by Anne Brett. (Illinois) Hello. Can you tell me if it is safe to use a clear lacquer on jewelry for a more permanent solution to tarnishing of silver, bronze and copper? Thank you, Anne Brett … [Read more...] about Lacquer to Prevent Tarnishing of Silver, Brass and Copper?
Jewelry displays for shows. The best jewelry displays for photographing your handmade jewelry. .
by Joan. (Poway, Ca - Old Poway Park Arts & Crafts Mkt.) After 2 years of trying different displays for my jewelry and frames and with all the changes and assortments, I finally came up with a display that I'm happy with. I can change the colors from burgundy to green or brown, and they will all be on my grayish blue or brown table covers, depending on the time … [Read more...] about Progress in Action: Finally Completed Jewelry Display
by Danielle. (Las Vegas) I have a jewelry obsession and I'm finally going to ask a question I've wanted to for 20 years. I've recently been making jewelry and I figure there would be no one better to ask than you. Is there a product that will prevent jewelry from tarnishing? I've tried to avoid any metals that will tarnish & bought jewelry that could, … [Read more...] about Product that Prevents Jewelry from Tarnishing?
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) I've been tossing around various ideas to display my jewelry art for Valentine's Day. I purchased two dollar store picture frames, removed the glass and replaced it with lace. It allows me to hang several pair of earrings through the lace for display. These are just a few examples of pieces I created for Valentine's Day. I also … [Read more...] about Valentine Earring Trio
by Dana C Smith. (Ocean City, MD) I have made a ton of these rose boxes; and they have been nearly as well-received as their contents! I intend to use this packaging for my creations - these are my creations too!-in 2016, and I am also selling them online. I use linen-textured matte heavy cardstock for the origami box and for the attached rose. I tie the … [Read more...] about Origami Rose Boxes for Jewelry
by Linda Finnie. (Nova Scotia, Canada) I wanted to make Christmas special with some unusual gift packaging. I searched long and hard on the internet for boxes, wrapping and something a little bit different... then on Rena's website (where I should have looked in the first place) I found the perfect idea. I had seen earrings inside a potion bottle on another … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Packaging for Jewelry
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) I'm a long way from being ready to do a craft show, but I now have some of my pieces in the public eye for sale (Yay!). A local shop ("Mayberry Acres") in my town agreed to take 10 pieces to sell, and they sold 2 pieces the 1st week. They asked me to create more for a Christmas open-house December 5th, so I got busy … [Read more...] about Holiday Jewelry Display – First Time in Public
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 Susan Anderson. One of the problems I have noticed at recent art shows is that of displaying bracelets so they are attractive as well as easy to grab so they can be tried on or looked at more closely. I have been using the typical bracelet T bar display stands. They definitely make an attractive appearance but are a challenge to those wanting to try them on. If … [Read more...] about Tackling the Bracelet Display Dilemma
by Susan Anderson. I am currently showing my mixed media artwork and jewelry for the month at a local gallery. Hanging wall art is easy, but displaying jewelry presented some challenges. For the show, a few different types of displays were needed- wall, shelf and table, all done in an earthy tone to match the style of the jewelry. For the wall I wanted something that … [Read more...] about Jewelry Displays for Gallery Showing
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