May 19, 2013

Birthday Weekend

 So, yesterday I turned the big THREE NINE. ACK. I hate that number. I know it's just a number and I know I shouldn't sweat it but I am. For one very big reason. I still don't have babies. Not gonna dwell on it here.

In other more exciting news, I was lucky enough to be asked to do a trunk show with my tin jewelry at a shop in Hamilton NY. About a week ago, I emailed the owners at Swank.  [Side note: They have a cute little boutique store specializing in irresistible vintage and modern finds for home, garden and you. They carry clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares, PLUS a great line of food stuffs like dips and jams, and OMG. I bought the best jelly ever. Cabernet Wine jelly. It's totally delicious on a hunk of sharp cheddar cheese!]

Anyway, I sent some links to my flickr albums and asked if they'd be interested in setting a consignment or wholesale arrangement selling my jewelry. I initially thought that my tin jewelry would a perfect fit in their shop because they do carry some vintage items and antique pieces. I was asked to bring down a sample to show them, so I eagerly hopped in the car, drove the 40 min. to have them take a look. They definitely agreed, and decided that the tin jewelry over the beaded jewelry would be a better fit.  So we discussed details of the trunk show that was happening on Commencement weekend, May 18. My Birthday.


Last week was spent working my tail off, getting a large enough tin inventory for the show. I have never worked so hard.  I drove down Saturday morning, and set up on a table in the store. What was really great, was the fact that my whole display fit right in to the feel of the shop. If you would like to see more pictures of the store's displays, follow me on Instagram.   I like the fact that they really liked my display and they were talking about possibly modeling their display of my jewelry after my own!

The shop was extremely busy throughout the day. I made a few sales and they decided to keep almost all of the inventory on consignment! That was good news! I came home with the rings, and 1 necklace that didn't really fit into the cohesive grouping, and have listed them on Etsy if you're interested.

If you are interested in shopping your jewelry around to stores for consignment or wholesale arrangements, please take a look at this series of posts that Andrew Thornton blogged last week. There are so really great tips and tricks, and they are especially helpful coming from an actual gallery/shop owner.






12 comments:

  1. Lovely display. Happy belated Birthday!! Sounds like a fun day!!

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  2. You may have worked harder than you ever have before, but let me tell you, it was worth it, Girl! You produced some really amazing pieces and I LOVE, love, love that this opportunity called for you to develop out your Harbinger Collection even more! Congratulations on your partnership with Swank. What a perfect fit and venue for your jewelry. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Congrats on the show and consignment! And love your hair.

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  4. Those all look so lovely! Great photos too :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! All of them are wonderful! =)

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  6. Congrats on your birthday and sales!

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  7. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! Both the shop and your pieces work together in a beautiful harmony- congrats!

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  8. Happy Birthday, lovely stand, your tin pieces are wonderful

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  9. Birthdays can be pesky. I turned the year after the big 3-9 this year. Boo! I really don't like it either. Happy belated!

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  10. Sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday! Here's to a beautiful partnership.

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