Earring display

I need some earring display ideas that I can implement in a week. My earrings are all on business size cards. I can display them on small woodblocks with slots cut into them, but they get lost in my three shelf glass display case. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks…Rob

think on top of the box… that’s a take on outside of the box. How about rig a looped wire from the top of your display cabinet, which could hold your earrings? Some a bit higher, some dangling down a bit more, With a wire, you can customize it so that it dangles between your other pieces sitting on the shelf below? Just an idea.


Aggie…I think that is where I am headed. I only have a week to figure it out as the MacKenzie Child Artisan Show is next weekend. Thanks…Rob

Hi Rob,

It sounds like you might need more display space…I am not sure if this idea will be workable for you, booth/ table space wise, but…

I have seen people use the side (walls) of their booths to hang items…(or panels on easels on the ground…behind you…at the front corners)…

earrings (on or off cards- they do sell cards with the plastic hanger in the back…they sell the plastic hanger as a separate add-on…).

(art fair booth card display search)

(earring card wall storage display ideas)

ie, possible concepts to facilitate hanging items on the side (wall) of tent:

you could hang a display panel of some sort, down from the top rails of the tent…

Or!..secure on a strong/ stable easel or stand of some sort (I can envision you whipping something up in the shop!)

a framed board:
board could be wood, or … (lightweight, but enough weight not to blow around…

the board could be natural wood, painted wood, uncovered, covered in a batted fabric, cork, etc

the mechanisms for hanging could be:

rows of wire/ twine/ rope/ ribbon running across…or, chicken wire grid panel…from which to hang earring cards…using…decorative mini clips, mini wooden clothspins…a hook of some sort…a hole punched thru the card, and tied on with something…

strips of wood moulding nailed/ glued across, to create a ledge upon which to perch the earring cards…perhaps with a slot routered in, or multiple strips used to create a slot or rim.

decorative nails driven into the board, with a hole in the earring card from which to hang from the nail
(i have a box of super cute upholstery nails…

see below photos for concept…could be bigger, and hange from side rails or on an easel, to maximize vertical space…

(not sure if you have pinterest, but this card stand looked like something you could whip up quickly…as a hanging, floor, or coutertop model


omg, i think this last one is utilizing shutter doors!!!
closet doors/ accordion doors


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Julie…thanks! lots of ideas. I am limited to a 10X10 space, no tent, no electricity and one table. My earring display will have to fit in about a 20" long space next to my much bigger bracelet display case. I am currently making an 18" frame out of 1X1.5 PVC molding with 4 - 18" long 1/8" rods. I can hang my cards using some adhesive plastic hooks that I have from the rods. This should work out fine…Rob

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Hi Rob,

For future ideas, I liked the below hinged idea…in that it can function as a storage/ travel case as well…
and being a 2 or 3 piece hinged unit, it stands up by itself…and kinda uses a bit less liner inches across the front…i kinda like the flap design of the earring card as well…could flap forward as park of packaging…interesting!


Hi Rob,

This tutorial sounds similar to your project…they made it in 2 hrs…holds 35 cards…used a shadow box, dowels, the back adaptors…

I thought i would share…


Finished my earring display. It is made from .75"X1.5" PVC molding and .125" steel welding rods. The cards are custom printed business sized cards from Staples with adhesive plastic hooks on the back. I would have made it bigger, but that was all the molding I had and just about all the room available on my table. I use this molding in a lot of different ways in my shop. It is quick and clean to cut and very stable…Rob



I guess that I am ready to go to the show. First one in over 20 years. My biggest worry is that I won’t be able to make Square work. Wish me luck…Rob


Hi Rob!

So exciting! Have a great show! Everything looks great!


I recall a thread awhile ago on doing displays for shows. There was a lot of debate and I learned we all look at shows from different levels of merchandizing. Some people take what looks to be a jewelry show room from a downtown store. Others make it look like they brought their bench. The end result is people will set up what works for them both as a function of a display as well as counter they can work behind efficiently.

My set up fits in the back of a Kia Sorento along with a few suitcases, a small cooler, and a guitar and banjo.

I have long ago come to realize that I can make nice jewelry all day long but when it comes to displays I leave it up to my wife. Displays are an evolving thing. Depending on the show I will change it up a bit every time. And earrings are the hardest. Cindy came up with a revolving earring tree. In my mind it was at first a little silly but customers had fun with it, it drew compliments, and I sell a lot of earrings.

As a matter of course I don’t look at other peoples jewelry but I do look long and hard at displays. You need to pack a lot into small spaces and in many ways that is the art a far as I am concerned.


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Well my show came and went. My biggest fear that Square would not work was quickly put to bed. Square worked great and I would recommend it to anyone. It was a three day show in a fairly high end venue. I sold well on Friday and Saturday, but today (Sunday) was slow. It was also the last great day in the Finger Lakes until possibly spring. We may have snow next week. Sandy and I are also convinced that we are done with our show days and will rely on stores, internet and direct sales in the future because we re too old to sit around under a tent on uncomfortable chairs in bad weather. This is just a fact of life for us in our 70s and not a criticism of shows. I was also struck by the fact (to me), that there are now a lot of assemblers as well as those of us who are actually makers in high end shows. This is a change from the shows that we did years ago. Too tired to continue, more tomorrow…Rob

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Ron, It’s hell getting older. My long walks now are at a grocery store. At least you had cooler temps where you were at. The last outdoor art show I did, was in the high 90’s temp wise. Across from me was a person I knew didn’t make their jewelry, it was just a few bits wired together from China. They sold them really cheap. I was belittled because I had higher prices on totally made by hand pieces. I tried to explain the materials and mine were genuine stones. Didn’t matter. The plasticized turquoise dust and other fake stones in silver electro plated plastic were solid silver to the kids buying the junk. No more trying to compete with imports. You are so right when you say 70’s aren’t made for art fairs.

Could have been worse, I spent last week getting ready for then going through hurricane Ian here in Orlando. Sad many had their homes destroyed. When we moved here, I looked for a place in a high ground area. More exposed to winds, but not to rising water. Spent 2 and a half days without electricity. No worse than blizzards I went through growing up in Nebraska. Actually a hurricane makes doing an art fair in your 70’s look not so bad. I had comfortable chairs.


Hi Rob!
I am glad to hear your show went well, and am kinda jealous of the snow! we have been having heat waves!