Portable Jewelry Display Ideas

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Portable Jewelry Display Ideas
Organic items like sea shells and stones make attractive jewellery displays. (girl's jewellery drawer image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com)

Portable jewellery displays are necessary when you sell your jewellery at artisan fairs, art shows or holiday markets. Most times you will be given a square of selling space and you must provide your own tables, chairs and display furniture. Portable jewellery displays should be eye-catching and allow you to create a memorable space your potential shoppers can pick out at every event. Whether you sell rings, earrings, bracelets or necklaces, you can use a variety of display options to make your mark.

Old Books

Old vintage books make beautiful portable jewellery displays and add a sense of classic style to your booth or table. Use large antique books and lay long necklaces on the open pages to show off large adornments and shiny gold and silver bobbles. Use T pins through the book pages to secure items.

Use foreign language hard covered books to show off rings and earrings as well to add more interest and colour to your display. Pile up colourful hard covered books and top with ring cases or a special custom piece of jewellery.

Portable Jewelry Display Ideas
Old yellowing book pages and the thick vintage paper makes an unusual jewellery display. (old book image by Anton Gvozdikov from Fotolia.com)

Screen Doors

Screen doors are a useful portable jewellery display device that is perfect for hanging earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. Hinge a few together to stand them in a display area or make "feet" for shorter window screens and place upon a table.

Make your own screen display device by stapling chicken wire to a wood picture frame or old window or doorframe.

Portable Jewelry Display Ideas
Chicken wire is an inexpensive and effective jewellery display option. (wire mesh image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com)

Dress Making Forms

Vintage dress forms can be transformed into eye-catching jewellery display devices that are easily portable. Cover an old dress form in black velvet and use the restored shape to show off colourful brooches and pins. The form can be pierced with pins to hold brooches, and earrings that are displayed on card stock. Hang necklaces around the forms neck to enhance the display.

Portable Jewelry Display Ideas
Dress forms bring a vintage feel to a jewellery display. (dummy in a female dress image by terex from Fotolia.com)


Potted tree branches or living Norfolk Pine plants make appealing portable jewellery display devices that prove useful in showing off earrings and necklaces. Especially attractive for autumn art shows or holiday-related markets, the dark organic tree branches and lush green pine branches bring in shoppers and show off gold, silver and platinum jewellery nicely.

Use other organic items to show off necklaces and rings as well. Trays full of dried black beans, lentils or grey beach stones are fast and easy to put together at shows and beckon passersby to touch and inspect both the jewellery and the appealing display medium. Black sand works like velvet to show off gleaming gold rings and necklaces without damaging fine surfaces.

Portable Jewelry Display Ideas
A potted Norfolk Pine plant brings a sense of life to your jewellery display. (fir branch image by Daria Miroshnikova from Fotolia.com)

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