Show PrepI live near a finger of land that juts out into the most southern part of Puget Sound, in Washington State, USA. The area is called Boston Harbor, (for some unfathomable reason), and this weekend Boston Harbor is hosting its semi-annual garden tour and artisan show. I will have a booth in one of the gardens there, along with a nice group of other local artists. Keep your fingers crossed for pleasant weather!
This afternoon I was checking through my jewelry and making sure that it had all been entered in my inventory spreadsheet, prior to the show. I know that some of you have purchased programs that track inventory, supplies etc. I just simply assign each piece an inventory number and then I add it to a simple spreadsheet. For example, this bracelet is #1305. That means it was the 5th item I made in 2013.
|AJE CoM bracelet, with focal bead by Starry Road.|
After I entered everything into my inventory spreadsheet this afternoon, I then, sorted all the jewelry according to if I have a picture of it or not. Even if something sells without ever being seen online, I still like to have at least one picture of it, for my records. Most of my jewelry had been photographed, but not all. So a photo shoot is the next order of business.
|Matching earrings and necklace with copper components by |
Kristi Bowman Design.
Somehow, I'm never really satisfied with my tags. But here are the cards I designed a couple of years ago, that I am still using. Inside I write the title of the piece, the length, main components used, price and inventory number. When I use these tags up, I think I will get some Moo Card Minis to use as price tags.
The "Lighthearted Necklace" and a few others still need tags added.
Heart Pendant by Suburban Girl.
My earring cards are just business cards that I designed in a portrait format. I stick plastic earring adapters on the back and add the price and inventory number. Here are some of my earrings from a show I did earlier this spring.
The earrings below, plus about 5 other pairs still need earring cards after which I'm all done. Then its "On with the show!"
AJE Giveaway!Unfortunately not many people linked up for our last AJE Earring Reveal. Our next reveal is this Sunday and I'm writing the reveal post. I want to be able to choose the featured designs from lots of earrings! As an incentive our AJE team has gathered up all these goodies to giveaway to one lucky participant. I rummaged through my newly organized bead stash and came up with bunches of art beads, as well as some gemstones, polymer clay, resin and glass beads.
Plus, Kristi is adding a pair of her awesome copper metal clay charms.
|The giveaway charms will be these or something similar.|
One, randomly chosen earring designer will win all of the above items. All you have to do is add the link to your earring reveal, using the Linky Tool on the AJE blog. I will post the Linky Tool sometime on Saturday evening (PST). To be entered to win, you must link up no later than Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PST. So get your photos up on Pinterest, dust off your blog (if you have one) and add your earrings there too! Good luck!