Show and Tell Jewelry Display for a Craft Show

by Mary Oberg.
(Kewanee, Illinois, USA)

I would like to thank Rena and all the wonderful comments I have reaped from this site. I wanted to share my most recent jewelry display that I did for a craft show .

Even though it was a Christmas Bazaar, people were still looking for Fall colors. I recently read on line, that if you wore pink more people would come to your booth. I didn’t have any pink to wear but used to use a rose pink material over the hunter green table cloth. I felt it helped with the jewelry display.

I learned to make flower arrangements so I sold my flower arrangements and jewelry. To display my flower arrangements I used a #10 can and a 2 cookie tins and painted two of them a hunter green to match the table cloth. This gave a nice stair step effect along side my end of the table which also helped me keep it separated from the next booth. I hung my earrings on cards and placed them in plastic bags and bought hooks at IKEA and hung them on a thin branch Christmas Tree. I have had a lot of compliments on the decorated tree.

At the top of my tree I placed a little sign that said, “Decorate yourself for Christmas”. I actually found a battery operated string of lights at hobby lobby. The one thing that I did different this year is I had this pottery mirror that usually hangs up on the wall and I set this on top of a commercial toilet paper roll that I wrapped with tin foil as I didn’t have time to spray paint towards the end. But with this mirror it raised it off the table enough that it really got a lot of attention.

I had placed my bracelets and matching earrings on this plate and sold about 2 sets from this area. I tried to be more observant as to what people liked or did not like. I had one women really excited to see that I carried clip on earrings. She said not many do. Because I will be displaying my items in someone’s store after this event. I decided to put this on my earrings cards. This supports the store and me.

I just said something like my designs can be seen at the such & such shop. This way patrons will know where to find me afterwards. Another thing that helped me with my designing the table was to take a picture of the set up. I noticed all the imperfections that needed addressed before the show. Kind of like seeing thru some one else eyes instead of my own. I am enclosing a picture that I took of the set up at the show.

Mary Oberg
Prairie Pine Peddler

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  1. Hi Mary!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful display.

    I LOVE the pink & green colors of the table linens….especially the green, which looks so rich and elegant and a wonderful frame for the highlighted pink.

    Do you think what you read was true? Do you think people were drawn to you because of the pink? I myself as a woman would think so…..I just think we (mostly) just love pink!

    Your Christmas Tree is a wonderful display, and I love the ““Decorate yourself for Christmas” that you put at the top…Well done!!!

    Also being a thrifty person I LOVE the fact that you covered a roll of toilet paper with tin foil…..if it’s shiny it’s fun!…and I don’t think it needed painting at all. I once stayed in a beautiful resort that wrapped the toilet paper and tissue box! I was so enchanted that I took them home and put them in my bathroom just for decor! Never underestimate the value of simple things!

  2. Hi Mary!

    Thanks so much for your lovely words – and for sharing your innovations and discoveries with this display!

    Flower arrangements and jewelry sound like a wonderful combination of things to sell together, and a great way to make your booth unique and memorable.

    I think that especially at Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, you will do fantastically well by offering both flower arrangements and jewelry. Easy one-stop shopping for smart guys! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your innovations with color in your display. And I love your “Decorate Yourself for Christmas” sign on the tree – so many fantastic ideas here.

    Thank you so much again for taking us behind the scenes at your lovely, innovative jewelry booth! 🙂

  3. Hi Mary, You’re a person after my own heart. I sell both jewellery and flowers as well, and they do make a pretty looking table. I’ve been taking Christmas wreaths and jewellery to most of my sales this season. I’ve been selling wreaths for years, as I was a floral artist before starting jewellery. And the nice thing is, you have a second product line if one doesn’t sell at a particular sale. For instance, I did a sale last Saturday where there ended up being 5 other tables selling jewellery, and hardly anyone sold any jewellery. But I sold and had lots of interest in my wreaths. I’ve been doing a lot of sales at senior’s residences, and they all like to have things on their door, so I can go seasonally and bring both lines. You can play with the combination and see what ends up working best for you. Best wishes!

  4. Liz Householder says:

    Hi Mary – Your ideas are so wonderful! The combination of green tablecloths and a pink overlay really pops, and is perfect for the Christmas season. I’ll be doing a show in November that should be themed for the holidays, and the small tree on the table, with earrings on cards hanging like ornaments is perfect! I confess that I have always tried to include different heights in my displays, and always enjoy reading what others do to raise things up off the table and make them a little easier to see. Your ideas are great, and by the way, your writing is really clear and understandable too! I wish you much success.

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