Fall season is back!
Before you know it, Christmas will be around the corner. As time flies at quite a scary pace, I am already planning the winter fairs I hope to be a part of this year.
Last year were my first experiences and I had to build and buy a lot of material quickly. I was happy with my stand, but there was certainly room for improvement. For a start, I am trying to see if I need to buy new stuff. Hopefully not: these things cost a fortune even when you go for DIY.
Here are the displays I already own (on the right, the little symbols I use in the sketches viewed from up high):
My display colours are: white, light wood and copper. I stick to natural or aged material as I feel it matches my jewellery quite well.
As always when I am in the research phase, I am sketching!
I have to take both horizontality and verticality into account. Display the items on several vertical levels looks good, but they also have to be harmoniously spread on the table.
Later, I will put out the table and make real life tests. I don’t pay attention to scale when I draw, so there can be a large gap between the sketch and the real thing. What matters is that doodling gives me ideas.
Last year, I had a hard time finding a table cloth large enough to cover the whole table, feet included as they are seriously ugly (it’s a camping table). In the end, I bought a white bed sheet but it was too large so I had to partly fold it. Plus it was see-through so I had to put a smaller, thicker cloth beneath it… Anyway, it wasn’t great.
This year, I want to find something that fits, even if I need to sew it myself. I’m also thinking about a darker table runner (maybe light brown of natural linen to match the wood). It would split the display space into three parts, which could be interesting.
And maybe a sign or a light box with my brand’s name on it?
My goal is to make something that looks as good in reality as it does in my mind. In the meantime, I also need to make a lot of new jewellery pieces to fill this table!
To be continued!