by Val. (Haverhill, MA USA) I have been playing with solder lately for some unique one of a kind designs. Letting the solder flow in its own way creates surprises! A bonus is that many end up unisex. They are finished off in different ways including oxidizing, hammering, brushing and embellishing, depending on what each piece says to me. The process … [Read more...] about Fun With Solder
Jewelry displays for shows. The best jewelry displays for photographing your handmade jewelry. .
Kotomi Yamamura shares this easy jewelry display to make from heavy cardstock, for showing necklaces or bracelets. She uses this paper pattern to cut out her cardstock; the center line measures 23 cm (9.05"): Once her cardstock is cut out, she curves it into a cone shape and staples the two flat edges together. You can see a small tab she added to the … [Read more...] about Make This Easy Jewelry Display for Necklaces and Bracelets
Tamara Robertson. (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) I thought I would share a few pictures of my display system for my personal jewellery. Just like all of you, my own jewellery wardrobe is constantly changing. Over the last few months, I’ve made some adjustments, which led me to think of taking and sharing some pictures. As you can see, my jewellery is very colourful, … [Read more...] about My Jewellery Wall
by Linda H Sheehan. (Hickory NC) This is an original personalized pendant I created from a friend's Facebook photo. Photo was printed on regular printer paper, cut, and then placed on a lightweight wood cutout. I first applied a wood stain to the wood cutout and allowed that to dry completely overnight. I then applied glossy Mod Podge and allowed to dry … [Read more...] about Blue Sky Daisies Pendant and Packaging
by Linda Harrison. (United States) Signing my items has sometimes been a challenge. I don't care for those string tags because they hang from merchandise and sometimes look tacky. I used to make just a folding cardboard sign from cardstock, but they don't last long. I also used to make signs and laminate, but if I needed to change the price I had to throw … [Read more...] about New, Improved Signing for Jewelry Prices
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) How to display my wine charms was a puzzle to me. I went into my MS Word program and found this black and white border design in their wedding section. I deleted their text and put my name at the bottom. Then printed these out on white cardstock. It makes two per page. Then I folded the top over, used a hole punch and hung the … [Read more...] about Wine Charms – How to Display and Package
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) This is a photo of my banner that I use for my jewelry shows. It is vinyl, and I had it made at Vista Print for $10. I was able to add photo's of jewelry that I have made, my logo, Etsy store URL, and my address. When it arrived, I just used a cork bulletin board and used tacks to put it on the board. I can either stand it … [Read more...] about My Banner Sign for Jewelry Shows
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) I'm a vendor in a new shop in my community (The Eclectic Corner), and I'm happy to say my sales were quite good for my first month. I wanted to create tasteful but unique ways to display my jewelry creations that would attract Christmas shoppers. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see people wearing my creations, and I … [Read more...] about Christmas Display & New Designs
by Mckenzie Hartwell. (New Hampshire) Hi, my name is Mckenzie. I am a new artist who originally started jewelry making for a class project and grew a passion for it. At the age of 17, it is very hard for me to enter my work into any online sites for selling. So currently I am attending craft fairs and such. This past weekend I attended a fair and was … [Read more...] about 17 Years Old and Starting My New Jewelry Business!
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) Well I did it - I committed to my 1st public sale of my creations! Several weeks ago I was asked to be a jewelry vendor (1 of 2) at a new event, a 'vintage barn sale.' This was a very rural location; we had 11 vendors selling country collectibles, repurposed and vintage furniture, custom metalwork, woodwork, etc. Nearly 600 people … [Read more...] about Vintage Barn Sale – 1st Time Jewelry Vendor
by Janet. I do outdoor events, and I am having troubles with my handmade earring cards warping due to humidity and / or rain. I even tried covering the backs with 2"clear tape and they still warped. Any suggestions? I like a 2"x4" card that I transcribe info onto. Thanks! Janet … [Read more...] about Help – Handmade Earring Cards Warping in Humidity
by Sharon Berg. I have many necklaces that I would like to clean that have silver / rhinestone spacers where the silver plating has slightly tarnished. It’s almost impossible to remove this with a dry polishing cloth. I’m also concerned about immersing these in liquid. I wondered if the ionic cleaners would be safe for foil backed crystals. I contacted … [Read more...] about What’s the Safest Way to Clean Foil Backed Crystals?