When buying components online to match a component I already have, I like to take a picture of the one I have, then upload the picture onto my computer to compare it to the one I want to buy, incase my monitor isn't displaying colors correctly.
Take a wood picture frame, remove the glass, then staple or nail lace to the back. This creates a wonderful frame to hang on the wall to hold earrings and they make great gifts. Plus you can choose any size and style of frame depending on the amount of earrings you have.
I discovered the perfect display for earrings - the sushi mat! The grooves in the mat allow for you to insert the earrings for display whether they are with fishhook earring findings or studs. The light bamboo beige of the sushi mats also help to accentuate the earrings on display.
If you want to display your jewelry but don't want to purchase anything expensive, use the back of picture frames that can be bought for as little as $2.99. Put a little batting on it and cover it with felt. It stands up perfectly and looks professional.
I like to share that women pay a great deal for new hairstyles, make-up and more. Jewelry offers an instant makeover and boost of confidence at a great value. It's easy to create any desired look with the right jewelry.
I like to tell my customers that jewelry is the secret to creating great personal style. A well chosen piece makes any outfit new again (easily reinventing an existing wardrobe), offers confidence to its wearer and provides a conversation-starting statement.
I like to peel the Fire Mountain labels off the plastic shopping bags and stick them inside my bead compartments so that I always know exact sizes, types of metals and gems, etc. Sometimes I even write prices on there to keep track of the value of the pieces I'm making to sell.
I go to thrift stores to find neat things to display my necklaces and so on. Coffee mug holders make a beautiful display for necklaces and bracelets. And cheap too! I found 2 light oak ones for 59 cents each! Shop around, use your imagination!
When knotting thread at the beginning or the end of your work, the first and very last knot, make a tailor's knot. Going around the thread between 2 beads, pull that thread of the loop towards you to close next to the bead. Bring needle through that circle again and pull tight to close.