No post from the crafts course this week as I forgot to take my camera with me. We poured candles and finished assembling the magnets from the little squares we made previously. It was nice to see things being finished.
There’s a couple more weeks to go which will cover more of the selling stuff, and then it’s all over – except that myself and a lovely lady called Joan have decided to start up a crafting co-op so we can continue meeting up and making things together plus share the cost of having stalls at craft fairs and events.
The group itself has a stall in just over a week. As well as the things we’ve made in the group we’re allowed to bring along things we’ve made in our own time to sell. I’m going to take a bunch of chainmail jewellery to see how that goes. I had a shopping trip today and stocked up on beads and ribbons so I have loads to work with.
That means I need to work on display and packaging. I’ve just splurged on ebay on some cute little boxes that are sort of like treasure chests. They’re a bit more expensive than basic packaging but I’m hoping they’ll pay for themselves by attracting customers. I’ve also ordered some tissue paper and sticky labels with my contact info. I may have to invest in business cards as well. All serious stuff – and expense I could really do without, but if it works it’s worth it.
My previous attempts at selling have not really gone very well so here’s hoping I get it right this time.