Hello everyone. Wow, April has been an absolute whirlwind of a month. I’d like to not have a repeat. The pandemic has been very stressful but in light of everything seemingly collapsing around me, I cannot begin to thank those who have supported me and my business. I’ve been really struggling at times to stay positive and keeping busy with work has really been my only salve. I wanted to touch base and give a few quick updates as May rapidly approaches.
New York State has issued an extended stay at home order until at least May 15th which means that business will continue to be affected for weeks to come. There is a chance that this directive will be extended. As of now my antique business hasn’t been affected at all but I am unable to access studio space at this time so jewelry orders are backlogged and will resume once my casting company and stone suppliers get the green light to reopen. I appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time.
Shopify was extremely gracious to allow gift cards to be added to my site. This is typically a service reserved for those with upgraded plans and it has really been a lifesaver. I am happy to offer gift cards for those who are able to help support my work. They will NEVER expire, can be used on my site, at shows, through Instagram, and until May 31st, I will give you an additional 10% on top of what you spend. So that $100 gift card will become a $110 gift card for instance. It’s my way of showing my immense appreciation during these uncertain times and you are free to also gift them to others if you’d like. Your support of my small business means so much to me and my employees especially during these times of crisis.
Despite jewelry production being temporarily suspended, I am getting ready to launch a ton of new KIL Lite (economical sterling, gold, and platinum pieces from my line) pieces as well as new mainline pieces. I was going to hold off and wait until we are off shutdown but I decided that it was best to launch now. I am also working on my first collection for Fall/Winter 2020. Being upstate in my cabin has been inspiring and I am very excited to share these designs later in the year.
I launched this service earlier this year but I want to remind everyone that I am offering virtual buying appointments for those abroad and unable to travel due to the coronavirus epidemic. These are really fun and I love meeting clients this way due to the mandated physical distancing going on in the world. If this interests you, please don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule one.
I will also be resuming some additional services like custom design in the next few weeks. If you are an individual or brand that is in need of jewelry design and fabrication, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I look forward to healthier and happier times ahead. I miss doing shows and pop ups and I hope that we can all do our part to move past this and resume business as best we can.
My best to all of you,