Monday, March 17, 2008

Cha Ching! Kearney Bead Show Wrap Up~

Well, yesterday (Sunday) passed in a whirl of post-bead show exhaustion and exhilaration from the success of our show on Saturday. We went up on Friday night to Kearney and stayed over at the Ramada (I would definitely not recommend the room we had~long story!) so we were able to get set up that evening instead of rushing on Sat am. We have only done this a couple times, so we are still slow at it and takes us a bit to work out the kinks. Watching Jodie Marshall (who has a great talent for including Mina), and Carla (who is also great with putting Mina to work in a fun and productive way) from beads and botanicals set up was an eye opening experience~what pros! The speed with which their booths came together was impressive! We had a wonderful time on Saturday meeting fellow bead enthusiasts and folks who just happened to wander in to see their first bead show. We gave out tons (okay not literally!) of business cards, and did brisk sales business. The most wonderful part was watching adults turn back the clock when they saw Chris's little worms, birdies and nests, and cutie bugs! We definitely need to expand that line of beads! His Halloween pals, (Witchie, Mummy, and the Skull) were also popular, though poor Witchie suffered a slight identity complex when she was mistaken for a cucumber and a leprechaun! My jewelry was also popular, and Chris and I are very grateful and thank God for answering all of the late night prayers for success at the business we are building! So a BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of our beading friends, fans, and new blog readers! We appreciate you! Thanks for your interest in our work, and let us know if there is anything you would like to see us make!

5 comments:

Angie said...

Congratulations on a successful show! I would have loved to have been there too. We spent the weekend moving our daughter to Arkansas, so maybe another time!

I've been enjoying watching your business develop and grow. You and Chris are a great team!

Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

Thanks Angie! One of these days we are going to have to meet! God has truly blessed us with talents that work together, and we are very blessed to have support from lots of wonderful people like you!

Jodie said...

Hey--who you callin' a pro?? LOL! Great to see your cool stuff in person! Glaad you had a good day at the show!

Jodie said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I have WAY more glass than I thought. Still want it all?

Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

Yep, just bring it out and Chris can look through it while you are at the seed bead meeting.

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