Sunday, October 5, 2008

Private Showings

We all should be brave enough to hold a private showing of our craft. After all, a private showing is nothing more than an elegant craft fair complete with enticing invitations sent out to carefully selected participants. You should expect that for every one hundred invitations that you send out thirty to forty will attend. Guests should be encouraged to bring as many friends as they wish.

If your "private craft fair" highlights handmade jewelry then it would be appropriate to emphasize the details relevant to the specifics to the art and craft of handmade jewelry.

The best months for this kind of private showing are during the colder months of winter. All purchases should be packaged with great care, possibly with seasonally decorated gift boxes or bags. Use classy beveled-glass mirrors to aid customers in viewing merchandise. You might even ask those attending to wear dark solid colored dressy clothing which makes a beautiful background for hand-crafted jewelry.

Your private showing could be casual or elegant. You could serve cookies or champagne. The choice is completely yours and the ideas are as varied as the crafts themselves. Be creative and brave. Have a private showing.