Greetings, everyone, and thanks for visiting! I know it's been a while, but the last month and a half have been a whirlwind of production and travel adventures, and those deserve their own blog, which I will get to at some point. This time, though, I wanted to give you all a friendly reminder about shipping deadlines if you were thinking about ordering from either my website or my Etsy site and want it to arrive in time for Christmas. Please note that this is for domestic shipping to the lower 48 states only. Alaska, Hawaii, AFPOs, and international addresses take a lot longer. Behold, the deadlines:
USPS First Class Package Service: December 20
USPS Priority Mail: December 20
USPS Priority Mail Express: December 22
FedEx Ground: December 17
FedEx Home Delivery: December 17
FedEx Express Saver: December 19
FedEx 2Day: December 20
FedEx Standard Overnight: December 21
FedEx Priority Overnight: December 21
Be it known that I do not use UPS. They are highly unreliable, and anyway they are delayed by several days already because of all the Black Friday deliveries. (Yeah. I know. This happens every year. Go figure.)
A WORD OF CAUTION!!!
Okay. Now, you and I both know that a lot can happen between now and those deadlines. Snowstorms, floods, fire, alien invasion, discovery of Bigfoot in Benjamin, Texas, and Lord only knows what other natural or man-made disasters can and will delay delivery of goodies far and wide across this great land. Therefore, I highly recommend NOT being like me and procrastinating until the last minute with your gift selection, but getting it done as soon as possible so you have plenty of time to place it under the Christmas tree (or hide it because the intended recipient likes to use an x-ray machine on all the presents). Your nerves, your wallet, and your friendly neighborhood jewelry artist will thank you.
In other news...
Coming this weekend is my final show of 2018: Redbud Artisan Market in Dripping Springs, Texas. I am SUPER EXCITED about this for several reasons, not least of which is that it's down in my favorite part of Texas: the Hill Country. Wheeeeee! Here is the flier for the show with the information on it. If you're in the Texas Hill Country this weekend and want to buy your special one-of-a-kind piece in person, now is the time! The Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center is a lovely facility, and it looks like the artist roster is going to be pretty spectacular. Admission is $1 for adults, and kids under 12 get in free.
Thanks again for reading my blog, and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, if you're into that sort of thing. Below are some of the pieces that will be available for purchase at the Redbud Artisan Market. Hope to see you there!