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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

A Poem I wrote

Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine


nutured by nature

colored by the earth

flecked
mottled
dappled

fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Craft Show Crappiness


Slogging through the mud to set up and pouring rain, what could be better for a craft show? Oh yeah. . . twenty other jewelry sellers and several of them selling really cheap stuff, and let me tell you, most of the people in my area like really cheap stuff. Not all of them. Some appreciate quality handmade sterling and gemstone jewelry, but a lot of them like $5 earrings. Whatever. My faithful customers showed up and I'm grateful for them. I shouldn't feel too bad. The poor lady next to me took in $29 and the table was $25. Ouch! I tested out my new display and it worked really well and I can hide behind it if I want to and totally avoid people I don't like. I made some new contacts, handed out my business cards, and talked about my website. The bad news is, about half the people I talked to don't even have computers. (Our craft show crowd is an older crowd.) I also debuted a new necklace design that everybody loved. (But nobody bought.) :(

8 comments:

beadstylin said...

I'm so sorry, Moon...I've been there before, and it sucks not to do well at these shows, especially when "the others" are there. But...ya never know about the contacts you made. Keep happy thoughts going...it's all good! :-)

moonmystic said...

Yeah, I have a lot of faithful customers and they have friends they give my cards to and so on. . . I try to stay positive.

Stormy Designs said...

Sorry the show was a bust, but at least you made some contacts & were seen.

Kinichi River Designs said...

Crappy craft shows are so frustrating! It's been a while since I've done shows, but I'm thinking of getting into them again. I don't miss days like that, though.

hoganfe said...

Love your blog and etsy store!
mary
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Bart said...

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Bart said...

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storybeader said...

I was in a craft show on Saturday and it was a bust. Shouldn't know better. It was a car show/craft show. I thought I could sell my new keychains. NOT! Oh well, I went with other OKetsy girls, and had a good time. At least we had 80 degree weather. Outside.