(Mystic Marbles Jewelry)
Almost all of my jewelry is made by wire-wrapping glass cabochons in a fashion that’s been described as open and flowing.
After collecting everything I needed for a jewelry booth (with a lot of inspiration from this site) I did a debut show on St Patrick’s day in one of the buildings on campus.
The booth will evolve over the years, but I think this first attempt strongly captured my classic/naturey/magical theme.
I have mostly pendants for sale here, attached to fabric flower petals, hanging from tree branches in colorful glass vases. (Customers pick out their own ribbon at checkout.)
. . . are displayed on a stack of really fancy books I was lucky enough to find at a used book sale a month earlier.
The earring stands (to the left of the stack of books) I made myself out of the same wire I make my jewelry with.
Cell Phone Charms
To the right of the books is my cell phone charm display. I was lucky enough to find it on the “free” shelf at my local thrift store. (I think it’s supposed to be a mug rack.) In front of it, I have one of the charms on display attached to an old cell phone.
In front of the books is the leaf basket I use for discounted items.
I have about 20 pages of design photos from my website in a skinny three-ring binder.
…are stapled to the mini-display next to the binder. I will definitely fix that for next time because it inhibits people from taking them when they have to tear it off of an unsteady display.
Some of you may remember my previous design idea. The fountain is to the upper left of the catalog. It splashes a little, so I had to isolate it from everything except the plastic-covered pages of the catalog.
I was lucky enough to snag the banner from a Vistaprint ad featuring vinyl banners for just the cost of shipping. The tablecloth came from a $3 bolt of bargain bin fabric.
As much as I like the idea of the tree branches, they don’t stand out as much as I’d like. Customers seemed to be drawn to the basket first and didn’t seem to want to put the effort into browsing all of the pendant designs.
As far as adding vertical elements, I wasn’t as successful as I’d hoped. Whatever ends up replacing the tree branches will have to cover that aspect too.
Does anybody have any ideas for displaying loose pendants in a vertical fashion that would go nicely with my theme?
Mystic Marbles on deviantArt
Love your style!
by: Sally V.
Checked out your gallery and saw many beautiful pieces. Love your style of wrapping!
by: Linda Stewart
I commented on your idea of using a fountain in your display. I think the idea is awesome, especially since you need a power source, and you have to deal with an aqueous prop. Did you check out my fountain on my website? I eliminated the splash issue by directing the water flow over a verticle surfacerather than the water landing on a surface …the splash. Did you figure a satisfactory way to obscure the pump and tubing ? It’s hard to tell in the pic. I’m glad you went with it….you rock!
i think the branches are getting lost against the background. often a picture can show us problems we cannot see in person because it flattens the perspective.. you probably would do well to get fewer branches, but use a larger and thicker one so it stands out.
you also might want to try making use of some white branches.. (think birch, only use spray paint)
as far as an elven or faerie theme…perhaps some sheer fabric draped over the branches? or adding some colored leaves to them? you could then use larger leaves on the table as “placemats” to show jewelry…