Lovely, Cheap DIY Jewelry Display

Necklace by Kotomi Yamamura on her DIY jewelry display
Necklace by Kotomi Yamamura on her DIY jewelry display.
Kotomi Yamamura makes gorgeous jewelry inspired by history.

Here she also shares a clever DIY jewelry display created from heavy cardstock, that can be used to show necklaces or bracelets.

Kotomi uses this paper pattern to cut out her cardstock.

Once her cardstock is cut out, she curves it into a cone shape and staples the two flat edges together.

In the top photo, you can see a small tab she added to the display for looping the back of her necklace around so it wouldn’t slide off the display.

She suggests that since her jewelry tends to be large, you may want to adjust the size of the pattern to suit the size of your jewelry:

Pattern for Kotomi’s display;
the center line measures 23 cm.

See more of Kotomi’s lovely work in her Etsy shop and Flickr photostream.

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  1. says

    Great tut, thanks for that information. It would definitely make a nice inexpensive bust when money is tight and time is small. Very pretty too!

  2. says

    I loved this jewelry display project by Kotomi when I first saw it! It’s as elegant or as edgy as you design it to be – and thanks for adding your great tip for using craft foam sheets, Debbie!

    One of the things I love so much about handmade jewelry businesses is that we get to pour our artistry and creativity into all aspects of it – the packaging, displays, workspace, ways of keeping in touch with customers, etc.

    Kotomi’s display is an inspiring example of that! Thank you, Kotomi!

  3. says

    These are ideal for indoor and outdoor shows. I used manilla folders and hot-glued black velvet onto them; office clips can give you a little height and enable flat storage.

    Do yourself a favor and check out Kotomi’s sites. her work will amaze and inspire you!

  4. says

    I used this tut to make displays this winter. So far they are working great. I used the thicker, large size sheets of craft foam, and used spray adhesive to apply fabric to them. I also used double sided tape to stick it together in the back. I leave all my necklaces on these displays, and they stack nicely, making for speedy setup the next time I have a show. Great tutorial!

  5. says

    wow, I am glad that I found this website. I never thought about making my own jewelry display stands until now. The ones that you buy from craft stores are kind of expensive so I will be making these and thanks again.

  6. says

    I agree this is such a nice idea for necklaces I’m going to make my own. The trouble with ones we’ve bought in past is that you can’t adjust the size to match the jewellery, now I can make them to the exact sizes that I need.

  7. says

    I make jewelry and will be doing a show in a couple weeks. I’m so stumped on how to display things. I don’t want to do the typical neck mannequin thing or boxes of different heights with fabric on top. Anyone have any unique ideas???

  8. Mappy says

    Great display, I already did it with material I have in home (had red wine and blue velvet), looks amazing and classy and save me a lot of money. Thanks Rena Klingenberg :)

  9. Beverly Holman says

    Great idea!!! I am going to make some. I was looking for new ideas for displays without spending a lot of money. One of the best part of these, you can cover them with any type of fabric or prints to enhance the beauty of your design. This is why I love this newsletter.

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