Friday, November 21, 2014

Planning out Juried Photo Submission

I have been listening to Bruce Baker's CD entitled "Your Slides and the Jury". I want to apply to more competitive shows in the future, so I figured I needed to up my game with my Jury slides.

After listening to the CD last night, I had the idea of creating a test layout for my submissions. 

I know that a couple of shows I plan to apply to this year will require 3 product photos and 1 booth photo. I do not know how those photos are shown to the jury, but I have taken the time to email the promoter and ask.  In the meantime, I have put together these test layouts based on a 2x2 grid.

Before I show you what I am looking at, here is a mockup of the photos I have submitted in the past. The backgrounds are most distracting than I thought at the time I used them.





Which set of photos is the most appealing? And why do you prefer that set?

Photo set A



Photo set B


Photo set C



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Twitter Tree 11/19/2014

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop M-W-F.





Instructions:

  1. Only 2 Items per person
  2. Each Tweet must contain the hashtag: #CCFRNDS
  3. Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
  4. Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.
  5. Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).
  6. No Mature Items


Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully
participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is
not.) 


Limit of two (2) hashtags

I have added the ability for you to add your links directly to the
post. This will post a backlink to your item and a photo of your
item. It will not add your tweet, so please put those in the
comments!


Today's Tweeting Items Are:    

Small Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings, 1.0 inch diameter by @ElunaJewelry http://etsy.me/UgUoP2 via @Etsy #CCFRNDS #Shopping

 

Have you visited this @Etsy store lately? MustHave Gifts!!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElunaJewelry #CCFRNDS #New

Pictures

 

 

 
 
 






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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Booth: The Final Preview Before Launch


All of my holiday shows this year are indoors. And they are all Holiday themed. In the past I have used a little tinsel or my normal setup, but I have always felt my booth was a little, well a little under-dressed for the show.

So this year I wanted to try something different. I wanted to create a holiday theme for my booth. I thought long and hard about my products and what type of theme may look good with my lines.

I finally decided to go with a simple yet elegant theme (though I am not sure watching too much Frozen did not influence my decisions).

The theme of my holiday booth? Warmth and luxury on a cold snowy night!

So I bet you all would like to see my preview? Just remember these pictures are of the dry run setups and works in progress. I will post full booth shots next week.

This is my 6 foot table dry run. I did this when I was testing which type of "snow" I wanted to use.

I also have my glowin snowballs on this table surrounded by a wreath of ice crystals.
 

This snowball is make of a plastic ornament and some fake snow. Plus my secret ingredient (I am working on a tutorial to make these).


This is my front table. It is 4 foot long and will hold my moderate priced inventory.

As you can see I have added plenty of extra lighting to these tables.

I also have my shutters. They normally look like this:
 

But my sweet husband has been working on a project for me to increase lighting on these.


And finally I have decided to offer my booth guests a little treat while they are inside my booth ( I am not putting these out front to cut down on those that take treats and leave. To get one, you need to come into the booth) 



Don't you love the marketing? Each bag contains a Hershey Hug and a Hershey Kiss. They are portable, and they contain my website address. 

So here is the preview, but even I am excited to see how my final product will look! :) 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Twitter Tree 11/12/2014

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop M-W-F.





Instructions:

  1. Only 2 Items per person
  2. Each Tweet must contain the hashtag: #CCFRNDS
  3. Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
  4. Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.
  5. Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).
  6. No Mature Items


Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully
participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is
not.) 


Limit of two (2) hashtags

I have added the ability for you to add your links directly to the
post. This will post a backlink to your item and a photo of your
item. It will not add your tweet, so please put those in the
comments!


Today's Tweeting Items Are:    

Small Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings, 1.0 inch diameter by @ElunaJewelry http://etsy.me/UgUoP2 via @Etsy #CCFRNDS #Shopping

Frozen Snowflake Ring in Sterling Silver by ElunaJewelry http://etsy.me/1iPKpwe via @Etsy #CCFRNDS #Shopping

Pictures

 

 







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Monday, November 10, 2014