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
Jewelry Home Parties
by Pauline. I am beginning to lose my umph! I have been making one of a kind jewelry for a few years now. I have sold at craft fairs and done very well at a home party. My problem is that I cannot get anyone to book a party from me at this time. It's been 6+ months. I promote the fact that my jewelry is always under $20.00. Do you have any suggestions for … [Read more...] about What Am I Doing Wrong?
by Janine Gerade. (Holliston, MA) I had an incredibly profitable jewelry party last week! It was at a good friend's house who has a huge family and network of friends. Her family made amazing food to boot. I just wanted to show how I set up my table. I got the white trees from Ikea. They work great but are pretty bulky. Very cheap too maybe $10 … [Read more...] about Home Jewelry Party Display
by Shannon Stallard. (Atlanta, Ga.) I have a large farmhouse style table in my kitchen. I have been doing small shows from my own home right now for many reasons - I want to perfect my setup before I go to a real show, the economy right now, and just to have more control over my work. I'm able to see what most people like or don't like about my work or my … [Read more...] about My Table Set Up at My House Shows
by Kim. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) I didn't have a lot of time or money to invest in a jewelry party display for my first show at my friend's home. So I came up with using ceramic pottery and vases that I already had, then put in dead branches from the yard. The branches were great to hang the long necklaces, but the shoppers had to be careful not to poke … [Read more...] about Kim’s Home Jewelry Party Display
by Pauline. I have been making jewelry for a couple of years now and have sold at Craft Fairs with great success. I am, however, no longer interested in that venue. I held my first Home Party in May and nearly sold out of my items ( sold 64 pieces to 10 guests). All of the buyers and the hostess were so impressed with my work as well as my prices. Now here comes … [Read more...] about Great Jewelry Party but…No Bookings. Now What Do I Do?
by Charmaine Harbort. (DreamStone Jewelry) I was just wondering if there is a day of the week others find to be better for Jewelry show open houses. I have done Saturdays usually, but was wondering if a weeknight might be better since a lot of people like to keep their weekends open. Charmaine Harbort DreamStone Jewelry … [Read more...] about Best Day of the Week for a Jewelry Open House?
© by Diana Kirkpatrick; all rights reserved. In creating one of my jewelry pieces, my goal is to create to a work of art that brings enjoyment whether it is worn or displayed. Although I also participate in fine art and craft shows, many of my customers see and try my pieces at home jewelry parties. It's wonderful to see someone become excited about a special piece … [Read more...] about Customer Care at Jewelry Parties
© by Shannon Orr. Hosting a jewelry open house for my work was a great way to invite some needed feedback from my demographic. It also allowed me to host an event without great expense. It was a great way to seek out an honest critique not only of my work but also of my presentation and packaging - a critical step before launching my jewelry into shops and … [Read more...] about Hosting a Jewelry Open House
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. A jewelry home party can be one of the most profitable ways to sell your jewelry. You won't be competing against other jewelers and vendors for your customers' attention and dollars. Instead, you'll have a very targeted group of buyers who love to encourage each other to shop - and at jewelry home parties, they have no … [Read more...] about Jewelry Home Party Success Tips
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. The best jewelry home party invitations are short, sweet, and tempting. They are a friendly missive from the party hostess to her potential guests, containing party details plus a little enticing information about your jewelry. Here are some tips for creating your own successful jewelry home party invitations. First, keep in … [Read more...] about Great Jewelry Home Party Invitations
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. You can make a simple jewelry home party brochure or flyer that will get potential hostesses really motivated to host a party! I'll show you how to borrow a few tried-and-true sales copy writing techniques to make a really successful brochure. Your main objective here is to get potential hostesses to give you the response … [Read more...] about Write an Irresistible Jewelry Home Party Brochure