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Getting booth ready before you arrive


#1

Hi Everyone,

I know this subject has been broached before but at the time it
wasn’t an issue for me. I recently found out I got in the
Contemporary Crafts Mkt. in Santa, Monica in June. I’m tickled to
bits. But now reality has set in. I’m trying to figure out how in the
world I’m going to do a show in California when I live in Illinois. I
know that there are companies that can set up booths. Who are they?
Do they come with cases? There is no way I can get my cases to CA
without driving and that’s really out of the question. I can figure
out how to bring my jewelry there. I know people do this all the
time, but how do they physically get their booth and all it entails
across the country.

I’d really appreciate. some input.
Thanks ahead of time.

God Bless you
www.jewelrybypoppy.com


#2

Hi Poppy,

First, congratulations on getting into the CCM. I’ll see you there
:-).

I'm trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to do a show
in California when I live in Illinois. I know that there are
companies that can set up booths. Who are they? Do they come with
cases? 

The promoter of this show contracts with a decorating service. So
if you don’t want to have to buy and/or transport your booth setup,
you can rent tables, chairs, pipe & drape, and cases from this
service. Haven’t you received your contract yet? The decorator
service form is included with it.

If you have other questions about the CCM, feel free to contact me
directly.

Beth


#3

Hello Poppy,

actually it is very simple, you have three choices of getting your
stuff to your show location:

  1. drive (everything)

  2. ship (everything except the jewelry) and fly (with your jewelry)

  3. rent (everything except the jewelry) and fly (with your jewelry)
    Show promoters like Roy Helms, who does the Contemporary Crafts
    Market, give a list of companies who rent booth equipment and
    everything you need. Usually they also give you for
    shipping companies that you can contact. You pack everything on a
    pallette that is 40x48 inches, 36inches max high, wrap it with
    shrink wrap and send it about 10 days before the show.

Don’t worry, it works!

Good luck
Edith
Edith Schneider Jewelry
P.O.Box 52001
Palo Alto, CA 94303
es@edithschneider.com
www.edithschneider.com
(650) 813 9755


#4

I’ve done the CCM show in Santa Monica. The promoter has a “decorator
service”. You can rent pipe and drape, as well as tables, chairs and
jewelry cases if you need them. Order them by the deadline in the
packet or you’ll have to pay a premium if you rent them
at the show.

Depending on your booth location, the space is already carpeted. If
you’re outdoors in the tent on the grass, you won’t want carpeting.

Best of luck at the show -
Geri Comstock
Glass Artist/Jeweler


#5

The promoter, Roy Helms, is a helpful guy. Ask him if he has any
suggestions. He has lots of people to help run the show and they are
all coming over from Hawaii. He should understand your problem.

HTH
Carla