by Janet Parry.
We are a new vintage jewelry company and we were looking for ways to display our designs at shows other than laying them on a table. We came up with a black, metal, vintage-inspired mannequin that we found at a craft store! We now have 2 tables that we use for display and put “Grizelda” in between the tables with our necklaces displayed throughout.
Then when it is time to go home, we put a large plastic bag on either end of her and staple it together and go home! A few necklaces fall off in the transportation, but they fall into the bags and we just put them back on.
Our only complaint about this display is sometimes customers that take the necklaces off to look at them, have a hard time getting them back on the mannequin.We quickly take over and do it for them.
We are looking for new ways to price the items, as we currently use the white round tags with a metal rim, but they tangle terribly. So we are working on that idea. As you can see in the photo!
Grizelda the jewelry mannequin
I always love hearing the names people give their mannequins! Each one really does have a personality of her own, doesn’t she?
I love the look of the necklaces hanging gracefully all over Grizelda, like a gown. That’s a display I’d definitely be drawn to – it gives the jewelry an intriguingly different atmosphere.
Thank you for sharing this unique jewelry display idea!
BTW, your website and jewelry are lovely – wonderful use of leaves as backdrops in your photos there! Best of luck with your new Voice Vintage Designs.
Tags for jewelry
by: Helen Ritter
I bought a label maker at Staples and use it to print out labels which I fasten to the clasp end of my pieces. You can fold them over. I then place an address label with my business name and phone number on the blank side. It works great because they stay on and don’t tangle at all.
Grizelda looks beautiful in her gown of necklaces! My mannequin, Bev, wears a bunch of necklaces around her neck at shows and it’s a great way to capture attention to your booth as people are walking by.
When we first started selling jewellery, we used paper tags on string, too. They do tend to mate or entangle themselves whenever they are given half a chance!
We now use tear proof labels from Rio Grande (Item #40105010. They are adhesive on one side so you simply stick the ends together. They are tough and have to be cut off the item. Best of all, we can clean the items in our ionic cleaner and the ink does not bleed. Sure saves a lot of time relabelling.