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Grab bags are fun!

I’ve got a handful of grab bags on the Etsy shop! Basically, now that faire is over, I’ve got a surplus of items. These are not seconds, or bargain bin pieces-they’re just the kinds of things that are more easily reproduced, so they won’t stand out as much in the shop. Yet they’re not quite so easily reproduced that I could offer them in quantity, mostly because they’re made from things I no longer have on hand.

Actual grab bag items!
Actual grab bag items!

Basically, the goal was to make sure each 10 dollar bag had at least 20 dollars worth of jewelry (most ended up closer to 30), and each 20 dollar bag had at least 40 dollars worth of jewelry (again, most had more than that!).  This way, ya’ll get a massive bargain, and I get room to make more things, and the money to get myself a little closer toward getting a small kiln. 😀

7/3 EDIT: I’ll be taking the grab bags down on Monday July 6th! If you want one, grab it before then! 😀

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Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire

For the third year in a row, Bramblefae Boutique was at the Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire and Marketplace, and as always, it was a wonderful, great time! I was set up near the pub, same as the last couple of years, although my booth faced toward the pub, instead of toward the lake (thanks to some pretty torrential rainfall the day before.), and I got to see and talk to A LOT of people.

Not too shabby, yeah?
Not too shabby, yeah?

This is the first year that I did not sell the elf ears off my head, but I did make a pair on the fly for someone who lamented that a pair they’d been eyeing was gone when they got back. Maybe I’m a dork, but I really do enjoy doing commissions and custom work. For the first time, I was pretty happy with my booth set up, although I can tell that I will need to add another 6 foot table to the mix before I do any more events.  I’ve also, thanks to Pinterest (ha!), really gotten a handle on displays. I had several folks ask if I would make my “Illuminated manuscript” ring displays for sale, which made me laugh.

You can see my "manuscript" display past all the parts and pieces. :D
You can see my “manuscript” display past all the parts and pieces. 😀

It’s one of my favorite times of year, but now that it’s done, I’m looking forward. Next week, the shop will be back open, I will be taking custom orders again, and I will be blogging more regularly. 😀  Till then, folks!