I belong to a group of Jewelry Designers. We call ourselves, South Shore Beaders. Three of us live fairly close and all have our pieces in a local gift store, Homespun Treasures. We get together at least once a month to talk - beads etc. We share online orders to save money on postage and meet minimums. We teach each other new things. It is a great group.
Our topic of conversation one day arrived at "Let's have a show!" So, this last Saturday we did.
Now, this was not your routine craft fair where most of the crafters are jewelry makers. It was only the three of us and we are all jewelry designers. Taking a chance? You bet! However, it seemed like a good idea. And it was. While we did not have a whole lot of people (we had invited our friends, family, church members, and anyone we could think of) those that came were people who were interested in what we had to offer. That does not happen in a lot of craft fairs I can vouch for that! So in that respect, we were very satisfied and already have plans for next year. (We must remember to have balloons outside to attract more people though)
Nothing special, just a lot of fun. We deliberately tried to keep things simple. We were able to talk to the people that came and really show our wares. Plus, we got to talk about beads etc between customers. ;-)