Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My First Ever Treasury

Just snagged an Etsy Treasury for the Etsy NC Triangle Street Team. Please check out a few of my favorites in Reds and Greens.

If you have never created one, be sure to check out the Etsy Storque How-To Guide and to plan on the timing, check the Craftopolis Treasury Clock

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Etsy One-of-a-Kind Show - Chicago

Well, I bit the bullet and submitted my entry for the OOAK show in Chicago, Dec 3-6, 2009. Etsy is offering discounted booth space for up to 25 new artists - those who have never done a OOAK show and also have 3 or less years experience in the business - see Etsy's call for artists and forum discussion. Since I have daughters living in Chicago, I can save on expenses by staying with them (assuming I get lucky and Etsy thinks my jewelry is good enough). One of the criteria is to submit a digital image of your booth setup. Since I have never done a large show before I didn't have one on hand. Spent all of this morning setup an 8ft table space.

I live in a townhome and really don't have a lot of bare space but I rigged up a table in my computer room but I had a problem with trying to eliminate
background junk. But while I was talking with a friend as my sounding board, we came up with a very good idea - tack up a plain bedsheet to the wall and drape it over the computer desk area. At the same time, a lightbulb went off in my head - why not place a piece foam board in front of the computer area and drape the sheet over all? That worked out really well - I didn't have to punch holes in the wall, too.

And this is the picture I submitted (after I cropped the top and re-touched the sheeting area to remove wrinkles and seams).

And my new banner was made by PromoPixie on Etsy. What do you think?

FYI - this photo is the before "re-touch" one.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Raleigh Jewelry Art Show, Nov 14, 2009

The Raleigh Jewelry Meetup Group is sponsoring another Jewelry Art Show on Saturday Nov. 14. I am an Assistant Organizer for the group and am organizing this event for us. Participation is open to all current members of the Raleigh Jewelry Meetup Group. The vendor cost for one table is tentatively set at $20, half tables for $10, but will depend on the final number of participants. We will be using a Tai Chi facility on Capital Blvd, north of the 540, so there will be much more space, lots of parking, and better lighting, but we will need to pay a non-refundable venue fee by Sept. 15.

If you are not a member of the Raleigh Jewelry Meetup group, live in the Raleigh/Cary area and are interested in becoming a vendor, please consider joining the group ( Please contact me at ljs0928[at] for details on the show.

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