DIY Weekend: Simple Earring Display

This was such a fun, and extremely simple project, I just had to share it with you. I’m always looking for new and creative ways to display jewelry, for myself and home.  I’ve seen several similar projects that have repurposed frames as anything from mirrors to trays, and displays.

It all began when I found this great vintage oval frame. I loved the shape and size as soon as I spotted it, and instantly knew what I wanted to do with it. I try not to purchase anything without having a purpose in mind first, new or used.

My goal was not to spend any extra money on the project, so I began my hunt around the house for tools and supplies.  I found some tiny nails (I would of preferred some tiny screw hooks, but found none), and brown hemp cording. I thought the hemp looked great with the rustic frame.

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And here are the results, what do you think? I love how it looks in its permanent home above my dresser, I have about sixteen pair of earrings on it, and room for about twenty. I could imagine frames painted in bright colors for a spunky girls room, or classic white or black displayed in a powder room, so many options.  If you create your own, I’d love for you to share a photo here in comments!      framediy2

I used earrings available in my Etsy shop to demo this display, so feel free to shop if you see something you love. This is such a simple project. However, if your not a DIY-er, and you’d like me to create a one of a kind display for you, send me a message and a photo of the room you would like one in and I’ll send you a price quote.

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February Already?

Happy February and Monday! I had a goal to get business files, calendar, and my whole life organized for the year by the end of the first week of January. An organized life in a week may be a bit ambitious, but as far as the rest, I sure don’t know what happened. Well, I have my suspicions.

I’m sitting here at my desk, and all I see is chaos. Now, I’am a bit of a neat freak, I need to be organized and have a schedule to function, focus, and be productive. Still, this is not ideal. Those files I purchased and planned to use to better deal with all the receipts, accounts, and sales records are still in the packaging. I did manage to move rogue beads and wire, that had somehow migrated from my “creation station” onto my desk, back to their designated areas over the weekend.  I’ll be sure to post of picture of my little work area when I get it sorted out here on my blog, making myself accountable may make me more prone to follow through.

Last night I created an action plan, I think it will be a nightly practice. I can sleep better knowing I have a plan for the day, one of intent and purpose. I also like to go over my appointments and plans the evening prior and prepare myself, because I’m one who tends to get anxious over any level of commitment to be somewhere at a specified place or time.

What goals or obstacles are you tackling this year? Feel free to share. Whatever it is your working through or toward, I wish you success.

As a reminder, you can also read my blog posts on my website at Go2GirlDesigns.com.

Updates

Hello everyone. I cannot believe this year is so near coming to a close! Can you?

Well, I just wanted to update and let you all know that I’ve consolidated my online shops into Go2Girl, and revamped my website, where you can find links to my handcrafted jewelry, and vintage, and everything else at Go2GirlDesigns.com .

I really like the look of my new site, and hope it will be easier for everyone to use, navigate, and connect with me via social media or email.

Thanks, as always, for your support of my small business!

Kila

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

Good suggestions.

Life Out of Bounds

My dear friend, Maria, passed a blog post onto me and I had to share it with all my readers.  Have a tissue handy; maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones or maybe I am starting to grasp reality since my baby with my 5 years old in a few short weeks.

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

1. Teach him the words for how he feels.
Your son will scream out of frustration and hide out of embarrassment.  He’ll cry from fear and bite out of excitement.  Let his body move by the emotion, but also explain to him what the emotion is and the appropriate response to that emotion for future reference.  Point out other people who are feeling the same thing and compare how they are showing that emotion.  Talk him through your emotions so that someday when he is grown, he will know the difference between angry and embarrassed…

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2014 Golden Globes, Watching?

Who will be tuned in to the 2014 Golden Globes this Sunday? Are you looking forward to seeing anyone in particular grace the stage?

I’m excited to be gifting my handcrafted artisan earrings to members of the Press visiting GBK’s 2014 Golden Globes Celebrity Gifting Lounge. I’m confident they will be thrilled with their gifts. What designer doesn’t dream of a little celebrity, or press, “shout out” now and then.  Continue reading