Brady’s Baubles

When a friend asks me to solve their jewelry problems I get right on it, especially if that friend is as awesome as Brady. There is nothing worse than tangled necklaces. Well actually there are a lot of worse things, but I would never do anything if I kept up with that negativity. So at the risk of repeating myself, I never throw anything away (just my husband and kids crap that is not as useful as my crap 😉 I dug deep to find supplies.  The requirements were simple, and the space was small.  I headed down to the dungeon and stared into the abyss with hopeful x-ray vision. It worked and I only had to unearth a few containers to gather my ingredients.

1.  one oblong ugly painting that has stretchers in good order.

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2. mesh fabric from a failed Halloween costume

3. staple gun (electric is nice) staples.

4. Glue (I used Krazy Glue)

5. Velcro

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6. eye hooks and picture hanging wire

7.  assortment of hooks

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8. little containers

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9. drill and drill bit that is slightly smaller than the hooks

After removing the offending painting from the stretchers I stretched the mesh over the frame, using the staple gun, working from the center of each side out to get a nice taut surface. It is best if you alternate sides to ensure your fabric doesn’t get over stretched in any one direction.  After this was done to my satisfaction I turned it over and attached the eye hooks and wire because if I did this later I would have to contend with pokey things and an uneven surface.

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Then I flipped it back over and drilled pilot holes along the bottom stretcher and the middle support for the hooks. Working from a random collection I attempted to make some sort pattern that would be pleasing to the eye. Once you have made a pilot hole you can screw them in by hand.  IMG_4122

I attached Velcro to bottom of the containers with glue to reinforce that sticky stuff on the Velcro.  I stapled the Velcro to frame in equal intervals. I didn’t use glue just in case Brady didn’t like this feature she could just pull out a staple and be done with it.

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She Likes IT!!!!

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