Over 2 weeks ago I had to cancel my trunk show because I got stomach flu- Oh that stinks!flutter2.jpg

It was to be the first one I have had since December so I was excited. It was post poned until this Thursday. I was more than delighted when I went to pick up my box of jewelry and over 50 pendants sold! Thank you JoAnne you re a blessing!

I call them Box Parties but Trunk Show? Box Party? Who cares what I call it. I especially like this group of ladies because they take the box and I leave it for the day- no work for me at all other than the Box Prep and store edit I do. I put over 100 items in my shop in edit plus the other 150 or so I had left in my party box. That gives me a nice healthy batch to give the ladies to look at. I constantly add items to these plastic flip top boxes, then when I get a call for this type of show I am off with plenty of stock all priced and named.

pleasantness4.jpgThe hostess of the box party gets 10% merchandise sales and if her party goes over $400 then she gets a bonus of $25 more dollars to spend. I have had excellent results with this type of sale, low stress and high reward!

I think I will be writing a step by step on this sort of show so stay tuned.

To see some of my creations visit my Etsy store

I search for the newest thing in fashion accessories all the time. I go to department stores and look around and see what is selling, I watch people shop. I sometimes engage with them about what they are looking at or even purchasing. For some reason I am completely comfortable doing this, must be the several years of craft shows and Home Jewelry Parties- heck I don’t know but they all talk to me and I find out just what I need to know. At least what I need to know to sell in my area/location.

This week my big adventure was Target, I saw lots of big earring hoops and bangles. I saw a lady pick up some bangles. I immediately said remember bangles when we were kids (we looked the same age) and she smiled and said yes and put them in her cart, I think target owes me commission LOL

My creative wheels started turning. I had to figure out a way to add my glass to the bangle cause ya know it is always about incorporating my glass. HA! It did not take me long. I ordered some nice hypoallergenic bangles some time ago thinking I could use them and this was the push I needed. So here is what I have new from the studio this weekend and fresh from my Target excursion. No trip or event is wasted, I must always take a piece from the places I have been and make them a special part of mybanglebirdcharm2.jpg creativity. New to My Etsy Shop.