I have been busy designing and debuting a new collection of autumn inspired jewelry. I work in series with pieces that can mix and match together. This line of jewelry is one that I created to wholesale so they are pieces that can be created over and over again.
Some designers do like the process of production work, I don't mind it. It's much easier to design once and recreate the same pieces over and over again. I like to do a mix of both one-of-a-kind pieces with the production work. Mainly because I have an awesome stash of art beads that can only be one-of-a-kind designs.
I have been taking a class with the Flourish & Thrive Academy on Ramping up Your Holiday Sales. This is pushing me to reach out of my comfort zone and stretch myself to be completely prepared for the holiday season. (Stop giggling at me, I'm almost there!)
Ideally I should have had the fall pieces ready to go by the beginning of August but working that far ahead is something I'm learning to do, it doesn't come naturally to me! I love creating designs inspired by the current season, but as a professional designer that doesn't work. Unless one day I'm so far ahead of the game that I'm working a year head.
Ha, that will NEVER happen!
The Flourish & Thrive Academy have two free resources I would like to recommend to you. The first I have shared here before - but it's worth sharing again.
151 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Sales - Just the like title says, this list is jam packed with great ideas to get a jump on your holiday sales. Use the list to make and work a plan for your best sales season yet!
20 Sales in 20 Days Challenge - Totally free, no strings attached 20 days of challenges to help you sell your jewelry! The challenge starts at the end of the month, but I would sign up today so you don't forget!
So now the fun part - FREE BEADS!!! One lucky winner will be chosen by random to receive a set of my Bittersweet Disk Beads - one of my favorites for fall!
My question for your this week - Are you selling your jewelry this holiday season?
If yes, do you do craft shows, trunk shows, home shows or sell to stores? Do you have an usual event or place you sell your jewelry? Share your story this week!