Since my husband doesn't really involve himself in the day-to-day running of our Etsy shop, I pointed out to him things in the booths that reflected many of the trends I had noticed on Etsy. There was some Amigurumi, a wide variety of upcycled items, and tons and tons of hair accessories.
|Really cute way to display earrings|
|Felted dogs and stuffed sock creations|
|2nd Skin Leather - masks|
Carrie Wakefield of Metalhead Jewelry Design was gracious enough to give us some guidance on getting some displays for our jewelry. She also mentioned a friend who is involved in choosing participants for festivals like these and that the friend had shared with her how important great product photos are. A bad photo can ruin your chances of being included faster than almost anything else. I got so busy talking to her that I forgot to take a picture. She had the most unique chainmaille type body jewelry that went beyond just being a necklace. Some pieces wrapped around the shoulders as well.
|Crocheted creatures with sewn-on maniacal faces|
|My favorite skirt|
I'm so glad we were able to go and connect with other local artisans. I don't know if we'll ever have enough inventory on hand for an event like this, but it sure was nice to see how it works. I highly recommend that you seek out local festivals and get ideas from other local artisans on how to display, price, and promote products.
Sorry about the photo arrangement. If anyone has some advice on keeping them where they should be, please share.