My First Craft Show

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Blog entry by sedcokid posted 02-14-2015 04:17 PM 2272 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first craft show ever….. I know I am slow and was concerned that nothing would sell. Plus the fact that this was a community garage sale with the typical garage sale stuff and I was the only craft person there. I had a vast array of projects on the table from small bowls to candle holders….from large bowls to jewelry boxes. However to my surprise many people liked what I had and told me I was under priced for the quality.

What an encouragement for me, I now want to start in and make more as soon as possible..

Thanks for looking at my table, any comments good or bad…..can you give me some insight on how best to set up my table for a future sale.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 04:27 PM

Great looking setup Chuck! Hope you sold everything!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 04:45 PM

Thanks Lew, I carried in 5 boxes of stuff and came home with only a partial box. Selling these projects seems almost to easy! Just beginners luck I think. :)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 11:07 PM

The craftsmanship looks great and you should have sold everything.

That is about the way my table looks when I do an event. I started using two tables so it wouldn’t be so crowded. I setup at the local farmers market where I live and people have started thinking of my boxes when they need a gift and when I’m not there I hear about it the next week. Mainly I enjoy it and I think you would to.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 01:01 AM

A beautiful variety of finely crafted wares there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 01:09 AM

Nice looking setup and nice looking work.
Keep making sawdust and I Hope it goes well in the future.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#6 posted 02-15-2015 01:16 AM

That’s a nice set up Chuck. I can see why things sold for you. One little tip that I received from another vender when I use to sell things is to have different colored table cloths for different categories of merchandise. I remember getting a lot more lookers which turns into profit. Good luck on the next one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 02:12 PM

Chuck, I have not been on here much lately and was excited to get the email notification that you setup at a show. I have seen a lot of your work over the past years and have enjoy seeing the various pieces that you put on here. You have a variety of talent and now the show goers can enjoy you work too. Congrats on a great show and I like how you displayed them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 04:39 PM

Congratulations – your success story gives all of us “wanna be” crafts sellers hope. One of these days I am going to give it a go.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 02-16-2015 06:48 PM

Great looking display, Chuck!!............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 02-16-2015 07:30 PM

You have some very nice things and your setup looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 11:21 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind words!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 02-21-2015 12:07 PM

Hey Chuck, I just saw this. Nice looking work. I’ll bet you were the star of the show. My experience with craft shows is the there are a lot of lookers and few buyers even when you are pricing things “under valued”

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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