Over the weekend I participated in a show called Artfull-Gifts, in Northport, Maine. The setting was gorgeous, as Pt Lookout is the former midcoast home of credit card giant MBNA. Fine crafters from as far away at New Hampshire brought their work to show and sell. Friday was a party night. Wine and snacks were served as guests, who dressed up, strolled down the several aisles admiring the goods. Saturday was the most hard core shopping day. I sold several pieces at my booth. I was lucky to have the help of good friend Beverly at my side. I have yet to learn the skills of salesmanship, and it was Beverly who would encourage a potential customer to try some necklaces on. I couldn't determine any trend in taste. I sold simple and short turquoise necklaces, and more funky African styled pieces as well. A few weeks ago I had seen pearls sell quickly, but not a one sold at the craft fair.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I'll be at the Artfull-Gifts Craft show at Point Lookout on November 19, 20 and 21. My booth will be on the right wall as you enter. Besides several necklaces featuring turquoise and pearls and amber, I will have a wide assortment of earrings for stocking stuffers.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is my horizon. Today is grey and breezy out my window. The island is shrouded, holding back its form. But it’s just a game of peek-a-boo, because in a few hours it will appear in sharp focus. Actually we Mainers welcome these times of fog and mood. The clear sunny days present a triumphant concert in stero high volume and there is little that we can do but listen in rapt attention. We need the chance to get work done, go about our business, with the single tune of an Irish flute which is a cloudy day.
Today I will make a necklace of Tibetan pearls, brass and quartz.