Meghan Buchanan surveyed the people browsing vendors’ stations Saturday in a gym at Tully Junior-Senior High School.
“I’m just trying to get my name out there,” she said. “I’m from the Syracuse area so I don’t really branch out too much.”
Buchanan was selling handmade necklaces with stones and dreamcatchers from her business, Live Wild Adornaments, at the school’s annual craft show.
She was one of more than 140 vendors selling, said Stacia Sterritt, the junior high school’s student council adviser.
Funds raised by vendors leasing spots for the event went to support the council, she said.
The show was Buchanan’s first time participating.
“It’s great,” she said. “I wish I had a chance to walk around and see some of the other vendors. People are in the holiday spirit, doing some Christmas shopping and hopefully picking up something nice.”
Gwen Wehbe of Truxton said she bought a necklace from Buchanan in addition to angel ornaments, sauces and a purse.
“I love buying handmade gifts for Christmas because they are so unique,” she said. “I go every year and it supports the school. There are also great prices.”
Wehbe said she bought a heart-shaped necklace with a copper lining from Buchanan.
“It’s beautiful,” Wehbe said. “She even customized the length of the necklace.”
“We like that everything here is handmade,” said Anne Brittenham, who owns BurningBus, of Skaneateles, with her husband, Paul Brittenham. It’s very community oriented. It’s fun and friendly and it’s kind of a nice artisan type of show.”
The couple sold hand-carved wooden items of various shapes and uses, including dog bowls, candle holders and signs.
All of their works are made from leftover wood from sawmills or discarded wood to make floors, Paul Brittenham said.
As Saturday’s event was the third year for the couple, Paul Brittenham said it has been helpful gaining customers.
“People have been have been receptive. It’s been going really well,” Paul Brittenham said.
“This is a really fun show and we always make pretty decent money from it,” Anne Brittenham said.