I always have a hard time taking clear pictures of my necklaces. That is until I came across these instructions.
I took the picture of the pattern and imported it into Photoshop and then recreated one half of the template. Here are the instructions with the dimensions to make the template and then the printable template. Print it at 100% and if there is any clipping (too large to print) just draw in the lines afterward.
At first I could not find any cardboard that was wide enough to make the stand and cut it in 2 pieces, but that was not good. Eventually I found a piece big enough, but too thick to bend. So I only cut out the center part of the template and glued the 2 pieces to the back of it.
Then I realized that it was just too wide and the sides that bend backward were not sticking at the top. So I measure up 5 inches from the bottom on the side and cut toward the center line and next cut towards the top and removed the top part. My changes are marked by the yellow lines and the scissors on the template. As you can see from the following pictures it worked.
I had some suede like fabric that I used to cover the whole stand. I used iron on bonding/glue material and it worked quite well.
originally posted on January 3/2009 on the old site