I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Getting Ready for The Shows

 I hope you all had a great weekend! I stayed busy getting ready for my upcoming shows...and I went for a bike ride (more about that this week sometime!)

Before we get into those displays I was telling you about, I'd like to welcome some new followers. Thank you all so much for coming to visit!!!! I hope you have fun, and enjoy my blog, photos, the beach, and some new jewelry designs ;)

Last week I promised you a look at my displays....

For starters, lets go back to what this one was before it became a display.

It appears to be (?) part of an old pallet. Hubby got it from a customer. This is what they were using to keep their dog from getting out of their screen enclosure. Their enclosure is fixed, and I have this lovely weathered silver gray wooden pallet. Hubby put a stand on the back, so it would lean back at an angle, and not fall over.

Isn't it beautiful?! I love old weathered wood!

We went to the hardware store, the big one that starts with an 'L'....and I fell in love with these hooks that remind me of mooring anchors...you know, where you tie your boat at when you pull into the dock.

This was just to give me an idea of how I am going to use this one, and what for. I'm thinking probably my leather, hemp, and wood pieces. Can you see those cute little 'mooring anchors'? Hold on, I'll brb!

I had to take another picture....but aren't they just too cute???

He also made me this fold up display! He used wood from an old swing my dad had that had seen better days. Now I can have a little part of my dad at my shows :D

I can use the pegs from my pegboard that the jewelry hangs on in my craft room, and it folds up and locks when not in use. Cool, huh? He may also make another one like this in a taller upright bifold style, depending on if I need the extra space.

I bought two 6 ft tables.....
Two aqua flat sheets, and about 6 weeks ago I ordered the grass/rafia table skirts with the shells and starfish on them.

This one is almost closer to the actual color of the sheets and skirts....I didn't edit these pics at all.

I'm trying to stick with a rustic beachy theme as much as I can. I have earring cards, and necklace hanging cards. I still need to get some price hang tags or stickers. And what to do with my hair things? Lay them on the table? Barrette cards?
Any ideas????

I'll do a mock up of my show set up after I've stitched the velcro to the sheets and the skirts.

It's coming together!!!! And I couldn't have done it without my sweet husband. He's always the man with a plan! I thought of the rafia skirts on my own, though! LOL.

If the rain ever lets up, I'll TRY to do a mock set up this week....but I'm not making any promises. But you will see the full on set up before it happens....and during!

I'll see you soon! I have so much to show and tell you!!!!


Kandi Phillips said...

Looks awesome Momma! I can't wait to see it all together!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I've been waiting to see this display post! Very cool! I love that pallet idea and your guy did a great job. Now I can't wait to see the whole setup!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The pallet with the mooring anchors is the best idea! Your whole display is going to look awesome. How creative! Can you attach 3 ft. long sections of thin rope to the display and attach your barrettes so they hang?

Eyelah said...

Take pictures of the full display put together at your show and good luck with that.

AntKaybe said...

Don't forget a mirror for customers to see how gorgeous they look in your jewelry.

Cheryl Kraynak said...

You are a fountain of great ideas! Good luck with the shows!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I can't wait to see your display! The wood and hooks are perfect to show off your jewelry.

Migrainista said...

I love that weathered wood too :) Looks like your displays are coming together nicely. Can't wait to see all the final pics :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The table skirts sure are cute and I love all of the display boards your hubby has made for you! He's a sweetie, for sure! I hope I get to see you at one of the shows!

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