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deborah potash brodie
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  • Derwood, MD
  • United States
  • jewelry and etched glass
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Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts, Nassau, Gilmore

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Terry Jan 13, 2016. 3 Replies

Thoughts on Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts, Nassau Shows and Gilmore .... Thanks in advance.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Feb 14, 2013. 2 Replies

After the much discussion about the Mt. Gretna Show in PA - Emily S. from Rona Fisher Jewelry Designs emailed me to tell me that there are two (2) shows that are held - the 'main' one and an…Continue

Accessible Issues -- Yes, I Just Looked -- The Calendar Says It's 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reed Curanderos Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies

Jay and I came into this biz 'late in life.' We do know about shlepping and conferences having created and developed educational products for special needs and mainstream children and adults. I…Continue

How to Close A Sale -- Or Possibly of Making a Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Hinde Sep 10, 2012. 2 Replies

I love it -- there is nothing else like this out there -- thank you for doing this ... the compliments go on and on ...So, how does one make a sale?  Close a sale?  Hear that the potential purchaser…Continue

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jewelry and etched glass
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What are the best things about art fairs
having people 'make the connection'
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Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts, Nassau, Gilmore -- thumbs up or down

Posted on January 9, 2016 at 3:46pm 13 Comments

After 5 joint replacements since March 2014 - yes 2 hips, 2 knees, rt reverse shoulder -- and knowing that I am on avoidance for left shoulder surgery -- and am now having epidurals for my back -- we have decided to do a few shows this year.  Has anyone done the Pittsburgh Arts and Craft Shows, Nassau Shows, and Gilmore Shows?  What are thoughts?  

Thanks in advance.  

Surgeries Won't Stop Me!!!

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 7:45pm 10 Comments

After having bilateral hip surgery - right hip replaced and left hip revised in March and a right shoulder replacement in June, my wonderful surgeon has given me the ok to start doing shows in a slow manner without too much lifting (and I am still working on raising my arm).  He's told me to keep being creative and designing.  We didn't sign up for anything because we didn't know how long my recovery would be (and I am still doing pt 3x a week and have limited stamina).  But we want to get…


Buy and Sell at a Juried Fine Craft Show ... MMMM...

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:41pm 37 Comments

A friend of mine was excited to tell me that he was just juried into a fine craft show.  I was appalled and said - 'But you do 'buy and sell.'  And then I told him that if he was next to me, across from me, or anywhere near me, I would be totally upset.  He said he understood and hoped he wasn't placed near 'shlocky buy and sell.'  He figured that promoters needed to sell space.  I figure that if promoters are so desperate to sell space, then maybe there needs to be a 'Plan B' - to think it…


Designing a new and lighter jewelry display

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 8:55pm 6 Comments

All summer long I have been thinking about our inside display for the jewelry.  We have used our Corelle dishes – and placed black acquarium rocks in it.  Then we’ve laid each collection in an individual plate with signs stating each collection’s name and few word description.


The display is pretty.  We always have comments on how clever it looks – how the display ‘pops,’ and so on.  So the comments have been about the ‘cool’ display but not always about the ‘wow’ factor of…


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At 9:25pm on January 5, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Deborah.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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Connie Mettler

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At 2:03pm on January 11, 2011, Shane Reed said…
I started my photography business in 2008.  Shortly after starting my business I started shooting alphabet letters of architecture and other objects found in urban settings.  These letters can be used to spell words, or names to make contemporary art for you home.  This project took off, and became an overwhelming success.  I used the money from selling my alphabet letters to fund my photography business.  These letters are fantastic sellers and I’m thankfully too busy with my real passion to have time to sell them anymore.  So I’ve decided to sell the high resolution digital files for a fair price to the right person who is interested in making an abundance of extra income.  This idea will be unique to you, and if you're driven will make you lots of money.  The market is enormous!  If you’re interested and would like to discuss things further please contact me and please check out our alphabet photography click on “client” menu and enter the password “abc”.  We have b&w and color alphabets, and I’ve also custom created numerous word art pieces with quotes.  You’d receive everything with unlimited reproduction rights.  The letters can be put on anything you can think of or you can sell them just as letters to go in frames.  I always just sold them as letters for $5 per letter.  The profit margin is very high as it costs about 10-20 cents to print each letter and they sell for $5 each.  I look forward to hearing from you.
At 6:13pm on February 05, 2011, Connie Mettler gave deborah potash brodie a gift
Thank you, Deborah, for referring Jay Brill to Art Fair Insiders.
At 1:07pm on July 02, 2012, Connie Mettler gave deborah potash brodie a gift
Congrats on winning the Blog Post of the Week Award - 7/1/12.
At 5:08pm on February 04, 2013, Connie Mettler gave deborah potash brodie a gift
A gold trophy to you for all your contributions to the community at AFI -- your generosity and sharing and good thinking skills are a gift to all of us. Many thanks.
At 5:25pm on July 01, 2013, Connie Mettler gave deborah potash brodie a gift
Congrats on winning the Post of the Week Award - 7/1/2013.
At 3:30pm on January 08, 2015, Connie Mettler gave deborah potash brodie a gift
Happy new year, Deborah. Thanks for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. A little elf tells me your gift is in the mail ... Hope the new year bring you many blessings.

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