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1st May 2014

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(Wow the compression on these makes the screen look weird.  :P )
Recycled/Upcycled Embellished Earring Displays
So, as much as I love the little metal earring trees I’ve been using to display earrings in my booth, they’re sharp and pointy and difficult to pack and some of the “leaves” have come off already. The curse of thin lightweight metal is loss of durability, in this case.
So, I made these earring displays from a pair of framed art pieces I found at a thrift store.  (Originally they were from Pier One; I got them for the frames but wound up liking the art itself too much to give it up.  The prints are “Aspen Leaves” and “Walnut Leaves” by Pamela Gladding.) I took the glass out, glued in recycled window screen that I’d cleaned and painted, set the pictures back in on the backing so there’s space for earring hooks, and then made paper/bead flowers and painted chipboard embellishments (they’re actually cream and gold, not just gold as they seem in the picture). I think they turned out really well, and they’re much more durable, easy to pack, and safer for packing and displaying the earrings! If you’d like me to make something like this for you, I can do that! I’d value these at $25 each. Someday I’d like to make some of these with my own artwork in them, too.  In the mean time, recycling wall art from thrift stores or constructing my own collages for the backgrounds (or making more plain backgrounds, or possibly making a way for pictures to be inserted for the background) would be what I can do.  (My own/original art/collages or figuring out a picture frame method for the back would up the cost a bit.)

(Wow the compression on these makes the screen look weird.  :P )

Recycled/Upcycled Embellished Earring Displays

So, as much as I love the little metal earring trees I’ve been using to display earrings in my booth, they’re sharp and pointy and difficult to pack and some of the “leaves” have come off already. The curse of thin lightweight metal is loss of durability, in this case.

So, I made these earring displays from a pair of framed art pieces I found at a thrift store.  (Originally they were from Pier One; I got them for the frames but wound up liking the art itself too much to give it up.  The prints are “Aspen Leaves” and “Walnut Leaves” by Pamela Gladding.) I took the glass out, glued in recycled window screen that I’d cleaned and painted, set the pictures back in on the backing so there’s space for earring hooks, and then made paper/bead flowers and painted chipboard embellishments (they’re actually cream and gold, not just gold as they seem in the picture). I think they turned out really well, and they’re much more durable, easy to pack, and safer for packing and displaying the earrings!

If you’d like me to make something like this for you, I can do that! I’d value these at $25 each. Someday I’d like to make some of these with my own artwork in them, too.  In the mean time, recycling wall art from thrift stores or constructing my own collages for the backgrounds (or making more plain backgrounds, or possibly making a way for pictures to be inserted for the background) would be what I can do.  (My own/original art/collages or figuring out a picture frame method for the back would up the cost a bit.)

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