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
Jewelry displays for shows. The best jewelry displays for photographing your handmade jewelry. .
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?
by Joan. (Poway, California) Hi, I'm back with my current display. I really like it and thought I would share it with you. My family suggested that I use a color that would "pop" my displays. So this is what I came up with. I'm finally happy with it, and may tweak it once in a while. I also started to make unique picture frames using the same shells, stones, … [Read more...] about Jewelry Booth: A Work in Progress … #3
by Barbara Rosol. (Irwin, PA) One of the most exciting thing about selling jewelry at craft shows or events is setting up your display. There are so many different ways to show off accentuate your best pieces and that's to use risers or homemade displays. I use a 10 x 10 tent space for my outdoor events. My tables are in a horseshoe diagram with beautiful linens … [Read more...] about Barbara’s Booth for Handcrafted Beaded, Wire Wrapped Jewelry
by N.B. Hello JMJ family, recently I regained the desire to start crafting jewelry again. I am also thinking of selling it; and I was curious about packaging. I read the post about packaging and branding and I noticed many of you use the Kraft box jewelry packaging and were very creative with them. My thing is the durability of the boxes; do they ship well? I … [Read more...] about Are Kraft Boxes Sturdy Enough for Shipping and Storing Jewelry?
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I package all my earrings on heavy printed cards with my logo. On the back is my "story" about my jewelry business. I use clear cellophane packaging for the earrings that I buy through JewelrySupply.com. The wood earring displays were made from scrap oak lumber from a friend. The back folds up like a picture frame … [Read more...] about My Earring Displays