Thursday, November 4, 2010

How to Make an Eye Catching Jewelry Display for Shows

This is a simple and easy way to show off your jewelry pieces at any show or craft fair.   The body mannequins that are for sale are not only expensive but too bulky to transport.  This one is very compact and won't break the bank.

Start with a formed or padded clothes hanger.  You will want one where the hook at the top will turn different directions so it can be hung in various ways.

You will also need a turtleneck shirt -- black is good but any color that will show off your jewelry pieces the will do.  Hang your turtleneck shirt onto the hanger and stretch an elastic hair tie around the waist area.

Thread a medium-size safety pin horizontally to the inside of the shirt on one side near the top.

(inside of shirt)

(outside of shirt)

This pin is to hang your earrings:

Stuff the top part of your shirt with bunched up tissue paper or bubble wrap.  You don't need that much but just enough to give it "body" (pun intended) and the shirt isn't totally "flat"  ---

Take another safety pin and tack the back of the neck part of the shirt so it closes tighter and this will cause it to stand up straighter.  If your hanger is padded, you can pin the collar to it.

Take one of the sleeves and tuck it into the elastic at the waist.  This sleeve can be used for hanging a bracelet or two.

Your mannequin display is now finished and ready to hang anywhere you wish.

You can even make a similar one for men's jewelry such as this shirt for showing off a tie tac.

Hang these in such a way so people can walk directly to them -- they will want to get a closer look.  If you have anything to hang them on, try using a coat rack as a free standing display.


Gera Scott Chandler said...

Fun idea! My booth has a spot for this so I may give it a try... will experiment tomorrow... I have a long black velvet gown that might look wonderful too....

Niki said...

That is ingenious!! I'll have to remember that if I ever do any shows and such. Thanks!

Fiona said...

What a good idea. Now I need to find a turtle neck shirt.

Cindy Caraway said...

I bookmarked this post quite a while ago and am just coming back to it now (for the 3rd time!!). Thanks for sharing this great idea! :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful idea. Thanks

Unknown said...

Wonderful idea. Thanks