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Decorative art style from the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and bold geometric shapes and strong colors and used most notably in everything from architecture, furniture, art, and jewelry. It has experienced a resurgence of interest due to pop-cultural references of films such as Great Gatsby, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Midnight in Paris.  Art Deco as an architectural style used streamlined surfaces, linear and geometric shapes, and symmetry while keeping a dose of glamour at all times. The Chrysler Building NY, The Empire State Building NY, Carbide & Carbon Building Chicago, and Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth are...

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Cates Concepts New Product Launch.

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I have to admit one of my favorite places to sell earrings is comic conventions. I recently had the opportunity to sell at Geek'd Con in Shreveport. This may be a small con, but it was a ton of fun and definitely growing. It's only three years old and I had asked several of my friends about it and no-one had heard of it. I learned about it from just surfing the net. Then I got a contact on Instagram from one of our followers (Kenzie) from  Wizard World New Orleans. She was wanting to know if we were going...

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Business Startup, Comic conventions, Fairs, Farmers Market, Getting started at Farmers Markets, Getting Started in Craft Show, Retail, Rodeos -

I have been doing Craft shows, Farmers Market, Rodeos, and Comic Conventions for about 10 months now.  One of the things that i wish I had when I got start was a checklist of things I needed when I was on the road.  Nothing sucks more that to be at a venue and sudden realize that you're missing something basic.  So in the next few blog post I am going to talk about basic things to consider when going out to a show. Before I get to the list I want to mention one golden rule that has worked for...

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Dallas Home and Gift Show, Dallas Market Center, Design competition, mismatched earrings, new products -

We had a great time at the Dallas Home and Gift Market. The response we had to our earrings was amazing.   One of the request we consistently got was more mismatched earrings.  They loved the ones we have and wanted more.  So for the next couple of weeks that is going to be our design focus.  We already have some great ideas and I will post links to the two new ones we have already. Feel free to message us and let us new ideas you have.  If your design is chosen we will give you a BOGO code that...

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