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Daily Wire Tip Nov. 12: Packing Finished Pieces for a Show
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
November 12, 2009
I really liked Sherrie’s video of packing your supplies for travel, but what about packing your finished pieces to take to a show?
Actually, I am answering this while at a show myself! There are many ways to transport your jewelry pieces to and from a show safely. I am just going to share how I manage.
I like full sized, stackable, plastic jewelry trays in sizes 1-inch to 2 ½-inches deep, into which I have a variety of flocked inserts that contain from 8 to 48 sections, as well as velvet boards. The sectioned trays are where small items go, (and yes each section has a tarnish paper on the bottom, and many of my pieces are also in individual plastic bags). My larger and specialty pieces go in the trays on the velvet boards. The plastic trays all stack together and can be labeled on their ends, then they go into a jewelry carry case, with end zippers. My taller items like crowns and tiaras go into a small cardboard box (that goes in with my tablecloths) rings are all sized, tagged and ready to sell in a velvet ring insert in a display tray with a clear top and snap side. Earrings priced $35 and under are all on cards and hung on a rotating, acrylic earring stand, wrapped in a sheet and rides on the passenger seat of my truck. To see some of these examples CLICK HERE.
I also have several tall storage units with handled drawers that use the same inserts as above and have a place to add your own label on the front. Sometimes I just pack these units into their original shipping cartons (yes I save boxes) and take my entire inventory with me. In this way, I never leave anyone at home by mistake.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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