by Jeanne Lyons. My white leatherette busts will not come clean no matter what I try. I don't want to cover them so I've decided to paint them. Has anyone tried to do this? Suggestions for a procedure? Cleaning first? brush or sponge? kind of paint? Would love some help. Thank you. Jeanne Lyons … [Read more...] about How to Clean or Paint White Leatherette Jewelry Busts?
Try these jewelry booth ideas to create or re-invent your setup for shows.
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) 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 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 Janine. (Holliston, MA) I have been making jewelry for a long time (20+ years) but it was time to start selling outside!! I finally bought a tent from Job Lot and collected displays and tables over the last few months. Took the leap and signed up for a small spring fair in my local area to "test" out my displays. I signed up for a bigger fair in … [Read more...] about First Outside Fair
by Duane. (Lancaster, PA, USA) Our display is always evolving but the biggest improvement we made was to add a manufactured display with risers and various stands. Our backdrop I made by cutting an arch in a 4' piece of 1/4" luan plywood, then cutting a row of slots for hanging items and finally glued on some velvet to cover it. On the back I screwed a 1"x3"x4' … [Read more...] about Jewelry Display with Backdrop and Risers
by Sharon Butcher. (Powell, Ohio) I use shutters (found in a trash container) and sheer curtains to create a background for my display. You can adjust them for different size tables. They enclose my booth creating a small room and blocking distractions. Shutters have coffee hooks on back to hang the sheers. Sharon Butcher The Wristbandit … [Read more...] about Booth Ideas – Shutters and Sheer Curtains
by Joan. (Poway, California USA) Every Saturday, when I setup my jewelry booth display I do something different. I'm still not completely happy with it. Sometimes I have a 10 ft. + space. I'm considering adding a box or something to place my forms on, or add a shelf. I don't like just laying my jewelry on the table top. I'm also not sure of the large tilted … [Read more...] about My Jewelry Booth Display: A Work in Progress
by Linda Tenney. (Palm Harbor, Florida USA) I was curious what other vendors' opinions are on having your booth set up either so shoppers can step in and look around or if your tables define the perimeter and shoppers browse from outside. I have a 10'x10' white tent and have done about 8 shows with it. I have two 6 ft. tables and one 4 ft. table and with these you … [Read more...] about Booth Setup: Come In or Keep Out?
by Nicole Green. (Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi USA) I live on a coastal town where strong winds can whip up out of nowhere. Knowing this, I thought I was being very responsible by using weights and stakes, but nothing prepared me (and others) for the winds that hit us last weekend at the Harbor Fest. The first evening the winds were strong and some vendors … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned: prepare your jewelry booth for bad weather
by Janeen St. Louis. (United States) I've been creating high fashion beaded jewelry for over a decade that started with the passing of my grandmother. I work primarily with natural, raw and organically recycled materials; appreciating their textures, colors, shapes and imperfections. I'm inspired by the presence of ancient Egypt, as well as my African and … [Read more...] about I See My Work As Art! So I Display It That Way!