So… now that I’ve decided that I will do this yard sale thing, after some cajoling from a girl I work with, I find myself pondering what’s next. I know that to be successful I need to present a good front. Meaning, I need to get together a good presentation for the booth so that people are more likely to stop by and shop. Luckily the internet is a wealth of information on how to prepare. And because I love ya guys, I thought I’d share what I have picked up so far and ask for all the tips and tricks some of you may have gathered.
Blah-To-Tada has some great ideas for cheap and easy displays, I think I may use that bracelet display she made
Free Craft Fair.com – Not only does this website have some awesome articles that I think will prove to be greatly useful. Better still is the article 5 Tips For a Better Jewelry Booth, which is totally up my alley.
This Jewelry Display board over on Pinterest has some wonderful images and great ideas.
This board, Arts and Crafts Shows: Displays, Tips, etc… also features great photographs and some ideas that really have me thinking.
Over all, I’m really nervous about how to arrange the display and how to make sure that everything and everyone stays safe. I’m worried that some of the ideas that I’ve seen on the internet are too breakable for my tastes. I also how have to think about bags, table cloths, signs, purchasing more business cards, being nice to people, decorations, discounts, prices, money, buying a locked box, and so much more. Oh, it feels a bit overwhelming right now. I just hope it will be worth it. I’m crocheting like crazy now that I’ve decided. Today alone I made a shrug, 5 pairs of glittery yarn Shirley earrings and two headbands, which got added to the shrug, two pairs of Matilda earrings, pendant and headband I made yesterday. Needless to day, my wrist is achy and I’m nervous. Do any of you awesome WordPressians or Internet-es-phere people have any tips and ideas for me? This is my first official outing with my crafts and I want to make a good debut.
Also, did I tell you that I have to do this alone? The husband has to work that Saturday so I’m going to have to go and set up and work the booth by myself, I’m freaking out! What if I get overwhelmed? What if no one comes buy? I will cry if I spend the entire 9am – 4pm without any customers. What about lunch? What about potty breaks? I know I’ll have at least one Monster with me as well as morning coffee… I don’t think I could go the whole day without a bathroom stop.
Thank you for listening, I greatly appreciate it. Oh, and I’ll probably be documenting this whole process… be warned. 😀