The minute I learned that I would be doing the holiday mart show at the Northern Colorado Writers in December, I starting thinking about my display. I knew I didn't want to dump my jewelry on a table, but I only had a few weeks to prepare. Plus, I didn't want to spend a ton of money. Does that sound familiar to any of you?
Earring Display Ideas
My first objective was to figure out
how to display my earrings. At last count, I have at least 50 pairs of
earrings to bring to the show. The tricky part for me was that I knew
I'd be displaying my earrings on cards. Each earring design is based on
a book title—this is a craft show for readers and writers, after
all—and I needed that card to explain the connection.
I found a
couple of possibilities at a game store. The top photo shows three
earring cards on a wooden Scrabble rack.
The second photo shows earrings on a wooden holder for domino tiles. I had a friend add little feet to the back to prop the holder up at a slight angle.
I might do a bit more brainstorming, but not too much. I need to make sure my necklace and bracelet display ideas will work, too. The show is a little over a week away!
There are lots of helpful blog posts on the topic of show displays. Here are some of my favorites:
I assumed I couldn't hang earrings on cards, but look at this example with a large hole in the earring cards and what looks to be the kind of hanger used for bracelets.
Lorelei Eurto / Art Bead Scene
fits so well with her bohemian-style jewelry that it's hard to figure out
which came first—the jewelry or the display. I like how Lorelei uses several different kinds of cards for her earrings. That technique subtly underscores how each of her designs is unique.
Lori's display shows the importance of thinking about color. Those white backgrounds (including the tablecloth) make Lori's bright lampworked beads pop. I like the little triangle-fold stands for individual earrings.
This is an great example of how to add your personal touch to a display when using commercial display items. I especially like how the seashells on the tables fit with her logo. Her tiered earring display is a great way to show a lot of earrings without taking up much table space. I also like how she displays matching earrings with one of the necklaces.
I'd love to hear your display ideas. If you're in Fort Collins, Colorado on December 4, come by the show and see how my display turned out!