|Me at a Dead show back in 2009. This is how I sold pendants|
back in the day.
This girl has taken it upon herself to steal my idea and start making spoon pendants. I have known about it for quite a while. Every so often someone would come up to my booth at a show and ask if I worked with her or if I knew her. I was kind of disappointed then, but I figured that if she was not doing craft shows then it was no biggie for me. Live and let live.
|2008: First pendants ever made. If you see me at a craft show, I am|
Most likely wearing the one on the left.
Things changed this past weekend while at the Lilac Fest. One of her friends stopped at my booth and told me that she was accepted to a pretty big local show that I was rejected to this year, but was accepted into last year. This totally broke my heart. I gotta say, I felt a little threatened. Hell, I quit my full time job with benefits and a 401k to do what I love. And it seemed when I found out about her doing this local show, that my world was crashing down around me. I felt angry, sad, depressed, defeated, oh and did I mention angry?
I have seen her work, and to be honest, if I knew nothing of craftsmanship and had never seen spoon pendants before, I would think they were the coolest thing since sliced bread. And that brings me to another thing that irks me. She sells her pendants for $5-$15 more that mine!
All I can say is that I know my pendants are better quality, original and fair priced. Hopefully customers will realize the same. And hopefully there is not a downpour the weekend of her festival, It would just be a shame ;)