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    We have the good fortune to be able to make a presentation to a retailer to buy our jewellery. However, we do not have a set idea on how to present the jewellery to the retailer. Has anyone encountered this problem before, and if so, did you get to present your wares in an attractive way? Many thanks
    Wishing you the success I also wish for myself
    May you be blessed with the kindness you show others in life.

  • #2
    It depends on the set up. If you're seeing people 'backstage' as it were, then ask for a few minutes to set out your work in the way you would normally display for sale, on busts, draped over driftwood, whatever is your choice. If you're seeing someone at front of house or on the retail floor then invest in some display trays and velvet pads, so that you can lay your work out in an attractive display before you travel and just whip the trays out all done.
    Heather
    Pretty Things Handmade Jewellery

    Website - www.prettythingsjewellery.co.uk


    Destash bead and papercrafting shop - http://www.misi.co.uk/handmade/BlackCatBeads.html

    New blog - www.prettythingsandwitterings.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      I think a simple black velvet cloth would be ok. I take jewellery out in a tin file box. I put all jewellery boxed inside and have a cloth in the top. I can then be ready to go very quickly. If you have time for a set up before the meeting, try using something under the cloth to create a step effect. In general i would not worry too much as it is the quality of your jewellery that the buyer will be interested in.
      Allison
      www.cardtoppers4crafts.com
      www.epbeads.co.uk/freeguide

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      • #4
        Hi Allison and Heather,
        Thank you both for responding, that gives me a few ideas to start with......
        If anyone knows where i can buy reasonably prices black display boards (lightly padded) I would really appreciate it!
        Thanks,
        carol x
        Wishing you the success I also wish for myself
        May you be blessed with the kindness you show others in life.

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        • #5
          Have a look at Leicester Lady on ebay - she has a good selection of display items at reasonable prices, and great customer service. She has black velveteen display pads here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BLACK-Velvetee...item588d1fc457
          Heather
          Pretty Things Handmade Jewellery

          Website - www.prettythingsjewellery.co.uk


          Destash bead and papercrafting shop - http://www.misi.co.uk/handmade/BlackCatBeads.html

          New blog - www.prettythingsandwitterings.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Bless you Heather, how kind of you.
            Ironically, I have bought display pins from leicester lady and I seem to remember her customer service was fab. It's good to support good people.
            BTW, your designs are really lovely (& pretty) and your web site's an inspiration! I need to stop being a fearful perfectionist and just get on with developing mine!
            I wish you well.
            cx
            Wishing you the success I also wish for myself
            May you be blessed with the kindness you show others in life.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by carlangl View Post
              Bless you Heather, how kind of you.
              Ironically, I have bought display pins from leicester lady and I seem to remember her customer service was fab. It's good to support good people.
              BTW, your designs are really lovely (& pretty) and your web site's an inspiration! I need to stop being a fearful perfectionist and just get on with developing mine!
              I wish you well.
              cx
              Thank you very much, that's such a sweet thing to say!
              Heather
              Pretty Things Handmade Jewellery

              Website - www.prettythingsjewellery.co.uk


              Destash bead and papercrafting shop - http://www.misi.co.uk/handmade/BlackCatBeads.html

              New blog - www.prettythingsandwitterings.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                I used to buy jewellery when I had my shop, and the best way for me to see it was all spread out so I could see everything together, as opposed to the agent showing one range and then another. I know there's often a problem with space, as there was at my shop, but if you can do it that way, I think it makes it easier for the buyer to choose which they like.
                Celia
                I can't be creative and tidy too
                www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
                The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
                Jencel on Facebook

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                • #9
                  Hi Celia,
                  Thanks for your advice too.
                  I'll have a look at your shop!
                  cx
                  Wishing you the success I also wish for myself
                  May you be blessed with the kindness you show others in life.

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