Well, it’s official: I’ve sold my first jewelry pieces!
On July 2nd and 3rd, I had a booth at the Mt. Shasta 4th of July street fair (the Mt. Shasta Boulevard booths come down prior to the 4th, to clear the way for the fun run/walk, and the parade.) Although I have experience working and cashiering for someone else, this was the first sales booth I ran myself, with my own goods featured. It’s a lot of work! (Captain Obvious, at your service.)
It took a while to set up, mostly because I had a lot of things to display and arrange. I could swear my inventory grew overnight; I don’t recall there being as many when I put the tags on! (The pictures you see are from the first day; I didn’t have time to take any the second day.) I got a lot of compliments on the colors and decorations at my booth, and some great feedback on my jewelry.
That said, because the 4th fell mid-week, attendance was low, and I made only a few sales. (My little sister would like everyone to know that she made one of those sales, while I made a lunch run.) However, I now have a lot of inventory to try on consignment locally, and on my Etsy store, now open for business! (NOTE: Only some items pictured here will go on Etsy; if you see something you like, let me know and I’ll gladly put it aside for you!)
Fortunately, I earned enough from my sales to order more equipment for my gemology studies, and my posts will be swinging back in that direction for a while. Next up: a horribly belated account of my unexpected trip to San Francisco to hear a double lecture by one of the world’s great jewelry historians, Dr. Jack Ogden.
Robyn Hawk says
Congrats and I can’t wait to hear about the Seminar in SF!
Thanks, will do!
Brenda Woods says
WOW love the stuff!! I’m kinda loving the pieces in the last pic. What are your prices on those?
-Grats on your new adventure, -b
Thanks! The prices vary by size; I can send you a list. 🙂
Nikolas Allen says
Gorgeous jewelry, beautiful presentation and fab photos! I predict big things for you in your new venture, Danielle. Brenda and I did the Fun Walk on the 4th, but we missed all the booth vendor action. Looks like we’ll be doing a little shopping (for Miss Woods, Jewelry Junkie) next time we’re over for mah jong! Keep up the great work!
Thanks for your kind words, Nikolas! I’m pretty happy with the display, although the second day’s setup was simplified (due to a strong breeze. Thank heaven I brought boxes of pins with me — I had to tack everything down to the table!)
Wow you should also hire yourself out to do displays and photography!!!! When did you make all those gorgeous things???
Thanks! 🙂 I made all that stuff in June…