I'm back in WA after a whirlwind week in MN. I had a great time visitng family and friends and eating my way through the week with everyone. And, I sold 90% (out of about 100 items) of the jewelry items I brought with me! I'm overwhelmed, honored and very pleased.
I met with an art gallery owner in Hudson, WI and will be selling my jewelry at Seasons on St. Croix this fall. I also met with the Fairview-University Hospital gift store manager. She purchased 28 items from me for the store and ordered another 30+ items for July delivery. It will be great fun to make new items for the gift shop! Both of these wholesale meetings were due to my sister-in-law's urging and her connections. My sister and a friend invited several friends to see and purchase my work. I also got to stop by one of my favorite MN bead shops, "The Bead Monkey", and pick up some really fun new beads for summer jewelry.
I feel like I got some terrific exposure this past week. I came home with some custom orders that I need to get busy making and then on to making items for the gift shop and the art gallery! My etsy shop will be pretty bare for a few months.
I was also excited to come home to my hubby and see my mail after a week. I had ordered several tools and supplies before I left and they are now all here and ready for me to play with! Finally, I have a really nice disc cutter - yeah! I also now have several fun brass texturing plates and a nice supply of sheet metals to use them on. I can't wait to get back to making new things after a week of visiting and selling!
5 days ago