I just got back from Brimfield. I usually go to all the shows, May, July, and September to shop at least one day per show, sometimes two days. I have worked many shows, for a few different dealers until I set up myself. What is interesting about Brimfield is how you get to see trends.
I can remember a few years ago, everyone was looking for goldfilled watch fobs and chains. Then there was the year everyone was looking for garnets. Then mourning jewelry. Amber and bakelite was very popular a few years ago too.
It is a strange phenomenon, you will have 10 different people come to your booth from 10 different parts of the world (you can tell by the accents) and all will ask for the same items..verbatim! “Do you have watch fobs” “Do you have articulating charms” etcetera. After every show, I would run back to the shop and list anything I might have in the shop that matched what trends I saw.
This show I didn’t set up, I only went to shop, so I don’t know what people are asking for. It is strange that when I returned home, I had two very similar items on two different platforms sell. Both were mosaic style earrings.
This pair of earrings (above) sold on etsy, after initially getting listed in 2013. This was relisted 11 times!!! Today it was purchased. (On a side note etsy gives you some great stats to look at)
This pair of earrings also sold, but on eBay. Unfortunately eBay doesn’t give you the great stats that etsy does, but I know these were most likely listed for as long as the other pair that sold on etsy.
Both sold for around $30. It is just strange that they are both “mosaic” earrings that had been listed for such a long time, and they both sold on the same day. Maybe this style is the new / next trend?