Handi Mandi TV: DIY Jewellery Display – Vintage & Artsy Futuristic

DIY Jewellery Display out of old picture frames, hardware cloth, paint and more.

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I’m getting more organized this year and that includes making something to display my jewellery where I can see it, so I’ll be prompted to wear it more often. I made two frames, one for my mom and one for me, and it cost me approximately $20 for both. This will alternate if you already have some of these items or you can find a better price. You can also compensate for the cost if you make additional ones and sell them. (If I were to sell the ones I made, the larger one would be $35 and the smaller one $30, simply b/c it was painted).

What you will need:

Vintage and/or carved wood frames (Bible’s For Missions $2.00 each in the wharehouse, ask clerk for assistance, prices may vary)
Vintage Door Knobs to match frame (you may need to repaint them to match)

Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Gold (or another metallic of your choice) [the hardware cloth already comes in silver, so repaint it to match your frame as desired]
OPTIONAL: Hot Glue Gun (depending on the thickness of the base of your door knobs, they may not screw on all the way b/c of the tight space)

Hardware Cloth (smallest roll was approx. $7.99)
1/8″ or 3mm Peg Board (smallest size and you can ask them to cut it down to desired sizes for you)

Acrylic Paint
OPTIONAL: Sand Paper (My door knobs needed to be sanded down in order for the paint to adhere)
OPTIONAL: Hot glue for glue gun

PAINT STORE (that sells wallpaper and gives samples):
FREE samples of wallpaper (if you cannot find desired pattern or colour, you can choose a plain white with or without embossing and paint yourself)

Electric Hand Drill
Drill Bits (for Pre-Drilling the holes for your door knobs to prevent your frame from cracking)
Bits (to push screws into your frame for door knobs)
Square bit (to hammer staples into frame if they’re longer)
Industrial Staple Gun
Industrial Staples
Electric Saw or Chop Saw (to cut your boards to desired length if they don’t do it at the hardware store)
Measuring Tape
Work Gloves
OPTIONAL: Handy Assistant knowledgeable in construction (My brother Stephen helped me)

Sponge (check your cleaning supplies)
Old Rag (or you can use an old sock and cut open)
Paint Palette or paper/plastic plate

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This is of course not a remake of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but rather an interpretation into Marvel’s notorious catsuit-clad female super heroines. The iconic red and gold (which is not a yellow metallic, but a cream metallic; nothing says fake, tacky gold like yellow) is accented by dark silver, complete in body contouring style-lines with neck and shoulder cutouts for feminine touch. This is a continuance of my Marvel Madness streak started by this post about My New Thor 2 Concept Art.

"Iron Man"-styled catsuit-clad female heroine

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Again this completely hand-drawn, -coloured (pencil crayons), and -penned. For a deeper red, when a crimson won’t do, shade with a violet or blueberry purple. For Caucasian skin tone, start with a light peach, followed by an arizona topaz, a chestnut (not a regular brown, b/c you want a natural tan undertone). Smooth and blend it all with a white and shade with a grey. If you want tips, tricks or tutorials on illustration to final presentation as it’s done in the picture, feel free to leave your requests in the comments. Thank you!

My New Costume Concept Art for Thor 2

I recently hand-drew this futuristic concept, where the neckline and dramatic wing-shaped sleeves were inspired by an abstraction of an Art Nouveau dragonfly brooch. Looking for a silhouette I had not yet illustrated to complete the dramatic look, I opted for a revealing slashed full-volume dress with thigh-high boots (a silhouette I only recently saw Lady Gaga had worn to an event). Feeling the concept was sci-fi in nature and reminiscent of Thor movie costumes, I hand coloured with turquoise, evergreen and blueberry.

My New Costume Concept Art for Thor 2

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Please note, all my illustrations are completely hand-drawn, -coloured and -penned. If you like what you see, sound off in the comments to see more of my work , learn tips, etc.