With only about 2 months to go until New York Gift, I'm really thinking hard about what products I'm going to have in my booth. I would really like to bring the ornaments into my wholesale line, but I've got a few decisions to make. I think the ornaments will be a good addition because they sell at a lower price point, and since this is an August show, buyers will be looking for holiday items.
However, I'm concerned that in their current incarnation, they won't fit into the modern, graphic aesthetic I'm trying to convey in my booth and with my brand. So here are my questions:
Do I just focus on imagery using my loop leaf shape so that it relates to my other work, and forgo the more obvious holiday imagery?
Do I limit the metals - just steel instead of copper? And if I'm using steel, do I powder coat, paint, or leave them bare?
Should I use a different hanging method? Something simpler and cleaner than the ribbon? Or do they need a hanging method at all? Is a hole enough, and then people can supply their own hook?
These are changes that I'm considering for a wholesale line of the ornaments - the original version could still be available in my Etsy shop.
So, what should I do? Your thoughts?
Thanks in advance for your help!