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2015 Solstice Sale

winter oak ornamentsWell I fully intended to be a curmudgeon this holiday season, but I guess it’s just not in my nature. I spent a good bit of time in my studio this weekend, thinking about which ideas I’d like to build on in 2016, and what I’m ready to let go of. In the interest of clearing out space – in my studio and in my mind –  I’ve marked down many items throughout my store. Check out my SALE section for a wide selection of items marked down by 25% or more, through the end of 2015.

These discounts can be combined with my existing winter specials, enabling you to get 35% (or more) off my usual prices! Info and coupon codes for those offers are copied below:

* All US domestic orders of $40+ are eligible for free first class shipping.
On my website, you’ll automatically see the free shipping option when your cart reaches $40
On Etsy, you’ll need to enter the coupon code “shippingfree” at checkout

* All orders of $75+ are eligible for a 10% discount. 
To receive this discount, use the coupon code “happyholidays” at checkout. That coupon code is the same for my website as it is for Etsy. Please note that this offer applies to ready made items only, not custom work.

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2015 Winter Shipping Dates

Here are the USPS’ suggested shipping dates for expected delivery by December 24th*: 
(please keep in mind that you should place your order at least a day or two before the suggested mailing date, so that I have time to pack your order!)

US Domestic Orders:
1st class mail – ship by December 19th
Priority mail – ship by December 21st
Priority mail express service – ship by December 23rd

International Orders:
1st class international – ship by December 1st
Priority mail international – ship by December 1st
Priority mail express international – ship by December 8th
Global express guaranteed – ship by December 21

* please be aware that these suggested dates should be seen as guidelines. The only USPS services that provide a guaranteed delivery date are Priority Mail Express and Global Express.

If you would feel more confident using another carrier, please contact me.

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Halloween 2015 Ordering Info

Dryad CostumeHello friends, I hope that you’re enjoying these last sweet days of summer! It probably seems early to start thinking about Halloween, but believe it or not, my studio is already in full swing with Halloween prep. Here’s what I’m working on:

This year I’ll be offering an assortment of headpieces and wearable wings, as well as one of a kind masks. My website offers several ready made costumes, as well as a variety of designs that can be made to order in your choice of colors.

If you’re hoping for something completely custom (designed from scratch) you’ll need to act quickly! I’m only accepting a limited number of custom orders this year. So many of my past customers have already expressed interest in bespoke costumes that I’m offering them first dibs.

Halloween commissions will open on Friday August 21st and close on Tuesday September 15th. From 8/21/2015 through 8/31/2015 past customers will get first priority, after that commission spots will available on a first come, first serve basis. To request a custom design, please read through my ordering info and terms, then submit the inquiry form at the end of the page. I’ll respond ASAP, but please be patient if it takes a day or two.

Last but not least, here’s a handy list of ordering info and shipping deadlines to help with your Halloween costume planning.

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Halloween 2015 Ordering Dates

To help with your planning, here are some important dates and information for Halloween costume orders:

Ordering and Availability –

Ready to Ship” items are in stock and ready to ship quickly

Made to Order” listings can take 1- 2 weeks bench time before they can be shipped.
These listings will be available for order until October 1st, 2015.

Custom Work” can take 2-4 weeks bench time before shipping. An estimated timeline will be provided when you submit your request. Commissions will be open from 8/21/2015 – 9/15/2015; for the first 10 days (August 21- 31) past customers will have priority for commission spots.


Shipping and Deadlines –

US orders ship via USPS priority mail. The transit time for domestic orders is typically 2-3 days. Please place domestic orders no later than 10/26/15

International orders ship via USPS 1st class international. The transit time can be 10-30 days. Please place international orders no later than 9/30/15

Shipping upgrades are available for an additional fee.

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Travel Advisory & Delayed Shipping

Over the next two weeks I’ll be doing a bit of traveling. I will be coming back home for a couple of days between trips, but I’ll be gone more than I’m home. With that being said, there will be minor shipping delays during this time. I typically ship (at least) three times a week, but during this time I will only be shipping once a week.

To reiterate: From June 25th – July 7th I will only be shipping once a week.

This information will be visible on the shopping cart and checkout pages, so that you can make informed decisions.

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Wanderlust Sale!

My birthday road trip is coming up soon! You are cordially invited to help me celebrate:

Take 15% off website orders over $25 using the coupon code WANDERLUST from now through February 4th, 2015

*this offer is only valid for items that are in stock and ready to ship; it cannot be used toward custom work or items that are “made to order”.

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Winter Giveaway

Winter Giveaway


My handcrafted leather hair accessories are as practical as they are beautiful, and they make great holiday gifts…  in fact, I’m giving one away at midnight on December 24th 2014! A lucky winner will be randomly selected to win one of my leather oak leaf hair slides in the color of their choice 🙂

If you already own one of my hair accessories, I encourage you to fill out this survey and share a photo of how you wear your hair toy. By doing so, you’ll get 10% off your next purchase at my website or Etsy shop AND you’ll earn 2 additional entries for this giveaway!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the Giveaway before 11:59 pm PST on December 23rd. Be sure to leave the mandatory comment on the blog post with the same name you use to fill out the Rafflecopter – all entries by winner must be easily verified or a new winner will be chosen. Not including usernames when asked will also get you disqualified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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A little help from my (long haired) friends?

peacock fan hair slide
peacock fan hair slide

I have a great collection of customer photos of my masks and costume accessories, but I don’t have very many “action shots” of people wearing my hair toys. With your help, I’d love to correct that! I’d like to put together a nice little gallery of  my hair accessories in action, and while I’m at it, I want to develop a general sizing guideline.

There’s a simple questionnaire below, with a spot to upload photos. It should take 5 minutes or less to complete. As a thank you, you’ll get 10% off your next purchase from my website or Etsy shop. Please understand that this offer is only open to MY customers, since obviously, it would be really inappropriate for me to include photos of other artisans’ work in my website gallery.

The 10% discount is a standing offer, open to anyone who has purchased one of my hair accessories and is willing to share their photos and feedback … but just to sweeten the deal, anyone who participates between now and December 23rd, 2014 can also get two extra entries in my Winter Giveaway!

Please feel free to share this promotion on the forums, and with your friends and family members who own my hair accessories 🙂

Hair Slide Questionnaire
  • Please describe the hair slide that you purchased from me, including the hole spacing if known. If you purchased from my Etsy shop, you can simply link to the transaction.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif.
    Please include a photo showing how YOU use your Beadmask hairslide 🙂
  • Please feel free to share any additional ideas or information that you think might be helpful

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

I received this info from the USPS the other day, and thought I’d pass it along:

Holiday Mailing Guidelines within the U.S.
and Cards
Priority Mail® Priority Mail Express® Parcel Select®
Anywhere in
the U.S.
December 20 December 20 December 23 December 15


Holiday Mailing Guidelines for International Mail
Destination Letters
and Cards
Priority Mail Priority Mail Express Global Express
Canada December 9 December 12 December 16 December 19
Mexico December 9 December 9 December 14 December 19
Europe and Caribbean December 9 December 12 December 14 December 18
Asia, Pacific Rim, Australia, New Zealand December 9 December 9 December 14 December 17
Central and South America December 2 December 2 December 12 December 18
Africa December 2 December 2 December 10 December 18
Middle East December 9 December 12 December 14 December 17


Holiday Mailing Guidelines for Military APO/FPO Addresses
Addresses to the
following APO/FPO zips:
Letters and Cards Priority Mail Priority Mail Express Military Service
AE ZIPs 090-092, 094-098, AA ZIP 340, AP ZIPs 962-966 December 10 December 10 December 17
AE ZIP 093 December 3 December 3 N/A