For one thing, I'll be at one of the smaller "co-op" tables and will have only about 4 feet of surface to display everything on. I usually have an 8-foot table when I attend our local Farmer's Market, so I'm having to do some very creative rearranging to see how much I can squeeze in at one time. ;-)
But even more importantly, I'm anxious about what to bring to sell, since I've never attended this event and have no idea what to expect. Will customers want more loose beads or finished jewelry? What if they really like one necklace style, but I only bring 5 of them? Or what if I take a gamble and bring 20 of a certain design and they sit there all day, with a horde of crickets chirping all over them? LOL
So can I ask for a little advice? I know I want to bring a lot of my nature-themed beads because they've proven popular sellers in my shops and Treasuries (plus, it's very representative of my personal style). But I've heard that bright colored things seem to be selling the best lately, so I've whipped up a few fun things like this:
|Blue Leopard Set|
What do you think? How about a purple version?
I've been spoiled in that I've only done local shows so far, and can easily run home to grab more items if I need to. With Portland being several hours away and no torches allowed in my hotel room, I'm dealing with the added pressure of deciding what to bring that will make the most impact on my small space.
So I've put together a little informal poll located in the upper right corner of my sidebar with other ideas I have to bring. I would love to get your input on which of these designs you would like to see (and buy?) if you were attending the show? You can vote on as many ideas as you like and I really appreciate your help! *Ü*