My First Jewelry Sales Adventure

Pendants and strung necklaces by Many Faceted, Mt. Shasta 4th of July street fair, July 2 & 3, 2012Well, it’s official: I’ve sold my first jewelry pieces!

On July 2nd and 3rd, I had a booth at the Mt. Shasta 4th of July street fair (the Mt. Shasta Boulevard booths come down prior to the 4th, to clear the way for the fun run/walk, and the parade.) Although I have experience working and cashiering for someone else, this was the first sales booth I ran myself, with my own goods featured. It’s a lot of work! (Captain Obvious, at your service.)

Resin pendants, beaded necklaces and earrings by Many Faceted

It took a while to set up, mostly because I had a lot of things to display and arrange. I could swear my inventory grew overnight; I don’t recall there being as many when I put the tags on! (The pictures you see are from the first day; I didn’t have time to take any the second day.) I got a lot of compliments on the colors and decorations at my booth, and some great feedback on my jewelry.

Resin pendants, strung beaded necklace and wirework earrings by Many Faceted Bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings by Many Faceted

That said, because the 4th fell mid-week, attendance was low, and I made only a few sales. (My little sister would like everyone to know that she made one of those sales, while I made a lunch run.) However, I now have a lot of inventory to try on consignment locally, and on my Etsy store, now open for business! (NOTE: Only some items pictured here will go on Etsy; if you see something you like, let me know and I’ll gladly put it aside for you!)

Many Faceted at the Mt. Shasta 4th of July street fair Resin pendants and wirework earrings by Many Faceted

Fortunately, I earned enough from my sales to order more equipment for my gemology studies, and my posts will be swinging back in that direction for a while. Next up: a horribly belated account of my unexpected trip to San Francisco to hear a double lecture by one of the world’s great jewelry historians, Dr. Jack Ogden.

Resin pendants by Many Faceted

Comments

  1. Brenda Woods says

    WOW love the stuff!! I’m kinda loving the pieces in the last pic. What are your prices on those?
    -Grats on your new adventure, -b

  2. says

    Gorgeous jewelry, beautiful presentation and fab photos! I predict big things for you in your new venture, Danielle. Brenda and I did the Fun Walk on the 4th, but we missed all the booth vendor action. Looks like we’ll be doing a little shopping (for Miss Woods, Jewelry Junkie) next time we’re over for mah jong! Keep up the great work!

    • says

      Thanks for your kind words, Nikolas! I’m pretty happy with the display, although the second day’s setup was simplified (due to a strong breeze. Thank heaven I brought boxes of pins with me — I had to tack everything down to the table!)

  3. says

    Wow you should also hire yourself out to do displays and photography!!!! When did you make all those gorgeous things???