Friday, November 16, 2012

Storing Finished Pieces of Jewelry

How do you store your finished projects? Please leave your solutions in the comment box and I’ll share them.
 As I look around my studio, I see earrings on cards and earrings on stands.  I see necklaces stacked next to each other on the necklace jewelry stand. Necklaces hang from hooks on the side of my cabinet.   I see a necklace on a neck display stand, stacks of bracelets and so much more.   It’s a little overwhelming.
 I think I am hyperventilating!  Too much of everything takes my mind away from creating and leaves me wondering what to do with it all.  How can I make more?  Where would I put it and how can I rationalize buying more supplies for more jewelry making?  Surely I’m not the only jewelry designer/artist with this problem?

 I need a system for storing the finished pieces that are listed in my website store www.lindabrittdesign.com and on my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/lindabrittdesign.  Focus!  That’s what I need!  And more sales!

My solution (at least for now) is to put the finished pieces in gift boxes and attach a photo to the outside.  A rubber band holds it together just in case a gift box turns over in my plastic tub.  It’s a good start and I don’t have to open each box every time I look for a certain piece.   I’m keeping my newest or most favorite pieces out to remind me where I am in the learning curve of making jewelry.  It is also nice to show my friends what I’m doing at the moment. 
 
I’m calmer now.  It must be time to start a new project!




Friday, November 16, 2012

Storing Finished Pieces of Jewelry

How do you store your finished projects? Please leave your solutions in the comment box and I’ll share them.
 As I look around my studio, I see earrings on cards and earrings on stands.  I see necklaces stacked next to each other on the necklace jewelry stand. Necklaces hang from hooks on the side of my cabinet.   I see a necklace on a neck display stand, stacks of bracelets and so much more.   It’s a little overwhelming.
 I think I am hyperventilating!  Too much of everything takes my mind away from creating and leaves me wondering what to do with it all.  How can I make more?  Where would I put it and how can I rationalize buying more supplies for more jewelry making?  Surely I’m not the only jewelry designer/artist with this problem?

 I need a system for storing the finished pieces that are listed in my website store www.lindabrittdesign.com and on my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/lindabrittdesign.  Focus!  That’s what I need!  And more sales!

My solution (at least for now) is to put the finished pieces in gift boxes and attach a photo to the outside.  A rubber band holds it together just in case a gift box turns over in my plastic tub.  It’s a good start and I don’t have to open each box every time I look for a certain piece.   I’m keeping my newest or most favorite pieces out to remind me where I am in the learning curve of making jewelry.  It is also nice to show my friends what I’m doing at the moment. 
 
I’m calmer now.  It must be time to start a new project!