Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Made some jewellery displays

I'm going to have a stall at the Handmade Market Birmingham on the 23rd October (getting really exciting) with my friend Nicola . If you live in Birmingham, come and say hi to us. : )

Since this is the first time I have opportunity to sell (hopefully not only display, lol) my jewellery somewhere, I needed to find some displays. I wanted to have something really beautiful and unique, not simply some items made to display jewellery. So I got creative.

I found a lovely old (very ugly red) jewellery box with a lovely shape, which I was planning to paint gold with a crackled effect, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it. Then I tried another method, I don't even waste time to explain it... didn't work, lol. I started to worry at that point, until today...

Inspiration came and managed to finish this particular box so nicely that I made an other box with the similar method too.

And the smaller one:

I also made some paper bags, I think they came out quite pretty.

Would you be happy to get your newly purchased jewellery in a pretty bag, or you don't mind if the bag is simple? Would really love to know what you all think.
Will make some more little ones for earrings, hopefully I'll find some more pretty paper tomorrow.

So here they are:

This is not all... (have been busy for some time now, maybe some of you noticed I'm a bit lost these days) I'll show off the rest after the event.

Any encouraging words are welcome for a first timer ; )


  1. The boxes look lovely and I really like the paper bags - so pretty. I'm a bit of a sucker for paper bags and always keep the pretty ones (no idea why)! Elaine

  2. Thanks again Elaine for the comment, just seen that I didn't reply here.
    I keep pretty paperbags too. : )
    Beata x

  3. Now those boxes look really pretty! I bet the crackle effect didn't look that bad ;))) I would love to know how you made these stunning boxes??

    Hope the craft fair goes really really well!
    Hugs Judy xx