DISPLAYING POLYMER PENS...

DISPLAYING POLYMER PENS...

Post by Shirle » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00



OK, I could use some of the creative juices and experience out there. I've
started making polymer pens and need ideas on how to display them. All
suggestions welcome! Include other display items also please i.e. night
lights, switchplates, earrings.

TIA,
SHirley
Spumoni Clayworks (hopefully back up soon at polymerclayworks.com)

 
 
 

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Post by Diane Blac » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi Shirley,

Welcome back!

I have a bunch of collected ideas about pens, etc., in my file called Shows
--it isn't yet uploaded to my website, so I'll send it by mail.  I do
remember two ideas for pens: standing them upright in a pot of (colored?)
rice (without the ink), and in small slip bags for the nicer ones.

Diane B.
http://www.glassattic.com (under construction, but open)
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

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Post by Jean/P » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
> OK, I could use some of the creative juices and experience out there.
I've
> started making polymer pens and need ideas on how to display them. All
> suggestions welcome! Include other display items also please i.e.
night
> lights, switchplates, earrings.

I heard someone uses the flower arranging frogs (the little glass half
dome with holes in it) that they pick up at flea markets and garage
sales.  I haven't found any that weren't plastic which aren't as nice.
Pens can be put into the holes and then they can be displayed at
different levels on covered blocks.

I could use some ideas on switchplate displays.  I was thinking of
attaching fabric covered corkboard to the backside of my shutter
display I use for pins.  DH attached my 1/2 shutter door pieces to
bases so I can stand them (clamped) on the edge of the table or I can
put them on the floor if I need to.

--
Jean/PA
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Post by adrienne » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Styrofoam sphere cut in half...hmmm I'll have to think about this
one...the pens I've done so far have ended up in a basket, but
that is not the best display idea.

Adrienne in CA

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Post by Sjpolycl » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I saw some clear plexiglas rectangle thingies with rows of holes at Walmarts,
in the cosmetics department. Meant for lipsticks, or makeup pencils I
think--but it'd work for pens.

You could also take a shoe box lid, poke the right sized holes, and cover with
clay. Do it with raw clay and bake it, or glue on cane slices....I know, I
know, we cover EVERYTHING with cane slices here...I'm even doing a computer
monitor.
I am tired of looking at a boring blank canvas so may hours of the day! (The
screen part shows exciting stuff, but the frame is so bland!!)
Sarajane Helm

Sarajane's Polymer Clay Gallery
www.polyclay.com

 
 
 

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Post by irene and scot » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I use an oval box lid (papier mache type box from Michael's) that I've
spray-painted with the faux granite textured paint, and I arrange the pens
on that.  No, they don't stand up, and I can only display 10 or so at a
time, but it looks very nice, rather elegant, even.  I don't want my
displays to attract more attention than my work.

I've found that displaying fewer of each item works well, because too many
choices can overwhelm some people into indecision.

Irene in western NC
www.good-night-irene.com
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Post by LynnDe » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


A computer monitor!!! Yippee!!  Are you going to take that around with
you, too, like the guitar (which I saw in Sacramento, I think)?

LynnDel


Quote:
>....I know, I
>know, we cover EVERYTHING with cane slices here...I'm even doing a computer
>monitor.
>I am tired of looking at a boring blank canvas so may hours of the day! (The
>screen part shows exciting stuff, but the frame is so bland!!)
>Sarajane Helm

>Sarajane's Polymer Clay Gallery
>www.polyclay.com

 
 
 

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Post by LynnDe » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


That is so true -- of me, at least.  I've been "forced" to buy nothing
many times just because I couldn't make up my mind.  A department
store sale is a nightmare for me!

LynnDel

Quote:
>I've found that displaying fewer of each item works well, because too many
>choices can overwhelm some people into indecision.

>Irene in western NC
>www.good-night-irene.com
>     ----------
>remove first x from reply address to email me

 
 
 

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Post by Sjpolycl » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>A computer monitor!!! Yippee!!  Are you going to take that around with
>you, too, like the guitar (which I saw in Sacramento, I think)?

Probably not---the guitar and the wagon are easier to haul around, as is the
Mother of (Minnie) Pearl banjo. However--it will all be shown in my book when
it comes out next summer, along with the 13lb. cane dresser drawers, and an
awful lot of other stuff. The photographer who did my doll pictures (like Bon
Bon Bertie and Pearl) is coming out for a week to do the shoot, and I can
hardly wait to show you all! The verbage part is almost done; now I have 30 or
so projects to do and write up...everything from beads and switchplates to a
Victorian Chatelaine and Sewing Box...8 or 9 different styles of stuff from
Mosaic Moderne to Asian Arts to
Baby Bunny's Nursery, with wearable adornments and home decor items.
PLUS--I'll be promoting this newsgroup as one of THE best polymer clay
resources available in the world! ('Course, you all knew that part already!)
Sarajane Helm

Sarajane's Polymer Clay Gallery
www.polyclay.com