I have been on a jewelry display making spree and having a most fun and challenging time of it. Challenging because I am still more of a novice than not when it comes to welding. The hardest part about welding (to me at least) is figuring out HOW to hold things together so I can then weld it. When you weld the wire and heat pushes the metal and I have a hell of a time getting things to stay put that are 'balanced' such as the horizontal pipe/bars that I use in my necklace and bracelet stands. I find more often than not I am having to take it apart, clean it up and start all over again until I get it right. One of those love hate things. Learning...and seeing how much more there is to stumble upon and realizing how powerful it is to be able to put things together that I couldn't have done with epoxy.
Slowly but surely I am listing my jewelry display pieces on etsy. Here is my jewelry stand section: jewelry + stands.
I especially like the little ring holders that I am making out of deer shed horns. Some of the horns look like long fingers and I think its just a cool way to display/store rings. My odd fascination with nuts and bolts gets a chance to express itself in the jewelry stands/holders. One minute I think this is so simple and any monkey could do it and then I think holy cow I am making the coolest thing on the planet. Best to just keep making things and let those thoughts float off and disperse.