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Description from Luv2bead - Little Chick: This past week has been very stressful because I've been preparing for today's craft show. I woke up at 6:00am (and I'm no early riser) to go set up. I was there six hours and I only sold 1 bracelet (and I'm surprised it even sold). I didn't even make enough to cover half of the booth space (which was $30.00). People looked said it was pretty and walked on by and that continued all day. Plus there wasn't even much traffic. It was a VERY depressing day!! :(

No new beads for me...

I hope next weeks craft show is MUCH better (by a lot)!!!!

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  1. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Little Chicky, I’m so sorry your show was so depressing ! I’ll be trying to bring you good wishes for next week!!!! Your pick is COOL though……….

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    That is a bummer indeed, sorry to hear that. I hope all goes well for you next week :-)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Chicks!!!!

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    Brenda H says:

    So sorry this week-end didn’t work out well! Hope next week is better.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Brenda!! We certainly won’t be doing that craft show again!!!

  6. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Don’t get discouraged! My first show was a total bomb and I cried all the way home…but live and learn..your pieces are very pretty…where was the show…at the Blind Academy??? (sorry for the blind comment…if it offended anyone) You know me and my LAME jokes…get it? LOL

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks GemsChica Chick!!!! Nope, you didn’t offend at all!!! It was a some high school. I don’t think anyone did very well. If any did, it was few. It was also pretty small…

    LOL

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    pretty small craft show that is

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    My sympathies are with you, Little Chick. Last year I participated in a small craft show and sold zero, nada, zip. It is pretty disheartening to say the least. Probably all of us have had at least one show that bombed. You will do better next time cause you will have tons of good luck wishes from the Chickies. BTW, it isn’t your fault that so many people don’t recognize good quality when they see it. Hang in there. :)

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Soemtimes a show will be like that Nicole! I saw the pieces you have on the website, and although there are only a few so far, they are all Wonderful!

  11. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    try not to get discouraged, Nicole. was your weather mild today, like ours was in PA? – that may have prevented people from getting into the Christmas shopping mood – and you know what they’re saying about the economy – a lot of folks are cutting back. some ladies said your pieces were pretty, which we all know be true… could well be that if times were different, they would have shopped like crazy on them! That doesn’t help you any, but just to say that it was no reflection on your work, I, and I’m sure all of us, are sure of that! Feel better, sweetheart!

  12. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Also if it is not advertised the attendance is poor…and usually if the attendance is poor the show is a bomb….

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    And never agree to be in a show that is advertised as a craft/flea market! People will expect CHEAP, and try to bargain!

  14. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    I only apply for hand made only juried shows…it keeps out the Chinese $3 bracelets!

  15. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Oh Nicole! I feel so badly for you. I hope your next show is extra profitable for you!! :)

  16. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    So sorry to hear about your show, Little Chick. Some of them are like that – imagine a 3 day show with lots of people, and I sold 1 bracelet, 1 pair of earrings, and 1 ring in 3 days! Plus, we got drenched both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, adding insult to injury..

    Hang in there! Your next show will be better, I promise! You do beautiful work, and it will be recognized and snapped up!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Oh, sorry Little Chick AND Cotopaxi! Your stuff really is gorgeous and unique, ladies, so chin up!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!! Actually it was really sunny and pretty warm yesterday!! Yeah, it also probably had to do with the economy. Even though it will be hard, I’m going to try not to make anything else this week because I have so much that it’s hard to find space to display it (and this coming week’s craft show will have less space). :D

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nicole, I’m so sorry the show wasn’t a big success for you. Your jewelry is simply gorgeous!!! Perhaps the shoppers were looking for flea market items. Also, as the others have mentioned, the weather and the economy can play a factor. Keep trying, Little Chick!!! Remember, too, that craft shows may not turn out to be the best venue for your quality of work. Chicky hugs are being sent your way!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thank you Chicky LE!!! I’m going over my fresh picks and thanking whomever I didn’t thank!!! Plus, I’m looking to be inspired!!! I have so many beads that I want to make something with (and I need a little inspiration to get me started)!! :D

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    You’re sure to find some inspiration among all of your fabulous picks, Nicole!!! :D

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    ;) :D 8)

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