© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Putting on your own fundraiser jewelry shows is an easy and wonderful way to profit from your art, acquire new customers, and help others at the same time. Usually you contact an organization and work out the details, then set up the show and sell your work, and finally donate a pre-arranged percentage of sales (usually 10% … [Read more...] about Fundraiser Jewelry Shows: A Win-Win Event!
Learn how to have profitable jewelry shows whether at home; at fairs or festivals.
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
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 discouraging … [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