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I spent more than 10 years selling my handmade work, as well as the work of other artists, at craft shows, festivals, and other events. I even wrote a book about it.
Links and resources mentioned:
- My book, How To Make Money At Craft Shows is available to purchase on Amazon, or order a signed copy via Etsy!
- 5+ Craft Show Must Haves - the original blog post
- Make Your Craft Show Display Look Great! - blog post with visual merchandising tips and tricks
- Titan ARTillery - my boyfriend David's new project
- Mailchimp Subscribe app - for collecting e-mail addresses from customers at craft shows
- EZ up tent - the white canopied tent I used for outdoor craft shows
- fitted polyester tablecloths - the same ones I upgraded to in order to make my booth look more professional
- outdoor director's chair - a craft show must-have to sit and see your customers at eye-level
- organza jewelry gift bags - what I used to package my jewelry
- Nashville Wraps - wholesale packaging and gift wrapping supplies
- Magliner convertible hand truck - the cart I used to haul my products and supplies to and from Frenchmen Art Market
- The Art Garage - unfortunately, between the date that I recorded this episode and the date of the episode's release, Frenchmen Art Market announced that they were forced to close their original location, where I spent many nights selling my art. Fortunately, they still run The Art Garage on St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans.
- "Lagniappe" - something given as a bonus or extra gift
- jewelry trays and inserts - stackable storage and display trays similar to what I used
- Sigh Co. Graphics - my friends who sell horror and steampunk themed shirts. They use photographic vinyl banners to draw attention to their booth, as seen below from their display at Crypticon 2017:
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