Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Season, New Style

My first craft show is only four weeks away and the second just four days after that!  I have been busy every weekend getting inventory ready, but today I decided to take a break and set up my new jewelry display to make sure it is all going to come together as I want.  I then took pictures to take with me to my shows so I won't forget how I did it!  It fits into an 8 foot by 4 foot area so should work for any show I do and leaves sufficient room for my floral display in the other half of my spaces (I hope!).  Please disregard all the clutter in the background.  lol  This is my floral workroom.  My bead room isn't big enough to set up like this.




I have done away with the grid wall and gone strictly to a tabletop set up.  Early this summer, I blogged about finding display pieces at a yard sale and they are what inspired me to try this new set up.   The two pieces I found were not enough to house all my inventory, so my wonderful SO crafted a third, larger, case for me.  It turned out beautifully!  He is so talented.  In fact, right now, he is on the back patio painting and reworking the shelves for the new floral display shelving I picked up at a yard sale two weeks ago for free.   :-D   I think I will find another piece of crushed velour for the small table so both match and I need to find a couple more lights to clamp on to the smaller display cases, but overall it is a done deal and I like it!!  I would love to hear what you think.

8 comments:

Ruthie said...

It looks fantastic!

Cindy Caraway said...

Looks like a great set-up! I hope the shows a great success :)

Enchanted Beads said...

It looks lovely, customer friendly. I took some notes, LOL, I never had talent for a great set-up.

Thank you!

Mary T Designs said...

I love what you have done! Its a great inspiration for others like me who have yet to attempt a show. Good luck!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

I think it looks great! I always seem to do shows in the wind and rain. Will you be OK on a windy day? Hope it goes great for you!

beadsandblooms said...

Thanks for the concern, Marsha, but I only do indoor shows or shows where at least some shelter from the weather is provided. Maybe some day I will spring for an EZ-Up.

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Super collection of works, many well wishes on a super show!

Sally said...

looks great to me--I have an earring tower like that and have found that if I wrap in in saran wrap-several times around -I can set it up at home, wrap it, and transport it to a show, unwrap it and all the earrings are still where I put them. Saves me a little time at set up. I love your necklace cases--will get brother to make me one!