Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nylonthread, selling her wares (in public!)

My new business card, do you like it? Designing this card is only one of many reasons I've been a little quiet lately.

Heedless of my better judgment, two weeks ago I signed up to be a craft vendor at a local holiday bazaar. I'm now two days and counting till my act must be together. I haven't done anything like this in 12 years (and even then, I shared a booth with a more experienced jeweler who has since made a very successful career of it).

For those of you who are local, here are the details:

October 25th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2008 Holiday Craft Bazaar
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8710 Mount Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

I'll have everything that's up on my Etsy site and more! This past weekend, I scoped out another craft event to get some ideas and a few things stuck with me: dramatic colors and interesting displays helped set off the items for sale; many of the vendors didn't have business cards (hence my newly designed card above); and also the vendors who had items that I was interested in did not accept credit cards. I hardly ever carry cash, and I know many people who don't as well, so I will be using (recommended by users on a Etsy listserve I belong to) to accept credit and maybe make a few more sales that way.

Wish me luck, and stop by if you're local.


  1. good luck, I would totally swing by if there weren't 2000 miles between us

  2. I loved reading the live tweets!

  3. Thanks folks! And if you were following the tweets, like Kelly, you'll know that I barely recouped the cost of the table, with one sale. Meh. The bazaar was woefully unadvertised.

    I'll take up Monkeyrotica's suggestion next time and try selling some of his bottled BBQ sauce (if it's allowed). Beads & BBQ anyone?

  4. How about with every necklace you get a free pulled-pork bbq sammitch?


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