The show was not as busy as the holiday shows I participate in, which made it easier to talk with people and get their feedback on the designs. I like to ask a lot of questions and really try to engage them in a conversation.
I realize that their are certain styles that people are drawn too, and make them stop and look.
When I design I want it to be difficult to tell that the jewelry is made from hardware. What I found out is that my customer likes the idea that it's hardware, and the pieces that sold the best showcased the hardware. I also found out that my customer likes the idea of being able to tell people that it's made of hardware.
Seeing my work through my customers eyes has helped me decide what pieces to create for my next few shows, which pieces I should showcase, and what questions to ask to engage my customers in conversation.
Have you looked at your work from your customers perspective?