by Rena Klingenberg. This disaster preparedness list covers a few simple things you can do now, so you can avoid a lot of the stress and hassle of an unexpected emergency. A disaster may be small or large - but whatever its size, you probably won't have enough advance warning to make good decisions or gather the right things to bring with you if you flee to a safer … [Read more...] about Disaster Preparedness List for Your Jewelry Business
Theft & Prevention
by Kim. (The Chic Peach) What's the best way to handle other jewelers who "shop" your booth; taking pictures, asking for the names of your sources, etc. How does one gracefully handle these people? I realize an element of this will always exist. Maybe these people haven't learned to trust their own creative process. I do like to look at other booths for price … [Read more...] about How to Handle Copycats in My Booth?
by Carol Heichel. (Schwenksville, PA, USA) Here's what I did to prevent shoplifting and to keep my jewelry neatly in my black display trays: I purchased 1/4 - 1/2" wide black stretchy headbands from the local drugstore (CVS carried them), and wrapped one widthwise around the tray insert, at the top of the tray insert. To display my necklaces in these trays, I then … [Read more...] about Security for Your Jewelry Display Trays
by Laura Montenegro. I really enjoy your newsletter. I have a question. I know that "imitation is the biggest form of flattery," but in Flagstaff, AZ where I was trying to sell my jewelry this summer, I found that many people would come up and scrutinize my work, and then walk off without a word. I know they were looking at it to figure it out so they could go home and … [Read more...] about Copycats with Cameras: How Do I Get Them Out of My Booth?
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Keeping good records of your jewelry consignment inventory is essential for protecting your investment in the pieces you've consigned to shops or galleries. You'll need to track each piece of your jewelry (including details such as size and color) that you've delivered to the shop, when they received it, its retail price, … [Read more...] about Keeping Track of Your Jewelry Consignment Inventory