So , as I told you last week I have had a couple of stalls this week. It’s been fun and interesting and has definitely taught me a few things along the way.
Firstly choose wisely as some stalls can be very expensive and not necessarily be the correct target audience.
Secondly, don’t have too high expectations, then you won’t be disappointed. I was so happy that I made 2 sales last week of ready made pieces and one order for a custom made piece.
Not much but it’s a great start. I’m getting myself out there.
The custom made piece is the most exciting because this lovely lady was local to me and she’d seen me and contacted me via Facebook. She then saw where and when my first stall would be and came down to see me.
It was lovely to have that support for my little business but also it meant that my idea of custom made pieces might actually work.
The board was out with a variety of stones laid out on it for her to choose from...
and I had remembered a mirror so that she could get an idea of what the piece may look like.
She then looked through the Jewellery look book...
and pointed out the piece that she liked the idea of, this is the one she suggested...
as she liked the beads and twists.
I also handed over samples of the wire so that she could decide on the colour that she wanted.
She chose Antique Bronze.
The whole exchange took about 20 minutes which I loved as I felt that it showed I had time for her and made her feel like she wasn’t rushed and could take as long as she wanted.
It’s all about the experience.
I then went away with the stone and the information and begin to create the piece.
The thing with my jewellery is that it’s never the same twice. So I made this piece “in the style of” the piece she liked, but it was going to be unique to her.
I also decided to try a new weave which I really liked.
Here are a few pictures of the process...
The piece turned out beautifully. I made it that week so that the piece could then be picked up at my next stall the following Saturday.
She was very happy, it went with her skin tone perfectly and it was my first piece sold to someone I didn’t know!
How exciting is that!??
So message me if you would like a custom made piece. Is there a special occasion coming up? Is there a special gift that you’d like to buy for a special person? You can contact me here...http://www.akers-of-art.co.uk/contact
I have a lovely selection of stones that I am working on getting online and creating a gallery for you to look at but there are also readymade pieces that you can buy coming soon.
My competition is still going, this week I have had 6 more followers but I would love to get to 150 followers and as soon as I do I will giving away a lovely small bead pendant.
Like the one pictured below...
It can be made to order with any coloured bead or wire, so get following and be in to win. Head over to my jewellery page to enter. http://www.akers-of-art.co.uk/jewellery
Thanks for reading, catch you next week.