Hi, Martin here. Ladies, look away for just a second. Ok guys, whether you’re into it or not, it doesn’t really matter. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and chances are your girlfriend, wife, or partner is into it. Now, I consider myself a romantic, renaissance type of guy, but when it comes to gifts, the first thing that comes to my mind is functional. Granted, the word functional is probably not an adjective that’s at the top of my girlfriend’s list of gift priorities. But take this thoughtful, personally crafted necklace holder – it’s functionality disguised as romantic (especially if it comes preinstalled with a little something sparkly dripping from it), and it only took me a couple of hours to make.
I consider myself a hobby carpenter with a fairly extensive repertoire of projects under my belt. But whether you’re getting sawdust on your hands for the first time, or you’ve been creating cool things for a while, this is a project anybody can tackle. You just need the right materials.
The first thing I always head to my workshop with is Harley, my 120-pound mixed rescue dog, and the second thing is prefinished moulding. I use it in eighty-five percent of my projects. It’s the easiest-handling product to make this jewelry holder out of. You can find prefinished moulding at Lowe's, Menards or Home Depot in a variety of woodgrains or white, which you can paint to match any décor. Here’s what else you’ll need.
I’ve used this same project template to make a leash and collar holder for Harley. Hope you make out ok with the project – and for Valentine’s Day. I’m always ready to talk shop, so let me know what projects you’re working on. Thanks for reading.
Martin (and Harley)