New Jewelry Displays

I created two new spinning jewelry displays today. The majority of these pieces have been in my pirate backyard for a few years... the vintage wheel, the two wooden spools and the metal light cap were all in my yard.
I covered the two spools with some burlap that I simply stitched in place.

These spinning necklace displays were easy to make. I bought two four dollar ball-bearing-spinny-things from the hardware store and screwed each one to a circle of plywood. I drilled a hole in the center of the plywood circles and fed a threaded rod through the wood with a nut on the underside to keep it in place.

 Then it was just a matter of feeding the wooden spool onto the threaded rod....

Next, I put the vintage wheel onto the rod...
 Then added another screw and tightened that to keep everything together.

I kept the threaded rod long on purpose to help hold the finial on each piece. This finial is my favorite....
This one, not so much, but it does the job for now. I want to replace it once I find a better looking finial.
Here are my two new spinning display pieces.
 I had made a bunch of lucky penny necklaces recently so I added them to one of the spinny displays. *Technical term*

I like to tie a ribbon around each spool to keep the necklaces from getting unruly while being transported.
 I recently bought a little spool for .25¢ I'm sure sooner or later it will peek my interest and be transformed into a smaller version of the larger spinny displays.
But for now, it will sit in my studio to gently remind me not to forget about it!
big hugs,


  1. Cheryl, they are fantastic. I love them. A very neat idea for transporting and displaying your necklaces. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!!


  2. You are so clever! I love the wood, rust and burlap and the little wagon wheel . . . these are wonderful. i am a huge fan of taking old stuff and tuning it into marvelous usable items . . . Great . . .no . . . GREAT JOB!!!
    Have a joy filled day.
    Connie :)

  3. Those are just way too cool, you are just way too creative, right down to how to transport them so they don't get all tangled, I love both finials, Great design and materials!

  4. These look great and they're perfect for displaying your necklaces. Such a clever idea and a good tute too :)


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