by Susan Anderson.
I am preparing for a jewelry trunk show that will be held in a few weeks. My jewelry style is earthy, so I want the display to reflect that theme.
The pictures here are of a small table setup. When I do my art shows this summer, I will be using a larger space with two long tables, and will use this first setup as part of my layout.
The table is covered with a brown flat sheet, topped with a layer of burlap. For the middle back section I wanted to create height. I stacked two rows of 3 brick, then placed an old wooden box, inverted on top.
Displayed on the box, is an old leather case filled with pendants. A burlap wrapped display for copper bracelets, sits to the left on top of a few antique books. Leaning in front of that is a wooden frame with a section of wire fencing attached to the back, used to display earrings.
On the left is a black necklace display that I have attached a random section of burlap to tone it down and added two necklaces. It sits on a round wooden lid to give it a slight bit of height. In front of that is a large stone which displays 3 more necklaces.
Front center is an old wooden shutter lined with burlap. In the center are a stack of 2 bowls and a plate. The bottom bowl is turned upside down, and the brown plate sits on top with another bowl in the middle. Around the outside of the plate of I have placed wire wrapped crystals, in the bowl are loose pendants.
In the back right of the table is another round wooden lid, with a box on top , then a wire tree which holds several necklaces. The tree has bendable branches and adjusts to the height and shapes I want.
In front of the tree is another wooden box holding earrings. To the left of that is a stone with a few bracelets. Scattered about are a few more necklaces, business cards, and signs.
Because I bring my jewelry to different places that take varying rates of commission, I am using a color coding pricing system, this way I can adjust pricing changes with minimal effort. These appear on display cards. All jewelry has an inventory number and color dot.