Jewellery

Make your own necklace and earring stands

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING NECKLACE/EARRING STANDS

These stands are relatively simple to make. Finished stands (by my measurements) are:
Necklace: Height – 34.5 cms Width – 23 cms
Earring: Height – 11.5 cms Width – 8.5 cms

Both designs can be changed to suit your needs.

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Materials:

Templates; please see here
Black/White Foamcore Board (approx $14 per sheet – white is cheaper)
Sheet 3mm boxboard (size 3000ums)
Glue
Double-sided black tape (12mm wide)
Tube black acrylic paint
Paint brush
Any type of thick card to make your template (white sheet from newsagent is perfect)
Stanley Knife

To Make:

Firstly print out templates and enlarge to whatever size you want on photocopier. I enlarged mine by 35% to get the above sizes.
Use a glue stick to glue your template to the white card and cut out the shape.

Use this template to trace shape onto foamcore board using biro. I got 5 large and 6 small out of my piece of board. Cut out the shapes with a stanley knife – use a ruler for any straight edges.

Next: The template for the stand for the back is actually a bit short so lengthen from point to end to 22cms. Trace this shape onto boxboard and cut out. For the earring stand I used same template and centred a ruler through point and ran a line each side of ruler – 3cms wide and 9 cms long.

Once you have the stand cut out score a line across about a cm down, this is to make the bend. If you’re not sure at this point have a look at a picture frame with a stand on the back.

On the side you have scored a line with a stanley knife, attach a piece of double sided tape to the 1cm block. This will be attached to the foamcore.

Your next job is to bring both together. This is a bit of a juggle. Ok, line up the two bottom edges. Stand may hang out a few mmls but wont matter. Once it’s standing upright it wont be seen from the front. Now, attach stand to foamcore on the other side of tape.

THE FINAL STEP:

As boxboard comes in natural cardboard colour you need to paint to match the black (or white). I just used one of the kid’s paintbrushes and the $2 tube of paint to coat the whole thing in black – let dry – And…..Voila …..Done!

TIPS:::::

Foamcore board comes in black/white – black cost me around $14 but the white is cheaper. It can also be painted any colour.

My local supplier is Radmac Office Choice in Ballarat. They have very graciously offered help/assistance/mail order to anyone who needs it
Just email Kerryn at radmac. Please mention the necklace/earring stands so she knows what you’re on about – Beading Forum.

Finally: My thanks go to:
Yvonne at Crystal Flair – for helping me get this to you all
Ladymacbead – for encouraging me to have a go
Kerryn at radmac – for putting up with all my questions and all her good advice.

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