Because I was demonstrating I was able to sell my work without having to buy a booth/table.
First I had to go to help setup - on Friday. The guys set up the cases while some of us set up tables, the skirting and help set up the lights for the cases. Once that was done I could set up my display case and then I set up my table. Last year I was starting the Tenacious Tentacle (which was in the display case before I sent it off to Colorado for the exhibition) and this year I planned on working on my Sea Urchin II which is 25% bigger than the first one I made. I planned on having the smaller version on the table so I could hand it to people to look at while I explained what I was doing. As I was setting up and pricing some of my items, Barbara B. (a member of the club and the display case coordinator) looked at the Urchin and decided she wanted to purchase it for a member of her family. Well that was a shocker since I had not priced it nor had I even thought to have it for sale at this show because it was a practice piece. I quote a price and Barbara said sold!
I arrived early on Saturday to get settled in and to do some adjustments to my wares and Barbara handed me cash (my first sale of the day) and she agreed to let me hold on to the urchin until after the show was over on Sunday so I could still use it along with my demonstrations. At 10:00 am the show opened.
It was busy all day and I proceeded to sell some earrings, a ring and some cab's I had cut a few years ago plus one of my etched Paisley cuffs (in blue) and just before closing, the Koi Cuff that I had done in silver sold! When the show closed at 5:00 pm, I realized that the show had been my most successful day EVER! It was time to cover my table, head home and celebrate! Which the shop elf and I did by having hot fudge sundaes for dinner.
Sunday morning I was awake early again and at the show by 9:00 for another opening at 10:00 am. Over the day I did not sell as much and traffic was less than Saturday or even last year's Sunday which I think was due to it being Mother's Day. Over the day I did sell more earrings and cabs but nothing big like on Saturday. The show closed at 4:00 pm so it was then time to break down my table and display case, pack up my car and head home.
Overall I was very please. Here are some pictures of me at the show, progress shots of the Sea Urchin, and a few I took of items I sold with their new owners.