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  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

My new display


About this design:

I wanted a really unique look for my shows, something that would really stand out. So I used an antique suitcase, crates, vases, antique doilies, books, a crate my husband made from barn wood that is 130 years old, wire spools, unique items from home goods stores, etc.


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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Val, I love the wonderful vintage feel of the displays! Very inviting and definitely unique! I love it! I definitely think it makes your jewelry stand out! Good luck at your show! ;)

  2. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Well!!! you certainaly achieved a very unique look for your beautiful jewelry. I hope you did well.

  3. Tres Chick
    Tres Chick says:

    You’ve done a great job of making your booth stand out. I have to tell you – I especially like the wire wheel – it brings back memories of my poor college days, when most of my apartment was furnished with wire wheels that I would roll home.
    Is your wheel on a rotating base, like a lazy susan? (Or maybe that wouldn’t fit with your display.)

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Just curious, does anyone want to buy any of the stage pieces? I like how it looks!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Val, I love your display! Wonderful and very creative uses of everyday items! It’s inviting and appealing to the eye! I like it a lot!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Val, your display is fantastic! Very appealing to the eye & I love the vintage feel of it! Your jewelry, as always, is so beautiful! :D

  7. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    This looks fabulous! Always looking for new ways to display at shows! Thanks for sharing!

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Thanks ladies! The show was great. A few people did want to buy my props …especially the little dragonfly. :) The wheel isn’t on a turntable….yet ;)

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Val, your display is amazing! Hope your show was a smashing success! ;)

  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Sure love the looks of your display. I have a question? Do you put all your items out or just some. I am new to the show aspect and did not want things to look overwhelming if I put everything out.thanks!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great looking display! :D

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Rocky – I don’t put everything out. I try to do a variety of styles and colors. When something sells I either replace it with another item or rearrange things a little. I’ve even had a few customers come back behind the booth and look through my case drawers. :) If you can get most of your items up off the table…elevated at different levels, I personally think it is more pleasing to the eye. Good luck at your shows.

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely display :)

  14. Kathie M
    Kathie M says:

    Always looking for ways to make my booth look great and your did.

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    SpoonLady aka Christina says:

    Love the look of your booth! Am ready for a change and have been looking for ideas, I think I found a few, lol.

  16. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Great booth!It’s very inviting and makes you want to stay and look around.Great ideas,good job:)

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