Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bearing Necklaces galore.

This weekend Adam and I purchased a table at the Duke City Derby bout since I decided it was not really safe to play knowing that I am pregnant.

We made 16 or so new bearing necklaces for it, and since we were displaying all of the necklaces we needed a way to display them all.

This is what we came up with:

We made a stand out of my FIRST pair of derby skates!

When I say "we" I mean I said " I have an old pair of skates we can use" and Adam did the rest.

It is probably the best imaginable way to display skate bearing pendants.

I have never done a table or anything like this, so I don't really know what is good for sales, but we made over $300 in the four hours we were there, so I am pretty pleased. I ran a special on shirts and that went over VERY well and we sold several bearing necklaces as well. After the booth fee and supplies I would say I made about $240.

In other exciting news, we just got a wholesale order- our first- for 20.00 bearing pendants... so that is a lot of work, but the order is for other derby folks, so that is awesome.

And what kind of post would this be without a random picture of Autumn?




Friday, August 13, 2010

Etsy, Derby, and some non-relevant pictures of autumn.

Another week has flown past so quickly I can hardly believe it happened.

There is a roller derby game this weekend and since I can't play Adam and I decided to buy a table that I can vend shirts and bearing necklaces at while the games are going on.

There is a roller derby boot camp that we are hosting and I will be helping with that in the morning. Tickets to the bout are included to the games so I am hoping to do well at my table, especially since a lot of my products are roller derby related.

I am thinking about stopping by the black market Gallery to see if anything new sold or if I need to replace anything. I guess I will do that if there is time.

I know I will miss skating and the amount of exercise I do now if I don't find another outlet, so I am trying to decide what I want to do about that. I was considering helping without the newbie program in duke city derby but I may just skate at the roller rink instead. I would probably benefit more from just skating, but I like roller derby and it would be ok to stay involved.

Than you to the family members who have sent us happy wishes!

By the way, I will not be doing daily treasuries any more, but you probably figured that out.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Black Market Gallery.

As I mentioned, last week I set up my art at an art gallery. The Black Market Gallery is awesome. It is a collective that showcases young artists, musicians and designers. It started a few years ago when the founder Josh Jones was throwing up awesome one night art shows every few months. I was lucky enough to be involved back then. I was able to do the first three shows, but it was a little too much for me to do them and roller derby. I also eventually moved to Portland for a while. I am so excited to be involved again!

I put up a variety of items. I had acrylic paintings, watercolors, and prints. I also brought some shirts, arm warmers and bags. Not sure how well you can see, but the pillows are a new item, and I am working on a few more, and I will be listing them in acrylicandsteel soon.

The first Friday reception was a ton of fun. It ran from 8pm to 12pm but Autumn decided we needed to leave around 10.

She WAS having fun... another artist let her play with some markers and a notebook, and she enjoyed dancing to the music. When she started getting tired she really wanted to run around and pull things off the walls.

The Other art was awesome, and the MC's were very good. I plan on continuing to participate, and hope soon to be able to put in some volunteer time so that the gallery can be open more often.

We had a roller derby game in Taos this weekend too, and it was my last travel game. I found out on Saturday that I am pregnant, and while it is hard to stop playing roller derby I am VERY excited to be having another baby!

Talk To you later!