Here are some tips to increase your handmade jewelry sales at craft shows. With over 25 years of experience selling handcrafted jewelry at craft fairs there are many important marketing techniques that many people overlook.
The set up of your booth should be welcoming and open. Many exhibitors make the mistake of putting a table at the front of their booth. Try setting up tables in a u-shape so that people can come into your booth. Booth space is small so you must use every inch wisely.
Group your items so people looking for certain designs will easily find the matching handmade bracelets and handcrafted necklaces for the handmade earrings they have chosen.
Make sure to have a mirror close at hand. Ladies love to hold up the handmade earrings close to their ears to see how they will look when worn.
Along the same lines, wear your own handmade jewelry. People love to see how the handmade earrings and handmade bracelets look like on. Many times sales are made of the same items you are wearing at the craft show.
Lighting is very important. Craft shows are known for poor lighting so you must use extra lights to make sure your booth stands out from the crowd. Well placed lighting can make an incredible difference in your sales.
Always welcome people into your booth, being friendly and sincere will increase your sales. People come to craft shows to meet the artist so each handmade jewelry piece has special meaning when they have talked to the artist.
If there is a break in the traffic, have some work ready. Nothing attracts people to your booth then seeing you making the handcrafted jewelry right there. Carry a box with some tools, supplies as well as handmade earrings and handmade bracelets pieces. People who stop to watch will soon become customers.
This tip goes without saying but it is included only to be complete. Do not ever read a book or newspaper at a craft show. There is nothing worse or will make a customer run away faster than reading a book.
Every little thing counts when displaying handmade jewelry at craft shows. Have your sales been less than you hoped? Try a few of these tips and see the dramatic effects small details can have on handcrafted jewelry sales.
About: This is an original article by Jennifer Hisir of Handmade Jewelry Blog by Copper Reflections and may be reprinted as long as the hyper-links are kept intact with working links.
Nov 19, 2009 handcrafted artisan jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, handmade bracelets, handmade earrings, Handmade Jewelry, necklaces, rings, Uncategorized, unique gift ideas, unique gifts, unique jewelry
Do you have that person on your list that is always hard to buy for, the one with everything already? You spend hours scouring the stores to find perfect unique gifts for them every year. What you might not have thought of is handmade jewelry. Handmade earrings, unique bracelets and handcrafted necklaces make gift giving easy.
With the wide selection of designs and styles of handmade jewelry you are sure to find the perfect unique gifts for everyone on your list. Handcrafted jewelry fits everyone’s style beautifully and elegantly without breaking your bank account.
Bold and bright or classic and elegant, the selections of styles in handmade jewelry are endless. Handmade bracelets and handmade earrings never go out of style. Whatever you are looking for you are not to be disappointed with handcrafted artisan jewelry. Beads and gemstones that sparkle or the classic and timeless elegance of metal handmade jewelry, are sure to brighten your day and fit every one on your list perfectly. The natural and fundamental elegance of copper, silver and gold will always enhance your special persons handcrafted jewelry collection.
Designs are offered in a huge variety including butterfly jewelry, hummingbird jewelry and dragonfly jewelry. Personalize your handmade jewelry gifts by choosing their favorite animal jewelry designs for that someone special. Wolf jewelry, horse jewelry, cat jewelry and dolphin jewelry are always on the favorite animal jewelry list. Paying extra attention to the preferences of your loved ones will guarantee the perfect unique gifts for any occasion.
Nov 10, 2009 handcrafted artisan jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, handmade bracelets, handmade earrings, Handmade Jewelry, unique gift ideas, unique gifts, unique jewelry, wholesale fashion jewelry, wholesale jewelry
There are so many reasons why a person would buy handmade jewelry for herself or as a special gift for someone. The main reason is that they would be looking for something unique, something unusual, a jewelry gift that is rare to see everywhere. They might be buying that handcrafted jewelry piece for themselves or for a special present, maybe a birthday gift, anniversary gift or Christmas gift. By choosing the most unique handmade jewelry will make the person happy knowing that you have put an extra effort into choosing the perfect gift. A unique handmade jewelry piece could be beautiful handmade bracelets, handmade earrings or handcrafted necklaces which will be cherished by someone as a special treasure for years. This unique jewelry will be enjoyed and considered as a precious memory. If it is a special jewelry gift that you are giving to your friends, it will also make you happy to see your friends smiling and happy when they receive this unique handmade jewelry that you searched for a long time to find.
We know that mass produced fashion jewelry and costume jewelry does not give the same satisfaction as unique handcrafted jewelry would give. Mass produced fashion earrings and fashion bracelets can be easily be seen everywhere so it is not really unique. Also, mass produced jewelry items are all made in a hurry, with the only purpose to make profit for the manufacturers. They really do not reflect the thoughts and care of the artisans. To make a handcrafted artisan jewelry piece takes lots of designing, planning, skill, talent and care. These essential elements are what make the artisans handmade jewelry different from the mass produced ones. Unique handmade jewelry pieces become the reflection of the designers soul as these creations of jewelry become the pride of life for the artisan. The compliments and enjoyment of people for the artisan jewelry pieces becomes the main push to create even better and more unique jewelry designs. Patterns, designs, creations become fundamental and timeless with individual creations.
There are so many reasons why a gift shop owner would buy handmade jewelry and handcrafted jewelry for his her gift store. The most important reason is that they are looking for unique jewelry and unusual gifts to sell to customers who always look for something different. Especially the regular customers of a gift shop might be coming back if the shop has new unique gifts and handmade jewelry all the time. Customers of the gift shop might be buying that handmade jewelry piece for themselves or for a present, maybe a birthday gift, anniversary gift or it could be a Christmas gift. By choosing the most unusual and most original handmade jewelry and wholesale jewelry shows how much they care for their customers. Unique handmade jewelry will attract more customers as they are unusual and can not be seen everywhere.
About: This is an original article by Jennifer Hisir of Handmade Jewelry by Copper Reflections and may be reprinted as long as the hyper-links are kept intact with working links. For over 25 years my husband and I have been creating handmade jewelry, handcrafted jewelry and unique jewelry designs with a wide range of styles in handmade earrings, handmade bracelets, handcrafted necklaces, unique rings, brooches and many more.