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My First Show @ Sheraton Boston Hotel!

Finally, some great photos of my first show to share with you, courtesy of Dog Breath Photography! These photos were taken on Saturday at Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.

first craft show table booth Boston beadwork beaded dog pins jewelry etsy

 I only had one table which measured 6′ x 30″ and since it was a  pet related show, I chose to bring only my pet pins, jewelry, and a few small artworks.  I also added extra lighting and a mirror for anyone interested in taking a closer look at my beaded doggie pins.

Holiday Pet Shoppes Show Sheraton Boston Hotel beaded dog pins etsy

My pins were displayed on felt covered canvases which sat on tabletop easels. I really like how this elevated the display and made it easier for people to check out my beadwork. And, I got some great pendant displays to show their versatility.

Holiday Pet Shoppes Sheraton Boston Hotel purple beaded poodle pendant etsy

Holiday Pet Shoppes beaded pet pins Old English Sheepdog pendant etsy Boston

beaded pet pins display dog jewelry for humans Boston artist etsy beadwork

I  displayed my beaded fire truck on top of a fabric-covered shelf which stood about 1-foot higher than the rest of my items. This really added visual interest to my table.

beaded 1943 Chevy fire truck beadwork etsy bead art Boston Sheraton show

And, my beaded motorcycle was a big hit with the kids! They couldn’t believe it was made out of beads!

Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 beaded motorcycle display first craft show booth etsy

Overall, this show was a great experience for me. It was small enough that I wasn’t stressed, and the audience was a very focused group, so they were interested in my items. Most attendees stopped by my table. I did sell a couple of pieces, but more importantly, many people asked about custom orders, and took my business card.

first craft show Sheraton Boston Hotel beaded pet pins Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 etsy

 The best part was meeting a little girl who was very interested in learning how to make a beaded doggie pin. I hope she will be able to take a class with me someday! As for any future shows, well.. we’ll see what happens. It’s definitely a  risk, and there is a lot of preparation involved, but it is a lot of fun to meet people who might not otherwise learn about my work! :D