Sunday, May 26, 2013

What You See ... New Display Ideas

In a little less than two weeks, on June 8, 2013, I will be selling my creations at the Berkley Art Bash.  Shortly thereafter, on July 14th, I'll have a booth at Lure for the Cure in Taylor, Michigan.  But perhaps most exciting of all, as of the beginning of July, Gossamer Tangles will be getting a new "permanent" home at Art is in Market in the Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan!  All these new opportunities have made me start thinking about freshening up my displays.  I've been pretty happy with my earring display.  I use an antique frame, strung with wire, on an easel.  Many people have commented on how much they like it and how unique it is.

However, I've been less satisfied with the displays I've come up with for some of my other items.  I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and The Christmas Tree Shop and just sort of wander through the aisles, see what was on sale or clearance, and see if I could get inspired.  I found a couple of cheaply-priced, vintage-looking bird cages, and some interesting drawer pull-knobs that were 50% off.  I combined the two and made these bird cage displays for my necklaces.

I also found some metal and rattan baskets at bargain prices and decided to see what I could do with those. Here's some of the ideas I came up with.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Do you think these new displays work?  Any ideas on how I might tweak them?


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