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Holiday Bazaar


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I exhibited at an elementary school holiday bazaar yesterday. Made a small profit and met some beaders who live one town over. So I consider it successful. Larry who insists on considering all of my time still does not not see the value of fairs. I'm also hoping the woman fromthe next booth calls for the amethyst and lilac cz necklace.


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  1. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Nice fair set up, Jeanne. I really miss doing art fairs … can’t do it anymore due to having Fibromyalgia, which is a chronic pain disease. But I loved fairs when I was able to do them. Very effective table layout.

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, what a fabulous display!!! I’m so happy the bazaar was a successful one for you and that you made some new contacts, too!!! :D

    Your jewelry, as always, continues to impress me!!! Love your designs!!! :D

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Perhaps we should just stick Larry back in Research and Development…… ;)

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I like some of you display ideas…I never have enough room for all my items…usually I rotate if I do a two day show….glad you had a good show i did well this year also considering the economy…where are you from/ I live in Idaho

  5. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Nice booth design. My husband goes with me but doesn’t like it…..but that’s tuff!! I think shows are important to hear feedback and comments about pieces and your work in general….and it helps to give out cards and make contacts…and learn about good shows…I love going to shows!

  6. Steph
    Steph says:

    Nice job. I have to ask, is the orange necklace with the large stones on the table really heavy, it looks like it is?

  7. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    you had a very nice booth and everything is displayed so good..

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you all.
    My problem with shows is I never feel like I enough inventory. I sold a bit at work during the previous week (more than at the show) and just didn’t have time to replenish.

    The big sellers were my holiday earrings – Thank you Lorrie (bubbly chick) for the idea. They sold for $3 – $6. But they did keep people coming back.

  9. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Bah Humbug Larry! Any time you can get your product and your very pretty face out there in public is great marketing! And everyone knows how important marketing can be to selling. Your setup looks great and it really doesn’t look bare. If you sold, it was good. People outside your usual venue got to see you and see a sample of your products, very good! :D Keep on getting out there
    it will pay off, Yeah! Those Islanders can be tough but they like the good stuff and you have it! Go girl!!

  10. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Ditto!!! :D I’m very impressed and glad you had success.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks Cookie
    And Harriet – This time I made sure my cloth went to the floor! (you can hide a lot under there!
    Still using some of Dad’s leftover fabric. Makes me feel like he’s watching over me.
    The cloth on top is a set of curtains from our guest room. (formerly Grandpa’s room) And coincidently – their design name is Natalie, my mom’s name. – so I guess she was watching over too)

    Wow – I’m rambling

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

    I love your explanation of the tablecloths, Jeanne — so wonderful to have your parents’ special touch close by that way! :D

  13. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Glad you had a good show… and contacts are very important…. good things can come form them….
    Love your booth and the tablecloth has such a good story !!!!!!

  14. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Very nice set-up, Jeanne!!! You’ve come a long way baby!!! LOL……..

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This year has been quite a ride, Anita!
    You’re encouragement in the beginning (and everyone’s now) has been invaluable!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    You have some gorgeous stuff displayed very nicely! I like the white thing with the slats…very unique and not overcrowded!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks, Becky! That white thing came from AC Moore – it’s supposed to a stacking bin. I stood it on its back and and my darling hubby painted it for me.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Hmmm, I can’t visualize it, but that’s ok. I am a long long long way from selling jewelry!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    here’s another view of it from my very first fair.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    it’s open in back

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Very cool!

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