Finished Frame

Whether you have a ton of jewelry or a few signature pieces that you wear every day, this jewelry frame is a really cute way to both organize and display it. If you have a wall you’re trying to fill with some kind of décor, consider making a few frames to fill the space. They also make great gifts.

handmade  by Janine

Materials

  • Frame (the best ones are the extremely decorative, gaudy gold ones you can find at estate and garage sales for relatively cheap, you’ll want it to be at least an 8”X10” but I recommend larger)
  • Spray Primer
  • Spray Paint (in the color you want your final product to be)
  • Large (larger than the frame you chose) piece of decorative metal (must have large enough holes in it in order for earrings and s hooks to fit through. I found mine in the metal section of Lowes. It almost looks like a radiator cover/grate, but didn’t have any name or label on it)
  • 10 small S hooks (found in the hardware section of any hardware store)
  • 16 window glazing points (these will hold the metal inside the frame, ask hardware store employee where to find these)

Tools

  • Scotch-Brite Pad or Sandpaper
  • Tin Snips
  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Piece of Foam Board (to hold the frame while you spray paint)

Directions

  1. Take your Scotch-Brite pad or sandpaper and lightly scuff up the exterior of the frame. We do this to prepare the frame to hold the primer.
  2. With your frame on the foam board, spray the frame with the primer, front and back (make sure you cover all of the front, back, sides, and inside edges). Let dry for at least 20 minutes before flipping to do the other side.
  3. After the primer has dried, spray your final color on the frame. With spray paint, it’s always better to do a couple thin coats rather than drenching your frame all at once, causing the spray paint to run. 
  4. After your frame has completely dried overnight, it’s time to measure and cut the metal to fit inside the frame. After measuring the inside of your frame, measure and mark the area you’re going to cut out of the metal. Without bending the metal too much, use your tin snips to cut out your premeasured area. Place the metal inside the frame to make sure your measurements were accurate. 
  5. With a flathead screwdriver take the glazing points and drive them into the frame to secure the metal to the inside of the frame. Think of them as the little metal pieces you push down to hold the glass and photo inside the frame. You’re making sure the back doesn’t fall out of the frame.
  6. You’re just about done, now all you have left to do is hang the frame where you want it, and hang your jewelry. Use the s hooks to hang bracelets, necklaces, and rings, while hook earrings can just be hung without the s hooks.