August 4, 2012

Butterfly Jewelry and Show Prep

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

Here are some new pieces that will be part of my wholesale line, I will be testing them out at the local show next weekend.

I kind of did a little 'oh yeah!' when I finished this piece yesterday.  It's so striking and beautiful and will be eye-catching enough to get customers to venture into my booth.  I also have this crazy idea of displaying them on moss covered necklace displays - I will let you know how that turns out. 

I did the smaller pieces in three different colors for this pendant, the tiny butterfly pendant and the earrings.  Well the earrings I did several of each color.  There is a part of me that would like to make a ton more, but honestly I already have enough to fill the booth and won't be able to put it all out.  I do have a few pieces that need to be completed and I will make about 20 more pairs of earrings. That will land me 50+, which seems like a lot and it is, but you can never have too many earrings and I always sell tons of them.

My to-do list for the show:
Etch leaves for bracelets & necklaces and house pendants
Piece those together
Finish earrings
Starfish pendants and earrings
A few more nest pendants
(That's what I want to do, but I am giving myself until Monday and then what I have is what I have!)

Price jewelry
Update display busts with silk and some with moss (maybe)
Find tablecloths
Get sales receipts printed from Kinkos (a step up for the store bought generic ones)
Gather display materials

Might need to pick up:
Bamboo shade for the backdrop in my booth
Another large picture frame
A new mirror


JenniferJangles said...

Those are beautiful Heather!

Christine said...

I love your butterfly necklaces - so pretty!!

Aquariart said...

That is a stunning necklace sure to attract attention. Love the butterfly pieces mixed with your beautiful beads. Hope all is well with you.

sasha + max studio said...

A perfect mix, Heather - lovely!

Rudraksha said...

Great post!! very informative.
Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.
Navratna Mala

The Blooming Hare said...

What wonderful new pieces! I love the butterflies! Really like the antique feel they have. Sending you the best of luck on your busy to-do list!