I found a GORGEOUS frame at the DI for only $5. It has two chips in it (see pic below) - I plan on getting some gold paint to blend the white in ... The black part of the frame is velvet!
I found this 25 foot roll of chicken wire at C-A-L Ranch for about $6....
I cut a piece to fit over the back of the frame using wire cutters. It would be best to use a staple gun to secure the wire down...but I only have a regular staple. =) I put in about a million staples, and it worked just fine!
Here is what it looks like (from the front) so far--
I saved the cardboard backing that originally came with the frame- but if yours doesn't have one, just cut some cardboard to size.
I took some green-ish colored stretchy lace that I had lying around, and covered the cardboard piece with it. I was going to hot glue it on, but decided to staple it instead...
When you staple it, make sure the top of the stapler is stapling into the BACK of the cardboard piece. That way, you just have the two little prongs on the front (see above pic).
Since I used lace, with a little fabric maneuvering I got the fabric to go over the top of the staple like this:
If you look closely, you can still see the staple- but it's not noticeable at all! Since I didn't use hot glue, I can easily change the fabric out whenever I want.
The next step is to lay your backing in the frame. You will have to bend the chicken wire in some places for a good fit- but it's easy! My frame still had the silver staples, so I bent them back down and secured it like that.
Voila! A gorgeous earring holder! I am using this to display the earrings I will be selling in my shopand at local boutiques!
Here are some closeups of my new vintage inspired earrings!!
I will be linking this up to the blogs in my sidebar and some of the ones found HERE! Check these blogs out, they are great!!