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
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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
by Denise. (Tucson, AZ) I found some old wooden planks in the desert one day and fell in love with the roughness of it. I bought some knobs and hooks and attached them to the wood. Easy peazy! Denise Jewelreplay on Facebook … [Read more...] about Jewelry Display from the Desert
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 Jean BH. (Carriacou, Grenada) Living in Carriacou, Grenada, it is difficult to just go out and buy pre-made carrying cases or items necessary to set up a great jewelry display. With so many festivals and carnivals (these people love to party) every few months, I needed something easy to carry from festival to festival. I also wanted it to be a great display … [Read more...] about Portable Display Case