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“I'm In!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  

Description from Mary S - Sweet Chick: This spring I applied for a booth in a local festival called Christkindlmarkt. It is held in November. There is a wait list to get into this festival so I didn't get my hopes up to be accepted. As expected all booths were filled so I decided to attend another Arts fest in October.
Last week the contact person called and said they had a cancellation and if she took my product to the approval board would I like the spot? She cautioned me that It may not happen as there are others on the wait list ahead of me. My answer of course was 'yes'! I waited and waited......and after a week and no word thought the spot was given to another vendor. Monday I recieved the application papers in the mail!!!!
I'm in!!!! I'm so excited!
Now I have a 2 day show in October and a 2 day show in November!!
Do I have enough pieces? Should I make more? I have so many questions I'm not sure what to think. The Christkindlmarkt has over 6500 people attending!!
Help! Any pointers, tips, suggestions?!

Chatter


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  1. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    WOW !!!!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!!
    Is this your first BIG show ? How exciting !!!!!
    Is it an inside show or outside ?
    Sounds like you will need a lot of product.
    How much inventory do you have ?

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Super good news!!! Try looking under the “Displays” category on the Design Gallery. There are quite a few ideas there, including Violet’s very pretty display.

    Btw..I like this pick, and I am happy for you.
    Are there other vendors you know so you can inquire about how much trafic to expect, stock needed, etc.?

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    well the first thing you need to do is make a piece from these fresh pick beads, because it’s a beautiful pick! Congratulations on being chosen, you really deserve it and you’ll do very well!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Thanks Violet! I’ve done several one day shows in the last 2 years but these are my first 2 day shows and both are new to me so I don’t know what to expect.
    The October show is sort of inside at the local fair grounds (cattle barn :-( ). Not too happy about that but it’s what they had left. I did request the other building if there were a cancelation.
    Christkindlmarkt is held indoors.
    I will have to check my inventory, not sure what all I have.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Thanks Harriet, she DOES have a great display! And Helen thank you too!

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    :-)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    that’s exciting! wooo hooo! go get em tiger! :)

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    That sounds great! I am so happy for you! Get beading girl :-D

  9. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Thank you Harriet, you are so sweet !
    Thanks Mary….. actually I am changing my display a little for the fall season…. I will be setting it up for the first time on Friday night, so I’ll post some new pick on Saturday…..
    Count your inventory and have a good mix of everything, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and anything else you may have.
    Usually with a two day show , your will need to restock your tables the second day.

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sweet Chick, I am soooooo happy and excited for you!!! What fabulous opportunities!!! I know you can do it, just follow the tips and advice of the Chicks who have been there and make sure you have lots of variety in your vast inventory! :D Congratulations!!! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats Mary. Check your inventory have a lot of necklaces, earrings, bracelets this is when a lot of people do their holiday shopping .Also from your beautiful pick do a nice necklace. Goog Luck!!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mary, I forgot to mention how much I love your pick! I agree with the others that you should create something fabulous out of these items! :D

  13. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Congrats from me too! How exciting! I wish I could visit your booth!!

  14. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    How terrific for you! Let us know how much you sell and how many compliments you recieve!!! Good luck!

  15. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Awesome, congrats!!! You will do great!

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    WOO_HOO!!!!!!! Hoorray! Great job! Mary, I am so excited for you! This is a wonderful opportunity! Oh, I know you will do so awesome!!!! Is this the one in Bethlehem? If so, it really is that crowded, and expect to do lots, lots, lots of business. Are you set up for credit cards? This is a show where you will definatly need that! back up inventory- you should have lots of sales at a show like this!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Way to go, Mary! You know all of us Chickies are pulling for you. :)

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    How fantastic, Mary!! Congratulations!!!

    I have a suggestion not mentioned above – in the cattle barn show, check and see if they have electricity – your pieces will show so much better if you have close-in lighting. I did a craft fair in a similar situation, and the lighting was terrible! You need to draw people to your booth!

    You’ll do great, I have no doubt! And, BTW, this is a fab pick, going right to favs!

    Go, Mary, Go! We’re all pulling for you! :D

  19. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Whooo-hooo!!! I wish you the best of luck and hope you come home happily tired and rich!! :-D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    THANKS EVERYONE!! :-D
    And great tips too!

  21. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Congratulations on being chosen!! I know that you will do great. Let us know the outcome and good luck! :)

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