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    Hi,

    I am thinking of running some jewellery parties in my local area in a bid to sell stock as my website is not getting an orders.

    Has anyone got any experiences of doing these? Do you have to do a little presentation or do you literally set up and go with the flow.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks

    Lou
    A fresh and funky collection of handmade jewellery

    www.raspberry-bloom.co.uk

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    No experience of a jewelery party tho I have been to a couple of different types,one selling naughty stuff(I didnt buy anything)and the other was a beauty products/toiletries.

    Both were fun and there was a structure.Youd have to host it.

    Introduce yourself, say what you do and what you are trying to achieve by doing the party.
    Have plenty of products for people to try on and have big full length mirrors if possible so they can see how things will look on them.

    People had fun at the ones I went to, but the host kept it going.

    Maybe you could print out small catologies of what you sell so people can look through it at a later date and they may pass it on to a friend, show peopel what you have made,let them try it on, let them know if you can make special custom made pieces, have prices in the catalogue, make up a few business cards to hand out, try and get another booking from someone new at the end of each party.
    Maybe a pulling point is giving gorgeous things away fro free, great for potential customers but maybe bad for your pocket.
    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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    • #3
      I'm going to have a christmas shopping day at my house next weekend with a few friends who also do crafty things. i thought if i printed some invites and gave them out to everyone we know then people could drop in as and when. hoping that works!
      I'd also had a similar idea about jewellery parties as there seems to be a shortage of craft fairs round here
      Lois

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      • #4
        As in all your crafty pals will bring things to yours to sell to visitors?!

        What a fab idea, like a fair but on a smaller scale.

        Good luck.
        https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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        • #5
          yep exactly that we should have a really good mix of stuff so i hope it goes well. really wanted to get one in before christmas

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          • #6
            Thats a great idea, hope you have a fun day!
            https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


            http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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            • #7
              This is a fab idea - I hope it goes well!
              Lou
              A fresh and funky collection of handmade jewellery

              www.raspberry-bloom.co.uk

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              • #8
                Hello, I'm new here.

                I know this link is to an American site, but this lady has some great tips and ideas. There is one on hosting jewellery parties, hope it gives you some ideas.

                http://www.home-jewelry-business-success-tips.com/

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                • #9
                  Hi Lou

                  I have held a few jewellery parites......courtesy of my friends I have to add though. Although they have been very successful and I have had people from these parties return to me for other stuff.

                  I also hand in raffle prizes to the local school fair, church fair etc, anything to get my name known!

                  I have just placed an add in the Families Magazine, it did cost me £90 but I am hoping that even if I get one party from it that it will cover the cost and hopefully set me up for more!

                  Gyspy Kate - that link to the jewellery tips is excellent! I have read over a few things and I can certainly get some really good tips from it! Cheers!
                  www.trinity-jewellery.co.uk

                  Trinity Jewellery
                  Designs That Stand Out

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                  • #10
                    I hold Jewellery parties in my home successfully (only in the lead up to xmas). I do this because of ease, security, help, setting up at my leisure, no hassle for hostess.

                    I setup the night before, I supply Tea, Coffee, Wine, Spirit, Soft Drinks, Alcohol, snacks, Alcohol, Music, Alcohol. Oh! did I forget Alcohol!

                    Hostess is still the person that brings her guests and is usually here early enough to greet those that make their own way. I don't do games,(they don't like it). Hostess gets the usual commision. £15 in goods for having party and anywhere between 5 - 15% of total in goods depending on the money spent, she doesn't have the cleaning up hassle or the worry of having the house looking good beforehand. I usually have around 15 - 20 per party.

                    I never set out to do this but I wouldn't turn the chance down either.

                    I don't ask or look for others to book a party but every year someone phones up and asks to have one. It was 6 parties between Oct and Dec last year.

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                    • #11
                      Now that idea I like!
                      I've been to a candle party and was going to ask my friend who hosts them if I could bring along my cards - and my sister makes jewellery so I could bring that along too. Do you think tha is a good idea - the candle party host had a real repetoire going and I'm not sure that I would have the same confidence to talk about the cards and jewellery in the same way.
                      What do you all think?
                      Lynsey
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                      • #12
                        Hi,
                        I have held a few jewellery parties too. I do advertise them using local leaflet distribution and the hostess gets 10% of the total sales plus a free item of jewellery. I also tend to offer the hostess a bonus gift if a guest books another party. I suggest a minimum of 10 guests and i usually stay for 2 hours or so. They are great fun and very social ! You need to present your jewellery well, just as you would for a craft fair...and remember mirrors !...and enjoy !...

                        jennifer


                        jennifer
                        www.koboshiglass.co.uk

                        "glass art is like looking into the window of your soul"

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                        • #13
                          The idea of having parties in your own home is a really good one. Certainly something i'll keep in mind for the run up to Christmas.
                          Stunning Handcrafted Jewellery
                          www.lizdesigns.co.uk

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                          • #14
                            HIya
                            Im new to this site and I am thinking of starting jewellery parties.
                            I know people like ann summers play games to get the guests involved what should I do?
                            Has anyone got any suggestions?

                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              I held a couple of parties last christmas and I thought that I would need to have something to entertain everyone. I found that just putting on some background xmas music, serving wine and mince pies and letting everyone have a chat about my products worked really well. I wandered around chatting to everyone and had a really profitable time!
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