Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Back from my first craft fair of the year...

I've just finished doing my first craft fair of the year at Central Milton Keynes shopping centre. I arrived at the shopping centre last Wednesday evening to set up my jewellery & glassware stand which took several hours. The craft fair was on for 4 days and I really enjoyed myself. There was a good variety of stands to browse in the shopping centre and some really beautiful handmade gifts. Here's a picture of my stand just after setting up on the Wednesday...

I have been working on my display for some time now, and am alot happier with my lights. I bought a couple of 150 watt lights to hang over the back boards which worked very well. At about mid-day the sun would shine right onto my stand and that really did help make my dichroic glass jewellery sparkle : - )

I was so chuffed with all the lovely comments I received and was even more pleased when a couple of customers were wearing jewellery they had bought from me before. I sell my handmade glass pendants for £5.00 each or £9.99 on a sterling silver snake chain and they went down a treat.

I'm going to have a look for a few more craft fairs to do, but I am returning to Central Milton Keynes for their next Craft Fayre from the 3rd to the 6th September 2009. I have lots of ideas for some new jewellery pieces and am hoping to make my display look even better next time : - )

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Getting ready for a craft fair

I have got my first craft fair of the year coming up next week. It's at Central Milton Keynes shopping centre in Middleton Hall and is on from Thursday 19th March to Sunday 22nd March 2009. I really hope it will be busy that weekend and I have been busy making lots of new dichroic glass jewellery pieces for Mother's Day.

There will be over 100 exhibitors in the hall, so a good variety of handmade crafts. I will be taking along all of my dichroic glass & silver jewellery plus my glass giftware pieces. I have lots of new handmade dichroic glass pendants, bangles, bracelets, brooches, necklaces, matching gift sets, cufflinks and more. The last couple of weeks have been really busy as I have been working on a new layout and getting some new display items. I hope it all comes together okay.

My stand will be by a shop called Woolfe. If you are in CMK between the 19th - 22nd March, please pop over and say hello.