by Angela. I happily made quite a bit of copper, simple wire rings as shown on this site ,and while I had some admiring them at craft fairs, not one sold! I was disappointed and wondered if there are any tips on how to display them better. I am a crafter so painted items are the main focus on my table, but I did display each ring front and center and each in a cute … [Read more...] about My Wire Rings Don’t Sell
Learn how to have profitable jewelry shows whether at home; at fairs or festivals.
by Aisha Khan. (Dallas, Tx) Hello, I love your site. It's very informational. Thank you and all other artists for jewelry educational info. I am an accidental jewelry designer :) . I made some jewelry and everyone appreciates them. Right now I am making few pieces and selling on and off. This experience boost me and now I have more confident in my … [Read more...] about How Many Pieces of Jewelry for a Show with 2,000 Shoppers?
by Pamela Squires. I live in Mill a Valley, California and would like to start doing quality (not crafty) shows again. I did a lot in Pittsburgh, PA where I was living but I just do not have the connections here. How do I go about finding opportunities to do shows? My favs are usually benefit shows, hospital fund raisers etc. I appreciate any guidance you might … [Read more...] about How Do I Find Quality Shows To Be In?
by Sheri Cerrone. (New Jersey USA) My sister-in-law and I each have two different jewelry companies: Magickal Moon Jewelry and Ocean Inspired Gifts. When we do craft shows, we always share a table and have combined our businesses into a eye-catching and beautiful display. We had a banner created that combines both businesses and says "Where the Earth meets the … [Read more...] about Symbiotic Sisters-In-Law: two jewelry businesses with one combined display
by Janine Gerade. (Holliston, Massachusetts USA) I went to Joann's Fabrics to find just the right fabric to give my boring black table cover just the right pop. I decided on a silky swatch of blended rainbow and POW! Talk about color. I just bought a tent to do outdoor fairs and will have to think of ways to incorporate this luscious fabric into my displays ( … [Read more...] about Displays with a Pop of Color!
by Carol Hettenbach. (Prescott, Arizona USA) This was my display at an annual Craft Fair in Prescott Arizona. When sharing a booth or table the I always try to keep it simple and put out just a few things. In this case the entire booth was dedicated to Gourd bowl and figures. I do Gourd Jewelry so I put all the pieces together along with my info board. I … [Read more...] about Gourd Jewelry Display
by Gretchen Nation. (Oregon City, Oregon USA- Just south of Portland) These are photos from my first attempt at selling jewelry at a show. This was at the Plucky Maidens Get Hitched Vintage Wedding Show, earlier this year. We were told there would be no electricity available, due to the age of the building. My attempt to light my table really only added a little … [Read more...] about Vintage Wedding Show for Plucky Maidens
by Linda Finnie. (East Mountain, Nova Scotia, Canada) I attend the Truro Farmers Market in Nova Scotia every week (as well as the odd craft fayre) with my Jewellery and crafts, and every week I strive for a new & better display. My problem is that I never make the same thing twice and I always felt that I needed a bigger table so I could put absolutely everything … [Read more...] about Day at the Fayre
by Tomboy. (Texas USA) The retail establishment offered a round table in the front of the store and I decided to optimize space to create a strong visual interest. I used 2 block pedestals, 2 burlap/linen torsos and various acrylic risers to create different levels of height on the tabletop. The neutral palette of the display busts and torsos allowed each … [Read more...] about Retail Store Trunk Show Display
by Mimi Antonetti. (United States) Being on a tight budget I really needed to come up with some unique, inexpensive displays for my chain maille jewelry. I started doing shows in the summer of 2013 and my display has changed quite a bit. It went from a mish mosh of different earring/necklace/bracelet displays to a more cohesive display. We had saved a bunch of … [Read more...] about Chain Maille Jewelry Display
by Jody Lanham. I make jewelry too (surprise?) and I sell it (usually) at art festivals/craft shows and at some inside markets near where I live. My observation has been that at some shows I notice artists/craftspersons who also make jewelry simply sit and construct all during the event, never get up and join the potential customer, never talk to them or engage with them … [Read more...] about Frustrated with Jewelry Show Sales
by Stephanie Garland. (Columbus, Ohio USA) In looking at possible shows for the coming season, I found two that focused on eco-friendliness. My medium is sem-precious stones and wire mostly, and then crystals, ceramic, whatever is pretty to me. Have you read anything about the carbon footprint of the stones? Are the mines blood free? I think there is a positive … [Read more...] about Eco Friendly for Stones and Wire Wrapping