Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#2 Jewlery Holder

Do you have a lot of necklaces and bracelets?  I do.  My friend Sarah saw one like this and we both decided to make one...or two.  It's a fun easy way to store jewelery and gain a fun piece of art in your room.  The finished product will look something like this...

What you'll need:

Step 1: Find a tall fun glass jar or vase.  Mine was $1 from the Christmas Tree Shops.
 Step 2: Fill it up about 2-3 inches with Castin’ Craft Casting Resin.  Follow the directions on the label..do outside if you can, fumes are not great for you.  We let the resin sit in the vase for about 6 hours or so before starting our project so that it was a gel like consistency.
Step 3: Next get wire of some sort (heavier the better) and place in liquid plastic when it is still gel like.  Place them how you like.  I used heavy black coated wire from the flower section (like this).  This picture is with green covered wire from that same section in the craft store.
Step 4: Make sure they will stay where you want them.  If not put tape holding them in place on the top of the vase/bottle.  Then let it set like this for 24+ hours until it is no longer gel but hard plastic.
 Step 5: Use needle nose pliers to twist the wire like you want.  We did loops so the jewelery would stay put, like so...

 Step 6: Hang your beautiful jewelery and enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Don't waste the $ on resin. Just put white stones into it or white pea gravel.

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  2. This is a very useful tutorial! I can see a whole line of them on a jewelry booth at a craft show!

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  3. PS I will share on my blog so others can come visit!

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  4. Just the idea I was looking for. I am off to find the perfect vase!

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