Thinking about displays, I realized that I never posted final thoughts about either Renegade or ACC this summer. Mostly I think that is because after both were over I was DONE and commenced with faffing about for about a month and doing absolutely NOTHING to make up for it. In retrospect that might not be the best way to have spent the summer after getting my BFA… buuuutIdon’tcare….
So here was my display for Renegade:
And a few details:
I made my own displays in a hurry when I remembered that it would be horrible to have things just laying on the table. To make the displays I got wooden plaques from Michael’s and spray-painted them black. I cut cork-board into the shape of the plaque, covered it with muslin, and used rubber cement to adhere it to the wooden plaque. The cork made it easier to use brass nails to position my jewelry inside the shape of the plaque.
Side note: those little dragon pins were my best-sellers that day (much to my surprise). I also think a lot of people were taking my business cards just for my little winged dragon. He IS quite dashing, if I do say so myself…
Since part of my aesthetic is drawn from mediaeval european heraldry, I thought the shield shapes were a nice touch, and I would definitely keep using them… only I would take more time to make them, because these jury-rigged ones just had a hard time balancing on that little point on the bottom .
Meanwhile Angela’s display seemed pretty effortless and very cohesive. She was my classmate at CCA and I absolutely love her shop Estu324coffee. We will be doing the upcoming Renegade Holiday SF and Bazar Bizarre together as well.
So basically the whole experience was good for learning (bad for sales, but whatever). And it’s true what people say about boothmates! Sitting in a hard little chair for two days while you really can’t do anything but try not to look too desperate for sales is always better with a buddy. Plus, pee-breaks and stuff. I think overall I succeeded only in being extremely n00blike at the whole craft fair thing, but I’m still glad I did it.
For the holiday show I’m focusing on having a better display. I will also be making christmas ornaments and a few small houseware-type items.
AAAAND——-Be on the lookout for the unveiling of Allegory’s First Annual Creepy Christmas! Coming soon!