Marketing Jewelry with Digital Picture Frames

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I was talking with another jeweler at an event when they pulled out their cell phone, with a nice big screen, to show me some pictures of recent work.

That got me thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to have a digital portfolio to carry around?

The downside to cell phones and Palm Pilots is that you have to nativigate them for the person you’re showing the pictures to. Digital picture frames are usually simpler to navigate, can be set to slide show, or have remote controls.

How nice to be able to hand some one your digital portfolio, just as you would an old fashioned paper one, and let them look at it at their own speed.

My tech friends recommend the Phillips, shown here.

I’ve also considered the keychain size digital frames, but the quality is not quite there yet in these small sizes.

Interstingly, a number of other people have had this idea at the same time I did! There’s now a thread on it on Orchid, you can pick it up here. And here’s a post on the Art Bead Scene blog.

The Orchid posters are talking about having one up in your booth at a show — more of an indoor wholesale show thing.

Sure, you could carry around a small photo albums with pictures on paper, but this is more fun!

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6 Responses to “Marketing Jewelry with Digital Picture Frames”

  1. Vanessa on 13 Jan 2008 at 11:44 am

    I had the same idea but there is another kind on the market that is about the size of an ipod, it’s advertised on TV for 19.95, so I getting one of those to keep with me. I’d only use a larger one at a show for jewelry designs already sold and I intended on making more. I only do one-of-a-kind so it gives perspective on what I can do and have done.
    PS I got the idea from my husband who bought a camera/digital frame for one of our step-granddaughters.

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  3. Alcina on 13 Jan 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I had been hinting for a laptop to show my work. So, this xmas I received a small MP3 player that will show images. Pretty neat. Screen is only 1.5″x2.” but it allows you to whip it out and show pictures of your work to people. Then when no one is around, I can listen to music or radio.

  4. Tamra on 15 Jan 2008 at 11:19 am

    Very cool idea!

    This will be my first year on the show/fair scene, and I’ve determined that this is a must-do. It’s definitely one of those things that might make people pause long enough for you to hook them and try to start a conversation with them.

  5. CreativeGoddess on 15 Jan 2008 at 2:01 pm

    To prop up something like that at one’s booth is pretty neat idea -I’ve seen it in use at juried art shows.

    Additionally, I’ve just invested in the Apple iTouch -it’s absolutely incredible. While it’s been touted as a hybrid between the iPod and iPhone, I have found it to be a fabulous little portable tool for one’s portfolio. One can create folders to separate types of work done.

    You’ll have to visit CreativeGoddess to see a pod cast on how to use by Natasha Westcoat -you’ll want one for yourself pronto!!

  6. Kirsten Skiles on 16 Jan 2008 at 3:56 pm

    That’s a very good idea. I hadn’t considered a digital picture frame as a simple way to carry a portfolio around.

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