Sunday, October 11, 2009
Craft Show Sucess
I had my first show yesterday and it was a success, I am so glad, I was so worried that I wouldn't sell anything but a pair of earrings! It was so nice to hear the oohs & ahhs and how people responded to my jewelry...I guess I needed the affirmation to know I am on the right track on what I am creating. I thought the less expensive items would sell the most but the average sale was around $50.00 , so that was a surprise and the most items sold were necklaces.
An antique oak frame makes a great display with chicken wire attached to the back. I found the perfect floor easel at Hobby Lobby, and it even looks old.
My display is a work in progress and I use a lot of antique pieces which people just loved. Way back in the day I use to do around 25 shows a year, that was when I did a different medium so shows are not a new thing for me. It is a good way to get noticed and get my cards and websites out there. I did make a great connection for a shop so I will connect with the owners this week.
My next show is in about 3 weeks or so and I also am planning on having a trunk show in my home sometime in November. I did it last year and it was a big success, if you jewelry folks have not done that I would highly recommend you give it a go.
So for now I will continue with what I love to do and create one of a kind jewelry.