Saturday, April 14, 2012

Craft Show!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

A huge thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on this post. You expanded on what I had to say and brought up some things I hadn't thought of, which I appreciate. You also showed me that I have a great support system. How can a girl feel bad about rejection for long when she has so many friends cheering her on?

I'm happy to report that I've been taking my own advice. I've moved on to the next thing(s). I've eaten cookies, I've hula hooped in the park to balance the effect of said cookies, and I've also been working hard, getting ready for next week's creative reuse-themed craft show.


Craft Show!


Hearing about and signing up for the craft show at the last minute has meant lots of frantic making! It's also meant rummaging through my studio, trying to remember what's new and what's reused, and deciding on things to make that are simple-ish, but still nice.

(Cuff bracelets. No beaded collars this time, that's for sure!)


I'm going in some fun directions. Sequin cuffs are getting thinner, and button cuffs are making an appearance. I've decorated some reused boxes to make jewelry boxes, and since I found a ton of muslin fabric at the creative reuse store yesterday, I'm branching out into painting fabric to make scarves. I'm using stamps, sponges, and even medicine droppers to create some interesting patterns.

(We'll see if my fabric survives my sewing skills!)

(Cuff pile!)


And that's why I've been quiet this week -- and why I might be quiet this coming week, too. But once things calm down and I've gotten all the paint out from under my fingernails, I'll post more photos of things I've made.

Your turn: What do you do to get ready for a craft show? Do you use shows as a chance to try new things? And... do you get nervous? I'm nervous.

Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and have a sequintastic day!

15 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm SOOOO glad that you're doing the fabric scarf idea! I can't wait to see all the lovely things you pull together for the show! :)

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  2. Good luck with all the new adventures. I being the lazy ass I am would rather sit at my desk and wait for people to buy from me online. Everyone says, go here, try there....fugeddaboutit. I am happy just waiting............sigh.

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  3. I love going to craft shows but have never participated in one. I'm sure you will do great because everything you make is beautiful.

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  4. I LOVE those iridescent gray cuffs and their narrower size. I also am really excited to see your scarves and good luck getting reading for the craft store!

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  5. Sarah, you need to wear your collar with pride, because it is a beautiful piece of work. Good luck at the craft show, I'll be curious to hear how it turns out.
    Debbie

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  6. Well, I don't have any excuse for not keeping up lately, just that I've overscheduled myself! Anyway, I did go back and read the post, and I'm so sorry about the rejection, but I absolutely love the lessons you have learned and shared from the experience. I have not even made the jump to opening a store, so you're way ahead of me in the "try something new" category! :)
    I take a class last year on dyeing silk scarves, and totally fell in love with it! Dharma Trading is where I got all my stuff from, and they are supernice to work with. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your new pieces! (Oh, and totally jealous that you can hula hoop!)

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  7. Have a blast at your show! Your cuffs are just FUN and sparkly, of course. :) I hope you are bringing some of those button rings you make too, because they are simply adorable!

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  8. Only done one and I shared a table with a friend. Tried simply to package things is beautiful ways, it was great fun and I sold a little and that made me happy. These black cuffs are so graphic, love them. xox

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  9. I've never done a craft show. I'm to scared to to pay table/booth fee and not make enough to cover the fee. I have a friend who is trying to raise money to go to Zambia this summer (she's a grad student). She asked me to help her with a fundraising craft show and I agreed to donate 30% of sales. In our time there, I only sold three items. Doesn't make me confident to actually do shows. :(

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  10. Oooh they look lovely!!! Have fun at the craft show!

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  11. I love the narrow sparkly ones! I get terrified before shows - and I'm always finishing things at the last minute, often while I'm sitting at my stall!

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  12. good luck!! My first show is 2 weekends away.. yikes!!

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  13. I've done loads of craft fairs & I hate to say I haven't made my fortune yet! BUT I do what I do & if it's not too expensive I take a table & aim to have fun, warm feet & sit in one place for 6 hours!!! I always take work to do. The best of it is meeting other sellers/artists/crafters, they are the people I want to spend time with. The punters can be either fantastic or completely indifferent, so do it anyway. They mostly want to spend but generally can't afford it ;( so, I guess we keep going for those better times ;) Phew!

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  14. I'm a week behind (as usual) :). But I truly hope the Craft show did well for you. I've decided I'm not a craft show kind of gal, myself though every once in awhile my studio-mate will talk me into doing one. Then I find myself frantically stitching earrings and pendants, and dyeing decorative papers.

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  15. Thank you, everyone, for your awesome comments! Sorry for the lame (m)ass response -- I want to address each of you individually, but I'm exhausted after all that craft show preparation. I'm hoping to get back on track soon!

    *Hugs.* You guys are awesome.

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