Starting this month (October) I will feature a category of items that I sale for HALF-PRICE. I will have this sale the last weekend of every month that I am in town. This weekend I will have all of my glass pearls that are normally priced $2 per strand for $1. Come by and stock up.
Here is a picture of my sale items for this month. Normally, these glass pearls are $2 per stand but this weekend you can get them for $1 per strand. Most of these strands are 8 mm beads and 30 inch lengths. As you can see I have a variety of colors.
Here is the view of the bead and jewelry store that you will normally see when you walk down 10 the street. Ed sets up his “traveling” cart on the left side and I put some odds and ends on the right side. Usually the vendors on the left and right have merchandise displayed also. I took these pictures on Sunday before the flea market “officially” opened.
I used my “traveling” display cases to show my crystals, glass pearls, and crackle glass. Also, the bases of the display cases nicely contain my charms and other stuff. Above the display cases we built frames using chicken wire. I store extra strands of beads there. I also put necklaces made with some of the merchandise in that area on display. It fills up dead space and gives customers some design ideas. The area under the tables housed more charms and beads.
The back wall has changed greatly since March. I replaced the wide tables with narrow tables and used old wooden printers trays and small display trays to show some items. The printers tray is located directly under the grid with the ribbons and chains so customers can build a small necklace or bracelet. The middle grid houses rosary makings, religious themed spacers, and rosaries that I made and stainless steel rosaries that I did not make.
I had two 2 by 4 foot panels that I used on large tables. Originally, all of my findings were on these panels in the center of a table. In this space….they took up too much space. Also, my semiprecious stone beads were displayed on the poultry wire frames. This did not work! It was too hard to reach the beads. So I downsized to smaller tables and mounted the grids on the wall below the poultry wire frames. This has worked fabulously! My next door neighbor at the flea market sells doors and fixtures for doors. He had a 15 inch by 60 inch mirror and he gave it to me! Wow! How lucky was that. The table space is filled with an assortment of rings and $10 necklace and bracelet sets. This table space changes….sometimes I display boot bracelets or other items of interest. I am working on a display with barefoot sandals and anklets for the summer.
The large moving six foot table with two large bakers racks and the smaller table with one bakers rack are located in a variety of areas…..depending on what’s happening and weather.
Sometimes I put displays on both sides and angle the table where it is half outside and half inside. All depends on weather and how I feel. Items on these two racks are necklaces or bracelets that I have made. These are my $20 items. Usually, I try to display my leather work and/or a themed display on the sides of the bakers shelves.
Types of Jewelry Displayed on the side of the two baker shelves
For the last couple of weeks I had my leatherwork on one side and the opposite side I displayed three styles of Spurs bracelets. Currently, I have items made with red-white-blue for Memorial Day and 4th of July. The side items change about every two weeks. I have some really cool leather bracelets that I am enhancing and I hope to have a Father’s Day display soon.
Types of Jewelry that I sell for $20
I have made some with a western flair. I have crocheted some. I also was able to make some awesome semi-precious stone cross necklaces. The bracelets are single crocheted wire bracelets or braided wire bracelets. I like doing a variety of styles. The other side has several semi-precious faceted+graduated stone necklaces. I also make branched necklaces using semi-precious stone chips. They are lots of fun to make.
More expensive items displayed on tall bakers rack or sometimes on acrylic risers.
Sometimes this table is out in the middle of my space…sometimes it is perpendicular to the right wall next to the mirror. Sometimes it is at the entrance. Placement varies. Also my displays vary. I try to show the various styles of wirework that I do. These items are priced between $30 and $75 depending on materials and time spent creating.
My friend, Ed, sells his items on this rolling cart. He has an eclectic set of wares. Old coins, shark teeth, arrow heads, crystals, necklaces made with all kinds of things and lots of other interesting things.
I set up a large selection of $3 earrings and $5 bracelets out in front. I also have a bargain bin….where everything is 50 cents.
Hope you plan to come see me at space #1057 – Bead and Jewelry Store at Traders Village – San Antonio. If you like to make jewelry ……my prices are great! If you like to wear jewelry …….my prices are fantastic! If you want to learn how to make jewelry ….stop by …..we can arrange a time when I can help you.