My strategy for doing a show is to have 2x the inventory that I'd like sell. So if my goal is $2000, I bring $4000 worth of jewelry. I always create a few show stopper pieces, ones that cost a few hundred dollars. A good chunk of my inventory is in the $40-75 price range and than 1/2 of what I bring is under $30. Those impulse buys: tons of earrings, ornaments and small pendants.
The show I'm doing is this weekend in San Antonio. It's Hecho A Mano at the Guadalupe Cultural Center. If you are in the area stop by! I've been encouraged that they had 2 ads in the newspaper this weekend. I've been hearing it mentioned all week on NPR and they have 3 huge street banners in different parts of the city. Kudos to the organizers for working on getting the word out.
In other news:
The Art Bead Scene's new monthly challenge is Puttin' on the Glitz. Stop by to check it out.
Stop by FabFiber's blog today and enter to win this very sweet bird ornament. All you have to do is leave a comment!
Opps, almost forgot to draw a winner from the Open House! The winner is Lorelei, who has won a holiday pendant!