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NessaGurl
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2006 06:14:28 PM »

Here's my display. I was sharing with two other people...but I didn't want to put their pictures up on craftster without them knowing...so here's just my side of the tent.




my earring display


this was my first attempt at a craft fair...I have learned a lot...and now know what I would do differently next time.

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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2006 06:50:03 PM »

The vinyl banner I have was from Kinko's, too.  I could've gotten a bigger one.

This one is 1 ft x 3 ft and was $24.00, though.
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2006 07:01:40 PM »

My Little Bird sign is foam core..and I got it made at Kinkos' as well. Its roughly 1.5 x 2 ft ...it was expensive. I paid $47 (not too bad, but glad it was on sale) but that was half price. Regular price is over $80.

The large etsy sign was made by another crafter out of vinyl table cloths...she did a great job.

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2006 07:27:00 PM »

That's a great idea (the frame with the metal inside). I was talking to my husband tonight & he mentioned he was going to be learning to weld in the coming weeks so we decided a good starter project was to create something that would stand up on its own to hold the magnets. They average about 2 inch square to 1.5 x 2 inches...
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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2006 07:19:03 AM »

Everyone's displays look so great!!! I'm glad to see so many ideas.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2006 03:53:13 PM »

I use a combination of inexpensive, factory-made display products and good ole' homemade displays for my shows. The rotating earring display is a god-send for saving space and it only cost $9 from nilecorp.com. My earring cards have a brand label that says "Handmade by Bee Buttons" across the top.



And, you'll notice, above all, I brand the hell out of my table so that no one can walk away without noticing what my business name is. I walk away from nice vendors at craft shows all the time without ever having noticed what their name or their business name was, and I can never look them up again after that point. Sure biz cards help, but not every one takes them. Plus, by having my biz name everywhere, people say it aloud, they ask me about it, they smile when they hear that its based on a childhood nickname, and they are much more likely to remember it then.


The purple and teal t-bar for necklaces is made out of a wrapping paper tube. It's been glued to a cheap Ikea candle holder as its base. Notice the mirror -- a super important table accessory!

I'm still working on my display, but this has been successful so far in drawing in people, making prices clear, and making all the pieces accessible and fully visible.
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2006 07:05:27 PM »

Ive got a question for you guys about trying things on at craft fairs. I make jewellery, and ive never done a fair ( yet) , but i was worried about people trying on jewellery and then walking away with it on. Obviously i wouldnt let them try on earrings for sanitary reasons, but do you let people actually try stuff on, or just hold it up next to them in the mirror... OR do you ask them to kindly ask you if they would like ot try something on.... lol im sucha beginner.
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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2006 04:27:33 AM »

I don't sell jewelry, so my advice may not be all that helpful.

When I'm selling baby slings, not only do I encourage my potential customer to try it on, I also put that baby in it and tell her to walk around for 30 min or so and try it out.  I've only had one customer come back and NOT buy one.

With jewelry, be sure to keep a couple of mirrors around, esp for earrings.  I would not buy a bracelet w/o trying it on, as I have a large wrist.  I went through one person's booth and could not find a single bracelet that fit, so do keep that in mind and have 8 and 8.5 inch ones available. 

Necklaces can be the same way.  As long as you are not super busy in your booth, let them try it on.  There is something about seeing yourself actually wear a piece that can push a maybe into a yes.
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« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2006 01:58:53 PM »

I don't sell jewelry, so my advice may not be all that helpful.

When I'm selling baby slings, not only do I encourage my potential customer to try it on, I also put that baby in it and tell her to walk around for 30 min or so and try it out.  I've only had one customer come back and NOT buy one.

With jewelry, be sure to keep a couple of mirrors around, esp for earrings.  I would not buy a bracelet w/o trying it on, as I have a large wrist.  I went through one person's booth and could not find a single bracelet that fit, so do keep that in mind and have 8 and 8.5 inch ones available. 

Necklaces can be the same way.  As long as you are not super busy in your booth, let them try it on.  There is something about seeing yourself actually wear a piece that can push a maybe into a yes.

Thanks for the input! I definatly want to let them try on neckalces and bracelets, but not earrings, its just not sanitary.
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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2006 02:03:16 PM »

I totally agree with Fairgreenlady about trying things on. That is why I ALWAYS end up buying jewelry at private parties or trunk shows because I walk around with the rings and bracelets on (and a generous glass of wine) and it makes me already "see" owning each item.

Of course you don't want people walking around with your jewelry on at the show but do make sure you have a generous amount of mirrors (look at flea markets and vintage stores for those great handheld oval ones for cool flair).

My friend keeps count of his smaller items by making sure it is obvious on his display when one of the items is missing. A quick glance would let him know while the person is standing there. So keep your displays uncluttered and organized so you can better track your small items at all times.
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