by Marlies. (Snowwolf Creations) I did a craft show (?) at a local company and was placed between Silpada and Tupperware. Needless to say, I did not make a dime. How can a handcrafted jewelry artist ( I do Native jewelry) compete with a merch representative of a big name business when they are placed right next to you. It made for a very loooonnnnnng day- 7 hours … [Read more...] about Craft Show Ethics
Learn how to have profitable jewelry shows whether at home; at fairs or festivals.
Hi Everyone- First of all a big thanks to Rena for this website. This is helping me a lot as I am in the process of setting up my new Jewelry business soon. It is very informative and helpful. I recently turned my hobby of jewelry making into selling jewelry. I will be doing my first craft show in June and going to the Cambridge River Arts festival in Cambridge, … [Read more...] about Need Suggestions for Setting Up at a Forthcoming Craft Show
by Jannea Varni Almost two years ago I decided to begin creating and selling jewelry after teaching for many years. My first year yielded almost no results - in fact I sold only two pieces of jewelry at a local artists display place in over three months!!! I then participated in a holiday craft fair and sold absolutely, positively NOTHING. It was both a … [Read more...] about Jannea Varni – Jewelry Business Success Story
Including Tips for Applying to Juried Shows © by Barb Macy; all rights reserved Today I had the pleasure of being part of the jury for a large art & craft fair that takes place each fall in Corvallis, Oregon. Approximately 180 artists sell their wares there - including textiles, jewelry, wood, ceramics, watercolors, etc. There's a little bit of everything at this … [Read more...] about An Inside Look at a Craft Fair Jury
© by Cindy Cherrington; all rights reserved It may come as a surprise, but haggling with customers who want to bargain over your prices is something you will probably have to deal with sometimes when selling your jewelry. I don't consider myself quick witted or a fast thinker, so I'm not good with surprises or situations that catch me off guard. So if you're … [Read more...] about Haggling with Customers – Be Prepared for People Who Want to Bargain