Monday, December 1, 2008

One Down, One to Go

I finished up my first of two holiday artisan fairs this past weekend. It was better than I expected and the public seemed a bit more receptive to the thought of recycled leather accessories. Last year there seemed to be a little bit of reluctance from customers on buying recycled leather. This year more people seemed open to the idea and I made a few more sales than expected which was great because I had a HUGE oopsie with my ornament making last week. I not only injured my wrist but I couldn't get my bezels to solder properly. I was really bummed! I have some new designs I wanted feedback on and now I can't because I don't have any of my finished ornaments to display. I am hoping that I will heal properly in the next month and get some of them in my shops so I can see if they get views or not. I did sell a lot of my older ornaments which was great! It is nice to know that all that hard work is appreciated by others.

The only thing I was really not happy about this weekend was not being able to do any Christmas shopping at the show. One of the kids that I used to work with, had some really fun fused glass bowls for sale and I so wanted to buy one. His mom is a wonderful glass artist and I think it is great that she is teaching him how to work with glass. He is really good too! I am off to sew a few more items for my show this weekend. Wish me luck:)


Jen said...

Good luck! I would totally jump for the chance to buy upcycled leather. You'll do great!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Good luck! I'm doing my first fair ever this weekend. I'm most concerned with what that means for me socially, but with the holidays rapidly approaching I could use some financial mojo too.

nicaeli said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Thanks and Good luck at your first fair, I hope you have a great time:)