by Barbara Zajdel.
I was finally going to do an indoor event so I had to come up with a way to set up my space without using my tent. I had to figure out a way to display my necklaces and sets without using my pegboard that hung from my tent.
Here is how I did it. I bought a bunch of necklace busts (got a really good deal on them) and displayed my necklaces and sets using them.
In the first picture I had these white closet cubes. Added individual puck lights in each square then displayed a piece in each. This looks fabulous at the show with the lights on.
This is a very reasonable way to display beautiful pieces and brings them to eye level. I also had the little corner shelf at home, I used this to display all of my rings.
In the second picture: I have my bracelet display, it is two wooden boxes with hooks screwed into it to hang the bracelets from. I have them leaning on a shelve and on top of the shelf is two more bracelet displays.
I also have my earring display, it is a bi-fold door. We had this in our house and it started falling apart so we had to buy a new door for a closet.
I cut the old one across the middle and put the door back together and repainted it. The earring cards hang from the louvers.
It was a cheap easy solution and I never have to remove the earrings for travel. The door just folds up with the earrings hanging there.
In the third picture, the black display standing on the floor was given to me by a friend. She works in retail and the company was going to throw it out, so she asked if she could take it home.
This works great for hanging necklaces from and better… it was free.
In the fourth picture, I have the black stair step display. I built it myself. Just the cost of the wood, and I already had black paint. It is a great way to display the neck displays and raise them to eye level.
I have two smaller necklace displays on the table behind the earring display. I had bought some beads a long time ago and the trays came in these carrying cases that swiveled.
I simply painted the displays and added some hooks. The customer can turn the displays to see all sides.
Last buy not least, I have my last necklace display… the tree. I get so many complements on it at shows.
I just took a large vase and added pea gravel to it and stuck a tree branch in it. I display rope type necklaces from it. It works great and is a natural element to my space.
My overall set up works great when on a corner space like I had. It allowed the customer to come into the space to get out of the isle, although on the other isle I could not do that, but that drew customers into the space around the corner.
It takes me about an hour and half to set up, that includes covering the tables and putting out everything. Better than the 3 hrs it used to take me.
You did a great job. It looks really clean and striking. I might copy a few ideas from you now. I lkie your tree idea and the lights on the boxes. Thanks for sharing – Dita
I especially love the stairstep display. What a great way to make use of a smaller space. It’s striking and yet simple. Please let us know if you ever decide to write up instructions or at least measurements. I’m not talented in construction but I could probably find someone to do it for me.
Thank you for your comments. I will work on instructions for the stair step display. It wasnt really hard, but I am really good with powertools and building things. When I finish them, I will post. The nicest thing about the display is that each board comes so it packs flat, it saves so much space.
Fantastic Booth Ideas
I love all of your unique props and stands. They give your booth a lot of interest, and I’m sure your setup is very eye catching and interesting compared to most of the others.
It has the feel of a mini-boutique that would be a pleasure to shop in.
Fantastic to cut your setup time in half – that makes a big difference in how much energy you have left for actually doing the show!
I also love your red-black-white color scheme, and your innovative lighting ideas. As I look at your photos here, my overall impression is that everything looks organized, appealing, and one-of-a-kind.
For anyone who hasn’t seen part 1 of Barbara’s booth tips, please see BZ Designs Jewelry Booth Space.