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The puzzle was how to transport and display jewelry. I wanted neat, attractive, compact and with no setup time, so that, for example, I could show my stuff to somebody during lunch break at work. The solution: a brocade jewelry roll.

First attempt:


Outside: polyester brocade remnant and hand-twisted cord of 20/2 perle cotton and gold tinsel yarns. Inside: black taffeta overlaid with black netting, to stick the earwires through to keep them in place.



It works pretty well, but the netting is a bit coarse and doesn't keep the earrings in place as firmly as I'd hoped. I've got some black tulle that I'll use for the next one, as that is much finer grained and should do better. And I think I'll try one with no netting at all, and velvet in place of the taffeta, too. I'll use the u-shaped display pins to anchor stuff on that one.
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