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September's the Beginning

By Aislyn Bryan August 31, 2017 185 Views No comments

It would be difficult to overstate how great it is to have a whole month off in the summertime. It feels like sooo much time, stretching away into the future, just the way summer always felt on the last day of school as a kid. Gary and I lazed around, cooking and eating, watching movies, taking naps (some of them on lounge chairs outside), surrounded by our many critter babies, until even the dogs had had enough.

Then we started cleaning. We rearranged furniture, put up new curtains, beat the rugs, washed the decks, and slowly cleaned away all the clutter that accumulates during the eleven months of the year when we're too busy to notice. Once that was done, we did it all again downstairs in the office and the shop. It's such a nice feeling when everything's clean and shiny, oiled, upgraded, well rested and ready to bust out.

So go place your order... we've got new equipment to break in. :)

-- Aislyn

P.S. Believe it or not, this month is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It's time to get busy making what you plan to sell and thinking about what you plan to give. I usually get too busy, wait too long and then have to rush... but not this year, because I'm starting right now.

Summer 2017

By Aislyn Bryan July 10, 2017 326 Views No comments

Hey, everybody. Last summer was so nice that we've decided to make a tradition of closing for the entire month of August to catch up, reorganize and rest. Our website usually remains functional while we're closed, but giving our IT people the whole month to do site upgrades worked out great, as well, so we're going to do that again.

For the entire month of August, our website will be shut down with just a little closed sign on the door, not accepting orders. We'll ship all the orders that come in by midnight, July 26th, then we'll break down our equipment for cleaning and maintenance, so there will be no ring making from that time until we re-open the first week of September.

Freshly organized and without the usual backlog of orders to catch up when we return, our shipping schedule will be nice and speedy from the jump, so that'll be a good time to order. Everything you need before September, though, needs to be ordered this month (July) so we can get it to you before we close. Stock items can be ordered through the 26th but the deadline for ordering make to order (MTO) rings is Friday, July 21th. (MTO rings include all exotic metals and all wire shapes other than round.)

We're having such a beautiful summer. I hope you are, too. :)

-- Aislyn

To EveryThing There is a Season...

By Aislyn Bryan March 18, 2016 4420 Views No comments

This is my favorite photo of Gary's parents, taken in '95. They're wonderful people, great parents and surely the best in-laws anyone's ever had. Gary's dad passed away this month and left such a big hole in our lives that none of us are quite sure how to carry on without him... least of all, his wife of 60 years. Gary's spending a lot of time with his mom right now, comforting and helping her find a way forward into the next phase of her life.

For now and throughout the summer, Gary and I will be keeping a shorter than normal work week, so our order turn around time will often be a day or two longer than usual. It's easy to keep up with email no matter where we are, though, so if you'll let us know when you have a deadline to meet, we'll do our best to get our rings in your hands by the time you need them.

Spring is coming....

-- Aislyn and Gary

Christmas 2015

By Aislyn Bryan December 8, 2015 3444 Views No comments

Update, December 23rd -- We've shipped all the pre-deadline orders, and everything we possibly could that came in later. I'm about to turn off the lights and go wrap some presents, but first I want to take a minute to thank you for another wonderful year. We just love you all so much! ~hugs all around~ We'll be back the first week of January and look forward to seeing you then.

Best wishes for every joy of the season to you and yours, from us and ours.

-- Aislyn and Gary

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It's that magical time of year once again, that time when you don't hear a peep out of us because we're so busy filling orders. :D Actually there is always at least one peep and it's this one, when we post the last day for ordering items to ship before Christmas.

For MTOs -- that's make to order rings, including all shapes other than round and all the more exotic metals -- that date is this Friday, the 11th.

For everything else, the last day to order for pre-Christmas shipping will be the following Friday, the 18th.

Keep it merry and bright, everybody!

-- Aislyn and Gary

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