Monday, September 15, 2008

How Do I Know When I Have Enough Pairs of Earrings?

How do I know when I have enough earrings to take to a show? Well, I'll tell you how I know -- when these 2 plastic boxes are as full
as they can be. Right now, they contain about 230 pairs of earrings, but they're not quite full. I think another 20 pairs will do the trick.

The 3 display racks I use at shows can hold 96 pairs. That quantity gives the shopper plenty of variety to look at and hopefully find at least one pair that she can't live without.

This photo only shows my "carded" earrings. I have another line of more expensive earrings that I display on individual earring swans or a larger display. That display is usually at the other end of my booth space, to further differentiate between the two lines of earrings that I offer. I think I have about 40 pairs of those ready to go at any time.

Upcoming shows: Bad Girls of the North - Fairbanks Westmark Hotel - September 26 & 27
Alaska Bead Society Show at the Anchorage Museum - October 4 & 5

8 comments:

kim* said...

yes i too have the same problem with my bottle caps. so i start on different projects...but they always are bigger so they take up too much space...

Brandi said...

One can never have enough earrings, methinks! Never!

But wow, Vicki, did you do all of those over the last few days?? Amazing.

Orion Designs said...

No Brandi! I did about 1/3 of them over the past week or so. I needed to rebuild the inventory after the State Fair, but I guess I'm not quite done!

Some of the earrings in those boxes are "well aged" and will be in a sale basket at my next show. I really don't like to do that very often, but it's good to clean up every once in a while.

Shirley said...

Oh my gosh, That is a lot of earring making! TFS, Vicki

Artisan Beaded & Wire Wrapped Jewelry said...

OMG!
OMG!

I bet those would look just awesome out of your box in a big pile just to fondle.

Just sayin'
;-)

Deronda G said...

Wowzers. Amazing. Hope you have a fantastic show.

M. Augusta Woodland said...

*whistles* That's a whole lot of earrings!

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