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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fusion Art Jewelry Does First Solo Show!

And unfortunately it was "almost" a total bust! 

If you only take into consideration the lack of visitors, due to lack of advertising and signage, and when they had us vendors in relation to the fun area of the day.  Additional, the one sign in the entrance said "Festival", no mention of Arts or Crafts.

Otherwise, I got a deposit on a custom bracelet that will be a total of $38, with word that the customer wants me to post a pair of earrings in my shop for her so she can purchase via PayPal. 







Cost of show:  $25 

Experience:  Priceless

9 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You're right...the experience is priceless. And don't let this one show get you down. I hate when the people putting on the shows don't advertise!!! Had one like this last winter!
Glad you made a couple of sales...and got your name out there :)

MagdaleneJewels said...

Congrats on your going "solo" - I find some shows just don't seem to attract people. Your display is perfect, so it should have caught everyone's eye. I do a few shows - one in a few weeks. It is funny though, I don't go to make a sale - I just love meeting new people and talking with other artists. I usually wind up spending more than I sell! Don't judge your talent by one show.

BeadedTail said...

Look at all those gorgeous necklaces! Sorry the show was a bust but the experience was worth it. I was in a first year show last December where the advertising was nothing at best. That is just so frustrating but I'm still glad I went.

storybeader said...

I know I would be drooling all over your tables, if I went to that show. Sometimes I just have to buy others' jewelry, even though I make it myself! Sorry you didn't have a big crowd. {:-D

NICO Designs said...

I agree with Edi, try again! I think the experience is good for when the shows get crazy busy.

Patch said...

Lily, Edi was right.. don't let this show get you down. It's better than nothing. Here in Thailand there are very few craft shows every year, especially in my hometown. That's why I never participate in any show. And a cost for that few shows is so high for small business..

Studio B (UberArt) said...

So sorry it was a bust, but at least you got a trial run because your at next show I'm sure you're going to be busy busy!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Yes, even negative experience can be good learning. But you never know where that one customer may lead. She may buy more and/or send customers your way. When that happens, I add that to the "profit" of the show.

Cozy said...

Your setup looks great and of course your jewelry is lovely. Hang in there!