I had a very productive day today making jewelry for my kids' shop, MayaGirl Creations. My next craft fair is in two weeks and this is the one where I'll be selling ONLY my children's jewelry -- so I need to get going and create enough pieces so that my vendor table doesn't look completely pathetic.
So far, I'm well on my way to having a nice number to sell. I made 16 new items today and have about 30 already made. I'd like to have at least 100 pieces ready by the fair. It's going to be a small event, so that should be more than enough to sell -- and it's enough so that I can spread them out over the table and make my display look substantial.
Here are some of the wire wrapped earrings that I designed:
Hot pink triangle earrings:
"Crazy daisy" earrings:
Red crystal heart earrings:
I was able to get so much work done today for a few reasons. For starters, I didn't make the earring hooks and instead used ready-made hypoallergenic ear wires. Since I'm dealing with kids, I want the earrings to be as safe as possible and children's ears are often sensitive to other types of metals. I also made a lot of repeat items. At other fairs, I usually only have one or two of each piece, but I have to think differently when selling to kids. Kids often want to wear the same piece as a friend of want to collect the same thing in different colors. So I made, for instance, daisy earrings in many colors, heart rings in pink, silver and purple, etc.
I also had to keep the scale of my jewelry in mind. Young girls usually don't wear long dangle or chandelier earrings, so I kept my designs smaller and shorter for little ears. I also used a lot of color and simple, but pretty designs. I want my table to be an attractive rainbow of colors -- just the type of store where a girl would want to shop.
I feel like I've been counting down to this fair all summer so I can't believe that it's almost here! Time flies!