Our first show of the year, Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016 is now a wrap. I will say this was truly the best of the three years we've participated. We hope that this becomes the trend for the year. Things just felt right this time. The booth after many tweaks and 20 or so shows in the past 3 years was at its best. Almost every show we've done, the booth has in some way been different. Many times it has to be because we never know how we may have to adjust due to the location we've been given or the type of weather forecasted (for outdoor shows). Our booth has come into its own....it feels great to create a "pop up shop" that reflects who we are and what we create. It's been a fun process putting it together as our jewelry designs and offerings have grown. I'm certain there will still be changes, but that's always necessary when you grow.
The first day of The Market last Friday was not for the general public. It's our wholesale day where shops, galleries and boutiques order for resale. We're very excited to announce that we will later this spring be represented by a large selection of our earrings and larger multi-pendant pieces at Bellagio Art to Wear Clothing and Jewelry Store at the Historic Biltmore Village in Asheville, North Carolina! This will be our first store in that state!
Now we set our minds towards preparing for our next Make and Take Bead Necklace class and our next show, Indiana Artisan Marketplace in Indianapolis. Our class will be Saturday, March 19th. You can register/purchase your seat in our catalog section (it's near the bottom of that page). If you have any questions, please email us or message us on Facebook.
Indiana Artisan Marketplace is very similar to Kentucky Crafted. We will do a wholesale day (April 8) followed by the public show April 9-10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. If you are in the area we'd love for you to stop by our booth!
May will be our biggest month with back to back weekend shows in Nashville,Tn; Paducah and Midway, Ky. More about those to come a little later.....so until next time...