Working at a furious pace (for me, that is) for the past few weeks, I've finally managed to get my earring inventory back to where it should be. I don't have a count of the number of pairs, I just know that when the the two Rubbermaid plastic shoe boxes are full, I'm happy. This does not include my etsy inventory, which is stored separately in its own shoebox, clearly marked "etsy".
So I thought I'd share with you my strategy for storing my earrings inventory.
At the end of a few days of earring-making, I card the earrings on cards that I print myself. (After so many years of printing my own cards, I can't seem to break with that habit, as much as I think I should. It's very time consuming to print and cut all those cards. I basically use that activity as a "filler" when I'm in a creative slump or just not in a creative mood.) After carding with little rubber backs where appropriate, I price with little white stickers and add a plastic hang tab.
Now the earrings are ready for display at a show or for delivery to a gallery. Most of the stores I deal with love the fact that the earrings are priced and have the hang tabs on them. This saves them some steps and they can get the earrings on display asap! Good for all of us.
Of course, I have a wholesale appointment later this week. If all goes well, I'll be back on the earring-making treadmill in no time!