Friday, May 10, 2013

Jewelry Display Using Handmade Paper

I loved what Staci had to offer yesterday as far as sprucing up your jewelry displays with paint.  I don't use the same sort of displays as Staci does, but I thought I would continue the conversation regarding jewelry display updates and share with you another display update idea.

A few months ago, I was gifted with an incredible assortment of handmade paper. I was at a loss about what to do with it all. Since I don't really consider myself a 2-D artist, I wanted to see if I could find a use for it with my 3-D work with handmade jewelry.

I decided to see what I could do as far as sprucing up my jewelry display box that my father made me a few years ago.

I love texture, but I was getting tired of filling my box with various assortments of beans, lentils and rice as a background texture. So, I started experimenting with the handmade paper instead, and loved the layered look that resulted!

I couldn't quite bring myself to ditch the lentils, so I decided to just use them in 1/4 of the display, and used a few pieces of of handmade paper that was a similar color as earring tags to bring it all together. I am still using the same 'props' of tiles and rocks, but the neutral and earthy colors all seem to complement the style of my jewelry nicely for a somewhat Asian-inspired display.

I can easily update and vary the look and feel of my simple display box by simply changing out the handmade paper and jewelry tags/holders.



I have always been so attracted to the rich textures and colors of handmade paper, but didn't really know what to do with them. I hope this idea offers some inspiring ways to update your jewelry box display!

8 comments:

Chris said...

Stacie! How lovely is your display AND your pieces! What a treat and good display tips~~

stacilouise said...

I love it! It is such a pretty color, and adds just a pop against all your beautiful metals. (and I like that you kept some lentils, they add an interesting and organic texture to your display!)

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great idea to use rocks! Thanks for passing it on.

Petra said...

they really add extra pop to your display - the colours are lovely and seasonal too! it occurs to me that you could choose a 'brand' colour for yourself, or go with season colours etc... great little idea

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Very cool. I love the ideas. I have been in a dilemma about a jewelry display since I might start showing in galleries. I have no clue what would look right, but also keep my work protected from theft. That's terrible to think about, but it does happen as we all know.

Linda said...

Great ideas. I display my jewelry in some wooden trays, but I'd never thought to line them with handmade paper or to add rocks to the display. I like it very much!

Sean Arnell said...

Very nice! Of course, if you're feeling less creative you could always buy one of these displays.

jelly andrews said...

I guess it suits with the theme of your jewelries. It complements with it. Thanks anyway for sharing this information.

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