Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Bead Biz-A Quick and Easy Display Idea

I am getting ready for the Buyers Market of American Craft this week. I always like to make my display a little different each year. This year I have made a major change going from all black to all white display pieces. Of course, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I thought I would share with you one of my quick and easy display pieces for bracelets that I made this year.

It's a small felt pillow for bracelets. I took a 6 inch square piece of felt and sewed around three of the sides. I added a little stuffing. I didn't add a lot because I wanted the weight of the bracelet to sink into the pillow so it wouldn't slide off. Next, I sewed up the last side. I can see a lot of different options for these. For instance, they could be bigger for necklaces or smaller for earrings. You could make them out of a burlap for a more earthy feel or satin for a more sophisticated look. The skies the limit. The best part is they are light weight and they aren't going to break.

This post was written by Jennifer Heynen of Jangles.


SummersStudio said...

What a really good idea! I can see all sorts of possibilities with this. Thank you.

rosebud101 said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Awesome idea! I could use this at my show next week except I can't sew. Maybe I can talk DH into making them for me...LOL!

Stephanie said...

Yes, I agree! Fantastic idea! Endless possibilities. Love it :) Just found this blog so I'm a newbie. Can't wait for more!