Craftster Community

CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE => Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs => Topic started by: RumGummbleBee on August 18, 2004 01:22:02 PM



Title: Good enough for a craft show???
Post by: RumGummbleBee on August 18, 2004 01:22:02 PM
I have been making some things recently (like Jewelry, totes, pants, skirts) and i was considering making some stuff for a high school craft show. I have no experience whatsoever and i dont know if i should do it. what kind of things would be considered acceptable? how much should you have before you start selling? i know the space rent is 25$. i really would like to try this out. any advise????


Title: Re: Good enough for a craft show???
Post by: Serendipity on August 18, 2004 09:28:09 PM
I say go for it -- Worst case scenario, you'll lose your $25 and a day of your life. Chalk it up to a learning experience. And who knows -- It could go really well!


Title: Re: Good enough for a craft show???
Post by: ilovepaper on August 19, 2004 03:49:52 AM
I agree with Serendipity, just go for it. Try to have more than enough just in case. You'll never know until you try.
Good luck!


Title: Re: Good enough for a craft show???
Post by: justanyothergurl on August 20, 2004 06:14:51 PM
Definetly do it! Build up enough inventory so that you feel you have a sufficient supply to last a day of browsing, and just go for it!  My business partner and I threw ourselves into a craft fair with no prior experience, and we ended up being quite profitable! You'll never know unless you give it a try. And if you want someone's opinion on your products, you're sure to find an honest critic on craftster. Good luck with everything!