My First Craft Fair!

I did my first craft fair this weekend, it was definitely not how I expected it to be, but it was still fun and I cant wait to participate in more!   The show went alright, I did gain enough to cover the booth fee at least with a bit of profit, but as my business boyfriend points out, for the hours put into creating the items, sitting at the craft show, etc., I’m technically probably in the negative!  Its ok though, it was a great way to get my feet wet.  I felt my items definitely catering to a different crowd though, as the majority of the fair goers were retired elderly, some of which thought my items that were $2.50-3 were too expensive, despite the hours it takes for me to make each item.  I thought I did have a good variety given some were more youthful jewelry and others were tea canisters and gift tins for all ages, but it was hard getting any buyers.  I did meet some nice crafters though who were very encouraging about my first show and said my items were very reasonably priced and well-made which made me happy, though I wish they pitied me enough to purchase something though! 😛

I definitely felt prepared for the craft show by bringing:

-spare change/bills

-mirror

-extra inventory

-variety of inventory with variety of prices

-mailing list sign up

-knucklebuster, receipts, and laptop to process credit cards

There definitely are some things I will remember to do for the next show though!

-iron table cloth!  perhaps buy a larger table cloth too

-prop up my magnets

-have more display trays and levels to my booth

-I need to remember to always offer business cards to those who drop by

-bring something to do, e.g., origami so people can see me creating as well as gives me something to do during the lulls in traffic

-different sized gift bags

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Valentine’s Day is Approaching!

Seeing as there were so many valentine’s day goodies for sale on Etsy, I decided I ought to list some heart-themed goodies as well. I purchased some glass in hopes to make cool glass pendants, but alas, they were a little too chunky for that, but I realized they make perfect magnets!

These fun, magnets are perfect for Valentine’s Day gift-giving or festive decorating or just adding some color and fun to your household! These magnets are both useful and decorative for your home, work, school, or dorm room. They can be used on:

-refrigerator
-filing cabinet
-school locker
-dorm room
-mirror

They can be found for sale at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5317150&section_id=5210405
Dont forget to peruse around the rest of the shop, as I sell jewelry, photography, and supplies as well! http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

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“Flower Power” Necklace

This is my latest addition to my Japanese chiyogami glass necklaces. The pattern reminds me of a hippie design for some reason, and hence the title.

This necklace is part of my 20% off sale, plus if you purchase over $50 (after sale price adjustment) shipping is FREE as well! So check out my Etsy Shop for my entire selection of jewelry! I also sell photographic prints, magnets, accessories, and notecards! http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

Post Holidays Sale!

I am offering 20% off ALL items in my Etsy shop, plus FREE SHIPPING if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment)! This sale will run January 1 – 15, 2008. Thats right, all my chiyogami glass pendant necklaces, jewelry, accessories, magnets, and photographics prints, will be 20% off!

INSTRUCTIONS: Basically just “add to cart” all the items you want to purchase, then “check out”, but WAIT to pay. I will then send you an email (the one you list in Etsy), with your revised invoice, and use the link in that email to make the payment. If you dont want to use Paypal or your creditcard through paypal, I also take personal checks, as well as google checkout.
Check out the other New England Street Team’s(NEST)members’ sales too!

 
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My New Jewelry Shop!

Hello there! I recently started my own online shop at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com . I have quite the eclectic mix of items in my shop! I have classy as well as fun jewelry, accessories, notecards, and 8×10 photographic prints. I’m always adding new and different items, so check back weekly!

If you are new to Etsy, its very simple, its almost like Ebay but without the bidding, and this site consists of all kinds of items that are handmade – from jewelry to soaps to furniture to anything you can think of! All you have to do is sign up with a login username and password. Then when you want to buy an item, just click “add to cart” then “check out”.

I take many forms of payment as well:

+Paypal,
+Credit Card (you must use paypal to do this, but dont need an acct at paypal to do this)
+Personal Check (it will tell you where to mail the check)
+Google Checkout (you must check “other” and I will use google checkout to send you your invoice to your email box, and you can pay the bill that way).

Please check out my Etsy profile for more details, but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me! Thanks again for checking out my shop!

 
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