Craft Fair

A few weeks ago I participated in my first craft fair. While I didn’t sell as many pieces as I would have liked, it was a fun time nevertheless. I spent the weekend with good friends and it was learning experience for future shows I may participate in.

A full view of my entire collection.

A nice assortment of earrings and bracelets.

A full range of necklaces.

A close-up view of my Swarovski crystal pieces.

In preparation for the fair I was feverishly working to get earrings, necklaces and bracelets done. Below are a few pieces that were among my favorites.

Crystal and Seed Bead Wave Bracelet – Made with fuchsia crystals and yellow-tones seed beads.

Flat Even-Count Peyote Bracelet – Made with transparent ivory, turquoise and topaz 1.5mm cube beads stitched in a haphazard pattern. I used an actual button for the clasp.

Pink & Gold Necklace.

Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Crystal accents – I actually saw a similar necklace in a recent issue of Stringing magazine but it was strung from silk cord. I initially did use silk cord but didn’t like the way the necklace fell so I opted to use gold chain instead.

Glass Pearl Beaded Ball – This was an experiment gone right. I normally make beaded balls using crystals but saw it one day made with glass pearls so I decided to give it a try and was very happy with the outcome. Up close the ball almost looks like it’s comprised of small flowers.

4 thoughts on “Craft Fair

  1. I’ll be doing my first craft fair at the end of May. Any words of wisdom for a first timer? Also, LOVE your blog. Thanks for sharing your (clearly) tons of talent with the blog-o-sphere!!

    • Hey Lauren… Thanks for the complement. Good luck with the craft fair. As for words of wisdom… Have fun first and foremost! Map out beforehand how you want to set up your table… I actually did a demo of it and took pictures at home this way I knew exactly what I wanted to do the morning of. It made setting up so much easier. Don’t be afraid to walk around and speak to other vendors… Some of them may offer up some good advice, especially if they have been selling at fairs for a while. And finally… Remember it’s all a learning experience and as with most things it’s what you make of it. I saw your pieces on your blog and they are all amazing so I am sure you will do well!!!

      • Thanks so much!!!! I haven’t posted much lately (working on other things.. I know, I’m bad!) but there will definitely be some postings after the fair! I’ll definitely be using your method 🙂 Your blog rocks and thank you so much for following!! 😀

      • You’re very welcome. I hear ya’… I go through lulls in posting as well. I can’t wait to see your postings about the craft fair! Thanks again for the complement… It’s much appreciated!

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