I had my head in solder for the last week so I didn’t share some of this before the show. I made these garden cloches out of candle holders. One is topped with a chandelier crystal and other is topped with a frozen Charlotte. When I found them at the thrift store I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
I had no idea how to display the necklaces because they are different sizes. I ended up using a tree that had a great spread of branches. I used color coded tags of paper on each necklace for pricing. Then placed the same color birds up on the branches with prices. It was easier than pricing everything and they went well with the tree. The best part to me was that the display was interactive. I love pieces that move and ask to be touched. Shoppers explored the offerings on their own. So much fun to see them discover what I had made.
All but a couple of the butterfly wing pendants sold. I had even made another six and they sold as well. I managed to get 100 more tubes so I imagine I’ll be making a lot more in the future. It was interesting to see what sold first and get feedback about what people would like. I have a lot of new ideas.
The Idea Store had some bubble gum machine containers that I used to make little charms for kids. I wanted the little ones to be able to buy something cool and be inspired, too. Next time I’ll make a lot more of this littles. Aren’t they adorable?
I had a lot of fun meeting other makers and artisans. I was really encouraged by all of you that came out to the show. I had so much fun making the jewelry but it’s awesome to get feedback and encouragement. (If met you at the show, please leave a comment and say hi!) I’ve been working on this for almost two months now. What will I do with myself now that it’s over?
Oh, just you wait….