My First Trunk Show!
Back in October, I had the first ever Twenty Thou trunk show. I had it at the best Jamaican restaurant in Chicago, Jamaica Jerk. I was so nervous, I think I invited maybe about 36 people. I was worried no one would show up LOL. I did lots of googling to figure out how to display my items. I ended up hitting the Salvation Army, and found several CD racks for a couple dollars a piece, to display my earrings, and I found this awesome bronze bowl to put stuff in too. About a year before the show I moved, and sold all of my CDs, and gave away my CD racks which were very similar to the ones I purchased, this is why I'm a pack rat, when I throw stuff away I end up needing it later. I even did a practice run at home LOL. I arrived at Jamaica Jerk a couple hours before the show to set up everything, that went fine until I got ready to hang up the necklaces. Like an idiot I somehow packed them all together, so they were a big ball LOL. It took me at least an hour to get those necklaces apart, I eventually had to cut a couple of the ribbon necklaces to get them all apart. (Unfortunately I didn't learn my lesson, I did a craft show about a month later and the same thing happened, that time I had tried to pack them separate, but they still ended up getting tangled.) I've learned my lesson now (finally) and now pack them in snack baggies. I made my necklace display out of copper pipe, copper T joints, and copper elbow joints I bought at Home Depot. They really are all about "You can build it, we can help". I found the pipes and asked one of the sales associates if they cut pipe, he was like no but you can. So he showed me how to use a pipe cutter. Now I kinda want one, in case I want to make something pipe related. I think I have enough hobbies for now though. About 15 people showed up, all of my buddies, and one friend of the owner of Jamaica Jerk. I even discovered a new wine, thanks to Mona, my wine rep. I'm not much of a wine person unless it's sweet, and she had one their called Blufeld. So if you like sweet wines, this one is pretty good. Poitin Stil.