Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tiered Jewelry Stand {DIY}


Was it just me, or did your heart skip a beat when you saw Layla's Valentine cupcake stand? Talk about cute!! This project really hit home with me, and I was really inspired. How cupcakes translated to jewelry, I'll never know, but I got to work.
I literally had everything on hand including the E6000, which is just the best adhesive for this type of project. What else will you need to complete this project?? Patience. And a lot of it. This is not done quickly.



I played around with a lot of different configurations....I raided my milk glass collection and I have one in the works for the kitchen and even a bird feeder, so stay tuned for those. As soon as they are completely done, I'll show you. Anyway, I knew I wanted something for jewelry to go along with the Necklace Hanger I previously made (take a look at it HERE).
After I found the right configuration and scale/proportion, I started from the bottom and glued up. I only glued a section at a time, let it dry and then move on to the next part. This way everything stays level (which I recommend using). It ended up being 16" tall.


As per the directions on the tube of E6000, apply the glue to both surfaces and wait a couple of minutes before sticking together. I think that is the real trick here.


The metal and glass bonded together very well.


In Layla's project, she used lamp parts, which is genius, and that's what I used for the base. I had an old milk glass lamp in the garage and it came apart beautifully.
I think that is why I'm doing more than one project....so I can use up all the lamp parts. The brass candle holders are vintage....well everything is vintage except for the little ceramic bird. I decided to use that for the 'finial' on top. He can hold necklaces around his neck and plus, he never stayed up straight anyway, so I glued his butt to the top. He won't be rolling around now! :)


I really love how it turned out and it's got a real vintage flavor, which is what I was after



A big thank you to Layla for the inspiration! Check out all of the cute Valentine's Day ideas (and more) at the Lettered Cottage.



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18 comments:

  1. How cute! I especially love the bird on top. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! I actually have a tiered dish around here somewhere. (Or does it belong to my mom... I never can remember) I love the idea of using it for jewelry, and I love the way you can MAKE one if you need to.

    I'm so very much pinning this .

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  3. I never knew you could do this! What a great project! It looks so pretty with the glass, milk glass and gold accents.

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  4. The bird figurine on the top is the cutest!!

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  5. How so very fun and creative! Love it!
    Dee Dee

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  6. I love this!! I've got two candlesticks that would perfect for a project like this. Thanks for inspiring me:).

    Kim www.plumberrypie.blogspot.com

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  7. How clever! Great post. Thanks ever som much for sharing. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  8. This is so beautiful! The glass, brass, and ceramic all look so great together. I found you on Pinterest and I am excited to take a look around your blog :)

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  9. Im going to try this out today going to go to goodwill to get the parts

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  10. I love this! It's beautiful and completely unique!
    -Diana

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  11. Yeah, for my jewelry, I need boxes, I have so many bling, nothing expensive though. This is a really cool DIY.

    You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.
    Tereza
    http://drastic-plastic-fantastic-plastic.blogspot.com/

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  12. I like this. A lot! This would be a great project to set on by my master bedroom sink.

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  13. been checking out your blog as often as possible. you are so talented.great ideas wonderful pics.love the praise you give other for their work. you are the best love klair

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  14. This is fantastic! I have some vintage dishes from my grandmother that I want to display but just don't know where. This is perfect! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  15. This is a precious stuff and how I love it. This is simple wonderful. Good job. Thank you.

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  16. This is so lovely! Saw your post on Pinterest, would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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