While jewellery boxes keep necklaces and bracelets safe and sound, they’re conducive to precious pieces hidden away in a tangled mess. And, the perfect case – the right size and look – can be hard to find. What’s the solution? Hanging strands on flower hooks made from glass chandelier parts. Not only will they stay tangle-free, the gorgeous hooks with displayed jewellery will take your dressing space from pretty to pretty fabulous.
(The following is for 1 hook)
- 5 tear-drop shaped glass pieces (These are common chandelier pieces. They can be found at lighting shops or flea-markets. Or, use large tear-drop shape beads instead.)
- A glass floret (Another common chandelier part)
- A 2” nail (Be sure to choose a type that fits through centre of the floret)
- Hot glue gun or extra-strong crazy glue
- Place the nail through the floret and apply glue to the floret’s flat side
- With the nail and floret face down, and holding the nail steady, arrange the tear-drop pieces around the floret.
- When the “petals” are secure, gently slide the flower into your palm, remove the nail, and carefully flip the flower onto its front.
- Allow the piece to further set by returning it to the table and lightly pressing down on the floret so as to make the flower flat.
- To install the hook, hammer a small nail into the spot on the wall where the flower will be, creating a tiny hole. Gently tap the nail with flower a ½” into the hole so that it sits about 1½” out from the wall.
Note: You can substitute the glass flowers for other pieces such as glass flowers from Venetian mirrors or wall sconces, a large necklace pendant or different chandelier pieces. If it’s a relatively flat piece, at least an 1” in diameter and with a hole large enough to fit a 2” nail through, it can be turned into a beautiful jewellery hook.