DIY – Make Your Own Jewelry Displays For Festivals 19 min Tutorial

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so now we’re on our way to Home Depot
because you are going to create neck forward
yeah and I’m making you go to the faraway home people because they’re the
only one that has the wood that I need we’ll be making some neck forms and
showing you how we make them this is all gonna be trial and error
because we’ve never done this before but it just goes to show even though you
haven’t done anything before you may create something amazing or we may
create a piece of crap yeah and then we’ll have wood for a bonfire and then
we’ll just try again got everything we needed we didn’t die of heatstroke we
almost died of heatstroke it’s hot so essentially what we’re gonna do is grab
this piece and turn it into a bunch of neck forms and this is really really
heavy wood which is good because when the winds are bad then it won’t go
anywhere so we basically marked out 12 inch
sections 1 foot because I want these to be approximately 12 inches tall when
we’re done with them they’ll be a little shorter because we’ll have to trim some
from the top but I want them to be a foot tall so that’s the first step is
marching those out so now we have eight of these and each
one is going to be come to neck form we’ve been cutting my neck forums into
their wedge shape but I broke the saw with my project so we’ve got a bunch of
these wedge shapes cut we still have a couple more to do and we’re gonna take
them over to the belt sander and sand them down so they’re nice and lovely
where’s the eyes oh boy which ones I I really like belt sanding a whole lot
I’m a real woodworker oh good so now we have these wedges cut out and sanded and
we’re making little base plates for them so that they don’t pretty solid and
heavy that that’s pretty good leverage but even still they’ll be sturdier with
one of these little guys on there just waiting quarter-inch space so these neck forms are sanded on the
belt sander they’re rough sanded I’m gonna do another hand sanding but right
now what I’m going to do is mark them out because I’m gonna put a slot here
and a slot right about there so that my necklace chains have
somewhere to sit so I’m gonna measure it out so that when Rafi goes to cut them
they’ll be marked and he’ll know exactly what to do and hopefully you can see
this I have this line marked for how deep approximately I want these cuts to
go and then I have the vertical lines marked out for how far in I want them to
be and it marked him on the top two cuz I’m not sure which direction Rafi is
gonna be looking at these from when he goes to cut them so clay mark the neck
forms for me and I’m really not sure how I’m gonna cut through these without
damaging it so I’m gonna try to use my my jig saw and see what happens so we figured out that the miter saw is
actually the best for cutting these things like so before that we were doing
jigsaw and dremel and so actually it worked out because now I have some that
are wider they can accommodate beaded necklaces and things and all I’m purpose
right I’m perfect so I’ve got a 4×4 up here to give it the angle not the safest
thing to do but the reason I have this 4×4 here so I don’t accidentally get my
fingers in the way I think that’s actually a six by six or a six by six
yeah very nice those are perfect for my thinner chains and then I’ll have some
wider ones for my leather cords and beaded necklaces so I’m standing them
with a rasp and some sandpaper they’re gonna get stained anyway and they’re
rustic miter saw I did a little bit a nom nom
nom on the backside so I’m just gonna run these on the belt sander one more
time to get these little doodads off of here and before I do the final hand sanding I
am going to take my pencil and erase the pencil marks that I made I don’t want
that little pencil mark to be like I’m here forever maybe a bigger eraser would
be appropriate whatever I’m working with what’s out
here so I got through like half of them before my pencil eraser was like I give
I can do no more I gotta go ask Ravi for a bigger eraser
and he’s probably gonna be like oh my god you use all of my art supplies my
pencil eraser is no more may I use an eraser of yours you’re using all my
things all my things for your little project it’s just so sad yeah let me try
that one it’ll do the job it is called magic rub great oh yeah it does a good
job and it’s a lot faster than using a pencil eraser fun marks are erased it
looks so nice this thing did a great job thumbs up I look left to do now is I’m
gonna give these things us a hand sanding a final hand sanding just to
give it a really nice surface before I apply this thing also now that I’ve
experienced the belt sander I really am NOT a huge fan of hand sanding and so
these are all ready to go and all I have to do now before I apply the stain is
probably clean them off because they’re covered and wood dust from the sanding right so I got most of the main dust off
of there I think and also demonstrated why these little base plates are
necessary because it’s not easy to tip them over from the back but as you saw
pretty easy to tip them over that way I am getting ready to stain these neck
forms and I’m so very excited and also nervous because this is like the final
stages but before I do that I’m just gonna clean them off real quick
with a cloth so leafblower got a lot of the stuff off of them but just to make
sure it’s a nice clean surface there’s a thunderstorm in the area so that’s a
little bit weird and scary but I’m under the carport so I think it should be okay
and I’ve got my neck form separated into the groups so these ones are gonna be
whitewash and these ones are gonna be Kona apparently our neighbors are
screaming bloody murder next door so so she’s gonna whitewash white stain right
what is this that you’re using yeah would lean white wash wash and I’m gonna
do these guys Kona and I’ve got my Rafi apron so I don’t get what standard says
Rafi right there yeah so the first layer of whitewash is on these guys and I
probably need to do second coat of whitewash they look
pretty good but they could use a second coat so I’m gonna let them dry and do
the ebony wood stain and then go back over these hopefully they dry because
it’s raining very epically yeah I pulled my table in I should be okay so I’m
trying to make sure it’s a wood stain inside there so it really feels you okay
so these are thing and it’s like I thought they’re only gonna need one coat
so these little guys should be dry now so I’ll have to do is stained this side
and then I can move on to the second coat of the whitewash so apparently it’s
just gonna rain for a bunch of days because we had to rush these in because
it’s super wet out here and yep please try to make everything dry your advice
to them is that if it’s raining don’t leave it out overnight no because it
will not dry they can eventually dry I don’t know how long that’s gonna take
and then we’ll move on to the next step yeah someday Rafi’s eating his feelings
I’m working on these neck forms they’ve been drying here in the studio
for a couple of days while it continues to biblically downpour outside I have
chosen to use this rag and good old-fashioned elbow grease to basically
wipe the excess off like so and it’s been coming off I mean it does take a
little effort to do it this way but it’s looking good and then the next thing I’m
gonna do when I get all the excess stain off is I’m going to distress them which
I will show you this is what it looks like after the initial wipe down pretty
cool you can start to see the wood grain coming back into them which I like and
then I did a preliminary distressing test on one with sandpaper and it really
brings out the wood grain which looks super rad to me I’m gonna take this
sandpaper which is a medium grit and it’s not designed for
removal so much as smoothing but I don’t want to take too much of the stain off
go over each surface and especially on the edges which is gonna bring out this
distressed wood grain I would say either take this part outside or just have a
designated mess area where you can do some light sanding I’m just doing the
corners of these little base plates these are really not very aesthetically
important because you’re not gonna see most of them however it’s in the details
for me always so just going over the edges and corners so that they look nice
can’t really tell that I did any distressing you can the white ones you
can just see it on the corners really but it kind of does make a difference
so here are please neck forms she did all the preparation work and stuff and
now I’m gonna do some construction we are pre drilling two holes and then
screwing in the base it so yeah and then once this process is done to all of
those then it’s just a matter of varnishing it varnishing them and
putting the eye back yeah that is cool that looks really really fantastic yeah
I’m very excited about that that’s in there just one drill hole and then one drill hole towards the back just wanna drill it up where it’s going
where it’s flush with the bottom so you don’t like a screw sticking up these are
assembled with their base plates so they’re windproof decided to install the
eyelet hooks on the back of these before I varnish them so that way I can varnish
around them and seal the drill hole where the aisle it is so what I’m doing
right now is a jewelry test I’ve got one of my necklaces on here and the chain on
this one is 24 inches which is a pretty standard length that I use for the
shorter ones they’re not gonna need the eyelet hook so it’s really for these
guys that I’m installing them and the longer pieces so I’m gonna measure the
back and see where the eyelet hook needs to go I think about 4 inches down is
where the magic number is going to be cool so I’ve decided that the 4 inch
mark is the magic number so I’m basically just gonna take this this here
measuring tape and Mark out the 4 inch mark down the back all right so cleese
marking where the little eyelets are gonna go and I’m gonna use drill and
drill just a little pre hole in there so that the eyelets go in a lot easier okay that’s what it’s gonna look like
except I’d like it to be vertically oriented except that okay that’s what
its gonna look like I chose a matte varnish I don’t know if
that’s the best choice we’re gonna find out it’s true these are all done all
right I am so pleased they’re amazing actually they’re even
better than what I envisioned them to be frontside got the notches in the top to
hold the necklace side profile backside with eyelet hook and the necklace chain
is just looped onto that totally stable can’t push it over from this side and I
can’t push it over from that side oh yeah one more thing I forgot to mention
that makes these so great is that they will store sandwiched together like this
so you have a pretty flat surface on all sides I got this super nifty plus II
toolbox that has a handle that pulls out like so and it will roll it’s got very
burly wheels on it my new necklace forms have made their debut and I’m so so
thrilled with them I literally screamed and jumped in the air and high-five
Monica when I saw them set up and how easy they are to put jewelry on so now
I’m going to show them to you hooray my neck forms are done and I’m so
pleased are you so pleased yeah I’m so pleased I wanted to finish up this
tutorial video by going over the time investment and material cost the
materials that I bought were plywood a four by four by eight of douglas-fir
stainless steel eyelets evany wood stain whitewash wood stain
and sandpaper my total material cost was fifty three dollars and five cents give
or take a little bit of monies because I utilized Rafi’s varnish rags brushes
drywall screws and his saws and tools and I know what you’re thinking that is
so unfair to Rafi it is and you know that’s a good point
additional costs which are optional contract labor paid to Rafi for his
skills and his muscles yeah I did get paid I paid Rafi $50 not enough plus
hugs and kisses then the only additional cost was my rolling storage box to
transport said neck forms because they weigh a lot and that was 40 to 97 so are
you ready for my grand total yeah 146 Oh 2 plus hugs and kisses so for about a
hundred and fifty dollars I got these magnificent nak forms done and I was
getting ready to spend $400 with shipping to get neck forms that were
inferior yeah I mean you’ve got 16 next 18 neck form got a rolling case that’s
all that is included you have a rolling case where you have extra storage you
have neck forms it’s a good deal that’s paying for all of it it’s totally worth
it and and I mean and a lot of these materials like the varnish I mean you
can’t varnish you could decide not to varnish depending on whether or not it’s
humid in your area you could decide on the stain you could get a small stain
and just do light stain on them so you could cut down the cost even more
you wanted to really the only thing that is necessary is the the plywood and
Douglas yeah extra things we had that made life easier we’re a belt sander and
the miter saw yeah the miter saw was a little bit taxed and
the effort maybe you guys have a burlier miter saw or a different way of cutting
those on the diagonal and these things are gonna last forever yeah and these
will be able to take a beating they could get dirty you could resend them
you could repaint them restain them yeah so that’s it I hope you guys liked our
DIY neck forum tutorial let us know if you try this yourself and what results
you got and have an awesome day news

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