Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finding my Niche

We have agreed to spend every weekend between now and Christmas at the Flea Market selling jewelry. However, I don't believe it is the best market for my work. Yet getting in front of the right people is costly! I investigated the holiday sale in Greenville this year: $600 per table. The stopped accepting jewelry July 31. This is not a cheap adventure.

My plan: be at the Flea Market for Valentines, Mother's Day, and holiday purchases. Otherwise, I need to attend Gay Pride in Atlanta (equally pricey as Greenville for a table, maybe walk the sidewalks with pride bracelets; Gay Pride in Charlotte, Columbia and Ashville; Pagan Pride in same locations, and a couple of festivals like Lyman Fest. So I'm looking up dates,cost, and deadlines and making plans.

 On a happy note, I made a dozen necklaces over the weekend that will sell for $12 each or 2 for $20. Half a dozen hearts and half a dozen spirals.  The purchased items are shown here. I'll post pictures of completed work later in the week.


  1. Are you going to sell your necklaces on Etsy or eBay? I don't know how easy it is to get noticed on those sites among the gazillion other crafters selling their wares, but it's another venue to check out.

  2. really very lovely...I love the spirals a lot..

  3. I think with Christmas drawing near, we will sell, even though the venue isn't perfect. There was a lot of interest in your work...I think that this coming Saturday, as we continue to tweak the display process, we will see sales.I really, really do...
    (and everyone out there in blog land - its both of us out at the flea market. Whatever I can do to help!)