Category: Art Fairs

PVC Pipe Jewelry Stand Tutorial

PVC Pipe Jewelry Stands, Tutorial by Simply Renee Louise. Make all 3 for under $20. Great for displaying jewelry at art shows or at home!

I wanted to make new displays for my steampunk jewelry. I was looking at making pipe stands but man! that can get expensive. So I thought of PVC Pipe, lightweight and cheap, with a can or spray paint I could get the look I wanted without the price. In total this cost me just under $20 for all three stands.

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Detroit Artist to Artist Sales Haul

This past Sunday was the The Detroit Artist Clearance & Artist-to-Artist Sales Event. I was able to stop by and boy was it awesome! It was a basically a garage sale style event for Artists, both to get rid of their old or damaged art and to sell their unused or partially used extra materials. I was interested in going because I thought it would be a good way to get some art materials at discounted prices. And I did! Here’s a picture of everything I left with, and I only spent $25! Read More

Renee Does Steampunk

Hey All! It’s been awhile since I’ve made a blog post. I have been busy with ARTitude, a short term pop up shop with tons of amazing original pieces. Since preview night, I’ve decided to do the entire time, so I’ve been spending my free time there to sell my jewelry. It’s been going well overall, however, I do think the organizers could have done a better job promoting and marketing, as attendance was low, and it seemed like they didn’t get started until the event was halfway over. However it is still in it’s second year, so hopefully next year they’ll be more on top of promoting the event.

However, during this time hanging out at ARTitude, Steampunk Eddie, and I started playing around with clay and clock parts and soon enough Steampunk jewelry started happening. Since then I’ve been having a blast with clay, mica powders, clock parts and gears, making pendants and bracelets. I’m so pleased with how they’ve turned out, these are definitely going to feature heavily in my shows from now on!

Check out some of my new stuff below!

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Western Craft Show

 

I had my first craft show yesterday! I went to the Western Academic Craft Fair in Parma, MI. A friend of mine was nice enough to come with me and help me set up and sit with me through the day. It was really nice because that way we both also got to walk around the fair a bit. I was set up in the hallway which got a lot of traffic, because everyone had to walk through to get to the gym and cafeteria. However because I was at the beginning, a lot of people wanted to see everything before they bought anything, so I didn’t get much business until the end of the day when people started heading out. I did get a lot of compliments on my jewelry though which was nice. But I did make my money back and then a little more then that so overall I thought it was a good day. It was a big learning experience and I look forward to doing more in the future!

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Categories: Art Fairs Weekend Update

ARTitude

Guys! Great news! I got accepted into ARTitude! It’s this awesome pop up shop that runs from November 19th to December 31 in downtown Jackson. It features a variety of artists. Since I’m still getting started I didn’t want to do the whole time, so I just applied for two days, and got in!

I’ll have a table set up instead of the vendor booths which I think is just the right size for me. I’m super excited and have been making jewelry like crazy. I’m also planning on making some non jewelry items, like candle holders and coasters. I’ll post a couple of pictures tomorrow of what I worked on this weekend.

More good news, my package was finally delivered, after 13 days. No idea where it went for a week or why it sat in Baltimore for 3 days without being sent off the rest of the way. But at least it got delivered without being damaged. But I think it’s safe to say that next time I’ll be using a different service.

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