I have a really pretty collection of vintage brooches. I used to share a stall at vintage fairs with my lovely friend Tracy from Macmillan-Cole Vintage Jewellery. The problem with working near to so many fabulous jewels was that I couldn’t resist buying lots of them! One thing I always look out for are hand embroidered brooches and painted porcelain ones. I don’t actually wear them very much but I think they are so beautiful I just like to look at them.
When you have jewellery that is mainly there to be looked at and enjoyed you need a nice way to display them – they are just too nice to be shut away in a jewellery box! A few years ago I made this little padded frame to show off my favourite pieces. It was so easy, I just took the back off the frame and stretched the fabric over it with some toy stuffing behind it.
I hadn’t had them on display for a while, but now I’ve got them out they are going to take pride of place in my bedroom for a little while.
How do you display your favourite jewellery?