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by Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria

Customers love jewelry displayed in a plesent way.

Customers love jewelry displayed in a plesent way.

Beadphoria is proud of their student Fran who will be doing the first public sale of her jewelry at the end of this month. Whether you are a seasoned professional who has done many shows or you are about to venture for the first time, this checklist should help you remember all the items you need to be a success!

___ Business cards – bring more than you think you will need. Drop one in with each purchase and leave some out on the table for people to pick up.

___ Money Holder & Change – At least $50 in various amounts to make change is a good start.

___ Sales Receipts & Calculator – you can buy blank sales receipts at your local office supply store.

___ Extra Pens, Scissors, & Tape – always good to have on hand!

___ Bags & Boxes for customer purchases.

___ Table Covering – Fabric remnants from your local sewing center are a cheap way to make your table stand out from the rest and help highlight your jewelry.

___ Displays for your jewelry.

___ Lighting & Extension Cords – Some locations need extra light for people to see the true colors of jewelry designs. One or two portable Ott lights are helpful.

___ Candy! Putting a bowl of candy out can help attract customers to your table.

___ Mailing List – Have a place where people can sign up to find out the latest about your business.

What else do you bring to have a successful show? Please share in the comments below.

If you have any questions about beading, or jewelry shows, please feel free to contact me at 224-305-3321 or Suzann@Beadphoria.com. Always happy to share the joy of beading with you, Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria.com.