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Carrie Bradfield
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Sep 30th, 2013 at 9:04am
 
Boy, am I exhausted! We just finished our first two-day show. It was extremely busy on Saturday and had a steady crowd on Sunday too. We ended up with over $2000 in sales.  It's interesting to see what is popular. Shaving brushes did very well, as did seam ripper necklaces and small bowls. Platters and lidded boxes got a lot of attention but not many sales.  We also were approached by one store and two gallery shops, so I'm excited about those contacts too.

Here's a photo of our booth:
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Reply #1 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 9:16am
 
Wow, good day! Treat yourself to a new tool!
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Reply #2 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:04am
 
Carrie,  That is a great day.  What were you selling your shaving brushes and the rippers for?  I have been considering them for a show the first of the year.
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Reply #3 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:14am
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:43am
 
Congrats.  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Reply #5 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 1:30pm
 
Congrats!  A lot of work goes into doing a show!  Glad it paid off!
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Reply #6 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 7:36pm
 
Wish I were that lucky, this weekends show was nutz, very bad organizational practices. Most of the vendors I was with didn't even cover the cost of the space rental.

   Your setup looks good Smiley
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Reply #7 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 8:17pm
 
congratulations Carrie, nice display, doing shows is a lot of work but very gratifying, glad you had a good experience Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Reply #8 - Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:32pm
 
Carrie, great job!  Sounds like it was well worth your efforts.  Where was the show?  I grew up in St. Louis so just curious.  A friend of mine did Branson this weekend but haven't heard how he did.  I'm getting ready to do the one in Bella Vista the middle of next month.
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Carrie,

What was the feedback on the pendants?
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Reply #10 - Oct 1st, 2013 at 8:52am
 
Len Layman wrote on Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:04am:
Carrie,  That is a great day.  What were you selling your shaving brushes and the rippers for?  I have been considering them for a show the first of the year.

Thanks Len!  The brushes ranged from $25 - $75 depending on the quality of the brush knot and whether or not it was local wood.  The seam ripper necklaces were $30, and all were from free/inexpensive wood.
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Reply #11 - Oct 1st, 2013 at 8:57am
 
Steve Doerr wrote on Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:32pm:
Carrie, great job!  Sounds like it was well worth your efforts.  Where was the show?  I grew up in St. Louis so just curious.  A friend of mine did Branson this weekend but haven't heard how he did.  I'm getting ready to do the one in Bella Vista the middle of next month.
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Steve--The show was in O'Fallon, IL.  A guy in my club goes down to Branson for shows all summer--I think they get a lot of business in the craft booths at Silver Dollar City.
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Reply #12 - Oct 1st, 2013 at 9:00am
 
Alan Zenreich wrote on Oct 1st, 2013 at 6:59am:
Carrie,

What was the feedback on the pendants?


People seemed to like them.  I especially got a lot of comments about the inlaid silver that I did on some of them.  The most useful feedback I got was that it would be nice to have some very long chains as an option, since the 18" I picked out was not long enough for some people.  We sold probably a dozen, but I think we'd sell more in a venue that isn't so full of jewelry vendors.
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Reply #13 - Oct 1st, 2013 at 2:43pm
 
Thanks Carrie.
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Reply #14 - Oct 2nd, 2013 at 11:21am
 
Well done Carrie, great looking booth, first of many to come.. Thumbs Up
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