Facebook is telling me that it’s been a while since any of you have heard from me. Which, now that I think on it, is true.
I can’t believe it’s the end of May already. But that’s also kind of a good thing, I guess.
May is not a good month for me. My dad died suddenly in May of 2012. It’s easier to carry now, six years on, but it creates this unstable base for the rest of the month. If everything else goes all right, then it’s fine. I can get through the month with few issues. But this year, we’re wrestling with some unwelcome drama at Where Faeries Live, so…well, let’s just say my meds are working hard!
Most days when I get home from work (either day job,) I just want to sit in my basement, where it’s cool enough to function as a human being, and do sudoku puzzles. Especially after spending the day in the book store, where air conditioning is non-existent. The main floor, where all my jewelry stuff is, is just too freaking hot.
But…well, I guess I can announce the Big Plans that I’ve been working on these last few months.
I am upgrading the Shaman’s Trinkets bracelets from silver-plated steel to stainless steel. This means no tarnishing! I’ve also had some customers find their silver-plated bracelets seem to be copper instead of steel. (Unfortunately, I can’t tell which bracelets might have this issue, but if you find the silver plating is coming off your bracelet to reveal copper underneath, please let me know! I will happily fix it for you.) But now, everything will be stainless steel. I still have a bunch of the old style, and it will take me a while to make stock of the new stainless steel bracelets. So I might not have the stainless steel bracelets available until the Alchemy of Womyn event in July. BUT for the time being, the silver-plated bracelets will remain on sale!
(The bottle necklaces are already made with stainless steel, so those aren’t changing.)
I will still be using some other metals with other jewelry. I’ve still got a stash of perfectly good chains that aren’t steel, and I don’t see a reason to just throw them away. And stainless steel is still fairly new on the jewelry market, at least for things aside from chains. Sourcing charms and suchlike is tricky.
Anyway, that’s my little ramble-update-thingy.