necklaces beautifully.

We created the center backdrop by covering a large tube (several stacked and duct-taped juice cans) with quilt batting and then some beautiful black faux suede fabric.  It easily slipped over the chrome bar and fits perfectly in between the surrounding four bars with clips.

I will show you more of our new displays we created throughout the week as we get ready for our show this Sunday.


Dana Jones said...

I like this display that you did up. Where did you find that kind of display anyway? I've been having problems with displays for my necklaces and bracelets. Did a show that was outside last weekend and had to take all my diplays down because the wind kept blowing them off the table and I was having to look for my earring that I had displayed with the necklaces in the grass.

Lisa Crone said...

Wow, great pieces and great display, I LOVE your pendants!! :)

2 Good Claymates said...

Thanks. We found the cables sell well and hopefully they will sell even better now that they are displayed better.

Dana -- that is one of the reasons we haven't done any outdoor markets. We know people that has happened to. We bought the revolving rack from a local place that sells store displays and fixtures. You might want to check around for any stores like that in your area and see what they've got -- you'd be surprised what you might find.

Deb Norling said...

Do you sell the cables? Love the way they look...and the way they work. Have purchased some of your pieces with the cable/screw clasp combination and really like the way they lay.

2 Good Claymates said...

Hi Deb, I use to sell the cables separate but didn't get much interest so quit but if you or anyone is interested in some you can always contact me and let me know and it can be arranged.