Hi guys! You may have known (and you may have visited - thank you!) that Amanda Henderson (of Jewelust) and Sasha Oda (of Archerade) took part in the inaugural Etsy Made in Canada: Toronto edition. The show was last Saturday, and there is no doubt that it was a phenomenal success.
There was a lineup well before the doors opened at 10am, and there are rumours that people were waiting since 6am. Holy moly! The first 50 shoppers received free swag bags filled with amazing handmade goodness, so that was definitely not time wasted.
From the moment that the clock turned 10, it was complete pandemonium. Rushed bathroom breaks, no time for lunch, running out of business cards... just a testament to the incredible crowd of shoppers that kept us on our toes until the very end.
It was so much fun, and a great introduction into the somewhat daunting world of selling jewellery at shows and events. I can't wait until the next show, and I hope to see you there!
Here are some images from the sale:
Soooo many people! It was consistently PACKED throughout the day. Great for the vendors (amazing visibility and exposure), though I think some shoppers felt a bit overwhelmed by the crowds.
This was my table. There are many things I would change about my display and setup, but this was a great way to try it out!
Amanda doesn't have an image of her table (that's how busy she was!) so here is a nostalgic image of her and her sister, at an outdoor show quite a few summers ago.
If you stopped by last Saturday to say hello, thank you so much for your support! If you missed out on this one, you can catch Gillian Batcher (of Pash Jewellery) at the Craft Ontario show at Wychwood Barns, October 10th to the 14th.
Have a great Sunday!