This past Saturday and Sunday I participated in one of my favorite events – a gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show similar to my earlier gem and mineral show this past June.
We drove about 40 miles to Mattituck, NY to set up on Friday afternoon, back home, out again Saturday morning, home, back again Sunday and home again after dismantling everything. Those six trips and the intense heat were exhausting!
I was by myself most of the time so it was hectic when tending to customers, not to mention bathroom visits and trying to eat and drink something. I barely had time to shop for stones and beads. I’m still tired!
Nevertheless, it was worth all the work. I sold almost half of my inventory and I’m still filling special orders as well as sales through my online shops generated through my business cards, contacts and wonderful conversations.
I just received an email from a customer who purchased one of my favorite necklaces (Dragon’s Blood on a Chain) online after having seen it at the show. He also bought a bracelet for himself and is ordering another for his father. Here’s what he said –
“I received the necklace today and it is amazing! From the chain all
the way to how the stone is set. I really look forward to seeing my
friends face when she gets this.
Thank you once again,
These simple words of appreciation for my craft make it all worthwhile! I’m ready to do it again.