So it seems that all of my friends are preggers and I am in need of baby shower gifts. Since this is my closest friend, I went all out. I'm actually still making stuff for the baby shower... I made a reversible dress that suits the mother's style on one side and the father's style on the other (yet both coordinate very nicely). I then made a mei tai to match. I tested the mei tai with my very cooperative kitty, and then I washed it. Enjoy!
I would honestly say that it is most likely the yarn weight that is making the difference. normal acrylic doesn't drape like a soft wool would. do you know what weight the wool is? is it DK weight instead of worsted? what weight does the pattern recommend? what hook size does the book recommend?
Altho it's not overly high, I would say for your first go at selling at a craft fair, it is on the high side. I would suggest finding a church craft bazaar and starting there. I paid $20 for my first church bazaar, and I had a lot of fun. It gave me good selling experience for my first go around at selling my own items. I just paid $40 for a space at a modern handicraft festival, and I don't think that was too high either.
$100 for your first festival seems high. don't forget you'll need to get a state sales tax certificate for most festivals as well.
My best suggestion follows the others with different pictures. I would suggest an all white or all black background (depending on the colors of the jewelry).
but my other thought is that you might have applied to a show that was jewelry heavy to begin with. your website might have made it seem like you have very little inventory compared to others. I would add in a portfolio page to showcase all the work you have done.
thank you all again! I think my personal favorite is the plexi frame pendant, but I put a lot of hard work into creating that, lol. I do have one major recommendation for those who would like to work with plexi, wear you safety glasses!! also, keep a broom near you and sweep as you go, as plexi-dust isn't fun to walk on. I work outside with the plexi right now, but that's because the only safety glasses that work for me are of the sunglass variety. I'm in the process of ordering clear ones from home depot, as they don't carry the women's sizes at the store.
once again, thank you. this is just the beginning for my plexiglas adventures.
So, I have been busy creating new items, and I hope you all enjoy them. Most are made with Plexiglas and a lot of hard work (and a few minor mishaps...lol). I also hammered some sterling silver for pendants. I am very pleased with how these all turned out, and I hope you all like them too.
She totally loved the gift. Her husband was shocked to find out I made every thing. I think she was happy to have something that was girly, yet not pink. Personally, unless it's a mother-to-be who already has a couple of boys, I go untraditional. So many baby girl clothes are just too girly for me...lol.