Sunday, July 01, 2007

Show time!

I survived my first show. It was a hot day, the gardens were lovely, the food and music was good. I wish I could say it was a big money maker, but I think business was pretty slow for most vendors. I did make back my booth fee, plus a bit more, so for a first show I was pretty happy. People did seem to like my pieces, but I think it was one of those shows where nobody was buying. Everyone was eating the free food though (LOL!).... and it was yummy!

I was happy how my little display came out; I didn't really want to spend a ton of money on display things, since for all I know this would be my first and last show. I bought a $10 fireplace screen at a thrift store and used paperclips as hooks to hang my carded items. I put some bent sticks from my yard into styofoam in pretty metal tins from the dollar store, added some wire hooks and covered the styrofoam with dollar store pebbles and voile', I had displays for necklaces and bracelets. I also found this really cool 3 sectioned wooded bowl at the thrift for a whopping 49 cents. Necklaces look really nice laying in it. I also made a little sign explaining lampwork and brought some rods, twisties, frit and beads still on mandrels so I could educate anyone interested in the art of beadmaking.

I did get put by my friend Elizabeth, heres a picture of her and her mosaic stepping stones. It was nice to have someone to chat with!


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Anonymous said...

I remember one of the very first shows I ever did (I don't do many) and not only did I not make my booth fee back but I donated a necklace!
Sounds like it was a good experience for you, though, so all was not lost.