When I left Oakland, CA I made a commitment to myself and my jewelry / crafting business: to get it OUT at craft shows !
I have been making jewelry since I was 12 years old. My first necklace was a watch on leather cord and feather charms… Girls in school would pay me to make them a “rad” necklace and when the most popular and cutest girl in school complimented my jewelry , it was the “icing on the cake”…
Every weekend I try something new with my set up, I show case an under-appreciated necklace or earrings.
I make at least one new item for each Saturday show and post it on facebook. This keeps returning customers interested and intrigued.
I try to pair items in one cluster of “likes” i. e. cocktail earrings and fancy necklaces.
I am always on the look out for new showcase displays to add to my set up . I love finding new raisers AKA cake stands and old wooden bottle crates . I love that old shabby chic / eccentric gypsy lady thing.
I even have a mini back office housing my receipt book,scissors, bags , pens, hand wipes, breath mints and extra mirrors.
And if the traffic is slow , I make use of my time by re-tagging my jewelry and taking pictures for my Etsy page ( which is so not updated but it will be soon).