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To Market we go....

About this design:

Here are a few pictures of my booth. I set up at two Farmer's Markets in my area.
Along with my jewelry, I have a few crochet items, a friend of mine does the Hawaiian photos, and my husband does flower arrangements and wreaths.
I like finding unusual things to use as displays, like the copper quail. They are so cute and draw a lot of attention.
The Tabasco Man cover is one of my most popular crochet items. I added that one in the picture especially for Elaine Belly Chick

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  1. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    It’s a lovely display. Looks very well set up and you can see things without it being too overcrowded or busy, like I’ve seen other displays before. Good job. And good luck with your others as you have them.

  2. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks Violet!! Your Tabasco Man is very cute…is that a little sombrero I see in front of him?!
    A great display with all of your items!! :-D

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

    Fabulous display set-up, Violet Marie! Love the abundance of choice without overcrowding, the color scheme (purple!), and the name of your collection. Nice welcoming sign, too! :D

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Yes Elaine, it is a sombrero. It fits nicely on top. I just took it off so you could see how the tabasco fits in. Glad you like it.

    Thanks Chicky Chicky Blueroze for all your wonderful comments.

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you too Lynn. You sneaked in your comments while I was writing my last comment.
    Of course , my color scheme had to be shades of purple and lavender.
    The big hanging sign I special ordered, but all the other signage my husband Eric created. He is great at graphic design. He also makes little signs with the names of the stones used in the pieces. People seem to like that added touch. Thanks again.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great “Purple” display, Violet and beautifully coordinated.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wonderful display, Violet! How did it go?

  8. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thanks Chickies. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue… It went really well. I actually set up almost every Friday night and Saturday morning.
    The Market on Friday night also has a live band playing, about 6 local groups on a rotating basis. There is also lots of food booth and games and rides for the kids. It’s very festive, and there seems to be a lot of repeat customers.
    They have the arts and crafts separated from the other retail vendors, which is very nice. There are 6 other jewelry vendors in the arts and crafts section. But we are all different and all do well.
    The one on saturday is smaller,everyone is all mixed together, which I’m not exactly thrilled about and there is no food or entertainment.
    However, it tends to do better, because people are there for the purpose of looking and shopping, not to be entertained. At the moment there are only 2 other vendors selling handcrafted jewelry and I do really well. Also on saturday the booth rent in cheaper and I have a double booth. I can spread out more, plus my husband also sells vintage Hawaiian shirts on Saturdays.
    I enjoy setting up, it’s a lot of fun talking with people.

    KPJEWELS says:

    I went to a craft fair about 2-weeks ago and it was terrible. There were 2 jewellery vendors and all they were selling appeared to me to be ready made (not hand made) jewellery. There were more retail vendors than craft vendors. I was very disappointed in it.

    KPJEWELS says:

    BTW, I love your booth set-up. I found the booths at this fair was very crowded with jewellery stands and to see anything, one had to stand on their toes to look over the pieces at the front of the tables to see anything in the back rows. Not very professional presentations.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Great set-up, Violet! Thanks so much for sharing! I love the little cards describing each piece!
    I’m still trying to decide if I like exhibiting at fairs or not. Each one (all 2) has been a learning experience.

  12. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thanks 3KJewels-3KCHICk I’m sorry you had a bad experience at that craft fair. I think it does make for a better shopping experience when the booths are not too crowded.
    Gem Chick … you’re right about it being a learning experience. You just have to keep trying to see what works best for you. Hopefully you will find the right place. Some are far better than others. These are farmer’s markets not exactly craft fairs, there does seem to be a difference. Some are also more strict as to what kind of merchandise the let in. Keep looking, maybe you will find one that suits you.

  13. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Wonderful set up, Violet! Glad to know you were successful.

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    So glad to hear this is working out so well for you (and hubby), Violet! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    My biggest frustration are the booths with manufactured pieces. They undercut our prices and do not belong at an “arts and crafts fair”.

  16. Steph
    Steph says:

    This is so great to see. I want to do the same because I love to dabble in many other things also. I paint on wine glasses and will give a bottle of wine as a gift and make up a basket. I do things with sea shells also and I’m working on a piece now with a piece of drift wood I found at the beach. Very nice set up you have.

  17. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Beautiful! I should have guessed the purple! LOL

  18. Alice P
    Alice P says:

    Love it! The purple and black give your display a ‘pop’ and helps to draw customers to your booth. Your booth is beautiful!

    Along with listing the components used, I like to name each piece. People enjoy reading the names as much as looking at the jewelry! I try to make the names interesting–not just a female name or the name of the stone use.

  19. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments everyone….

    Thanks for the suggestion Alice…. I haven’t named my pieces in the past…
    but have tried it here in the gallery…. I think it is fun to try and come up with creative names and will try it more…..Thanks again !!!

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