30.7.12

DIY // Wall Necklace Display


I love geometric shapes like the shapes in A Merry Mishaps jewelry and I wanted to experiment with somewhat similar shapes in a necklace display.  I didn't want to copy her, so I made much larger and more flat pieces of clay, especially since they will hold the necklaces better than smaller pieces.  There are lots of ways to play with Fimo clay so we experimented with a few other shapes you could try out as well. Try making some flowers out of the fimo clay, hearts, triangles, any shapes that you are inspired by.  There are a lot of great bright colored fimo clays as well to choose from at your local art and craft supply store.


What you will need:  1. Scrap piece of wood  2. Two screws or nails  3. Drill and a bit that matches the size screws/nail you are using as well as a larger bit to set the screw or nail  4. A strong adhesive, I used an all purpose cement glue  5. 1-2 packages of Fimo Exacto Knife


How To:  1.  For the geometric shapes I used ¼ of the package by rolling the package of fimo into two large balls and then slicing those balls in half on a very clean surface. Before carving your shape I suggest you pop the balls the freezer. It hardens the fimo a so it does not squish while you cut.  2.  You may notice the more you handle the fimo the fingerprints you get. Hold lightly and work fast is my suggestion. You can always buff things out after backing with a nail file or buffer. For baking just follow the directions on the package. I baked for about 1.5 hours since these pieces are so thick. But if your shapes have more dimension or are smaller it should take 30 minutes minimum.  3. Prepare the scrap wood. I first pre-drilled two holes on either side of the wood which is where you will either screw in the screws or hammer the nails to the wall. If you are using a piece of wood that is much longer than this I suggest you drill three holes, one extra in the center.  4. Now you are ready to glue. I chose an even placement but you can mix this up if you like! Simple right?  I cannot seem to stop making these.  I use them in the bathroom, by my vanity and also in my studio.

10 comments:

Marta said...

The project looks fantastic and seems doable! The necklaces are just gorgeous! Best regards from Barcelona, Spain,
Marta
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Jeline said...

Love this DIY! Definitely doing it. <3

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Lauren said...

i enjoy DIYs that don't require me to acquire new skills. i'll definitely be doing this!

meredith said...

This is awesome! I love the different shapes.

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks Marta! it's super easy, you should definitely give it a try!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Awesome! Be sure to stop by the blog again and let me know how yours turns out!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Totally :) This one is super easy and fun. SO many different ways to customize it with different fimo clay experiemnts!
xo Moorea

Moorea Seal said...

Thanks Meredith! You are basically a DIY superstar these days, I'm happy you dig it! ;)
xo Moorea

Constance said...

That's such a great idea!

alex said...

I love this DIY! What a nice idea!