Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Tutorial - Earring Cards/Display

This tutorial will show you how to make earring cards for display purposes. Many people ask about the best way to display their earrings, and this is a very economic option. My earrings are 4cm in length, including the fish hook and this earring display is perfect for this size of earring. If your earrings are longer, you will need to increase the size of your template.

Materials:
Card stock
Scorer
Ruler
Scissors
Pricking tool
Double sided sticky tape
Step 1 - Choose an appropriate card you wish to display your earrings. I used 220gms of card stock, it is sturdy and will not bend under the weight.TIP - do not choose card that has a busy pattern as this will detract from your pretty earrings. If you have a logo or theme, choose a card that compliments it. It is a good idea to make your first template out of scrap card, if you make a mistake, you haven't ruined your good card stock.

Step 2 - Cut out a piece of card - 4.5cm x 14cm. Measure and mark scorelines as follows - 5cm, 7.5cm and 12.5cm. Fold along the scorelines so you now have a shaped piece of card.

Step 3 - Measure two holes where you would like to hang your earrings, depending on the size of your earrings. Measure equal distances from each side so the holes will match and using your pricking tool, make the holes. I have made four holes; a set for studs and drops, but you can make only one set if you wish.
TIP - you can use your scrap card template to line up new cards to prick your holes. This will save alot of time as you will not need to measure further cards.

Step 4 - Apply the sticky tape to one end of your card template (the smallest section). Fold over the card to make a triangular shape and stick the small flap to the card. You earring display card is now complete. I have incorporated a daisy patterned card, but it is more tricky to measure and getting the pattern in the right place. Plus, there is more waste. To minimise the waste from the daisy card, I made small daisy gift tags. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and think the earring cards look as good as I do.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

17 comments:

Caz said...

Great idea, will have a go a that ta! x

Emma-Lou said...

that's fantastic and all is 100% handmade!!

pennydog said...

A-ha! That's how I will intersperse my earrings on my new display! I have modified some bookshelves so that it creates a treasure trove feel and mixes all kinds of different pieces together that fit a theme, but my earring displays hold loads all together and don't really work, but this will be perfect thank you!

Glamglass said...

That's a great tutorial!
Thanks

Nicola said...

WOW - How cool!
Those daisy ones look FABULOUS!!
nic xx

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Love this, thanks.

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

Thanks for all your kind comments and happy to help

EmmaT said...

This is really clever, I'm definitely going to have a go.

Ryan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://www.lyricsdigs.com

ChatElaine said...

What a great idea and the daisy ones look really pretty and stylish too. I have just found your blog and Thank You for this tutorial very helpful :0))

artwerk said...

Looks really good, super nice, thank you for the tutorial.

Hanne

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The Beading Gem said...

Excellent tutorial. Will link to my blog in a future post!

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Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

Thanks for sharing that...brilliant idea!!
X

Andaira said...

Muchas gracias...queda muy bonito y además es muy fácil
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Thank you very much ... looks nice and is very easy

Polly Nobbs-LaRue said...

Hi - this is a nice tutorial, but the pictures disappeared. Can you bring them back?