(another 3 day weekend for the Chazman so he was very excited that it was Friday)
I have been working on some beach theme jewelry and a necklace holder and before you even ask....yes, I made it using paper towel holders...hehe. So many things you can make with them and I plan on doing a few more "How To" posts on some new projects soon. You basically make these the same way as the bracelet holders except for a few small differences.
Instead of using a toilet tissue holder for the base, I used another paper towel holder. Looks like the base is longer, doesn't it? One of those optical illusions because they are both 11 inches long. I bet you see those strings hanging down too, don't cha? Well...those are one of the other differences with the necklace holder compared to the bracelet holder.
For the bracelet holder...the bracelets will just slide on...no problem but since necklaces can be different lengths and I didn't want to make the holder really TALL then I had to come up with some way to attached the necklaces without to much work in getting them off. Very simple.....I poked a hole near the opening that attaches the base to the holder and then poked another near the end. I ran a piece of cording through the first hole and came out at the end hole and then tied a good tight knot in the middle. Then I did the other side the same way. All I had to do was place the necklace over the holder, let part hang down in the back and then tie a simple bow. You can hang more than just three on each side just try and keep the sides balanced.
I used all paper on this holder....a vintage postcard print for the base and base holder and a metal tag print from my Colorbok collections scrapbook papers. You can get these from Wal-Mart or any supply store I feel sure. I like Wal-Mart though because they put them on sale a good bit. I LIKE sales!!! Oh and I did not misspell Colorbok...it is with just one o in book. HeHe Around the base.....I always like to add an embellishment to help hide the hot glue. To this one I added some large burgundy hemp rope and two natural seashells.
I'm working on a design to hold earrings now and will post that as soon as I get it completed. I just love making my own jewelry holders. Don't you?
Until next time.............keep a shell in your pocket and sand between your toes,