A little pre-market panic set in last week when I realised I had 2½ weeks to go until my 1st market of the season. Yikes! It’s been 6 months since my last one and I had grand ideas of stall layout change, new displays and branding.
OK, so the new business cards, banner, and address labels are here and looking fab so I can cross that off the list, now to work my way through the rest of it!
As I have new product lines in the pipe-line which will require a bit of time and patience, I decided to set to work on re-stocking my embellished paua pendant range first. These are very popular and I adore making every single one – I could whip them out fairly quickly were it not for the fact I like to hand select each and every bead, then try out different layouts as I go, smiling the whole time as they really are a work of love (dippy eh!).
As I wanted to make at least 7 new pendants, I decided to try a new process – instead of making one from start to finish (ie, raw products to complete hanging pendant), I thought I’d work on all 7 at once through each step. And it worked! I still got to spend as much time as I liked on each one but it was a whole lot more efficient and unbelievably even more fun as I felt surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colours as each little pre-prepared pottle of beads sat on my table beside me waiting for their turn.
Last night I completed the bails and leather backing for each pendant so tonight will be the last step of choosing the necklace type to suit each piece – chain? Cord? Ribbon? Wire? They’ll tell me :)
Right… what’s next on the list?.....