Sunday, October 7, 2012

Galore' Jewelry GIVE AWAY

Every weekend until Christmas, I will be giving away a pair of vintage Czech pearl earrings to someone at random picked off my FACEBOOK page or my BLOG page. All u need to do is go 'like' my galore jewelry page on FACEBOOK or COMMENT here on my blog page. Leave your email address so I can get in touch with you when you win! Sorry, you can only win one time, let others have a chance! I will post the winner on my FACEBOOK PAGE starting Oct 13, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Fall 2012 Shows

New show schedules:

First Fridays Downtown Florence
Every first Friday nite of each month
Hours 5-9pm
We are directly in front of Rosie's Cantina parking lot.

Octoberfest In St Florian Alabama
Saturday October 6, 2012
9am to 5pm
Sunday October 7, 2012
11am to 5pm
At St Florian Park and Catholic School

Punkin' Days and Harvest Village
Mars Hill Bible School
Florence, Alabama
Friday October 12, 2012
5pm to 9pm
Saturday October 13, 2012
10am to 9pm


Monday, February 20, 2012

Spring Shows 2012

Hey everyone! Hope all had a great Valentines Day! I know That I am ready for some spring colours and fashions now! Here are some of my dates that are comming up!

*Every 3rd weekend of the month we are at The Shoal's Flea Market in Muscle Shoals @ The Fairgrounds. This is a really upscale market in the area and we are so glad to have found it!

*First Fridays downtown Florence on Court Street. This market is every first friday of the month starting in March 2012.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Making Designer Displays for Arts & Crafts Fairs

The 'girls' at First Fridays in Florence, Alabama downtown,  they love showin' off!

It's getting that time again.  I always get new and exciting ideas for updating the displays, that I have, about this time of year.  Since we are between shows and seasons, I look at my displays and think, what can I do next to show off my jewelry more.  Well, I'm still going to use my "girls" since they have been with me for quite some time and everyone knows me by seeing "the girls".  I have made new "castle" necklace holders too, that are easy and fold-able.  So, here are a few ideas for your next projects.  It also helps a great deal to have a carpenter for a husband and also jot down your ideas somewhere.
 "i have keep my 'girls' they've been with me for quite some time!"
"castle" display for necklaces
hand display for rings, just draw these out and cut them, place on wooden block-paint
I made these out of 2x4 and then painted them and put a distressed nail pattern on them.  These are really simple to make and you can paint them any color.  Also the blocks break down by inserting into the top notch.  So all these are easily transported.  That's a good thing!
Inside shows are rare, but when you do have one, make it an elegant affair!  Your customer will feel pampered and special, and that just makes a better display!
 Table lamps  make an elegant inside display.  Also, make sure your color of your company shows up somewhere, because that is how people can 'spot' you far away, and always have a table drop cover from your table at your booth.  It gives a finished look and looks so professional. 

All of these designs have been hand drawn and cut out and put together by John and myself, so if we can do it, you can too!  Just have fun and be creative!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 galore' jewelry schedule

hey girls,
       well it is a new year of new shows and new colors, new finds, and fresh ideas for galore' jewelry.  i have many new ideas coming out soon, including a new line of handmade jewelry bags and rolls.  ive got more new venues to tell you all about also, so be sure and stay tuned! xoxoxo, san

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Free Gift With Purchase!

Yes, it's that time again! With any purchase at you will recieve a pair of 12mm "cotton pearl" Czech glass earrings for free! These are lovely for you to keep or as a gift! These earrings normally sale for 18.00 on line, but you can have them for free! One pair per household & completed order, please! This promotion goes through the end of the year and is good only @ the etsy site!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To Have A Website On Etsy...Or Not

You know with all the millions of artist out there now, is it a good idea for me, galore' jewelry, to even be on etsy? I'm starting to think, no. I don't know if it is advantageous for me as a jewelry maker and designer to put myself out there anymore. I have not sold anything on the website for about a year now and am only using the site as a meeting place for customers to see my jewelry. I do better at my shows and things like that there. I think I am taking up too much time on the site and taking pics and uploading and all that just to put my jewelry on a site where anyone who has my card can go find jewelry somewhere else. So, at this point, I am no longer putting new items on the etsy page and will probably close the site after Christmas.
I will however, starting after the first of the year, place more emphasis on the blog site! So, look for daily updates on my blog page! I will have more time to spend on the blog page now that all my waking moments will not be spent on