A craft show is a great place to sell handmade jewelry. Choose the right date and location and you can rake in a considerable amount of money. However, the method of display is just as important as the venue when trying to sell handcrafted products. Space is usually limited. Consider these effective and space-saving ways to exhibit your bracelets, earrings and other handmade adornments. They are fantastic alternatives to boxes, bowls or costly rotating racks.
Set Up a Vintage Suitcase of Jewelry
If you are looking for a creative and decorative way to display craft show jewelry, pull out a vintage suitcase. As the first photo shows, it can be used to beautifully exhibit your handmade items. To display fish hook or wire earrings, suspend a couple of chains from one side of the lid to the next. Use the links in the chains to hang them. Display bracelets along the sides and the back using spring-style clothespins. The interior can be partitioned using fabric or paper-covered flatware trays. The suitcase will also come in handy for carrying and storing your handmade items.
Display Earrings on Folded Cards on Rotating Tiered Trays
Rotating tiered plastic trays are typically used to hold spices and other kitchen items, but they also provide an effective way to display craft show earrings of every style. Make sturdy earring cards using cardstock or cardboard. Simply punch two small holes near the top of each one, and fold the bottom back to make a simple stand. Attach the earrings to the cardboard or cardstock stands, and arrange them on the rotating tiered trays. Tape the bases of the stands in place to keep them from falling over. You will be able to fit dozens of sets of handmade items on a single tier, and potential buyers will be able to see what you are offering without having to dig.
Pin Necklaces to Fabric Covered Cork Board
Another effective way to display craft show jewelry is on a fabric-covered cork board. Make a simple cork board using cork tiles and plywood, or buy a large bulletin board. For a more flattering background, wrap the board with solid-colored fabric of your choice. Use a heavy-duty staple gun to secure the fabric. Instead of using eye hooks like those on the board in the second photo, use ordinary pins. They are ideal for holding lightweight items. Best of all, the cork surface can be used again and again to display your craft show jewelry.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Experience