Sunday, August 9, 2009

LIGHTENING MY LOAD...

I'm trying to lighten up my show displays for air travel...love the concept of the necklace & bracelet cones that open flat for storage, but don't want the black or white that's available. I love the warmth of wood & natural fibers w/ my pieces...found some thin 12x12 sheets of sticky-back cork w/ the scrapbooking papers @ Michael's...decided they'd be perfect for these cones. I'll have 3 or 4 sizes, this is the smallest...Here's the back of it...just used little scrapbooking paper fasteners... easy to put together & easy to open for flat storage. The back side (inside) is just black cardstock. PLUS... there's nothing to sew!!! THAT, I like. ;o)Here's a side view...it's angled really nicely to show off your pieces better when your customer is standing in front of it. Will probably look better under the lights at this angle, too, I would think...


Here is a JPG of the pattern... click on the image for full size...





















Feel free to use it. Enlarge for larger sized cones.







This is the piece that is on the cone in the first picture...I made it just a few days ago...LOVE it!

11 MUCH APPRECIATED COMMENTS:

amber ballard said...

stunning donut julie, and a totally fab idea for the displays. really dig the natural look of them, a great compliment to your work. if i ever do live shows again, i'll definately take advantage of your pattern! ty!
-amber

Julie Nordine said...

THANKS Amber! ...& you're very welcome. :o)

Lisa said...

What an ingenious idea, Julie! I'd like to borrow it next March for a show in Knoxville. and your pendant is gorgeous.

Lisa

Julie Nordine said...

Thank you, Lisa! Feel free... that's why I put it out there.

Julia L said...

!LOVELY! I suppose it is sold :D

Julie Nordine said...

Hi Julia.... thank you. This one DID sell, but I've been making more (similar) for my next show. I love these!! If you're interested in one, feel free to contact me through my website. (http://www.creditriverartglass.com)

Lore said...

Great idea !
Thanks for sharing ! ;-)

Judith Billig (Icarus Beads) said...

Fabulous idea, Julie.
Thanks for sharing.
And I love your disk bead - gorgeous!

Julie said...

Thank you, Judith! & you're welcome! :o)

Sue Peoples said...

I just made some and love it !! I also love that I can use it on the black side or on the cork side :)

Julie said...

That's awesome, Sue!!

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