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    Hi, I was recently asked to vendor a table at a wedding fair at our local library.I did say okay, but at this point, I am having trouble at what to put out.There are only so many rendetions of hearts & doves. My center peice at this time would be a wedding/anniversary cross,which is very nice...but I am at a loss of what else to make...any ideas or suggestions would be helpful,or at least point me in the right direction...I don't want to end up with a lot of items that stay in stock...but that may be inevitable. . lonepine
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  • #2
    In SSW issue number 14 there's a pattern for a Celtic claddagh that you could personalize with names and dates. Maybe that would work.

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    • #3
      There are so many things you can use A good source for things like this is at the Berry Basket site

      http://www.berrybasket.com/

      Here are a few things I sold as wedding gifts and some I incorporated names but sorry do not have those photos.







      John T.

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      • #4
        Nice work JT!
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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        • #5
          I just finished two different 5 x 7, 150-piece jigsaw puzzles of couples for their 50th anniversaries. One was a recent picture and the other was their 1955 wedding photo. In both cases, I buried a "5" and a "0" among the puzzle pieces.

          I've done puzzles also from wedding invitations and flowery or lacey border puzzles into which a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 invitation or photo can be inserted. Putting them together gives the couples something to do on their honeymoons.

          Just some ideas where you could display some samples in hopes of receiving special orders (which I think you would get).

          Carter

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          • #6
            Interesting thought -- work jigsaw puzzles on your honeymoon ....hummmmmm

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            • #7
              In some of the scroll saw books there are designs of anniversary and wedding plaques, frames, etc. It could be a starting place for coming up with some different ideas.

              As for jigsaw puzzles on your honeymoon, when I was on mine many years back I can't remember having the time to work on any jigsaw puzzles... hmmmm.....

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              • #8
                Wedding patterns

                Jonh T. your projects are gorgeous...nice work.I have a start now with your suggestions and all those that replied.I knew i came to the right place.Bob
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                • #9
                  Candelabras

                  You might want to try making candelabras. The large ones are nice for the head table and the smaller ones are great for all the other tables. I did quite well with them when I did shows. You may also want to try fret sawn bud vases. They can easily add flowers that coordinate with their theme for the tables or even one beside the guest book. Good Luck!
                  Scrollwoman

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                  • #10
                    some ideas

                    You could try coumpound cutting some swans, they could be used as center pieces or , with a slot cut in them as name place holders.
                    Napkin rings with the wedding date, coasters, or picture frames.
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      Puzzle Pattern

                      Is there a program for creating a puzzle pattern?

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                      • #12
                        Drogers.....

                        I think there are such pattern programs available, but please take a look at my recent posting under the thread of "Puzzle Making" on this board. Feel free to drop me an email if you have questions.

                        Making jigsaw puzzles is wonderful fun....without a pattern.

                        Carter

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                        • #13
                          I play around with puzzles, but not on Carter's level. You don't need a pattern, I have some blank patterns for puzzles and I think they are harder to cut out than by doing it free hand.
                          Give it a try it really is fun.

                          Bob
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                          • #14
                            Wedding patterns update

                            As a follow up to the wedding patterns.I put together a lot of small items, all wedding related...doves, hearts, claddaughs, candle holders, wedding plaques, wedding crosses etc. I had a nice setup, and eyeryone said how nice everything was... and they were glad that I came...I sold 1 item for $4.00... most items were $10 and less.It just seemed I did a lot of work and came up carting all the stuff home. I am not sure why... but it did sure deflate me in a hurry. Sure was depressing. And then I rushed home hoping not to miss the kick off of the Steeler Game... Oh well Bob
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                            • #15
                              Bob,
                              You could just consider that when you are asked to do something similar in the future, you already have some very good items in stock. Sometimes everything sells, sometimes nothing - and the conditions seem to be similar. You could also consider that you have some very nice items for wedding gifts - and those opportunities just keep coming.
                              Above all, don't be discouraged - your time will come!
                              Sandy
                              PS. You might also take a look at how you displayed your items - I have been told that items closer to eye level sell better - so some draped boxes or such might help next time.

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