Jewelry Display Board
Use recycled materials, including old silver forks, to create a unique display for your jewelry. Take these displays to craft shows and showcase the one-of-a-kind wearable art jewelry that you make from vintage bits and pieces.
- Several old silver plate forks…mismatch ones work
- Vintage photo album cover(s)
Several small screws with nuts
- Carpenter’s punch
Anvil (mine is just an old piece of railroad tie- I love to re purpose)
- Pair of pliers
- Dremel drill – with drill bit,
- Cut-off wheel attachment and
- Sanding disc attachment
- Fine steel wool
Gather materials and tools.
Mark your album cover with a small dot where you want thee fork hangers to be placed.
Drill the holes in the board.
Pound flat, remembering to turn the fork over and flatten each side, the number of forks that you need to fill your board. This step is my favorite part especially if my kids or husband have made me crazy….it would work for bosses too.
Bend each fork…..I bend and curl the two edge tines first…using your pliers to curl while spinning the fork and letting force do the work for you. Curl and bend as many forks as you need to complete your board.
Mark with a felt tip pen where you want to drill each hole in the upper part of the fork base. Use a spring loaded carpenter’s punch to make a small divot at the pen mark.
Drill the holes in all of your forks.
With your pen draw a line where you want to cut off the fork handle. Use the cut off wheel on your Dremel to make the cut on each fork.
Use the sanding disc on your Dremel and fine steel wool to smooth all of the edges.
Just add a screw through each fork hole then thread through the hole in the board, add the nut to the back and tighten well. Use can use your cut off wheel to get rid of any excess bit of screw in the back. Place on easel of add hangers and picture wire.
Add your favorite jewelry…. maybe even one of my art pieces and enjoy!