Bead Mercantile

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Bead Mercantile show this weekend. Now I'll stock up on seed beads to be  
able to replenish my craft show inventory. The show is not until November  
but I sold out of almost everything, especially bracelets and holiday  

Plus I love to just fondle the lampwork.


Re: Bead Mercantile
On 15/06/2011 23:28, Linda2 wrote:
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I envy you, I have not been to a bead show for many years. The few that  
they have in UK are usually too far away for me to go.
Enjoy your time there.


Re: Bead Mercantile
I know whatt you mean about the fondling. I do too--and thats the
reason I still go to bead shows even when I'm not an exhibitor! Good
to hear that you have sold out of most everything. Do you notice that
things are picking up, saleswise, this year? I've seen small
improvements. Hoping for more as the season rolls on!

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Well, normaly I do around $150 for this two day show, but I'm happy just to  
make back the table fee of $50. Last year, a woman bought almost every  
bracelet and all the holiday earrings as gifts for the clients of a  
non-profit agency and I gave her a discount, but her sale alone was $150.  
I've done this show for so many years that I know to only bring items under  
$20. I've got lots of $1 earrings and $5 bracelets and necklaces. The  
biggest sellers are turkey earrings (the show is right before Thanksgiving)  
and holiday earrings (Xmas trees, Santas).  It's fun, I've met some  
wonderful people and a lot of them become repeat clients.

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