Greetings everyone!! ;D
Ive been away A LOT this year and the end of last year and wanted to update everyone of my situation.
I had some major computer problems starting in November and ending, well just now. I still dont have itunes up but can at least get work going again.
At the first of the year my puppy and myself were attacked by a pit bull resulting in the puppy being ok but my finger getting pretty beat up. :'( So after that its been doctor visits, tetanus shots, x-rays, and now a small claims court case Im filing today. ::)
I also was offered several out of town job possibilities. One is in Austin Texas and the other was in Steamboat Springs Colorado. The Austin job might happen in a few months but the Steamboat one fell through.
In February I celebrated my birthday at the biggest gem show in the country in Tuscon Arizona! I found a lot of really cool stones including some meteorites that Im going to make into intergalactic jewelry! One piece is called Esquel Pallasite Meteorite... 8) google it! Its meteorite with Peridot that formed as it was falling to Earth...intergalactic gemstone!!! Im way too make this line and will share the pics when I get them done.
Now, about the bling...
I have a few customers that Im doing projects for right now and must admit these good and bad life situations have gotten me VERY backed up! Im very thankful for the few of you that have been patient beyond the beyond! :-*
I have never required a deposit from my customers but now that Im not in a situation that I can afford the build costs upfront Im asking for a 50% deposit before I start the project.
Im really liking Jango's rule of adding a nuisance fee to the order if Im contacted/bugged too much about a project but am not sure about that one yet.
There are some great projects on the bench that Im excited to share with you all and glad to have my computer back up and running so I can join in more! Been really missing my FX world and friends! Thanks for all the support and love I feel from this family, really looking forward to catching up.