Tuesday, 1 February 2011

How-to: Jewellery Stands

Necklace stands

I came across this on a blog a year ago or so and found it such a help, as I didn’t want to use (and couldn’t afford to anyway) the traditional necklace stands in my table display at markets.

What you’ll need: a large piece of heavy stock paper (i.e. card stock), glue, felt or other fabric, scissors, cutting blade, pencil.


  1. Print out the template below and use it to trace the shape of the stand onto your card

  1. Cut out the shape of the stand from the card
  2. Glue the fabric to the cut-out card (you could also use pretty paper) and trim the excess fabric, so that you're left with the shape of the stand

3. Bend the card into shape - pay particular attention to the neck part of the stand
4. Optional - you can pierce holes on each side of the stand at the bottom and thread elastic/string through these and then tie them together. This helps the stand to stay standing and because they are very light you might want to do this to stop them from falling over/getting knocked over

5. I also suggest you cut a couple of slits on either side of the neck (you could do as many as 4, depending on the type of necklaces you want to display), to hang the necklaces through - this helps to keep them in place and to avoid tangling when multiple necklaces are displayed on the one stand

Earrings stands

These are so easy to make and are great for use at markets and/or at home to hang your earrings, necklaces etc.


What you’ll need: a standing picture frame, fabric, scissors, thin elastic, tape or glue.

  1. Remove the stand, card backing and glass from your picture frame - I love the faux-gilt ones from the 2 Euro shops (and they’re super cheap).
  2. The card backing is usually pretty ugly and plain, so it’s a good idea to cover it in some fabric. I would suggest using a plain fabric - something’s that’s going to show the earrings off to full effect and not take away from them. You can simply tape or glue the material to the backing.
  3. Once the material is in place cut strips of thin elastic and tie them around the frame - you want them very taut. How many rows of elastic you have will depend on the size of the frame and the length of the earrings you’re planning on hanging on it.
  4. Once your strips of elastic are in place and spaced correctly you can replace the stand at the back of the frame
I hope this is useful to some of you. If you have any questions or need more information feel free to get in touch!



  1. Fantastic post Judith. I always loved these on your market stall. Very clear instructions, thanks.

  2. Great ideas Judith. And so effective. Mmmmm must look into some for my knitwear. Thanks a mill

  3. What great ideas for jewellery stands and so cheap to make,well done

  4. This is great!! Showed it to a friend of mine, not a follower just interested in making a bit oh jewelry and she said give me give me give me!

  5. Brilliant! Like Mo, I am looking into this for my knitwear! Thanks Judith :)

  6. Great ideas - so usefull & affordable & that necklace stand looks so professional. really good post.

  7. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

    Anne-Marie - can you believe how long it took me to get around to writing it?!