How to Make a Display Stand

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There are many types of display stands as varied in size, colour and shape as the different products they display. They can range from larger-than-life size to small tabletop jewellery displays. The following is a guide to making your own affordable, yet professional looking, small jewellery display stand.

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Things you need

  • Mask
  • Rectangular acrylic piece (about ½ - 1 inch thick and a minimum of 4 inches by 6 inches)
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Acrylic cement
  • Cotton swab
  • 1-inch diameter half-moon-shaped acrylic rod (about 12 inches long)
  • 1-inch diameter round acrylic rod (8 to 16 inches long)
  • 2 US quarters or other large foreign coins

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  1. 1

    Measure to find the centre of the rectangular acrylic piece. Use the marker to place a tiny mark there.

  2. 2

    Dab some acrylic cement onto the cotton swab and put this on the tiny mark. Put one end of the round acrylic rod on this spot perpendicularly and hold it there for a few minutes.

  3. 3

    Measure the centre point of the half-moon acrylic rod. Dab some more acrylic cement onto the flat edge of that centre point and set it atop the round rod. Allow it to dry.

  4. 4

    Dab more acrylic cement onto the flat side of a quarter or other large coin and affix it to the end of the half-moon rod. Carefully prop the display on its side so the coin will stay pressed into the rod. Allow it to dry. Repeat for the other side.

  5. 5

    Turn the display stand upright onto the rectangular acrylic piece. The coins will keep your jewellery pieces from sliding off the horizontal rod.

Tips and warnings

  • Wipe off the acrylic rods with a damp cloth before using for display. You may want to use a longer centre rod for displaying necklaces and a shorter rod for bracelets.
  • Work outside or in a well-ventilated space to avoid becoming sick from the acrylic cement fumes.

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