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“2012 craft shows ??? bust???”


Description from Bonnie R: How has your 2012 craft show season gone?? I thought that if the Mall parking lots were full that we would have a good turn out at the only craft show I do a year. Ha Ha Ha. Normally this one does real well, its on the main drag going to the neighborhood indian casino and its at a school. I even showed up early to set up and get organized. I even remembered to bring the lamps this year. But sales were half of last year and the crowd was very thin. p.s. this was in Rochester Washington - not far from Olympia.


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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Mine was crappy this year, too. I did sell some to my coworkers after my show but I am still sitting on a big pile of pieces. :( No discretionary incomes out there this year?? Or worse yet, nobody has any taste?? Picture me sticking my tongue out. Anyway, chin up, Lady, WE know your stuff is FAB!! This pick is just DELICIOUS! I LOVE your colors and all the oddball shapes!! Hang in there!!

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Sorry to hear about the bust – - my guess is that people just aren’t very confident about the economy this year. But if your jewelry is as scrumptious as this pick, you should have done a lot better ! Love how the mosaic stones pull all the other colors together – - -

  3. Frida
    Frida says:

    Lovely pick! In sweden craftshows are very uncommon. So sad that it’s hard to sell right now :(

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Like your pick!

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I must say that I did a show 3 weeks ago, and sold 4 peices, all to friends that knew I would be there. Plenty of people went by and made comments, but didn’t buy anything. GGrrr! I am trying again this Sunday and am hoping to cash in on the Snowbirds on the beach for the holiday.
    Love your pick with all the cool stones!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Awesome stones in your pick.
    I think it’s the economy and the uncertainty. :(

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Lovely pick!

    At the two shows I have done this season, there have been lots of people looking and liking, but not as many buying as last year. One more to go Dec. 1st. Hopefully more Christmas shoppers will be out !?!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great pick, sorry about the show, maybe people are still uncertain about the future :)

  9. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Beautiful pick. Sorry about the show. I have noticed those I’ve attended people seem detached or just ‘window shopping’…But this too shall pass. Keep creative beautiful pieces. You’re sure to find takers. :-)

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