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“depressing show”

Description from Kitty Chicky Cat: I did a craft show this Saturday and shared a table with some friends. I should have made more than just earrings ,which don’t seem to sell well on their own especially if the materials are expensive which means the prices are higher. It didn’t help that there were half a dozen other people selling jewelry and the event wasn’t advertised very well so not many people came. The beads were beautiful (pearls from Lima :) ) but the earrings didn’t sell! :(

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a bummer. I know just how you feel. This time last year I participated in a small craft show and didn’t sell anything. Luckily I didn’t have to pay for booth space so my only expenses were time and gasoline. It certainly takes the wind out of your sails when some thing like this happens. We know your jewelry is great and it is a shame others don’t have the good sense to realize quality work requires quality components. Don’t let it get you down. Just think of this experience as a bump in the road and continue on to bigger and better things.

  2. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I hate that for you – this is one of the reasons I have yet to do a craft show – except I make necklaces and no earrings! I have done home shows at friends houses and have done well and not so well. I have honestly done the best by word of mouth and my photobucket album. When asked about my jewelry I just refer them to the album and there you go.

  3. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Thank you ladies! I appreciate your kind words! :) I’m sorry you haven’t had much craft sale luck either! I guess the way to go is really word of mouth! The album idea sounds good Leigh!

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Sorry Chicky Cat. I am sure that your next show will be better! You can’t let it make you give up. Sometimes the crowds aren’t there, and then some shows will be better!

  5. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Thank you Bubbly Chick! :) Next time I’ll price lower and make some bracelets and necklaces too!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Chicky Cat, I’m so sorry this show wasn’t as great as you had hoped it would be. :( Your jewelry is so lovely, well-made, and consists of quality components. Some people just don’t recognize that, unfortunately. Hang in there, Kitty — better things will come your way!!! :D

    Beautiful pick, BTW! At first, I thought the title was “Depressing Snow” — LOL!

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Better luck next time, Kitty. Like Chicky LE said, sometimes people just don’t realize the cost of the materials or appreciate the time and effort put into jewelry. Wouldn’t want to sell to someone like that, anyway! :P

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

    Kitty, Ivy is correct, people do not care one bit about the time it takes to make a piece! I did a “Craft” Fair last Saturday adn a guy who made games out of rough boards he sanded and stained complained about the damn beaders, who do they think they are? What makes that a craft???? Hang in there, each show is different!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Hey Chicky Suz, just what does that “board guy” think beading is? It’s definitely a craft that requires considerable artistic talent. Fie on him and his crummy attitude.

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

    I agree, Little Round Chick! We should club him upside the head with one of his game boards until he “sees the light”! LOL

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Right On, Lynn!

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

    Power to the Chicks! :D

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