Well, first of all we would like to say it has been a long time since the last blog post and thank you for your patience. We have been going crazy with our new colorful jewelry and we will be posting all our new designs to our website as quickly as we can.
Seriously it has been an incredibly busy summer. Our son is in the last year of high school this year so we have been visiting possible universities whenever we are not creating designs for our handcrafted jewelry. We went to Germany for two weeks again this summer. The kids took a course to learn German and we went around to the gift stores with samples of our work. Their German went up two levels and we have some new accounts in Germany so it is a win, win situation. It never hurts to take samples with you whenever you travel, smile. Fortunately school has started again and our routines are falling back into place. The piano and guitar lessons are scheduled and the university preparation courses are arranged. Once things settle down a bit we will be taking photos of all our new items and posting them to the website.
You can browse all of your favorite jewelry categories handmade bracelets, earrings, necklaces, lockets, rings, brooches, hair clips and more at Handmade Jewelry by Copper Reflections website. We will always have new and exciting handmade jewelry for you to enjoy. Why wait for your unique handmade jewelry for yourself or a special gift for your loved ones! Get it right away at reasonable prices and best selections of handmade artisan jewelry at your best source for unique handmade jewelry. Copper has been considered as a precious metal for centuries.
Other than our own designs, we have been also working together with renowned American artists like Lynn Bean, Nick Gustafson and Johanna Lynch creating unique jewelry designs.
The response to our colorful jewelry line has been nothing less than wonderful. We are working 7 days a week to get all the orders out the door for the Christmas gift season. The summer shows have been great and the summer season has been one of the best for many of our wholesale jewelry customers. The economy seems to be turning around and we are all looking forward to a super holiday season.
Please drop us an inquiry on our website to see the sneak preview design sheets for all our newest designs. We can ship in time for you to make the most of the holiday selling season. Cheers!
The holiday season has begun and we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays. We know that for many people this is the busiest time of year for selling handmade jewelry retail. Many of you are probably already set up in a shopping mall for the Christmas season. Now you only need to focus on making sure that your display jumps out at customers and draws them in closer to see all of your fabulous handcrafted jewelry!
When we displayed our work in the shopping malls we always had the same type of display so we could easily adapt to the space provided by the mall management. Our basic display was 4 x 8 foot tables and sometimes the mall will provide the tables so you do not have to worry. Most spaces are 10’ x 10’ but some can be wider or longer and you can easily arrange the tables to fit the space. This gives you the inside area of the space for working as well as storage under the skirted tables.
We always had navy blue skirts with white table-top covers. White always makes everything stand out and attracts attention to your display. We built staircases and risers to display gift items in groups and add interest to the booth. Boards or frames are a great way to display dangle earrings (we covered the boards with fiberfill and white fabric). It is important to make everything accessible, people love to touch the earrings and hold them up to see how they look. This brings up two points for you to consider. The first consideration is always having a mirror on hand. The second is making sure to pay attention to every customer and have a clear view of the entire display for security. We didn’t have too many problems but better safe than sorry.
One of the most important factors in retail sales is friendly service. There were many occasions that a conversation early in the season led to sales in the last week. So do not get discouraged early in the season when people look and ask questions just to walk away. Always treat everyone as a friend and valued customer, mall walkers have to buy gifts too.
Whether participating in craft shows or selling at the local shopping mall people love to see that you are the artisan. Even if you sell other peoples jewelry as well, seeing you working in your booth is a great way to attract customer attention and increase sales.
Christmas shoppers love a deal even if it is a free gift box or a dollar off if they buy more than one pair of earrings or a matching handmade bracelet. I never forget the time a nice lady bought a $ 9.95 Christmas tree ornament for the Secret Santa exchange at work. I had engraved on the back of it for free, it took a minute. She came back a week later and bought 12 more, which I happily engraved for her again. By the time I finished engraving her ornaments there was a queue of people waiting with purchases in hand.
This brings us to another very important marketing strategy. Always have work to do during the slow times. Just like craft shows, people like to see that you are the artisan even if you are sorting beads, cutting out some of your jewelry pieces or attaching ear wires, working at your booth will attract people to see what you are doing and create interest in your artisan handmade jewelry.
Online shopping for handmade jewelry gives you the chance to browse many different styles, designs and colors to match almost any of your garments. You can search the internet for that perfect match of handmade jewelry with your beautiful new clothes. There are so many unique jewelry designs that will go together well with your causal or dressy outfits.
You can find many styles of handmade earrings, unique bracelets and handcrafted necklaces that are created in blue patina, which will go well with any pair of jeans. One of the benefits of online shopping for handmade jewelry is that you will be able to find the gorgeous handcrafted jewelry pieces, which will match your particular garments without fighting store crowds and wasting your valuable time.
Another benefit of shopping on the web for unique handmade jewelry designs is you can shop any time from the comfort of your home. You can also shop at night, in the morning or during launch break at work. You can also do your entire gift shopping while saving time and money, and find unique handmade jewelry gifts and accessories for your loved ones. Use the online search to your advantage when shopping for handmade jewelry.
Online handcrafted jewelry shopping is the best option for all those who do not have time to personally go and shop and want to narrow down to the right and affordable unique jewelry designs in a short span of time. Search features can help you narrow your search so you will not need to sort through hundreds of handmade jewelry websites before finding the right handcrafted jewelry for you.
Beauty, genuineness and uniqueness are the qualities to look for when shopping for handmade jewelry. If the handcrafted jewelry you are interested in is made from copper or silver make sure that, they have a good protective finish on them. Handmade copper jewelry that is not protected with good finish will change color and will need polishing. I think handmade jewelry becomes more valuable to the owner when there is a meaning and a story behind it.
Use specific terms in your searches, such as earrings, handmade bracelets, rings, unique lockets and handcrafted necklaces. If it is animal jewelry your are looking for, be more specific by using cat, horse, dragonfly, hummingbirds and wolf jewelry. If it is handmade earrings, you are interested in, use words like cat earrings, wolf earrings or hummingbird earrings.
A pair of handmade copper earrings with horse designs on them will have a precious meaning for a cat lover, especially if the cat on these beautiful handmade bracelets or earrings looks like the cat you have. Handmade jewelry is more than an accessory, it is also a fashion statement that you can make with your unique style. Handmade unique jewelry as a unique gift, can be personal and express the love and the emotions towards the recipients. Handmade jewelry is an expression of style, taste and individuality.
A piece of handmade jewelry really is appropriate for every occasion in life. Formal or casual, big or simple, for an adult or a child, a handcrafted necklace, unique ring, handmade earrings or handmade bracelet has the power to communicate a message of respect, value, and appreciation in all situations.