As you know, I am a jewelry designer in addition to making JellyPins. I have decided to get back into the craft show circuit to further my goal of spending most of my time on my creative pursuits and leaving my full time job in export or possibly dropping to part time.
Planning for first few shows has me running into several walls, and I thought it may be helpful to you if I were to share my solutions here as I know these are common questions and problems that others run into.
The first, biggest bear for me to wrestle was lighting. I know it is extremely important in selling jewelry, and I have witnessed customers flock to booths that are well lit while bypassing those that have no lighting.
I have some very strict qualifications for my lighting, other people are probably able to be more flexible in this department.
Here are the rules that lighting needed to fit:
-Small / easy to transport
-Bright spotlight style lights
-Can sit on table or be clipped or hung somewhere
-Inexpensive: my goal was to spend $5 or less per small spotlight (including shipping)
-Silver or White in color to go with my display
-At least 4 available for purchase (ran into this on Ebay)
I think I may have found just the right lights, I'll know for sure when I get them and I'll post an update on how awesome they are (or aren't!) AND they qualify for free shipping on Amazon.
Rite Lite Battery Powered Spotlights
Feel free to share in the comments any lighting you've found that works well. It took me quite a lot of searching to find these, and I'm sure there are other people out there looking for help finding the right lights too!
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