One of the latest projects I have completed is an upcycled frame converted into an earring and necklace holder. Of course, it has the obligatory bling added. Here is the process I followed:
- buy a cheap frame with no glass for a few bucks
- sand frame
- staple chicken wire onto the back
- paint with chalk paint
- seal with bling varnish
- drill small holes at the bottom
- insert tiny cup hooks into the bottom for necklaces
- attach a braided holder for hanging
- add your earrings and necklaces
It turned out quite well, and I now have a place to store all the lovely vintage-y things I find at the charity shop so I can display them and choose my jewels each morning. 🙂
As an aside, the correct spelling for non-Americans is “jewellery” and not “jewelry” (as I have used in this post). However, it seemed a bit strange to look at and not as easy on the eye as “jewelry”. Feel free to be offended by my choice – I know there are many linguaphiles (or even logophiles) who may read this and feel physical pain in their language centre. HA HA HA. Usually, I prefer to err on the side of UK-based grammar and spelling if there is a choice.
If you enjoy words (and playing with meaning), you may like this list of five unexpected sentences:
- The batteries were given out free of charge.
- You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
- He had a photographic memory; although it was never developed.
- When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she would dye.
- Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
But back to my upcycled item – it has made me feel very creative and I plan on making and sharing more things. If you would like to see tutorials on something, please let me know – I am planning on doing videos and regular blog posts and would love to know what you would like to see here.
My holder is currently drying and I will load up my jewels later this evening. I plan to post a photo of how it looks later, so if that is something you want to see, please remember to pop in later to see it.
Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you all a lovely week.