Friday, February 25, 2011
Doing Craft Shows
I've spent the past week organizing my jewelry, creating last minute items and making changes to a few pieces I wasn't happy with. Organizing my bead boxes is kind of like finding Christmas presents that you forgot about. I even came across one piece that I forgot I still had. Guess I should take pics and list it, huh? One thing that always worries me about shows is "What if I sell something at a show and it also sells in my Etsy store?" Of course, the fact that it has never happened doesn't enter my mind; just the "what if?' I could put my shop on vacation, but that creates its own set of problems. So I've decided to print out my Etsy listed items, cross them off when they sell at the show and then deactivate them on my smartphone. Should work.
Setting up for a show always makes me nervous. Did I forget anything? Did I set up my displays to show my pieces in the best way possible? Will anyone stop by? Will they like my things? I wish my Daughter was here to help me. She just has a way with displays that I don't have. She's so creative and talented when it comes to decorating.
Okay, I'm rambling now and procrastinating. Time to get back to work!