Monday, October 10, 2011

The final push...

If you'll forgive my ramblings, this post is mainly going to serve as a to do/already done list in preparation for my show on Saturday and Sunday.

I'll be doing another post with the details about the show later today.

Last night I put together a clearance section.  I have pieces that are at least a year old, if not two, and I am ready to have them gone.  That means they are mm away from going to my personal jewelry collection, being given as gifts, donated, or just plain scrapped.  Everything is priced for the cost of materials only.  And the clearance section is pretty big!  I surprised myself at all the pieces I had tucked away from last years show, and just stuff in general that didn't sell on Etsy.    I'm going to display them in a black tray. 

Last year I did a "buy two get one free" tray that I made most of my sales out of.  They were all sterling or gold fill with gemstones and glass beads.  Simple designs. 

This year it has struck me that maybe the reason I hardly sold anything else on my table was because of that tray with the "bargain".  And then I read an article about how department stores set up their stores in a way that you have to walk past all the new stuff before you finally get to the ratty, disorganized clearance section.  And that they make it hard to find, and ratty looking on purpose.  They don't really want you to buying clearance when you can buy new. 

So, needless to say, instead of having my bargain tray up front, I am going to have it on the back far corner.  I'm torn because I really do want to see this stuff go.  And there is some really great bargains in there too. 

I'm almost finished with all the pricing.  Still have a bit more to go. 

I have some pieces to finish off.

A big batch to be oxidized and finished.

I need to locate all my displays, dust them off.  Iron my table cloth.  Find my cash box.  Get cash. 

And a hundred other things, but that's enought to focus on for today.  One day at a time people.  That's all you can do.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you have a great show! I know I weeble wooble with the clearance pieces all the time...and most of the time I don't even put them out, cause I want to sell the new stuff.