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  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

display from 1st spring show


About this design:

This was my display from 1st craft show of the spring.The show was very busy, however, I was "the new kid on the block" and did not do as well as I hoped.


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  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    Nice display… sorry your show wasn’t as good as you had hoped…
    Hope you next show will be much better !!!

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow you have a lot of stock! That would really draw me in, but maybe your placement at the show was not good for traffic? I wish you luck next show!

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice display, sometimes that happens..

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sorry to hear your show wasn’t as successful as you had hoped. Your display looks wonderful — lots of lovely jewelry! Hopefully, next time will be better for you. :)

  5. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Nice display! I would have stopped at your booth! Maybe the next craft show will be better!

  6. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    You have lots of inventory. So do I. I sometimes wonder if I overwhelm people with the amount of choices. Maybe edit down what you display? I dunno what other people have experienced.

    You have certainly displayed your items well. It sometimes is the luck of the day…better luck for future shows!

  7. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    I always have too many pieces out. I can’t decide what to keep off the table. What if the one necklace that wasn’t out is the one that person would have bought.

    You have a lot of inventory, more than me. Looks good..better luck next time

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Great display! :D

  9. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    I am SO sorry your show was disappointing. :(

    I have done ONE show, so don’t take my advice to heart and just run with it without weighing whether you think it’ll work for you.

    I live in a place where people come to hike and ski, shop and eat. They buy carved wood and tote it home on the top of the car, save up all their money to get some sort of Southwest jewelry or blanket or tourist t-shirt. People come in the fall just to see the aspens turn yellow.

    So, I actually went with some displays my husband made for me out of logs (somewhere back in my designs are badly taken pics of them, they’re actually prettier in real life :) ), and had about 8 busts, 2 logs with wire flowers coming out that I hung stuff on, one t-shaped log bracelet display and one commercial earring display (hubby didn’t have time to figure out how to drill holes through something). I had 2 dress-form mannequins dressed in handmade dresses (by my talented nieces) to hang my purses on.

    I got as many comments and people coming to see the displays as I did coming over because it was jewelry and purses. I was only in a 10×10′ spot, so I tried my best to direct traffic in and back out with table set-up, for those people like me who avoid the traffic-blocked tents entirely.

    I made about 2 1/2 times what it cost to get into the show my very first time, and the other vendors were amazed that we actually made money my first show. It didn’t make me a millionaire, but I had enough to pay back all of the expenses plus get some more to replenish my stock. It wasn’t an overwhelming success, but I was happy just to not lose money. I only sold 2 of my not-bargain-priced sets, and of course, one was turquoise (Southwest). The earrings got snatched up b/c I did a 3-for-$ special. So, for next time, I’m going to include a lot more turquoise and coral jewelry, crosses (which lasted about 10 minutes), and a slightly higher-priced earring special. If you don’t take cards (no electricity where I was), make them, nice even prices (including tax that I have to pay to the state).

    So, long story short, think about where you’re showing, what people walk by, what kind of jewelry they’re attracted to in your area, and what they’re willing to pay for it. I priced pieces about 20% lower than the local jewelry store, and still made a really good profit on what I sold (it’s a tourist area so they mark up 2 1/2 – 3x).

    That’s just MY take on it. And now I’m feeling long-winded and silly for all this, but that could be the less-than-6-hours-sleep-each-night-for-the-past-two-weeks talking.

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

    MoonBell, I think you gave lots of excellent advice — especially helpful for those of us who haven’t done a show yet. Thanks! :D

    Hope you start getting more sleep soon…..

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    It is always a big disappointment when the buying public doesn’t respond to all of your hard work. Just tell your self that next time will be better.

  12. No Photo
    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    So sorry the show wasn’t what you hoped for. It’s hard to say from one show to the next what your results will be. One may be great, the next may be a huge disappointment. It all depends on so many variables……. So hang in there and just keep at it!

  13. OneOfAKindJewels4u
    OneOfAKindJewels4u says:

    Hey ladies, sorry its taken so long to get back to all your positive comments and thoughts. I agree with alot of it. I have questioned myself numerous times on how many pieces to put out. I am always afraid that the few that I dont place would be the pieces that someone was looking for, just like Jade said.I have a show every weekend in April incdluding an open house at my own home. Hopefully, April will bring us “great things and better luck.” I just get down on myself because of all the time and $ that i have “taken” from my family. My loving (and always supportive of my business)still believes I do great work and always say: “One show at a time dear” He forgets, he is a salesmen, I am a nurse, not use to selling. Used to be a hairdresser, but that has been almost 10 yrs ago. Oh well girls….I think thats enough whining for tonight but again ty for all your great tips and comments. Us “newbies” need all the help we can get and we deeply appreciate it! ty

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