I’ve spent this week getting ready for an art show I’ll be in this weekend. It is the first formally juried art show I’ve ever been in and I want everything to be perfect (OK, I know that won”t happen! I’ll settle for near-perfect.). I’ve been in shows before where I just brought in some of my work to the show producer, who then just said yea or nay. This time, however, there was a jury of several artists. I submitted three digital photographs of my work and they had a points system for rank-ordering everyone’s submissions. I got accepted!
The occasion called for a more elegant booth display than I’ve had in the past. I wanted to raise the table up higher, so the jewelery would be close to eye level, so I bought bed lifts to put under the table legs.
Next I trashed the old white crushed velvet table cover and got a slinky black one. Thank heavens I brought a fabric savvy friend with me to JoAnns. I was completely clueless about what to get. Then, I designed new labels for my earring cards. The labels identify my company, website and the materials which the earrings are made of.
I also bought new jewelry display busts and nice gift boxes in which to put the purchased jewelry.
I’ve been using the same design for my jewelry hang tags for about a year now, but my newer jewelry didn’t have tags yet, so I made some more. Each tag tells what types of beads are in that piece. A friend of mine came over to my house today and helped me hole-punch and string them. I think I’m perfectly ready now, or at least near-perfectly!