Thanks everyone for the great advice! I wanted to attend the Telford Bear Parade on March 30th, but suddenly I have has commission work to do so I think I will have to wait until the November show. I have 4 bears in stock at the moment, and Im not sure I have enough time to make another 10 by march!
I have been selling my bears online for a bout a year now, and I wanted to try selling at a bear fair. I have so many questions please could you help!
Whats the minimum amount of bears I should bring (table is 6ft)
Do I need a debit card machine thingy?
Do I need a big sign with my shop name on?
How much change (£) will I need?
Any tips for decorating the stall?
Where can i get nice carrier bags
Thanks for any advice you can give
All questions are welcome here! There are several types of joints you can use, my favorite are the plastic safety joints because they are so easy to use! The cotter pins can be tricky but a happy medium are the nut and bolt joints like these:
For glass eyes I have to use a really long doll needle to get through the thickness of the head. I love my pair of surgical scissors too, they are really sharp and have pointed ends which is great for cutting through fabric and sculpting fur. The weighting i use steel shot its pretty cheap and does the job just fine although one word of warning, if you spill the bag onto a wooden floor you will never recover them all, they bounce everywhere!!