I'm excited to announce that Elektra Steel will be selling at two holiday craft fairs in SF this winter! I know it's not even Halloween yet, but if you enjoy shopping for unique, handcrafted goods, get these two awesome events on your calendar now:
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Saturday and Sunday, November 28th-29th, 11am - 5pm
Pier 35, San Francisco
(Google Calendar users: Please note that event is happening on BOTH Saturday AND Sunday, 11am-5pm, even though Google Cal might only show it as being on Saturday.) Pier 35, San Francisco, CA https://www.facebook.com/events/143629982648495 false MM/DD/YYYY 15 FREQ=DAILY;COUNT=2
Urban Air Market: Holiday Show
Sunday, December 13th, 2015, 11am - 5pm
Pier 70, San Francisco
Personally, I love doing my holiday shopping at craft fairs. It's the best way to find unique, beautifully-crafted gifts while also supporting local artists and craftspeople. (I also love shopping for myself at holiday craft fairs!)
I appreciate having the opportunity to understand the person and the story behind the object -- a refreshing change from online shopping. Last year at West Coast Craft, I bought a gorgeous horsehair necklace from fiber artist Faye Kendall. She and I talked for over half an hour about her process and her business! Now whenever I wear the necklace, it feels extra powerful because I know a bit of the story that surrounds the piece -- what inspired her, how she made it, and how much effort went into creating it.
Anyway, I'm hard at work gearing up for my first two craft fairs: I'm designing my booth, ordering printed marketing materials, getting my Square card reader up and running, placing steel lasercutting orders, and -- most importantly -- blocking off five solid weeks for building up my inventory. I'm going to be doing a lot of welding these next few months!
So, mark your calendars, wish me luck, and I hope to see you in person at one or both of these events!