Ideas on mounting these jars

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I've got a project I thought I had sussed and now I think I am looking for ideas. They are two dresser top accessories, one a jar and the other a hair receptacle.(they saved everything back then)

I am doing a sink mount to hold them in place and planned to use mylar to hold the jars down. Now as I begin the project I am flummoxed on where to put the mylar straps???????

The lids only have a little rim to stay in place on the jarsbut it will be easy enough to rig those to stay in place.

Just not sure the best way to keep the heavy jars in place without the mylar showing
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Thanks for any ideas.......
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Kathy,
What are those little beauties made of?
I can't see a good way to sneak a mylar strap around them. And just how are you rigging those lids in place, hmmmm...?

What about the bent brass rod method? I have mounted heavy ceramic pieces this way with huge success. I bill it as a 'museum artifact mounting method.'

Neat dramatic photo of the jars, btw.

edie the whynotjustdisplythemonadresser goddess
 
The reason she wants them framed is because she has framed the rest of the set that consists of a mirror, brush, comb etc. Honestly, I would just keep them on the dresser myself......but it is money to be made framing them.

The lids are very light weight and with the help of a discreetly placed piece of foam core in the opening of the jar I can keep them in place along the rim. Hard to explain.

The jars are a very thick amber glass. I've even considered gluing these things in place in my sink mat but am hoping to avoid that.

Really, when I took this order I was not concerned with mounting them, it did not occur to me that there was no rim around the jar for a mylar strip or a bent rod of any kind........

I'm not sure why the picture took so dramatic. It does look like I had a spotlight on it but I didn't. It is a little spooky looking if you ask me.
 
What about putting them into a tabletop plexi box? This way you could set them into sink mats to keep them from sliding around but maybe only use museun wax or tacky wax to hold the lids on and the jars in place. And she could place the box on the dresser under the frame with the other items.

Or, if she insists on a wall piece, maybe mount the jars and lids separately?
 
Kathy,
But the bent rod method WILL work.

The rods will have to come all the way up over the rim of the jar, though. Would that interfere with your discreet fome core method? Of course, the rods could come up over the lid as well.

I see the jars have a bit of a foot at the base. Could a method using that work? Say, a lasso of heavy thread or wire around the base and a few couching stitches coming up from the backing, looped through the lasso and back down through the backing? Make any sense?

edie the tryingtovisualizethis goddess
 
I took a better picture so you could see Edie. There is no rim on the jar, just on the lid which hangs inside the jar(the rim).

I even thought of wrapping the whole darned thing in tulle but it will not look good.......

I'm just thinking outloud here but I wonder if I could cut a mylar mount like Jim Miller does for coins? That would be a circle of mylar with "legs" coming out. The legs would travel along the side of the jar and under and through the back of the matboard? Seems the jar would be too heavy for that even if I have the sink mat in place.

A plexi box on the counter would be ideal Mar but she just has no room and wants them on the wall with the other stuff. She has arranged them just so, "just so" I can have a meltdown figuring out how to mount them.
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I might be having an epiphany......you mean the bent rods hooked on to the inside rim of the jar don't you Edie?

It all comes so clear.........when you clear away the cobwebs.
 
But then how would you attach the lids? The rods would interfere, wouldn't they?

I hate to say this out loud - but what about,um, silicone? That would solve all yer problems and it certainly would not harm the glass!
 
OK - I just got another idea! How about a vertical shadowbox with a 1/4" plexi shelf in the middle? You could also put a second piece of plexi onto the bottom of the frame. It would look sort of like a cabinet and the jars could be adhered to the sheves with silicone and they would not come loose! You could even line the entire box with plexi mirror to bounce the light around.

What substrate had you planned on using?
 
Sounds like a job for Lois at Superior.

Too bad she's so married to wall-mounting them. It sounds like they would look great sitting on a base made of a mirror framed in the same moulding that the other objects are framed in. I would sell it as a "tableau" that connects the objects on the dresser with their companions on the wall into a continuous and dramatic presentation.
...But that's just me.

:cool: Rick
 
Make a shelf type display case that would mount on the wall. The bottom would be solid possibly fabric covered. The back could be a mirror or again fabric covered. The top and sides plexi. Create a recess in the inside bottom(shelf) to accommodate the jars.
 
Mar -
I was just going to suggest the cabinet idea, except I was thinking of mirrored plexi. (Whoops, you did mention that) And since they are glass, I wouldn't hesitate to use silicon. (great minds think alike
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Kathy:

I like the idea of clear film strap mounting...of course.
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If the lid has a lip the fits into the jar, then I would use three or four thin straps over the lid. It looks like the lids have a heavy texture & may be wavy, so the coim mount might not conform tightly enough to look good.

A Stabilitex wrap might work. It is much finer mesh than tulle, and you might find a color that disappears on the glass. It would not look glassy-glossy, though.

Formed rods on glass may be a problem; they would need fail-safe padding to prevent accidental chipping in the event of an impact.

In any case, I suggest making a generous sink-mount to provide most of the support, and use you selected method only to keep the jar in the hole.

This is a tricky one. Let us know what works best, will you?
 
Kathy:

I like the idea of clear film strap mounting...of course.
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If the lid has a lip the fits into the jar, then I would use three or four thin straps over the lid. It looks like the lids have a heavy texture & may be wavy, so the coim mount might not conform tightly enough to look good.

A Stabilitex wrap might work. It is much finer mesh than tulle, and you might find a color that disappears on the glass. It would not look glassy-glossy, though.

Formed rods on glass may be a problem; they would need fail-safe padding to prevent accidental chipping in the event of an impact.

In any case, I suggest making a generous sink-mount to provide most of the support, and use you selected method only to keep the jar in the hole.

This is a tricky one. Let us know what works best, will you?
 
Use a little Museum Gel in the bottom of the sink instead of sillicone. If you need a source check www.universityproducts.com . If you need a little downward pressure on the top try somethig along the line of a mighty mount. Modify if neccesary to make a small, short tab that would rest on the lid holding it down.
 
Well, I've gotten a reprieve. My customer came in today with another project and told me she is going on vacation and won't be back for a couple weeks.

I will check into the museum gel, it looks like a preferred method to other types of adhesive.

Looks like I took on an interesting one here. I love the ideas of putting them on shelves as suggested above and I did approach her on that type of design but she just has her mind set and it will not budge.

I almost considered suggesting just framing the lids since that is all you will see anyway, but I know it would not fly.

I try to keep this lady happy, she is in the running for first place as my number one spending customer. As an example, she was here with her husband while he was getting a couple sports items framed. She was bored and I had a couple vintage magazines sitting on the counter and she asked what they were for and I told her I was framing the covers. She leafed through them and asked if I was using the insides, I told her no. She post-it marked 15 different vintage ads she wanted framed. 15 framed jobs she did not plan on framing when she walked in the door.

I have to fight the urge to leave things like that lying around when I know she is coming in......
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I'll post back what I finally do to mount these things, thanks for all ideas!
 
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