Behind the Scenes Footage & Helpful Tips! re: Displays!3:24 PM
oh sure, it looks like nothing here... but in my mind... I saw EXACTLY what I needed to make my new displays!
So I gathered the rest of the supplies:
& I was excited to get home and get to workin!
Now, at this point it is ALL TRAIL & ERROR for me, I don't like to read instructions on things or care about being neat, once I have an idea I kinda bulldoze through it to see my vision to the end (usually because of my short attention span too) and then come back and clean up the craziness I leave behind.
So I began my bull-dozing...
First step: SPRAY PAINTING
and more spray painting!
and of course, I was on a roll here with ideas and that combined with my very low "patience" tolerance I decided to head over to the local recycled Bike shop to create a new display for my
(I mean why not, I was in "building/create displays" mode...;p)
Again, I did the whole: "walk around until I find what i am looking for to match the vague idea in my brain"
It worked: I found a Bike wheel of medium size, purchased a teal tire (& thankfully they assemble it all for you there!) and I bought ONE peg (if you grew up in Chicago, you know what I am talking about-- we all rode on these down the street) the guy at the counter tried to convince me to buy two pegs.. you know, "a set"-- but I explained it was for a "project" and he finally left me alone with a confused shrug of the shoulders.
So I walk into HOME DEPOT AGAIN, this time equipped with my teal tire bike wheel with one peg.
I tell the guys working there I needed a base and some kind of pole to hold up the bike wheel.
Imagine their expressions. HAHA.
I didn't care because I had this in my mind:
I was tossed from one department to another and after conflicting opinions and confused expressions from Home Depot employees, I walked out with:
A wood base
steel base for pipe
And yes, my table got scratched up because the screws were a TINY bit longer than the wood I bought... so they kinda went through the wood..
but dangit, I say the scratches on my kitchen table give it character :)
Besides, I pulled off a new display to hang all my
Finally, the last part of my creative display vortex came later that week as I cleaned out my 4 year old son's bedroom... he had old toys everywhere and I started to bag them up when I realized I could most definately use his old building blocks!
Yep, he doesn't need them anymore! :D
So mama super glued them together in various heights and spelled out "Mano y Metal" & wha-laa!
New displays to jazz up placement of my hand stamped double finger rings & single band rings!
yep, those are totally children's blocks....
Then of course I finalized my earrings stands that begun this:
"I will build my own displays" adventure....
Moral: (oh yes, there is always a moral)
the SKY is the limit to how you can customize your displays.
The key is to be UNconventional.
recycling kids toys helps too.
Des, Mano y Metal