Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Ventures

Making Jewelry Displays
Originally uploaded by magscrafts
So this week I made some unique jewelry displays (as pictured here!). They were easy to make, using bristol board, wallpaper from a sample book and some little brads meant for scrapbooking. I think they turned out great! I also made some necklace stands- a small size meant to show off pendants.

The reason I made these displays is because this month I am starting to rent a space to sell from in a real life shop- The Shops at Fabian House. I was in there yesterday, getting trained on using the register and setting up my area. One thing is clear- I need more stuff in there! I am free to use things from other areas of the shop to arrange my items on. My area at the moment has a large but low coffee table in it, so we looked around for items that would help me get some height. We brought in a wrought iron shelf, a wooden box and a little mini stool. I think the displays I made look good in there, too. I can't wait until next week when I take in the sea glass jewelry I got from Tara!

I also worked with Tara on a logo for a new venture- my friend Karen and I are partnering up to do some fiber art projects. I put together the logo with some other info and ordered hang tags and business cards for Chickadee Friends Studio. I also got a web address, now I just need to finish the webpage for it.

The next few days I need to be totally dedicated to making bookmarks, as I have a couple of orders now that add up to 84 bookmarks I need to get done! So far I have been getting ribbons ready.


Tara Beaulieu said...

Wow, your store displays are looking great!

tstreasures said...

Love the display you made for to share with us readers?? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to know your pattern for it :)