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Best sellers 1st show

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These kind of bracelets were my best sellers this year. Earrings second, stack necklaces ( I made a bunch of them). This is my observation- people over 50 spent more. People under 30 are very cautious in spending. People 30-50 went both ways. You definitely need things for kids- parents were more inclined to buy for their kids rather than for themselves. Teens like the stretch bracelets and the beach Czech tile bracelets. More simple design seemed to be what people gravitated to. So I’m rethinking the cuff bracelets to maybe a more simple style. Hope this helps anyone doing a show or who has a shop. It may be different in other area of the country.


Lots of Czech beads

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  1. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures of the bracelets. Sounds like you did well. The bracelets are lovely. Question– What are you using to make the bead links? I would like to make some, but some of my materials seem too hard. Do you use eye pins, or wire from a roll? Any special techniques? So far I have mostly done stretch bracelets, but those are for selling at a very low price.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful bracelets! Great observations on trends among different age and financial groups. I have been thinking about making some bracelets, earrings and sets for my church’s Saturday Market in November and December.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Gorgeous colors in these bracelets. I can see why they are best sellers. I don’t know what you charge for them, but I am sure people will be looking for gifts that are not extravagant price wise. So these would be perfect for someone with a smaller Christmas budget this year.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Melody, I used eye pins and was able to use up a lot of stray and orphan beads and bead caps. I took, I think it was 16 or 18 of this kind of bracelets and came back with these 4. I didn’t use any special techniques- just basics. Another tip…make sure you have a couple bracelets for ladies with small wrists (like 5 inch or 5 1/4 inch). I missed an opportunity there several times because the smallest I made was a 6.

  5. KelleyH
    KelleyH says:

    Really pretty bracelets and interesting to hear what is selling!! I love the use of orphaned beads – this gives me inspiration for some of my own orphans!!

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I can see why these were best sellers at the show. Love your use of the peanut beads – especially the red ones. Beautiful bracelets.

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I’m so glad your show was so successful…I knew it would be. Plus, you came away with a better understanding of what’s selling…and who is buying more. That’s valuable information.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks for sharing the buying trends at the show. Your colorful bracelets with all those lovely Czech beads just jumped off the tables onto the wrists of your shoppers!

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