jewellery in a
vases and dress
Using vases, open jewellery boxes
and dress forms in place of
traditional displayers imparts a
boutique quality to displays. Drape
necklaces over the neck of a
vase (or lamp shade) and anchor
earrings in their openings. The
small vase pictured here could be
used to add interest to a closed
jewellery display instead of laying
all the pieces flat under the glass.
Creating depth in displays can
be a challenge, but it’s important.
Many displays are created in a 1-2-3
stepped progression to take the
eye up into the story. However, the
2-1-3 alternative displayed in the
positions of the clock, journal and
jewellery box add interest, depth
and creativity to this vignette.
The use of colour also adds to
the depth perception as the eye
recedes from white to pink to red.
Framed bulletin boards are an
offbeat way to display jewellery
and bring attention to individual
pieces. Use double-sided tape to
affix cork to the surface of a frame
or mirror to make your own.
Paint the cork or wrap it in fabric
to harmonize with the display.
We hung the board waste high to
balance the overall composition,
leaving an opening for an addi-
tional frame to hang above.