Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month & that means the monthly Baton Rouge Market happens in downtown Baton Rouge. I knew that it was going to be a VERY hot day (here in south Louisiana, we still consider September to be a summer month) but got myself in gear, organized everything the day before in order to minimize having to do much thinking at 6 am! I took lots of pictures, mostly of other artists who are also members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, for later posting on the LCG Facebook page - go here if you want to check out that page: www.facebook.com/LouisianaCraftsGuild. We feature an artist member of the group every morning.
It turned out to be a really nice market, in spite of the intense heat. Shoppers were out and ready to support local art and artists which is always so wonderful to experience. My top sellers at this market turned out to be my simple sterling silver bangle bracelets and sterling silver "stacking" rings. The brand new "pebble" rings were popular as well, especially paired with a couple of simple stacking rings - such a great combination! Although other items sold, these were by far the most popular items this weekend. I had to put all three of these items on my list of jewelry to make this month - in several sizes, so that I'll be ready for the next market. It's always fun to see what the popular pieces are - it can vary so much from market to market.
After unpacking & reorganizing so that I'm ready for next month, I am already looking forward to the October market! Hopefully it will be much cooler a month from now! Here's hoping......:)
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!