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Project

Jewelry Portrait

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Have a lumberyard cut a 1-inch-thick piece of Homasote to fit the frame. Cut a piece of cotton velvet 2 inches larger all around.

  2. Step 2

    Center the Homasote over the velvet, plush side out. Wrap one side of the velvet over the Homasote; secure with a staple gun, 1 inch from the edge. Repeat for remaining sides, and insert into frame.

  3. Step 3

    Lay out bracelets and necklaces on the velvet; one by one, push hooks into position. Homasote is soft, so earrings can be pushed directly into the velvet.

Source
Clotheskeeping, Special Issue

Reviews (17)

  • 8 Nov, 2009

    Black, non metal screen works great in a photo frame, too.

  • 8 Nov, 2009

    Plan to make several large pieces following these directions to use to display my artisan jewelry at shows! Thanks!

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    I have learned that 1" Homasote is not readily here in Florida - but 2 pcs. of 1/2" material glued/fastened together works just fine. I also learned that depending on the size of the "Portrait" display one pic of 1/2 is sturdy/strong enough and works just fine.

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    I have learned that 1" Homasote is not readily here in Florida - but 2 pcs. of 1/2" material glued/fastened together works just fine. I also learned that depending on the size of the "Portrait" display one pic of 1/2 is sturdy/strong enough and works just fine.

  • 2 Dec, 2008

    Burlap and open weave linen fabric work great, too, because they 'forgive' holes when you move hooks. You can screw the frame right to the wall. Using hanging wire is nice if you are not planning on using the board daily, but for frequent changing of items, you will want it secured. Just use skinny screws for minimal damage to the frame.

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I have made two of these and have them hanging on the wall in my closet. It is wonderful to have them near my clothes so I can select the jewelry when I select my outfit. I love them!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I really like the idea but would want to secure the picture frame to a wall. I know myself well enough to envision being in a rush, grabbing a necklace and knocking the frame and stand over with jewelry flying all across the counter, or disappearing down the sink.

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    This would be a great way to show off My Grandmothers Clip earrings in a shadow box. Thank You

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    I like the idea, but another option could be to use part of a medicine cabinet for something similar. I like the idea of the jewelry being hidden and we really do not use our medicine cabinet. Definitely something I will try!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    i really like this idea, what kind of hooks were used? thank you, sistersue013

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    i really like this idea, what kind of hooks were used? thank you, sistersue013

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    i really like this idea, what kind of hooks were used? thank you, sistersue013

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    i really like this idea, what kind of hooks were used? thank you, sistersue013

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/catalog/Specialty-Fabrics-Hard-To...

    lots of colors available :D

    I LOVE anti-tarnish fabric!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/catalog/Specialty-Fabrics-Hard-To...

    lots of colors available :D

    I LOVE anti-tarnish fabric!

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    How do you know if the velvet is nontarnishing?

  • 1 Dec, 2008

    Make sure the fabric used is non tarnishing for sterling silver jewellery.