Monday, June 16, 2014

Textured Bangles


Textured bangles are now for sale on my etsy site that go along with my textured stackable rings!
I'll be listing the stackable rings in the next few days.  Hopefully tomorrow.

The rings got quite a bit of attention at Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair, but the show itself was a bit of a disappointment.  I got some amazing feedback...but not the sales I was anticipating. 

It was a decent show, but a disorganized start....they put my booth directly in front of an amplifier across from the stage.... which is awful for sales...and when I got to my marked off area.... there was a giant iron light post with two side hanging planters RIGHT in front of my tent.  No one would be able to walk by my booth!  I did appreciate that as soon as I got the attention of the woman running it she apologized, admitting it was her oversight and it would not do. So she gave me a front spot on the other side of the square and I wasn't even directly next to another booth (meaning I could use multiple sides instead of just one).  And most happily FAR away from the live music stage!

None of the patrons seemed to know that it was going on despite the fact that it's been going on for 36 years and it was advertised on the radio and in the flyers and electronically to thousands.  They seemed to think it was new or that it was part of the Farmers Market. 

I think by next year I will be in a better financial situation to try for the Columbia Arts Festival instead.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stackable silver rings

New stackable silver rings will be for sale for the first time this weekend at my upcoming show in Alexandria VA!
June 14th 3pm-8pm: Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair on King Street!!
Textured stackable silver rings are $15 each. Buy a set of 3 or more for 10% off!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New improved image!

I have begun my summer makeover on the image of The Silver Swann!
Tonight I fiddled around making earring cards after taking a trip to Hobby Lobby's paperstock section :) They are on chalkboard painted cards and hand stamped and glued to a neutral brown paper background. I plan on placing the prices either in the back with stamps or the front with white charcoal pencil (on the black chalkboard area). Any opinions?

I am planning on creating a new cohesive look in my photographs and at shows. Once my June 14th show is complete, I plan on taking the earnings to purchase new show banners, materials for packaging and wrapping, as well as designing free giveaways - pens and totes - with large purchases.  And the usual: buying more metal to make more pieces of course!
I'm so energized I don't want to sleep! I still have 11 days of the school year left... almost home free.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bowtie Necktie Necklaces!

New necklaces for sale on my etsy shop!  Dress up in whatever clothes you're wearing :)  Pick from different mixed metals and choose from a striped tie or polka dot bowtie!  Currently working on simple pendant bowtie to go along with the simple pendant necktie as well as earrings!
Click on the photograph to transport to the listing!