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NEW! Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at Village Lights
December 2nd, 2018
Schiller Park, German Village
2 – 8p
Not Your Mama’s Craft Market in partnership with the German Village Society presents a new Market! This Market is a new addition to the already long established German Village Lights Festival. German Village Lights brings in thousands of attendees from all over the state and is now, with the help of NYMCM, offering a local shopping experience.
Not Your Mama’s Last Minute Craft Market
December 15th, 2018
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, The Short North
1 – 6p
Our Original NYMCM in the Short North made to accommodate all the last minute gifts on your list.
What is the History of NYMCM?
NYMCM has been around since 2012. Starting in Marysville, Ohio then moving to Columbus in 2014 NYMCM quickly became a beloved Holiday staple in the city. NYMCM continues to be voted one of the top 10 shopping events in Columbus year after year.
HOW MANY SHOPPERS ATTEND YOUR EVENT?
Each and every year we have been blessed to see incredible growth. We sell out of early shopper tickets and have a huge line waiting to walk in the door. We estimate our attendance at 3,500 shoppers.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
Market #1 – December 2nd, 2 – 8p Schiller Park’s Indoor Recreation Center, German Village, Columbus, Ohio
Market # 2 – December 15th, 1 – 6p Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North, Columbus, Ohio
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
WHAT ARE THE FEES & BOOTH SIZES?
All booths are indoors.
6’ wide x 5’ deep – $90
8’ wide x 5’ deep – $110
10’ wide x 10’ deep – $125 (extremely limited spaces available)
* All 2017 BIG Holiday Market returning vendors will receive a $10 discount.
Booth payment is not required until you have been accepted as a vendor and will be collected via Paypal. Payments will be due by September 22nd.
WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?
Your fee covers venue costs, promotional materials including posters, digital and print ads and other costs required to put on a Market. Makers will also be featured and tagged on our social media pages and on our website leading up to and during the market.
ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?
Tables and chairs are not provided but NYMCM will have a limited amount available to rent for the December 15th Market. You can find more information on the application.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT / REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY?
Accepted Makers will receive a Paypal invoice in their acceptance email. A nonrefundable booth payment must be paid via Paypal no later than September 22, 2018. If booth payment is not made by September 22nd a $15 late fee will be charged. If invoice is not paid by September 30th your space will be given to the next vendor on the waitlist. Again, once your payment is made it is nonrefundable. If you find that you need to cancel your commitment to vending at the market, please contact us right away so we can contact another Maker on our waiting list. Cancellations will be considered a forfeit of your spot in the Market. Trading or selling your space to another Maker is prohibited. We have a long waiting list, and reserve the right to fill spots.
HOW DOES YOUR JURY WORK?
The NYMCM jury consists of 5 members, each of whom is active in handmade small business. After the application period closes, application fee payments are confirmed. If the fee has not been paid the application is considered incomplete and discarded. All paid applications are then sorted by genre and individually scored according to the criteria outlined below. The top scorers are compared within their genre and chosen to join the markert.
WHAT CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICANTS?
Our market is juried by select members of our staff and other individuals in the local makers scene, whose opinions and tastes we value and trust. Together we review the pool of applications thoroughly and handpick the artists that are the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose applicants based on a number of criteria, listed below.
Also, check out our social media pages to see what Makers we have chosen in the past.
I WAS A NYMCM MAKER IN THE PAST. DOES THIS MEAN I’M GUARANTEED A SPOT THIS YEAR?
What makes NYMCM such a unique market is our desire to bring our customers the newest and most current trends in handmade every year. To do this we need a vast variety of Makers each year along with new merchandise. This is why we hold such a rigorous application process. We LOVE having return vendors but we give them the same jury process as everyone else. We check to see what new products they are offering and also discuss what kind of Maker they were in the past. Did they help share Market info online? Were they easy to work with? Did they follow all of our rules and deadlines?
I APPLIED IN THE PAST AND WAS NOT ACCEPTED. SHOULD I EVEN TRY APPLYING AGAIN?
Heck yes! As stated in the last questions we are always looking for new Makers. We have to turn down so many fantastic Makers simply due to space each year. This year we have twice the opportunities for Makers as we have ever had!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A WEB PAGE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE FOR MY BUSINESS?
As much as we love to accommodate all Makers we highly depend on digital exposure for the all around success of our markets. We do not require an expensive website or thousands of posts or followers of our Makers but we do require some sort of internet presence. This makes promoting, collecting promotion material and communication much easier on our end. A simple Instagram account or Etsy page is perfect! If you do not have an active online page, NYMCM may not be the right fit for you.
Do you allow Direct Sales Businesses?
No we do not. No exceptions made. If you pay the application fee and apply with a direct sales business you will not be refunded.
CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?
Yes. BUT we require that each Maker applies and is approved individually by our jury. Any vendors who have not been approved and still set up at the Market will be asked to leave. This will be outlined in the Vendor’s Agreement and will be rigorously enforced.
WHEN AND HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A VENDOR?
Vendor selections will be made no later than September 15th. Acceptance, Waitlist and Decline emails will all be sent by this date. We ask that no emails inquiring about the status of your application be sent before September 15th. If you have not received a notification email by this time please check your spam inbox and then email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
WHAT IF NYMCM CAN NOT PROVIDE ME WITH THE BOOTH SIZE I APPLIED FOR?
NYMCM tries to accommodate all requests but because of limited space cannot always give vendors the size of booth they request on their application. In these cases NYMCM will offer Makers a smaller sized booth. Makers have the option to take the smaller booth space or have their name moved to the waiting list for the booth size requested. We highly suggest taking the smaller space as we have few cancellations. Makers will be given booth size upon receiving acceptance email.
IF I GET ACCEPTED DOES THAT MEAN I AM INVITED TO SELL AT BOTH MARKETS?
No. There are boxes you can check on the application to indicate which Market/s you would like to vend. This does not mean we can accommodate you at both events. Your acceptance email will indicate which market/s and booth size/s we can offer you along with contract/s and payment information.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME IF I AM CHOSEN TO BE A VENDOR?
I HAVEN’T DONE MANY MARKETS. HOW DO I PREPARE?
Do your research! There are many great books, blogs and networks out there to help you move forward with your business. We would love to have the time to help each Maker personally figure out how much product to make, how to set up their space, and how to price their items but with over 100 Makers and 100s of hours it takes to put on a market we cannot. We can however direct you to our Pinterest Page that has many resources for Makers. Upon acceptance we can also add you to our private Makers FB page where you are welcome to post questions.
More questions are welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to Pretty Poor Living for sharing this great tutorial of your Ohio necklace!
I have been a bit behind on posting lately because I have been getting 40 crafts ready for the next two 614 Craft Exchanges this weekend! With craft exchanges on the mind I thought it the perfect time to share a tutorial on, what I shared at the last exchange, wire Ohio necklaces.
I have since seen this bad boys around from $30-$50 each. But when you make them yourself they are under $2.00!! Score! And they take less than 30 mins. Girl you got this!
Here are the step by step instructions. The photos will be an extra help to the directions in this tutorial. Hope you enjoy!
You will need:
6 inches of 20 gage wire (kids craft area of Walmart)
Small Round Nose Pliers (Walmart)
Wire Cutters (Walmart)
Matching Chain with Clasp (I took mine off an old necklace)
First do a simple google image search for an “Ohio silhouette.” Then zoom in and out on the image until it is the desired size for your pendent on the computer screen. (Mine is about an inch and a half.) Using your computer screen as a light box, place a piece of paper over the screen and lightly trace the Ohio shape onto your paper.
For a computer light box walk through click: here.
Next roughly cut around the Ohio. With masking tape, tape the Ohio paper to your work table. If you are having a hard time seeing your image trace over it directly on the tape with a ballpoint pen. (In the photo the image is taped to a block but it all works the same:)
Next take your wire and make a “large” circle around your image. This is an easy way to measure an easy amount of wire to work with. Using wire cutters, cut off the execs wire where the ends come together.
After that, leaving a one inch “tail” at the end of your wire, make a small circle with the round nose pliers. This will be where your chain runs through so make it large enough for the clap to fit through the hole.
Now, with the pliers squeezing the wire in one hand, use the other hand to grab the tail end of the wire and twist the wire twice around the other longer wire end.
After that, lay your wire circle down on your taped image so that the wire circle is about a centimeter above the top center of the Ohio. With pliers make a bend in the wire where it meets the Ohio image.
Now tape down you wire circle securely onto your work surface. Using pliers carefully bend the remaining wire like your tracing the Ohio, taping wire down every inch or so.
Bend. Trace. Tape.
When you come all the way around your image, leave a bit of extra wire so it touches the end of your circle. Cut away excess.
Now untape the wire Ohio and using pliers and your fingers twist the extra wire around the straight wire under circle connecting the two pieces together. Keep twisting until you reach the bottom of the circle. Clip off all extra wire.
With wire cutters, clip off all extra wire ends. With your pliers grab hold of your circle and twist to the left so the circle is on its side. This makes the charm wear flat.
Hugs and Stiches,
No 1.) Make something amazing to give! It doesn’t have to cost you a lot it just needs to be made with love. It can be art, jewelry, decor, whatever your passion is! Document your creation as it comes to life on social media by using #HandMAKEmydayCbus
No 2.) Print off your favorite Congrats Card: HERE and attach it to your handmade gift along with any contact info you would like to share. Your name, email, website, handle. Your choice!
No 3.) Find the perfect spot to hide your handmade gift. Parks, sidewalks, restaurants, shops, bus stops, you name it! Just remember to “hide it in plain sight”!
(If you attach your gift to a post, tree, building, etc. please make sure you attach it with something non damaging like string, tape, or magnets – we don’t want to ruin someones day:)
No 4.) Instagram a photo of your handmade gift using #HandMAKEmydayCbus and the caption “Find me, I’m Free!”. Include a clue or two as to where it can be found. Also use #SheHasAName to encourage support and awareness of steps being taken to fight human trafficking in Columbus.
No 5.) Sit back and follow us on instagram @HandMAKEmydayCbus and at #HandMAKEmydayCbus to see whose day you made. And while your waiting, check out @SheHasAName and learn about the amazing steps they are taking to fight human trafficking right here in Cbus.
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