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How to Have Successful Home Jewelry Parties

For my first jewelry party my jewelry sales totaled just over $1000. I was beyond ecstatic!

And exhausted...The party lasted, from setup to take down, about four hours. And, boy was I busy.

Was this a successful jewelry home party? I would say so. And, not just because of the relatively high sales amount.

Here, I share with you a few of the reasons I believe my first jewelry home party was a smashing success.

Home Based Jewelry Party Preparation

Planning is key. And, since you are the "boss", you need to plan every detail.

Though there are a lot of details to take care of before, during and after a home jewelry party, these two aspects were essential to my success...

  • Well Made, Eye Catching Jewelry
  • An Enthusiastic Hostess
  • A Fair Hostess Reward Policy

To help me with planning my first home jewelry party, I followed some of the advice of fellow jewelry maker Lorri Ely.

She has written a step by step action plan guide, How to Run a Home Based Jewelry Party Business for Fun and Profit (a.k.a. The Party Plan Guide), for throwing a successful jewelry party.

Plan and prepare properly and your home jewelry parties will be successful and rewarding!

Your Handcrafted Jewelry

Your jewelry should be the star of the show. Make sure it is well made, eye catching and attractively displayed.

  • Handcrafted Jewelry: I found that a mixture of two and three piece sets did well. Over time I found that having 35 to 45 pieces of jewelry to show was enough. When I had more, people became too indecisive on what to buy.
  • Price Ranges: Of course what you charge will depend on the type of jewelry you decide to sell. Unique items and jewelry made of higher quality components command higher prices. Having several items priced under $20 was a good idea when party attendees didn't want to spend too much but wanted to buy something to help out the jewelry party hostess.
  • Resell Purchased Jewelry: I chose to resell some jewelry that I had purchased wholesale. Why? After a time, I found that time to make jewelry became a factor. So, I decided to supplement my handcrafted offerings with purchased rings and a few special occasion jewelry pieces.
  • Jewelry Displays: These do not have to be elaborate. To start, a few jewelry trays and partial busts do nicely.
  • Helpers: At my first home jewelry party, two friends that I invited to the jewelry party helped me out tremendously. It was a large party, about 25 to 30 attendees. Having help may not always be possible, but if the party is expected to be a really large one consider asking a friend to help out or, ask your hostess for help (be sure to give her an extra reward).

Over time you will find a combination of things that work for you. Experiment with different aspects until you nail down a system that works for you.

An Enthusiastic Jewelry Party Hostess

I cannot stress how much more successful jewelry parties are if the hostess is an upbeat, enthusiastic person who enjoys socializing.

More often than not, my more successful parties were those where I was asked by the hostess to have the party.

For my first party, I was asked to give the home jewelry party.

I wore a piece of jewelry that I had made to a social function. The party guests were thrilled to learn that I made jewelry. They asked me a lot of questions about my jewelry.

Before the party was over, one of the guests asked me to throw a party at her home.

I knew that she would make a great hostess because she asked me to have the party, seemed to have a lot of friends, had an outgoing personality and loved jewelry.

What more could I have asked for? (A hundred more like her of course, but we must live with reality.)

She made the perfect hostess. On the night of her party, she was all of these things.

In large part she was the reason my first home jewelry party was such a success.

Hostess Reward Policy

Be sure to reward your hostess well. A vast combination of rewards is possible, but a successful combination includes a gift for just having the party and a certain percentage of sales.

Be sure that your hostess knows upfront, before the party, the exact type of reward she will receive and agrees to it.

I once had a hostess who did not want to be compensated in jewelry, but cash instead.

Of course, it is up to you whether or not to compensate in cash or jewelry only. Compensating in cash will cost you more than compensating in jewelry. (Cash is well cash. But jewelry will only cost you the cost of making the jewelry.)

In How to Run a Home Based Jewelry Party Business for Fun and Profit (a.k.a. The Party Plan Guide) author Lorri Ely discusses several hostess reward policies and a lot more about having home jewelry parties.

Whatever your hostess reward policy, make it easy on yourself. Decide on one policy and stick to that.

Have a Successful Home Jewelry Party

Having home jewelry parties are a great way to make money at selling jewelry.

But, they do take some effort and planning on your part.

So, make sure your home jewelry party is a smashing success by being well prepared!

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