Jewellery stands can be as decorative as they are useful. Whether the stand is shaped like a tree with branches dripping gold, silver and sparkling beads, or ladder style with rungs to hold gems and chains, a jewellery stand is most effective if it can hold a variety of styles and lengths. Along with the easily draped necklaces and bracelets, a jewellery display stand should have a place for earrings and rings. Make a homemade jewellery stand to display all of your jewellery by manipulating decorative plumbing materials.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Soft copper tubing
- Pipe cutter
- Baseball bat
- 2-inch-diameter wooden dowel
- 1/8-inch-diameter drill bit
- 22-gauge copper wire
- Wire cutters
Cut a 4-foot length of soft copper tubing. Wrap 2 feet of one end of the tubing in a spiral around the hitting end of a baseball bat.
Remove the tubing from the bat. The spiral is one part of the stand for the jewellery display.
Measure and mark 1 foot from the straight end of the copper tubing. Begin spiralling the tubing at this mark around a 2-inch diameter wooden dowel. Make a 2- to 3-inch long spiral. Remove the dowel. Leave the end of the tubing straight. Rings can slide over the straight end of the copper tubing and stop at the spiral.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 four more times. These are the side arms of the jewellery display.
Measure and mark each of the side arms 5 inches from the top of the bottom spiral. Wrap each side arm around the dowel to make a 2-inch long spiral. Wrap the straight end of each side arm around the dowel to make a 2-inch long spiral at the end of the tubing. Each side arm will have three spirals: one at the base, one 5 inches from the base and one at the top.
Drill 1/8-inch-diameter holes straight through two of the side arms between the two spirals made with the dowels. Make the holes in sets of two, side by side, with 1/4 inch of space between them. Space the sets of holes 1/2 inch apart. These holes are for earrings.
Connect all five tubes together at the base spirals by sliding one spiral into another. Surround the centre tube from Step 3 with the four side arms. You may need to separate the spirals slightly in order to fit them together.
Cut four 10-inch lengths of copper wire. Thread the wire halfway through the spirals where the four side arms join the centre trunk. Twist the ends of the wire together. When the spirals are intertwined and joined by the wires, compress them for a tight fit.
Bend the four side arms away from the centre trunk. Curve or shape the side arms in any way you like.
Tips and warnings
- Paint the copper jewellery display stand to coordinate with your decor with metal spray paint.
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