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Indie Craft Parade

The Indie Craft Parade is a juried art market in Greenville, SC. They only accept applications June 1-23 and only allow artists from the southeast.

indie craft parade

indie craft parade (Photo credit: kcryder)

I applied last year and was declined. I had convinced myself that I wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t get selected, but I really was crushed. Now that the applications are open again, it’s really hard not to try again, but it would probably just be wasting the $20 application fee.

Debnests submission

Debnests submission picture

I wish I knew why I wasn’t selected, so I would know if I should give up or try again. It could have just been my pictures. I know my photography has improved in the last year. Maybe it depends on the judges they use each year. Before applying, I studied the pictures from the previous year and I think my jewelry would have fit in with those booths, but the jewelry that was selected for last year was very different.

Debnests submission

Debnests submission

The rejection letter does say, “unfortunately, there were some great entries that couldn’t be included.” It doesn’t actually say my entry was great though. For $20 you would think they could at least give you a personal critique, instead of just a form letter.

Good Luck! to anyone who does apply.

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Debnests on Location in April 2013

Created a category called local for events so everyone that isn’t local (SC or NC) to me, can just ignore these posts, but people who are local may want to know where Debnests can be found.

Spring Flea

Spring Flea Poster

Saturday, April 20 I’m going to be selling at Swamp Rabbit’s Spring Flea in Greenville. The Holiday Flea in December was my first craft fair and I really enjoyed it. Seams I like talking about my jewelry and it was great having strangers buy my jewelry. My first sales on Etsy weren’t until January.

April 19-21 is the Grand Opening of the Artists View in Easley. I have a few items on consignment at that shop, but I won’t be able to be there for most of the festivities because of the Spring Flea.

Saturday, April 27 is the Art Market at the Art Lounge in Spartanburg.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you plan to come to one of these events.


Links for more information:


Artists View Facebook Page          Artists View Grand Opening Event


Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery      Spring Flea


The Art Lounge                Art Market


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