I decided to got with a sort of rustic shabby chic look. I wanted a nice juxtaposition with my jewelry (it not being the shabby chic type). A special thanks to my sweet husband David who did 99% of the work on the displays! All in all I was happy with the set-up and was mostly what I had pictured in my mind. It was easy to set-up and take down. And everything fit into my little Focus. For our first time, we decided to rent chairs, tables and the tent. It definitely cuts into your profit, but for an experiment I think it's worth it.
It was really great to see the pieces people responded to and what sells online, but gets lost in a sea of other great pieces. I designed a lot of brand new pieces for the show and was very happy to sell some new items. I will definitely be listing these new designs in my Etsy shop. My favorite of which is in the fourth photo with a hand hammered and formed round shape with a wire wrapped stone in the middle. I sold the green one immediately!
My favorite part is the dress form. It was a great attention grabber. I'd been wanting one for a long time and I got a great deal on it ($40!). And my big beautiful bird easels were on clearance at Tuesday Morning. I found some really great deals and my mom donated a lot of the frames to me! My first craft show was really a team effort. Thanks to everyone who came by especially Justin, Kara and Jenny! It was great to see you all there to support me.