There are so many fun creative ways to display and organize jewelry using vintage finds. Here's one perfect for those of you who do shows. You can wrap your jewelry in tissue and bring it in the case, then just unwrap and display.
I have a soft spot for vintage suitcases....among many other things. I bought this wonderful little wooden case a couple of years ago because I LOVED the lining. I've never been able to part with it because it's been useful for so many things. It has this funny sloped top so I imagine that maybe it was a briefcase in it's day...or an artist's case.
With a simple little modification, it became even more useful.
I added little brass cup hooks along one side of the lid and bottom of the case about an inch apart. Of course, I aged the cup hooks first with a little rust activator. If you use this product on real brass and let it sit just a few minutes, it will verdigris the brass instantly; while other metals will rust.
I always spray seal the cup hooks after I've aged them just in case my earrings might have a reaction to the chemical used to age the hooks....because you never know...
Tip: Pre-drill the holes for the cup hooks just a little so that they will go in easily. Otherwise, you risk the chance of them breaking off as you try to screw them in...like I haven't done that before!
On a scale from 1 to 10 this project is definitely a 1. So, no excuses! Go out there and find something you love and turn it into jewelry storage.