Today, I had my first spring craft show. While the crowd was good, the timing was not. Being the weekend before Easter, people wanted candy, and, unfortunately for my jewelry class fund, I do not sell candy. I did make three sales today, and discovered two things:
1. People like things to be afordable. I have a new $6 earring rack, and an overwhelming 4 out of 6 pairs I sold came from that rack.
2. People like nautical things. I had a repeat customer from a fall show I did at the same school- she had been looking for me, because she remembered my nautical earrings from the fall! Having someone looking for my work at a show felt great, and I hope I can start to get more repeat customers.
With everything I've discovered, I'm going to be working on a lot more pieces before my next show, which unfortunately isn't until June. To tide me over until then, I will be working on my etsy shop. After talking to a few different people, I have a goal of listing one new item every day for a month. Everyone I've talked to says that adding one item a day generates more page views, and more potential customers, than uploading all of my listings at the same time.
Well, that's all I have to share for now- hopefully I'll have an update soon with some pictures of my newer pieces!