Category >> Trade Shows

Join me in the Windy City in April
Posted on April 8, 2015
Ready for the Windy City?  April 16 -19th -- Join me for several days of seminars, one-on-one consults and lots of networking   I'll be in Chicago for the Smart Show and have added several other events so I can work with you. I hope you'll join me if you're in the Windy City any time from Thursday through Monday. List of Events: 4/16 @ 10am  One-on-One Consults to be booked 4/16 @ 1pm    Tips & Tricks Marketing Seminar for Designers* 4/16 @ 6pm    Insights Into the Designer World & WJA Networking presentation**   4/17 @ 11am   One-on-One Consults to be booked 4/17 @ 2:30     Smart Show:  Using Customer Types to Sell More  Jewelry 4/17 @ 5pm     Cocktails @ Riva Crab House (until 7:00) 4/18 - 20      ... Read More
Designers are Finding Success at The Winter JA NY Show
Posted on November 25, 2013
I truly believe that trade shows are one of your best marketing tools -- otherwise, I wouldn't work with the trade show producers that I work with -- but you've got to work them. And work them hard. That means pre- and post-show mailings and calls and a lot of good salesmanship during the show. The JA NY Show has had quite the turn around in recent years due to a dramatic redesign and a modern marketing campaign. Retailers have been impressed and they're coming back to the show in stronger numbers than recent years. Especially for the Winter show. I was just reviewing the registration list from last year and I'm thrilled to see buyers from big retailers like, Neiman Marcus and HauteLook and from more design-centric independants, too. I love seeing boutique... Read More
ACC Shows Call For Entries for 2013 Events
Posted on July 6, 2012
Applications are now open for the 2013 show season. The ACC artists range from seasoned makers to emerging artists and represent some of the finest quality craft in the country.  The Baltimore show is one of their most famous and it has wholesale days and retail days -- and most of our friends who exhibit there find the retail days the most valuable. To learn more about the shows and what's new next year, download the 2013 ACC show prospectus. (PDF) Applications are available through Juried Art Services. You can read about the terms and conditions here. (PDF)  2013 American Craft Council Show Dates Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 19 (Buyer/Artist seminars) Feb. 20-21 (Wholesale) Feb. 22-24 (Retail) Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Galleria... Read More
MJSA Expo – the trade show for jewelry makers in NYC
Posted on March 13, 2011
Great panel discussion on getting the most from your sub-contractors.   Peggy Jo Donahue of MJSA led the panel of Joel Weiss of Carrera Casting with designers Calla Gold of Santa Barbara and Malak Atut of Zaiken Jewelry and modelmaker Carlos Zamora.   Great info that all stressed the value of highly detailed communication with drawings and not just words.   Patience and respect are vital, too.   Pricing is not that much different from say 1 or 2 of a kind than 50 or 75. Quantity is less a variable than terms. Pay faster and regularly to get the better service and pricing.   Gain valuable advice and networking via great resources. Industry organizations are invaluable for networks and solutions. They gave a big shout out to WJA as well as... Read More
One of A Kind Show — NYC & Chicago Holiday Sales Applications Ready
Posted on February 26, 2011
Applications are now ready for the 2011 One of a Kind Shows in NYC and Chicago. The New York show has two dates: Nov. 10-13 and 17-20, 2011. Deadline is May 2, 2011. Jeweler's who have done the 2010 NYC show: Anna Ruth Henriques Ambermoda (Poland) Angela Cammarota Cornelia Goldsmith Dana David Judith Haas Jessica Fields Judith Foster Julia Failey Gabriel Ofiesh Rebecka Froberg Victoria Varga Yasuko Azuma Rina Young Erica Zap ....... and others - 57 jewelers in total from US and abroad   Jeweler's who have done the 2010 Chicago show: Alisa Miller Ardith Johnson, Silversmith Amy Buettner Christine Bartling Craig Hagstrom Dana David Donna D'Aquino Devon Driscoll Flying Anvil Jeannie Hwang Jessica Fields JL Walsh John/Christine Design Keith Lewis Margo... Read More
globalDESIGN show of exceptional jewelers to the trade — Philly Feb. 18-20
Posted on February 10, 2011
Reorganization of NYIGF Handmade Planned.
Posted on February 26, 2010
NEW YORK, NY - George Little Management, producer of the NY  Int’l. Gift Fair announced they are making changes to the structure of the show that will have a direct impact on the Handcraft section of the show.Beginning with the Summer 2010 show,  NYIGF Handmade will consist of two new sections: Designer-Maker and Global Resources.“Beginning in 2010, and culminating at the summer 2013 event, temporary and permanent NYIGF floor plan changes will align with planned construction and renovation of  the Javits Convention Center," according to GLM. “The transformation of the Javits Center will include installation of a new green roof; construction of the new Javits Center North which extends the building North to 40th Street; and major renovations to... Read More
Scenes from designLAB at the JA NY Special Delivery trade show for Jewelers
Posted on October 29, 2009
The JA NY Special Delivery show is a unique event -- it's timed for last minute stock for the jewelry retailers. Exhibitors bring specials, deals, overstocks and regular merchandise to entice folks at this time of year. Each year it has gotten stronger and this year there was true crowds on day one. Unfortunately it's not the day I had my camera in hand plus access to the skyboxes over the show floor for a good shot. I got requests for an overview photo so I'm posting it even though it doesn't well represent the buyer attendance.  This was the second show where JA showcased designers in my newly invented trade show concept -- designLAB. A group booth for jewelry designers that gives each a small display space, shared resources and an open layout. Buyers... Read More
Centurion Emerging Designer Awards application extended to Aug. 31
Posted on August 19, 2009
The Centurion Show -- an exclusive hosted fine jewelry event held each year in Tucson -- has extended the application for it's Emerging Designer Awards till Aug. 31st.The Centurion Emerging Designer Awards gives 3 up-and-coming designers the opportunity to introduce themselves at Centurion, in a shared space at the event Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.Judging will be done by a panel of established industry designers who will be looking for a balance between creativity, originality, function, production quality, craftsmanship/skill and the ability to sell in high-end stores.Full details and the entry form can be found at: ... Read More
Scenes from Couture 2009
Posted on June 17, 2009
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