Participating in a craft show involves more than just selling items, taking money and doling out the correct amount of change. How the items are presented is of the utmost importance. After all, if potential buyers cannot see them, or if they are not displayed in the best possible way, they might be overlooked. Find out how you can display hanging pierced earrings without spending a lot of money on hardware and other supplies. After all, the cost of displays should not devour profits, even if it is your very first exhibition.
Make Simple Cardboard Stands
If you do not have hundreds of pairs of hanging pierced earrings to display, use simple cardboard stands. I designed the jewelry in the accompanying photo, and I used a greeting card as an example of how to display them. You can do something similar with a flap from a cardboard box. Simply fold a few inches of the long end, and stand it on a level surface. If necessary, apply a piece of decorative duct tape. A long piece of cardboard will hold dozens of earrings. If you do not like the look of cardboard, cover it with peel-and-stick vinyl, or paint the cardboard after it is folded. Hang them across the top edge, and use a metal punch to create rows of holes for the wires.
Lean a Sturdy Window Screen against an Easel
Those with a limited amount of horizontal table space will have to take advantage of vertical space. An adjustable window screen is ideal, and it will cost as little as $5.00 if purchased from a local home improvement store. If possible, lean it against a wall with something heavy in front to hold it in place. Cover a heavy hardback book with a piece of fabric. Otherwise, place it on a sturdy tabletop easel. A single screen will hold hundreds of pairs of hanging pierced earrings.
Run Rows of Lace across an Empty Picture Frame
If you want a stylish method of display, consider using lace and an ornate composite picture frame. Paint the frame in a color that will best compliment the display. If the jewelry includes a variety of colors, go with black or dark brown for the frame. After the paint dries, pull the lace taut while tacking it to the back of the frame with a heavy-duty staple gun. Leave just the right amount of space in between the rows to accommodate the length of the hanging pierced earrings. Place the frame on a sturdy easel. Your handmade jewelry will look gorgeous in a frame.
Attach Cork Tiles to Heavy Cardboard
Cork can be used to securely hold pairs of hanging pierced earrings. Attach thick cork tiles to heavy cardboard using E6000 adhesive. Be sure to leave several inches bare at the end of the longest side. Fold the cardboard to create a triangular base, or lean it against a sturdy easel of the appropriate size. Push the ends of the wires into the cork to display the hanging pierced earrings. Like the aforementioned methods of display, it will work to securely hold wire jewelry, and it can be used at every craft show that you enter.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience