Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jewellery display board

I got this lovely, but slightly worn piece of macrame work from a friend who was clearing out her Mum's house. I immediately thought of using it as an earring display board so I went searching in second hand shops and eventually found this frame that was going cheap as it had no back and no glass, ideal for my purposes. I soaked the macrame in a warm solution of salt and baking soda to remove the slight yellowness. I then cut a piece of contrasting red cardboard to fit behind the macrame and here you are, an eye-catching earring display board! The earrings themselves are notable too, as they're made from recycled plastic and they look very nice, but are too lightweight to wear on a windy day! The only problem with this type of earring display board is the earrings are liable to get more dusty than if they're kept in a jewellery box, which is where they've been so far. So I'm not sure whether to use this for earrings or find an alternative use for it.... (Suggestions for alternative uses welcome.....).

A season of change

buds bursting into bloom
birds coming out of hiding to sing
and lay eggs that hatch into chicks

Mixing and matching
things that are discarded
to make something new

a cycle continues.

for NaPoWriMo

Meanwhile I've added another digital photo download to the new nature photography section of the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop


The Weaver of Grass said...

I think you could use that as any kind of display board Juliet.

I like the poem - this time of year is so exciting as everything is beginning to burgeon. I love it.

gabriellebryden said...

what a great idea - I think it would be good for earrings - I always keep mine out in the open (never even thought of the dust); love the poem too


What a clever idea!!