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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

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    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

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    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

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    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
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    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

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    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

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    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
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    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

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    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

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    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
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    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
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    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

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    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
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Our Home Show Display


About this design:

My friend Barbara hosted our home show. We had jewelry tables for a total of 5 different beaders, and an area for our friend Judy who does her own stationary and cards from original art work done by herself and her husband.

Components:

The first 2 pictures are of beading jewelry displays, and I am also including the pics of Judy's area. Judy took these pictures, which is why they turned out well. :D

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    These are the other pics of our set up. :D

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  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Both my beading friend Judy, and my sister had some items in my display area. My sister’s creations are mostly the ones in the pretty gold basket at the right end of my table. Judy’s work is on the blue table cloth. We had “Judy 1″ (artwork and aloe products) and “Judy 2″ (bead work).
    We had a lot of fun, but less traffic than we had hoped.

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    Shelly m says:

    hi harriet nice to see your display. i like how you involved more than one beader during your home show. i am considering having one myself and am really anxious about it. all of your displays are attractive and customer friendly. i like the artwork also. much talent was displayed at your show!!!

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Our show was “by invitation” and not in the paper, etc. We hoped that by involving several artists we would have a wider appeal, and a wider circle of invited customers.

    I really think we had too many local activities going on this weekend, and a lot of people are simply staying home to (hopefully) avoid exposure to the flu. :-(

    We will probably try next time in a craft fair… still thinking about that. Our friend has a lovely home, and it was a very pleasant setting. We did a lot of shopping with each other, too. LOL :D

  5. Shelly m
    Shelly m says:

    i am glad you enjoyed ourself at the party and the “by invitation ” is a great idea

  6. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Harriet, your display was wonderful. Hopefully, your next venture will be a HUGE success!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    That is a fabulous display. I like how you have some necklaces on stands at eyel level. That always catches my attention when I go to a show.

  8. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Looks like you had a really large amount of inventory, would you sayit was it enough/too much/just right? Wonderful mix of all kinds of jewelry for all tastes/color choices/lengths etc. I think the set up was fantastic!
    cookie

  9. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    What an elegant set up for all the beautiful work for you girls!

  10. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Shelley, fashion Chick, and Lynda. :-)

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Cookie and Sali Jo. :D

    Cookie, I think it was a good balance. The emphasis at my tables was on designs featuring natural stones. Another lady, Beverly, works with mainly glass beads, and does many designs with seed beads. Barbara does a lot of designs with glass and likes to use metal charms. We had 3 different styles for our guests to enjoy. :-)

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Nice job,looks like you put alot of work in setting up.

  13. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lynn, we planned ahead and set up the night before. Our hostess was so sweet to let us take over that much space for the show. :D
    The biggest head ache was pricing so many pieces. LOL

  14. Gigi Cyprus
    Gigi Cyprus says:

    Nice work happy chick :) i hope one day i can have a show like this :) Good Work…

  15. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Harriet, wonderful job displaying. It sounds as though you and your friends had everything worked out in advance so the show went smoothly!

  16. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks Gigi and Bubbly. It really did go very well. This is not an endeavor I would want to just throw together. I learned a lot from two of the other ladies who have done shows before. :D

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Great set up! :)

    I am planning my jewelry and art show at my home in the first week of December. December 5th.

  18. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I am sure it will go well, Julia. Ours was fun, and a good learning experience as well. :D

  19. Cherie D
    Cherie D says:

    love the blue cloth. It gives the lovely display a rich look. Like the different heights too.

  20. Adra H
    Adra H says:

    I’ve just become a fan of Lima Beads, and I think your concept for the showing is grand. I Hope the buying power is generated at your next gathering, be it at a craft fair or home party.

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, your displays look wonderful! Very eye-appealing!!! Love the color scheme and the variety of heights in the displays! Definitely a lovely setting for your first show! :D

  22. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Here’s another, collaborative way to get your work out there: Next week, I’m teaming up to do a trunk show with a local CABI fashion representative. I like the idea of having the opportunity to help women “complete” their ensembles. One advantage is that the clothing line reps have large, established client lists (something I really don’t have!) And to tell you the truth, I like the idea of being the only jewelry artist at the event. :) If it works out, I’m going to try to find some other clothing lines to work with. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  23. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Cherie, Adra and Lynn. :D
    I have decided, based on these photos, that next time I will have a cloth that covers the table legs. It really is a cleaner look, altho’ not a big deal to people walking in and seeing the jewelry from above. ;)

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Doktordesigns, I think that sounds like a great idea and a really good way to showcase your jewelry with some current fashions! Do keep us updated how that works for you! :D

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    LOL Harriet, I didn’t even notice the length of the tablecloths! ;)

  26. Violet
    Violet says:

    Just saw your display, Harriet. What a great idea to do a show with others.
    I love that… your display looks lovely….. glad it went well… are you going to do others this fall ?

  27. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lynn: :D

  28. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank, Violet! :D

    I don’t know if we will do more this fall. Still thinking that over. We visited another craft fair/jewelry show this weekend, and it did not look like they were making lots of jewelry sales. There were many booths, and things seemed a little slow at most of them.
    We may need to wait a little while. :?

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    POF Chick Nina says:

    I just came upon your Home Show Display and am very impressed with all the beautiful work. In September I displayed my jewelry at two different events. We had an assigned area in a building at the fairgrounds. Not a good venue.The buildings were bare and even a nicely presented display looked drab. I made some sales, enough to cover the cost of the space. A home show is the best venue to display jewelry. It was helpful to see the pictures you sent.

  30. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Nina. I’m sorry you had a disappointing time ate the fairgrounds. The drawback to home shows is fewer people coming by to buy!

  31. Sunny Chick aka Diana
    Sunny Chick aka Diana says:

    Wow Harriet that it is a very impressive display! I’ve been hesitant to do craft fairs but I love the idea of inviting people to your home. Lovely!

  32. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Diana, we did confine our guest list to friends, and friends of friends. Since it was at a beader’s home, she was not comfortable just throwing it open to the general public. I do think that a jewelry party, with a gift going to your hostess might be a viable idea. :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I can certainly not want to throw your doors open to the public in this day and age but this is a lovely display grouping and I can see how it would surely be a lot of fun.

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