Tuesday Tips - Offer up Customizable Options
I've been doing a monthly art market for a bit over a year now. It's been a fantastic learning experience. One of the things I've learned is people come in all shapes and sizes. Yes, I know, that's pretty obvious. But I think that if you design jewelry, you tend to design either for yourself or some standard size. Bracelets are challenging for me because wrist sizes vary so much, from tiny to pudgy (like me :-). One of the things I've done over the last couple of months is make bracelets that can adjust from small to large. I also try design so I can take links out on the spot to customize the bracelet so it's comfortable for the buyer. Not only has this helped improve sales, people seem to enjoy having that little bit of extra care. It makes's it special.
That bracelet adjusts between a little over 7" to 8.25". It went home on a tall thin young woman minus two extender links for a perfect fit. So next time you do a show, bring your tools and make somebody happy!