Thursday, August 7, 2014

Prepping the shop for the holidays!

I know, I know ... it's August and I'm thinking about the holiday shopping season already. Really, I'm not completely crazy. I still have nightmares about last year, though, so this year I'm hoping to be a little more prepared for the extra volume of orders, especially for items that are made to order.

This year, I'm planning to heavily feature some of my most popular pieces of chainmaille for the holiday shopping season & I'm stocking up on precious metal jump rings already.

What's new right now, though? A few exciting things are on the way!

1) I'm working on sourcing some high-quality nickel-free stainless steel rings for guys' chainmaille bracelets, especially the byzantine. Steel is still my best seller, and being able to offer it in a nickel free version would be fantastic!

2) More high-end designs in sterling silver & gold filled! I have some new heavy gauge gold filled & sterling silver rings incoming to up-the-ante on some of the most popular items in my shop.

3) Gold, gold, & more gold! Look for 10k & 14k to make its way into some of my chainmaille designs just in time for the holidays.

4) Gem show time! My next local gem show is a week from now, so if you're looking at anything in my shop that uses gemstone beads and want custom stones, now's the time to make your request! I always get better deals on gemstone beads at shows (vendors just love to offer discounts to folks who pay cash & buy a lot at once! ^_~).

10k gold knot earrings on 14k gold filled posts