Last week was one of those weeks where nothing much got done but there was a lot going on…rather a case of ‘ever decreasing circles’! Anyway – it might be a little bit late but I thought I would do a delayed post from the end of last week and try to catch up with myself.
My daughter wanted me to do a little display of the jewellery I am currently making at her ‘birthday bash’ on Saturday – not so much a jewellery sale but more a sort of look what is on offer! – the only problem was that she hasn’t got any sort of table that I could display my jewellery on – except in the kitchen, which is not quite what I was after! So I decided to make myself a simple, portable display case.
I was able to buy a long narrow aluminium (silver) framed picture frame which was a good size for displaying my jewellery in and replaced the glass with clear acrylic sheet (perspex). I replaced the back with a piece of MDF onto which I attached a suedette covered pad which fitted neatly inside the picture frame, giving me a few millimetres of clearance for my jewellery to be positioned.
I then made a box out of MDF which would be big enough to take the folded up legs of a ‘butler’ style tray/table. The idea being that I could transport the box, with the folded up legs inside it in the car with the display case on top – then when I get to the venue I can carry the whole thing into the house, open up the legs, invert the box to make the table top and put the display case on top…voila…instant tabletop display case!!
Anyway – it worked very well and everyone was able to have a good look at what I had put into the display case and asked a lot of questions and showed a lot of interest…which was good, because they said they will be willing to hold jewellery sale parties in their homes for me when I get enough stock together to get started later on in the year. Excellent!!
Having finally got my new batch of precious metal clay delivered at the beginning of the week I continued with my quest to incorporate my little silver flowers into as many different kinds of designs I could think of! Everybody I have met so far likes my floral bracelet (see my entry for March 14th, Happy Hippy Bracelet), but I found it really hard to get the joining links to fuse closed so I thought I would try a similar effect with just one row of connecting links which would be easier to accomplish! I decided that this idea would hang well around the neck. I have made 2 sizes of square silver ‘frames’ so, for one of the designs, I used a mix of large and small squares to mount the flowers on. Both designs work really well and I am very happy with them. I have added the squares to 18 inches of my fine twisted link chain and added a toggle fastener.
Personally, I prefer the design with the 2 different square sizes…what do you think?? Do let me know!! The necklaces can be seen on the right hand side of my display case (above).
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