Latest Fashions of Beaded Jewelry Created In Modern Styles

Style seems to come in waves, like circles that recycle things over and over, rolling old things back into the new, years after the original idea was formed. As the years go by, you may have started to recognize that things that were cool when you were a kid are somehow cool again-however bad or good the idea might be. For instance, the latest fashions, though devoid of this kind of accessory for a few years, are again turning to beaded jewelry for hailed accessorizing. But this kind of jewelry has been around a lot longer than you probably think.

Jewelry and ornamentation have been a part of cultures all over the world probably since it began. As people began to experiment with the resources around them-stones, trees, plants, clay, etc, they began to see great opportunities to create beautiful things. In tribes of old, the spiritual and political leaders of the community were sometimes designated by the kind of jewelry and accessories they wore. It was a sign of something special-of social advantage, or of power.

These people crafted necklaces, head adornments, and other things to drape on their bodies out of many things. Sometimes they would string them on plants or animal skins, and, of course, all were made by hand. Beaded jewelry was the norm, because most everything had to be crafted, and then strung on some kind of strand or chain. Almost anything could become a bead: a bone, a small rock, some precious stone or metal, or even hair or parts of an animal for good luck.

Soon enough, women in general began to adopt the fashion of wearing beaded jewelry. In more recent years, it has become a large fashion industry, and ranges from all kinds of weights, lengths, materials and colors. Even handmade jewelry is becoming more popular, with kits available to the average person. Many people have begun to make their watches into a piece of beaded jewelry, and these are becoming more and more widespread.

These practices stem from old traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, through centuries.

Jewelry Displays and Using Them to Increase Your Sales

You sell great looking jewelry and at reasonable prices, yet you feel your sales are not what they should be. Potential customers glance and yet just walk by. While you can blame the economy, the competition or even the weather, the problem is most likely none of the above.

The term you often hear is “Packaging Sells”. So while your jewelry is not “packaged” it can be indirectly packaged by using the proper jewelry displays. Jewelry displays range from simple cardboard easel necklace displays to showcases to even using jewelry boxes as a way to display. I once came across a jewelry dealer at a flea market. He had a very basic operation, laying his jewelry on a table covered with a black tablecloth. All day long hundreds of people passed by and few stopped. He complained how bad business was, that nobody was buying and that he just might quit the markets forever.

I took a close look at his jewelry and noticed it was quite nice, but looked cheap laying on what he thought was a fancy black tablecloth. I suggested that he place the bulk of his jewelry in opened jewelry boxes and set up the back part of his table in black easel necklace displays. I felt that was a simple and a low-cost way to get him to increase sales. His initially refused saying he couldn’t afford all the jewelry boxes and displays. I told him to just test it out and even add-on the price of the jewelry boxes to the customer. After some grumbling he finally agreed.

The follow week he met me with a huge smile proudly telling me that his sales doubled and that he wanted to expand on the jewelry box and display ideas. He began purchasing clear lidded jewelry boxes to keep his jewelry cleaner and he also sectioned off his displays, choosing jewelry displays in colors to point out the various styles and colors he carried.

He returned again the following week and his sales soared again. After thanking me for saving his business he expanded his displays more, this time purchasing some acrylic countertop showcases.

Between the jewelry boxes, jewelry displays and showcases he was now catching his customers eye and they quickly noticed his great looking jewelry. He raised his prices to cover slightly more than the cost of the jewelry boxes he gave away with each sale, so not only did his sales soar but he was tacking on an extra profit from the small extra markup for the packaging.

Too many people hesitate to purchase jewelry packaging. It’s probably one of the biggest mistakes to make. You not only need to make your jewelry look more attractive but you also have to change your display setup often. Changing your displays gets your previous customers to stop as they assume you have new styles to sell. Often just switching positions of your displays causes you customer to notice jewelry that they did not notice before.

Displaying is key to increasing jewelry sales, whether it is jewelry boxes, various jewelry displays or showcases it is vital to your business that you keep up with the display end of it. Remember, “Packaging Sells”. Package correctly and watch your sales soar.