Several years ago I had a dream...it was to one day be a vendor at coveted juried event. This event was Junk Bonanza located in Minnesota.
First you have to find your raw elements you'd like to create with. Many hours are spent searching for just the right pieces, as I do Vintage Redesign Style Jewelry. I search ebay, etsy, shop at flea markets, antique shops, tag sales, estate sales, and buy from pickers that know what I'm looking for.
Hundreds of hours are spent creating my jewlery, pricing it, and finding just the right props to display my pieces properly.
Then it is packing time... Two Jeeps later, as well as a trailer filled with booth walls, we're ready to roll.
7 hours of set up time...
and it looks like this...
than the show begins...
and no photos were taken the first day.
This is a slow day...
you meet and work with customers for three days straight...
and I loved every minute of it.
I had my daughter and best friend selling for me as well,
so plan ahead with extra help.
Life is too short to wear department store jewelry!
So if you're inspired to dream big, go for it. There will be hard work, but it can be so rewarding.
I hope you've been inspired, as I've shared a bit of my dreaming big and loving living...