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How to Make a Jewelry Holder

Has your jewelry ever been in such a tangle that you gave up trying to untie all the knots and just leave the mess for another time? Here are some jewelry holder designs for you to try.

These are two simple projects for a necklace holder and an earring holder to help you untangle the mess, plus it adds a homemade and artsy touch to your bedroom or bathroom. What’s even more as you get to display your jewelry even when you’re not wearing it.

 

Necklace holder:

You can use salvage doorknobs to easily organize your necklaces. You can find glass or metal doorknobs of all shapes and sizes at any thrift store or hardware stores.

 

Here’s what you will need:

-A flat piece of wood or something painted or driftwood from the beach.

-Doorknobs, as many as you need or will fit the piece of wood you want to use.

-A drill.

-Nails to attach the board to the wall.

What to do:

  1. Measure the size of the doorknob screws and drill the appropriate size hole for each knob and the piece of wood. If you are not used to using a drill this is the best time to learn or get an expert to help and supervise.
  2. Screw the doorknobs into the drill holes
  3. Attach the piece of wood to the wall where you wanted to hang and you can hang it with nails or another type of wall hanger.
  4. Get ready to untangle your massive necklaces and hang them up.

 

Earring holder:

Trying to keep earrings and their backs all-straight is even a bigger task than keeping necklaces untangled because they are so small. This is a lace earring holder and it’s perfect for organizing, displaying and maintaining your earrings, both studs and drops. When the lace is taut you can see the beautiful pattern and the soft fabric is gentle on the metal of your earrings.

What you need:

-An empty frame or an embroidery hoop

-A piece of lace

-Flat thumbtacks that are only used for the frame project.

What to do:

  1. If you want to paint or decorate your frame or embroidery hoop do it first and let it dry completely.
  2. Measure cut lace to fit the size and shape of your frame or embroidery hoop.
  3. If you using a frame: stretch the lace across the back of the frame and with the flat thumbtacks secure it to the frame.
  4. If you use an embroidery hoop, stretch the lace between the two hoops and clamp the hoops together.
  5. Arrange your airings in the lace and hang on the wall and enjoy.

DIY Projects: a Dreamcatcher

If you keep seeing nightmares or dreams where you arrive to school naked and fail to run away because everything becomes slow-motion a dreamcatcher is what you need.

Dreamcatchers – A Glimpse into the History

The dreamcatcher is a craft that was popular among the First Nations people of Canada. The tradition of making dreamcatchers is believed to be started by the Ojibway people who lived in the Lake Huron area. According to the legend good dreams enter a person’s mind through the center of the web while bad dreams get caught in the web and vanish at the sunrise.

Materials

  • Strong thread (traditionally sinew was used).
  • Suede lacing.
  • Metal ring of any size.
  • Medium size beads.
  • Feathers.

How to Make It

  1. Make a knot to secure one end of the suede lacing on the metal ring. It is important that you leave about five inches of lacing to hang the dreamcatcher, then wind the suede tightly around the ring until it is covered in suede completely.
  2.  Tie off the suede and make a loop by knotting the two remaining ends together. The loop is needed to hang the dreamcatcher on.
  3.  Get several feet of thread or sinew. Tie one end of it to the top of the ring.
  4.  Now the webbing represents a net of “half-hitch” knots. Then you need to make knots. At first loop the thread over the hoop towards the back, after that bring sinew to the front again. Just pull it up through the hole formed and make sure the thread pulled stays taut.
  5. Goon making such knots around the hoop, with the interval of seven or eight evenly spaced points.
  6. On returning to the top of the hoop, begin the next round of webbing. This time you should make knots on the loops of thread from the first round.
  7.  Thread a bead into the webbing where you want.
  8. Make sure there is a small hole left when you finish making the web. Then tie a double knot and cut the rest of the thread off.
  9. Finally you need to make the feather tassels hanging off the dreamcatcher. Cut several lengths of suede and tie them to the bottom of the dreamcatcher.
  10. Tuck a few beads onto each piece of suede and tie knots in the suede so they don’t move. Push the ends of the feathers through the beads and your dreamcatcher is ready! 

How to Sell Your Homemade Crafts on Your Facebook page

 

Millions of users are marketing homemade crafts on Facebook and it may appear easy. But thousands of businesses are vying for consumer attention so you will need a strategic Facebook marketing strategy or your homemade crafts business can go unnoticed. If you are marketing to potential consumers of homemade crafts, you need to grab their attention quickly, with high-resolution images and engaging videos of your craft products and your business. You need to inspire them to return to your page on a daily basis and click through your website to buy.

 

1. Launch a standalone, e-commerce website or an E-store on the website of a retailer that specializes in homemade crafts. You can use Easy or Artfire. Facebook provides a range of tools that helps you market products. New customers will be able to browse your homemade craft image gallery and make comments and share images of your products but they can’t buy anything without clicking through to an e-commerce website.

 

2. Open a Facebook account and set up a personal profile. Opening an account on the social network platform only requires an email address, username and password. He will need to set up a personal profile to access Facebook’s Page features, advertising and marketing tools. Launch a Facebook page, also known as a fan page. Follow steps in your profile’s drop-down menu to set up the page. It allows you to name it, add a logo, and add business location and contact information.

 

3. Upload as many images of your homemade crafts as possible in your pages Photo Album. This makes your page look like it is a hive of activity and encourages users to stick around. In the pages Status field, post images of new crops, videos of craft demonstrations or happenings at your business location. Update things such as upcoming craft shows, sales and coupon codes to entice your fans to click through to your homemade craft e-commerce site.

 

4. Build your Facebook Pages following a potential homemade craft customers by sharing it with your friends and asking for “Likes”. If you don’t have a large following you can pay Facebook for targeted marketing. Facebook allows you to set up affordable advertising budgets all within your means.

 

5. Keep your Facebook pages fans engaged by communing with them regularly. Regular communication engages Facebook users. Ask your fans about their favorite crafts, and the products they enjoy buying or making, and offer tips. Offer a daily craft special, to encourage fans to visit your page and your e-commerce site every day.