Status Reports & Other Ramblings
Happy spring from the snowy wilds of New Hampshire! Happy World Poetry Day to all my fellow writers!
Today I'm launching a project that I've been thinking about for almost two years: Unwritten Stories. Every piece of jewelry now comes with a tiny fragment of a poem or a story. Once or twice a month, I'll gather the most recent fragments into mini chapbooks. I'm publishing them under a Creative Commons license, and if you use any of the fragments in your own creative work, I would love to see what you make!
The first two chapbooks are now available! To celebrate the launch of this project, I have two special offers for the rest of March: jewelry orders of $40 or more will include a free copy of Issue #0, and I will hand-write an original fragment just for you into every copy of Issue #1.
I've also added 20 new pieces of jewelry to the store! I recently acquired a large quantity of broken vintage costume jewelry and I've salvaged some wonderful beads, many of which went into this update. I had a lot of fun working with these beads, and I hope you'll enjoy them too.
And last but certainly not least, because it's that wonderful time of year when I have to send a large amount of money to the IRS... let's have a sale! Use coupon code APRIL15 to take 20% off orders of $95 or more.
(I'd also really, really appreciate it if you could spread the word this announcement and sale. Between taxes and legal expenses in the Divorce That Never Ends, I'm going to be writing some very large checks in the next month, and every little bit of signal boosting helps tremendously. Thank you!)
Until next time,
Giveaway time! Want to win this beautiful black kyanite pendant and five amazing stones to help you stay grounded? RULES: 1) You must be following @wyrdingstudios 2) like & repost this image & tag @wyrdingstudios 3) optional but appreciated: tell a friend! 4) hashtag #wyrdground Winner will receive this black kyanite pendant, a beautiful ethically-mined quartz crystal with amazing peaceful energy, a tektite, a New Hampshire black garnet, a piece of hematite, and a unique cluster of black kyanite... plus a surprise chosen just for you when I mail the package. Winner will be chosen by random number generator on Friday, March 20th! Free shipping anywhere in the world.
It's been a long wait, but gift certificates are finally back. When somebody asks what to get you, the answer just got a lot easier - send them here!
Lots of new shinies just got added to the store! Roman glass in blues, greens, and amber; leaf pendants, pearls and shells, crystals, dangly earrings, and more.
Wyrding Studios is now up and running on an ecommerce platform called Shopify, which I hope will be a better experience for you as well as for me. In 2014 and early 2015 I used an ecommerce platform/marketplace called Storenvy, which had to be abruptly abandoned last week due to serious technical issues that they refused to address. I had already been planning to make the move, but not under this sort of time pressure; thank you for your patience during the unexpected downtime this weekend.
If you created an account on Storenvy, please note that those accounts were not (and can not be) transferred to the new system. You have the option to create a new account or to shop as a guest; creating an account will make the checkout process faster and also allow you to view your order history from this point forward.
I have moved all of the unsold 2015 inventory and neckvines into the new system, and will be transferring clearance items and coupon codes over the next week or two. Right now there are a lot of placeholder pages, and no links to either the 2003 - 2013 archive or the 2014 archive; I plan to resolve those issues as soon as I can. Miles is on school vacation all next week so my work time will unfortunately be somewhat limited.