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« on: April 27, 2007 02:43:11 PM »

Just wondered if anyone had any ideas about how to push my jewellery party forwards. I have a website that I made recently, though I havent had any orders through it yet. I've sold some stuff through my mum's work and through college and in a few week's am doing a jewellery party with my old tutor, but I feel like I'm not really doing anything to drive it forward. Everything that I think of seems expensive and risky, like craft shows.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007 03:23:40 PM »

Craft shows come in many flavors. The juried shows are hard to get in to, very expensive, and would be a big risk. One step down are shows that allow a couple of venders per genre, and do want a list of your items, but do not require slides. Of course there is the bottom tier which seems to be filled with Multi-level marketers and people knitting toilet paper cozies out of ugly scrylic yarn.

If I were you, I would try to get in the "middle tier" and look for PTA hosted events. In my area, booth rentals for that type of show are typically around $40. If you split a booth, then it really isn't any risk at all.

That is how I got my feet wet in the craft show thing. I will be doing more this fall.
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