Making money

Making money

Post by mkahoga » Fri, 20 Dec 2002 03:34:11



Okay Beading commrades,

I am looking to make some money on my beaded jewelry this year.  I have lots
of really nice finished pieces and I need to get them out there.  I bought a
traveling display case so that I can visit shops and look professional.  I
also need to apply to some shows, in January, for the upcoming season.  I
sort of took a year off to move and now want to get back into the market.  I
make mostly classy, simple pieces using bali, lampwork or semiprecious, so I
guess that my average customer would be upper middle class and over 35.

Any tips on how to get noticed, etc, would be appreciated.  I just need a
kick in the ***to get going again.
I am very nervous about submitting booth shots.  Will have to get my slides
developed and see how they turned out.  I may need to set up for the sole
purpose of taking a good booth shot as my last setup, where the slides were
taken, was very unusual and perhaps not my best look.

Thanks

Kathy H

 
 
 

Making money

Post by Barbara Otters » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 08:05:49



wrote

Quote:
>I am very nervous about submitting booth shots.  Will have to get my slides
>developed and see how they turned out.  I may need to set up for the sole
>purpose of taking a good booth shot as my last setup, where the slides were
>taken, was very unusual and perhaps not my best look.

   Your slides are everything when it comes to getting
into shows.  Do not skimp.  No shortcuts.  Read every-
thing ever written about jury slides in Crafts Report.
Then keep trying.  Meanwhile, budget for a professional
to shoot your pieces for you.  It will pay for itself in the
shows you get into.
   If you have a digital camera, do what I did for the
booth shot.  Set your booth up nicely, take some
pictures from various angles.  Remember, no clutter.
If necessary, leave a few pieces out.  Also, do not
show your's or your business's name in the picture.
   Then put the image in your computer and attack
the best one with Photo Shop and make it even
better.  Wipe out the glare on the glass.   Wipe out
the booth next to you.  Then e-mail it to someone
who makes slides from digital images.  You must
shoot at the highest DPI possible if going this
route.
  Good luck.
Barbara
Dream Master  
www.dreamweaverstudio.com

A human being should be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship,
design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take
orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations,
analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer,
cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.

Lazarus Long (Robert A. Heinlein)

 
 
 

Making money

Post by mkahoga » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 11:23:16


Thank you so much, Barbara.  I will get on it in the first part of January
so that I am ready to submit.
Kathy H

Quote:

> wrote
> >I am very nervous about submitting booth shots.  Will have to get my
slides
> >developed and see how they turned out.  I may need to set up for the sole
> >purpose of taking a good booth shot as my last setup, where the slides
were
> >taken, was very unusual and perhaps not my best look.

>    Your slides are everything when it comes to getting
> into shows.  Do not skimp.  No shortcuts.  Read every-
> thing ever written about jury slides in Crafts Report.
> Then keep trying.  Meanwhile, budget for a professional
> to shoot your pieces for you.  It will pay for itself in the
> shows you get into.
>    If you have a digital camera, do what I did for the
> booth shot.  Set your booth up nicely, take some
> pictures from various angles.  Remember, no clutter.
> If necessary, leave a few pieces out.  Also, do not
> show your's or your business's name in the picture.
>    Then put the image in your computer and attack
> the best one with Photo Shop and make it even
> better.  Wipe out the glare on the glass.   Wipe out
> the booth next to you.  Then e-mail it to someone
> who makes slides from digital images.  You must
> shoot at the highest DPI possible if going this
> route.
>   Good luck.
> Barbara
> Dream Master
> www.dreamweaverstudio.com

> A human being should be able to change a diaper,
> plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship,
> design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
> build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take
> orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations,
> analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer,
> cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
> Specialization is for insects.

> Lazarus Long (Robert A. Heinlein)