by Kimberly Knight. (Soddy Daisy, TN) Hi, my name is Kimberly and I love to make jewelry of all types. I have a small business called Kimberly's Kreations and I have been selling now for almost 3 years. I still have a full time job, so this takes up a lot of my spare time. In this time I have sold a few pieces online, a few to the ladies at my dentist office, and … [Read more...] about How Can I Get Someone to Host My First Jewelry Party ?
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by Stacey. (United States) I have been reading a lot of your posts on hosting home jewelry parties, and I'm almost ready to give it try myself. I've been building inventory and making plans according to some of the great advice I've seen here. I'm thinking with Mother's Day coming up soon, mid-April would be a good time to host my first one, and I'm going to hold it … [Read more...] about Best Time for Home Jewelry Parties?
by Barbra G. (Vancouver, Canada) I have often thought about hosting a trunk show in my home. Thanks everyone for all the great tips. My question is.. how do you set up your space to make it visually attractive? Should you keep all the jewelry displays confined to one room? Or does it work out well if you spread out your displays in other areas of your house? I have an … [Read more...] about How Do I Set Up An Effective Home Show?
by Jane Petersen. (United States) Last Saturday, my neighbor had a house party for me. It was wonderful even though sales weren't as much as I'd hoped for. My question is this: My under $25 necklaces didn't sell. Only three necklaces priced over $25 sold. The more expensive necklaces (aprox. $50 and over) are made from Murano glass, Swarovski crystals, and various … [Read more...] about Home Party Sales Disappointing
by Gina. (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA) I have had pretty good success with an open house style show at my home around the holiday, and people have asked me to do home parties, but I feel I couldn't do more than 1 or 2 per year because of not being able to keep up with the inventory. I'm not too crazy about special orders, although I do take a few of those here and there. I … [Read more...] about Home Jewelry Shows
by Michelle. (Auckland, New Zealand) Mums, if we are lucky enough to have one around, are usually THE best advocate of our jewellery! I had my mum organise a jewellery party for 12 of her friends. They all came and all bought at least one item each, with a total spend of around $600 for 2 hrs of the party, which is great when you consider the hours we have to put in … [Read more...] about Have a Jewellery Party with Your Mum’s Friends
by Doug Kelly. My First Jewelry Party I am preparing for my first jewelry party. As a man I am wondering if it is going to present any unique challenges? My preparation began with reading Rena's tips for jewelry parties and following the links to related topics. It appears that I have thought of most of the obstacles. The one thing that I am going to have to … [Read more...] about Jewelry Party Games
by Lydia. (USA) My sister and I are preparing for our first jewelry party. We make one-of-a-kind pieces, so it's taken us a little while to build up our stock. My first question is: How much jewelry inventory do we need for a party? Should we have a certain amount based on the number of party attendees? Right now we have between 40 and 50 pieces/sets. My second … [Read more...] about Jewelry Party Inventory and Timing Questions
by Louise Longworth. Often when you're having a home jewelry party, there will be guests who would love to host a party of their own, but can't. Perhaps they're having renovations done, or their partner wouldn't be happy about it, or they just don't have enough space in their home. Here's a suggestion to help them share your jewelry with their friends anyway, and … [Read more...] about Jewelry Party in a Basket: How to Offer a Portable Jewelry Party
by Rena Klingenberg. When you offer jewelry making parties, it's handy to have a price list for customers to see what kinds of projects are available to them, and the price of each piece they make. Here's what my jewelry making party price list looks like. I've blanked out the prices since you'll need to calculate your own pricing anyway. (I know the text is a … [Read more...] about Make a Price List for Your Jewelry Making Parties
by Rena Klingenberg. A jewelry making party flyer helps you spread the word and motivate people to sign up for hosting one of your events. Here's the flyer I created to advertise my jewelry making parties. (I know the text is a bit hard to read in this photo, so I've typed it out for you below the image): The Text of This Jewelry Making Party Flyer: Make Your … [Read more...] about Jewelry Making Party Flyer
by Kathy Reading. In the past, I've hosted a jewelry open house to sell my handcrafted jewelry in my home, inviting friends and co-workers. This creates a couple of problems, and since my goal this year was to get new customers and advertise my Home Jewelry Show Party option, I decided to rent a local community center. The rent for the community center was pretty … [Read more...] about Organizing Your Own Jewelry Open House