Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Ellen Lambrix. Congratulations! You have won a beautiful collection of copper findings from the Curious Bead Shop.
I thought I would share a few booth tricks with you this week. My #1 booth secret is to use PVC pipes to create a tall counter out of a regular folding table. You can have the pipe cut to size at the hardware store or use a saw to do the job at home. Alternatively, you can pick up a set of bed risers to do the same job.
I pin a table skirt made of a fabric panel that is the height of the extended table and wraps around to the back. I pin the skirt to a regular table cloth with straight pins.
I never lay anything directly on the table. We had some particle board squares that we covered in fabric like a canvas and glued it with a glue gun. You could do the same with foam core board for a lighter option. Think layers and textures when displaying your jewelry. Go for neutral fabrics that don't compete with your wares.
A banner really makes a nice impression. I love Vista Print for banners - you can upload your own images, they are inexpensive and the quality of the outdoor ones are really nice. You can have several printed with different images of your jewelry and one with your logo for maximum impact. Use metal shower curtain rings to attach the banner to your tent.
Share your favorite booth display idea or just leave a comment this week for a chance to win one of my Hydrangea Pendants. One random winner will be picked next Saturday.