Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Jewelry Booth

I have been working for months on my jewelry for this one month. I have been scouring garage sales, auctions, antique stores, flea markets, and retail stores for the past year all leading up to this month (I'll try to make it sound like it was a REAL chore ....... NOT!).

Everything up until now has been for the Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie the last weekend in October. I felt like I needed a test run with my booth (since I have never set it up), and a test run with my jewelry displays. I have dug through all the flickr photo galleries for craft booths ideas, and finally settled on what my heart loves best, romance. I figured with all the of the shabby chic decor in my studio that I could also incorporate that into my jewelry booth and therefore save some money. I must say I have very economically found enough displays, lace curtains, table drapes, etc. just by always keeping my creative eyes open at all times.

Some of the ideas I have had for displays: candlelabras to hang necklaces, old ornate lamps for necklace displays, a womans bust (found on 90% clearance in the garden center) for a single necklace display, old siver plates and bowls filled with either rice or black pebbles for ring display, an old window frame that still has it hinges and add tea cup hooks for necklace displays, just whatever I can grasp my little mind around. Ok, well that is my ten cents worth.

5 comments:

Texas Library Lady said...

Although I won't be able to see what you do this weekend, I look forward to seeing all of your creativity in motion when we go to Waxahachie. I know it will be spectacular! Good luck this weekend. Love ya', WWE

Suzie Button said...

Hi, I enjoyed meeting you at the Cowgirls day, I just love your jewelry! I also watched your video tribute to your sister, it was lovely, I had no idea it was as high as one in eight women develop breast cancer! I am behind in getting a mammography, I'll be scheduling it! Good luck at your show, your pieces can sell themselves, no problems! Suzie

LaVerne said...

Good luck...Best of weather and show turnout for your October shows...one thought on displays (from experience) find the most lightweight easily transported display you can invent...if you use windows and don't need the glass, take it out. Use whatever you can to transport and do double duty to display...like vintage jewelry boxes...one less item to unpack and repack. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Tske and post pictures and I'll be watching for you on Texas Country Reporter!
My biggest unsolved issue with booths is where to store tissue and bags then package purchases and take money...

My Crafty Little Page said...

Good Morning Fellow Cowgirl Charlatte! I just found your blog this morning and put you on my sidebar on mine. LOL about "bible school" - that is exactly what it reminded me of once you said it. My gosh - your booth sounds fabulous. I'm glad I met you before you realized what a big celeb you are. :) Your paper buddy, Nancy

Tina said...

Wish I could be there to see your stuff!!! And don't forget old suitcases are great for putting stuff in too and hauling it up there..Good luck!!!