Tuesday, 31 January 2012

diy jewellery frame

i've been so excited to get this diy finished and up on my wall! i saw a similar diy on pinterest using lace to hold earrings and thought that it would work perfectly for all of my necklaces. 

i found these two freaky photos in my local flea market, and the guy seemed so desperate to get rid of them that i got them for a total bargain. i quickly removed the photograph and put the glass and backing board aside (for another project i'm sure!). then all you need is some string/lace/wire to hold all of your jewellery, a hammer and some nails.


once you have your empty frame, you just need to work out how many "lines" of string you want to have and mark the spots on the underside of the frame (find the groove where the glass would have slotted in). a really long thin frame would be great for more lines, but because all of my necklaces are quite long, i stuck to just two. 

now the fiddly bit. hold the frame upright so that you can hammer in the nails to each side of the frame. i've tried to photograph this step the best i can, but like i said before use the groove where the glass would usually slot in to make it easier.

i then tied the string onto each of the nails making sure to pull it really tight. depending on how much jewellery you're putting onto it, it will sink in the middle it there's too much weight. 

and that's it! i then just clipped all of my necklaces and a few bracelets onto each line and hung it up. i used to hate the morning battle of untangling necklaces, and this way i can display all my favourite pieces too. i've almost finished the corner of the bedroom where this has been hung, so when i can i'll post a few more photos to show it off properly.


28 comments:

  1. The frame looks beautiful, I love your cute collection of necklaces and pendants too! ♥

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  2. So adorable! Looks like you're getting on well with making the new flat homely :) x

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    1. thanks erin! i am, i feel like a little housewife haha x

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  3. I love this, so pretty, I might just pinch your idea!x

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    1. thanks celia :) you definitely should, i love using it now! x

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  4. I've seen something like this before and it looks great! :) Just goes to show what you can do with a little imagination ehh... I really want to attach some of my jewellery onto a dream catcher :) xx

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    1. thank you :) i've seen a few different versions and some of them are amazing. that's such a great idea! x

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  5. so pretty! I'll do something like that for my new bedroom maybe :)

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    1. thanks :) it works really well x

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  6. This is such a great idea! I've been trying to find a way to store my necklaces without them ending up in a tangled mess and this is perfect - to the charity shops I go! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. thank you and you're welcome! it really does work- i used to get so angry at tangled chains x

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  7. Love this! I am glad you got rid of those creepy pictures - I was starting to worry when I saw the picture on twitter! x

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    1. haha, sorry to worry you sam! glad you like it though :) x

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  8. You have an amazing blog. Great job! x

    http://followfashionforward.blogspot.com/

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    1. ah thank you so much :) that's so sweet! x

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  9. this is such a good idea
    I love your blog -it's so creative and nice, makes a good change (:
    x
    www.downthelanetoplaystreet.blogspot.com

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    1. oh thank you, i really appreciate it :) glad you like it x

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  10. this is such a good idea, i've broken so much costume jewellery from it getting in a tangly mess! i enjoy your blog :) x

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    1. thanks jess, glad you like my blog, and it definitely stops any tangles x

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  11. You have a great blog. Love this DIY, i am now going to hunt around charity shops for a lovely frame! xx

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    1. thank you alice, good luck finding a frame x

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  12. This is such a great idea! I should definitely make one myself! Thanks so much for sharing!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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    1. you're welcome, i'm glad you like it :) x

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  13. I am so doing this! What a fab way to display your bits and bobs.

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