Monday, November 10, 2008

Recovery

I'm home from my very loooooong show. It felt like it lasted for days and days with no end in sight. The building was super cold and by the end of yesterday I was pretty sick with a cold and couldn't wait to get home. Overall the show was very good. There were moments resembling a mob scene and moments looking more like a vacant library but between the two it rounded out to be a pretty decent show.

I was happy to be set up across from my friend Beth of Lilipad Creations. We did a little trading and I managed to score one of her wonderful handbags (like this one in her Etsy shop only pink and brown :). I immediately filled it with all my junk and am happy to report that it does its job like a real trooper.

I was extra prepared for this show so my display was very full and I was able to continually replenish as things sold. I just love being able to do that! And it helps to tell customers that you are always putting out new things. Especially on the last day when many people think that all your best work is gone. They become very happy when they realize that you have just put out new items.

My beloved birds necklace (above) that I made for last month's Art Bead Scene challenge sold on the first day. I am a little sad about it. That rarely happens to me. Once I make something I am happy to send it out into the world but this piece was special to me. I take comfort knowing that the woman who bought it is completely in love with it - I have never seen such joy over one of my pieces before and when she put it on it looked like it was home. The two were meant for each other. :) I will move on... In fact, I am very anxious to begin working on this month's challenge today. Steampunk! Can't wait to get to work! :)


10 comments:

Paper Girl Productions said...

Your display looks gorgeous! Congrats on a great show! Sorry you got a cold from it though!

laurelmoon said...

Wow, that's a really great setup! It looks marvelous.

I was at a show over the weekend, too, and I was in a hallway that ended in doors that led outside, and people kept opening the doors. I froze! I totally commiserate with you. :(

Elke said...

Your display looks really great and I love the way yoour jewelry is on it. It looks very beautiful.

HINT Jewelry Design said...

Beautifully organized shop!

Stacey said...

wow, nice set up, you had so much room. Congrats on having a mob scene, but bummer about not feeling so well.

Erin said...

Your display looks nice and professional! I'm years away from looking that good!(maybe even decades) Glad to hear your necklace found a home! Can't blame you for not wanting to see it go. It was an exceptional piece!

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much everyone! :)

Contrariwise said...

What a great display! And I'm so impressed by how much inventory you had for it. Great job! I hope you sold loads.

Kelly said...

I love your display. Where did you get the walls?

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks, Kelly! By walls do you mean the maroon walls around the booth or the short black walls I display my jewelry on? I'll answer both - the maroon walls were provided by the show (which is oh so nice) and the black box walls were made by me from foam core and then covered in black felt. Hope that helps! :)