I usually don’t do shows, but a friend asked me to share her space at a church bazaar, which was held yesterday. I didn’t do all that well, I think because my jewelry is too different. The pieces that got the most attention were the ones that were the simpler designs. But I did learn a few things during the show, and also during the process of getting ready for the show.
1. I am older than I thought.
2. I can still stay up all night, but it’s best not to do so the day before working at a client site. (See #1).
3. Keds sneakers are really, really comfortable. I stood up virtually all day and my feet don’t hurt today. (My kids would say, see #1.)
4. Working a show is a lot more fun with a friend. (I have worked shows for other people, just not selling my own work.)
And the most important thing I learned: I will be a lot better off if I approach jewelry design in a more organized fashion, instead of just making whatever I want, whenever I want. So starting today (or at least right after Thanksgiving), I am committing to spending a set amount of time in my studio every week. I have some new ideas revolving in my head and want to start working them out to see if they are viable.