Today I had a craft fair.I don’t do many as I prefer making the beads rather than turning them into jewellery. But this is a fair I’ve done for the last two years, with the other stalls manned by friends, and I knew it would be a lovely day. I wasn’t disappointed.
It was held in a tiny, rural village hall and there were only ten pitches in all. The unique thing was that every stall had truly handmade crafts from crocheting to candles, knitting to pottery and wood-turning. There were two glass stalls- mine and a fused glass one. We had a steady flow of visitors all interested in what was on offer and willing to chat about the wares.
I took along not only jewellery, but all my beads too. There is always the chance a jewellery maker would stop by for a look round, and sure enough one did. Another wanted visitor wanted a penguin critter made into a pendant. Neither sale would have happened if I’d left my beads at home.