Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baby Bandanna Dress

I've had some pink bandannas laying around for some time now and thought that it would make a super cute bandanna skirt. I had seen some variations of the idea on Pinterest and other blogs, but made the style a little my own still.

It's half a bandanna in pink with baby zebra ribbon.

The photo shows the ribbon cinched nice and snug to show the adjust-ability of it. The ribbon is not sewn in place, allowing the customization available to cinch it right to your baby's waist. 

Super cute and sweet! :)

Like it, Love it? Just Gotta Have it?

It's available in my Etsy shop, here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pick Your Pendant!

I wanted to get a better feel for what people are looking for in their pendants. Below are some photo examples. If you dont see something you would like to see, leave it in the comments!

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1. Rustic Longhorn

2. Rustic Tractor

3. Rustic Horseshoe with Bronc Rider

4. Beat up metal Chubby Cross

5. Silver Wing

6. Black Rhinestone Cross with "Charms"

7. Rustic Spur Rowel and Bronc

8. Silver Fleur De Lis 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Custom Orders

Just some of the custom orders I have made, that didnt make their way to the Etsy shop.
Two stranded necklace, one small green nugget strand, one small brown nugget strand, rustic metal cut-out of a moose for the pendant. 

Large pink nugget beads, crystal beads, and rustic barrel racer concho with matching earrings. 

Lightweight was key for this order. I had these absolutely beautiful copper beads, stone-looking white beads, a lightweight cream stone pendant, and ivory pearl beads and clear beads. Matching earrings. Set made for a Mothers Day present!
This was a custom order look-alike to one I had previously made and sold. Different pendant and different nugget beads, however. Two stranded, one ivory pearls, the other small green nugget beads, finished together with brown pearl beads, and a rustic metal cut-out bronc rider. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Check out Our Other Sites!

Be sure to check out the most current up-to-date events happening on our Facebook page, The Crafting Cowgirl! New items are posted here, deals and discounts, polls, and opportunities to voice your opinions on what you want to see in products available!!

Find something you just can't live without? You can go to our Etsy shop here and purchase through Paypal's secure site.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

First Official Event!

Technically, our first event was an Open House for the local riding club, Silver Spur Club, back in April. A single table and only half the stock, we still sold a few tailbags and a necklace.

This last weekend we did attend our first official vendor event. A non-profit benefit NPRA rodeo held locally offered very reasonable prices for vendor booths and we set up, not sure how reception would be held from the general public.

We did surprisingly well, in fact, selling the most high-ticket necklace available! We made four times back the vendor fee and let go of a lot of business cards - further expanding our communications past the Facebook page and Etsy shop! I think I have the "bug" now and really want to get out to more events to continue promoting the name and product.

Some lessons learned:
- Bring a mirror. I had planned on bringing my full-length mirror but forgot...
- More attraction-drawing items: varying heights, colors, better signage (was last minute)
- LIGHTS! I hadnt thought at all about lighting until someone asked if we needed power ran to the booth. Oops...ended up being a bit of a problem after night fell. Luckily we were close to the arena, but lights would have really showcased the sparkle in the necklaces.

Some photos from our "booth"!

Modeling a pair of the Cowboy Booties!