Monday, November 7, 2011

Sea Chic Jewelry Show

This past Saturday I participated in my very first arts festival, I need to tell you first how this came about. A local store expressed interest in selling my jewelry in their store, and thought it would be a great idea to introduce it to the public at the arts festival before they start selling in the store. I have never done this before, and I had no idea what to expect. I had only 6 days to prepare.  Having only a select few pieces in my Etsy shop that I thought were worthy of selling at the festival, I had to get busy. All I did was make jewelry  for 12 hours a day for 6 days! By the end of each day my eyes were crossing from threading needles and beading, and thought what have I gotten myself into?

My dear sweet mom came into town Friday night and helped me out Friday night, tagging and pricing, and on Saturday helped me set up the display and sat with me in the cold all day. She rocks! I was nervous for absolutely no reason at all. Even though I only sold a few things, it was the perfect platform for me to get my feet wet and get some experience. I don't know that this is something I could do on a regular basis but every now and then would be ok. Here are a few photos of my display.  Have a wonderful Monday!
 
 


 
 
 




10 comments:

Everything Coastal said...

Good for you Linda! I did this one time with my sister-in-law many years ago, it was a ton of work, but it inspired me to open my "brick and mortar" store in WA. Glad you spread your wings!
Caron

michelle said...

How fun!! I LOVE your setup with all that wonderful driftwood. I am sorry it was cold but it is a great way to get your foot in the door. It is a lot of work but fun at the same time. :)
xoxo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Just came across your blog and love your photos.....I also live in SC, just moved here about 3 months ago and love it.....Your jewelry is adorable and am thinking about ordering one online for myself.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Linda:

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I live in Beaufort......Yes, I am also a follower of your blog.

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful things!

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Your setup is great for such short notice. Festivals are always stressful, but so fun. :-)

Love of the Sea said...

Your display table looked great. Very pretty pieces.

sealaura said...

oooh how pretty I love your displays especially with the driftwood, still mean on getting on of your pieces, they are so pretty!
congrats on your first show!

Ocean Dreams said...

Love your set up and love your jewelry! I hope it went really well for you. Hope you have many shows to come! I'm off to check out your Etsy shop. :)

Inge said...

Such pretty jewelry! It's a great thing you've got the opportunity to show off all of your creations. :-) I'm definitely going to visit your Etsy shop! Oh and since I like your blog that much, I immediately included in my list of favourite blogs (see my page "Favourites"). Hope you like it!
Love, Inge x