Well, I did it! I participated in a craft show, it’s been years since the last time I did so, and I think it’s about time. After spending the summer putting together a collection I feel good about I wanted to see for myself what the public reaction would be.
I used simple display props with deep, rich colors to off set the jewelry as well as to emphasize the sparkle that I’m so known for.
I feel that legibility is important in that my work is so elaborately detailed, so I Laid everything out in a grid with similar pieces on each display pad.
My Godzilla business card stand was quite successful. Not only did it attract people to my table, but many people took pictures of it and inadvertently documented my etsy shop address!
Over all I’m very pleased to say, the show was a great success! I didn’t make my high goal, but did beat my low goal. Some of my old customers from ten or more years ago were very glad to see that I’m back to making jewelry, and many of my past customers from my former life in retail management happened by who were also very supportive of my work.
So, as you may have gathered, this show has left me quite encouraged and I hope you’ll check into my etsy shop from time to time and see my latest work.