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.