Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cheaper and greener ways to display: Necklaces

In my research on jewelry display and tips on doing craft shows, I came across a lot of brilliant resources. One of the things I've been concerned about is display. This is because, on etsy, you can pretty much just lay your jewelry on a piece of construction paper and click! You're done. Not so for craft shows, it takes a lot more to make your jewelry appeal to a live audience. You also want to present yourself in certain ways that don't easily transfer from screen to table. I learned this from my first show experience, too, which was at a craft show/garage sale at our summer camp. I was woefully underprepared for that, and sometime later I will share a list of lessons learned. But today, today I'd really like to show you some amazing necklace display ideas that other crafters in the wide world have come up with to solve their display challenges.

* All of these particular projects were found  on the Home Jewelry Business Success Tips website by Rena Klingenberg. Simply click on the crafter's name or the picture to be directed to the tutorial pages.

This first one is simple and classic. It was created by a crafter named Bea Graansma. She shows us how to make a very chic and professional-looking display that anyone on the other side of the table would think is store-bought.

Next is a simpler display, but it too is charming. It also provides many ways to utilize recycled materials, making it a very green option. Rebecca Compton is responsible for this stroke of genius.

The last, and by far the fanciest, idea for necklace display was created by jewelry-maker/artist named Carolina Gonzalez. If you are also an artist, or you have an artist friend that you can request a favor from, this is a fantastic way to display jewelry!

I hope that some of these ideas might come in handy; I definitely found them useful and will be employing one or two of them in my table layout for sure! It's also nice to know that you don't have to spend a fortune on good displays and can help save the environment at the same time by choosing greener options.

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1 comment:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great ideas! I love Rena's website. Any questions about your jewelry business can be answered on her site. I had my first bracelet making party for 8 year old girls recently and used tips from her site!