When to leave a craft fair in bad weather?

You’re a vendor at a craft fair. The weather has gone bad. Do you leave or stay? Simple question but a hard decision that could cost you more than sales.

Could People Be Thinking You Really Didn’t Make It?

Let’s face it, one of the biggest insults to everyone in attendance at a craft fair is the vendor who proclaims that every item in their booth is handmade when much of it was purchased in a completed state from Fire Mountain Gems, Oriental Trading or some other source. In all of our travels, sadly, […]

Craft Shows in Windy Conditions, Advice for Vendors

Is your craft show display windproof? If not, here’s some ideas that may help you deal with an unexpected windstorm.

Craft Fair Displays – Wind and A Bad, Pretty Idea

Craft fair displays generally don’t stand up to high winds but our recent experience would question the use of displays made from shutters in any conditions.

Cheap Jewelry Displays

I recently happened upon one jewelry maker’s blog where she was discussing a recent email she received from another crafter. The email helpfully suggested her current backgrounds for her jewelry pictures were detracting from her pieces. It was nice to see that the blog owner took this constructive criticism and was rethinking all of her […]

Presentation is Everything

After several posts that focus on marketing and building your websites, I thought it was time to return to a post about selling crafts. We recently went to an area craft fair and spoke to a number of the artisans who were showing their creations. One artisan that we spent a great deal of time […]