Gosh it feels like a while since I got my craft on. Seems that heading back to almost-full-time work takes a toll on the craft mojo, or maybe it’s just that I need to make more effort to carve out some time. I feel like I have lots of projects sort of on the go, but rarely actually get to finish anything, let alone get it photographed to share here. Anyway, this DIY jewellery stand (or jewellery tree?) is something I started way back at the start of the year, but had to shelve when I couldn’t get the individual pieces to stick together well enough to form a sturdy whole. And then I got sent some Sugru to have a play with, and it suddenly struck me that it would be the perfect solution for this project.
Sugru (if you haven’t already heard of it) is basically moldable glue. There are so many uses for it, from easy DIY fixes, to creative craft projects, and it comes in a range of colours. It’s like a clay that sticks to all kinds of different materials, and then give it 24 hours and it turns into a durable, flexible silicone rubber. It was just what I needed to stick my jewellery stand together.
The elements I wanted to put together to form a jewellery stand was a little saucer, some pieces of stick, and a couple of mini bowl/plates I made from Fimo. Annoyingly I am 100% sure I photographed how I made these, but can I find the pictures? Nope. Anyway, I basically rolled the Fimo into a ball, rolled it out, and then used a doily to imprint the lacy design. I moulded one of the discs into a muffin tray before baking in the oven. But the bottoms were quite uneven, as were the pieces of stick, so superglue wouldn’t work. I didn’t want to use a hot glue gun because I thought the dried glue wouldn’t look that attractive. But Sugru offered a great alternative because it would work well with the rest of the design.
1 – Roll a small ball of white Sugru and place it in the middle of the largest saucer.
2 & 3 – Press the thickest piece of stick firmly down onto the Sugru and make sure it’s upright.
4 – Make another small ball of Sugru and place it on top of the piece of stick.
5 – Line the centre of middle-sized saucer up with the ball, and press it firmly down, making sure it’s level.
6 – Roll another ball and place it in the middle of the saucer.
7 – Press the next piece of stick onto the ball. Roll another ball and put it in the centre of the last dish.
8 – Press this onto the stick. Finished with a twiggy piece on top of the final dish.
Disclosure: Sugru and Fimo provided the materials for use in this post free of charge.