Trunk Show Wrap Up

And the winner is…!

Genuine Graduated Arizona Turquoise, AAA Quality

To celebrate the trunk show, I decided to give away this gorgeous strand of Arizona turquoise (Retail value $200).  Because turquoise is a soft stone, these beads are stabilized, but no extra dyes or colors have been added. The graduated, free form, hand cut thin rondelle shape is so organic and easy to wear.

The winner was drawn on April 24 via a third party draw at

And the winner is…ChristaS!

Third Party Draw Details from

Christa’s beads are on the way to her now.  Thank you to everyone for participating.  I hope that this will be the first of many more giveaways to come!

Closing the Trunk

The trunk show is officially over, but it was a great opportunity to see what beads you like most.  I’ll carry all of the beads for another week or so while I sort out the most popular items.  Then, stay tuned, because the most popular beads will probably pop up again throughout the year.

If you are a jewelry designer, have you ever considered having a trunk show for your own work?  Trunk shows first started as a way for department stores to highlight the seasonal line of a particular designer for their VIP customers.   With handcrafted jewelry, it can work the same way.   Boutiques are often willing to host a trunk show to highlight the work of one or a few jewelry designers – a special treat for their customers. And, if certain pieces do well, you might find that they’re interested in carrying your work on a regular basis!

Thank you for helping to make the first Beads and Honey trunk show such a success! I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I have enjoyed putting it together!


Your thoughts. What have been your experiences with trunk shows?

Questions? Contact me.

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