I've been trying to figure out the best way to display my necklaces. I want to give a better idea of how they actually look on - how they lay. But I don't want to show them on a model (nobody wants someone else wearing their necklace before they purchase it.) And I know there are nice displays you can purchase, but I wanted to lo-cost alternative. I searched the web looking for ideas and came across a website that tells you how to make your own necklace display. I found it on Home Jewelry Business Success Tips by Rena Klingenberg. So I added it to my to-do list. I'm all for saving money and being thrifty. Last night I made my display and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. And it was super easy to make. I didn't follow the instructions exactly. So here's how I made mine:
I started with a piece of cardboard that was 12.5 inches wide x 10 inches tall. I created this template in illustrator, which you can copy and enlarge to make it the correct size.
I cut out the shape. Instead of covering it in fabric, which also works, I covered mine with a sheet of decorative paper.
The dotted lines indicate where you need to fold it. Then punch holes in each side at the bottom and tie a string through. This pulls the sides back and enables it to stand upright.
Turned out pretty nice!
Here is the finished product displaying one of my necklaces. I'm so glad I made this because I think it really displays it beautifully and will work great for my necklaces in my etsy shop. Let me know if you have any other ideas or suggestions for displaying necklaces!