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Preparing for a Craft Fair

I’ve been busy preparing for a craft fair this week.  The Christmas edition of Patches is to be held this Sunday 12th December at the old indoor market in the capital city, Valletta.  

I made some new jewellery items of course, but I also wanted to be able to offer some small gifts and Christmas ornaments.  After a few trials and errors for hanging angels I was happy with the result I made in silver lined beads and coordinating wire with silver cord for hanging.  I gave each angel a unique touch by handpainting each wooden bead to be used for the head.  

 

My angel faces, drying off before use.

 

The finished angels

 

I also made a wire tree for displaying my earrings.  I used a mixture of brown, copper and olive wires and used several strands to hold many earrings.  I finished off each branch with a loop to hold the earrings securely.  

  

   

The market will be held indoors and we will be supplied with a table 8ft long and 2ft wide.  The rest is up to us so I started a checklist I can work from when packing everything up, otherwise I’m sure to forget something! 

  • Stand setup:
    - table cover
    - extension cord
    - lights
    - mirror
    - folding chair

  

  • Packaging:
    - boxes
    - tissue paper
    - string
    - bags

  

  • Display:
    - necklace busts
    - trays
    - ring holders
    - earring tree
  • Sundries:
    - ring sizer
    - measuring tape
    - scissors
    - tape
    - VAT receipt book
    - orders book
    - loose change
    - business cards
    - price tags
    - pen / pencil

  

I hope I’ve remembered to write everything down!  What else would YOU take?  I would love your comments so that I can update my list if it’s something I would need :)

Monday Moodboard – 16.Aug.2010

Summer is still in full swing here and we’re trying to beat the heat by staying away from the kitchen and cooking out on the BBQ in the yard!

Red Loves Blue Quilted Fabric Bread Basket by domoshar

Set of 2 bowls by azulado

Set of 4 Red Napkin Rings by ArzuMusa

Poppy Shot Glasses- Set of 2 by Smilge

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

Tulip – folk art hand painted pendant

This week’s European Street Team’s challenge, which was hosted by ZsBcreations with the theme “The Tulip”, inspired me to pick up a paintbrush after a very long time and paint a folk art pendant.

My handpainted tulip pendant is now in my shop.