Bramblefae Commissions

Holiday Schedule and Info

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Lots of folks get very excited for the winter holiday season. I know I do! And I will be joyfully taking jewelry commissions leading up to the holidays. However, I’ve learned from past holiday seasons that to be the best I can for ya’ll, I need let everyone know my schedule for commissions.  That way we can all be happy and chill till 2016. 😀

I’m also gonna keep this post up to date because this can change if I get more orders than I think I will. 🙂

First, I need to note that I don’t do rush shipping. There are a couple reasons, and I *am* looking into different ways that I can offer it, so my hope is that in 2016, that’ll be something I’ll start doing.

So basically, I’ll be taking custom Christmas/Holiday orders from now till December 11th.  After that, I’ll take a break from commissions till after the holidays.  That will give me a few days to get any remaining commissions out-and *should* get there by Christmas.

I’ll keep my shops open through Christmas, of course, but after the 11th I will make no promises about getting items there before the 25th, so please plan accordingly. 🙂

In the event that I get so many commissions I can’t keep up (This hasn’t happened thus far, but still. 🙂 ), I will update this post and repost it with new dates if need be.

In a nutshell, here’s the deal:

When can you start ordering commissions for the holidays? Now

Where can I buy things from you?  Here and Here!

When will I stop taking them? December 11th

Can you get something rush shipped? No, not currently.

Does this mean I should order now instead of later? Yes.

Do you still love me? Always.

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Why do the thing?

Why Elf Ears?

I have loved fantasy creatures since sometime around 9th grade (age 15-ish) when I discovered a book in the school library by Piers Anthony. (I don’t remember which one I read first and I’ve since read A LOT of his work. 🙂 ) I had a thing for unicorns mostly (Thank you, Lisa Frank!) and I still have one ceramic unicorn that my grandmother cast, fired and painted for me back then. (She had a kiln in the basement and molds and everything. She made all sorts of stuff. My gramma was pretty cool.)

 

Then I discovered D&D as a young adult and it was pretty much all over. I fell in love with the idea of elves (And especially half elves #TeamAngst! ).  Anyway, to stop this story from meandering any more, I eventually learned that there were actual fake elf ears you could glue onto your own ears.  I swore I would wear them every day, even to the grocery and everywhere.

The packaging, though. :)
The packaging, though. 🙂

 

Which is all wonderful and there are so many designers and molders of great prosthetic ears, but I discovered that I really really hate spirit gum. 🙂  So, when I started working with wire, I also spent a lot of time on Pinterest (That place is both awesome and scary. 🙂 ), because I wanted to learn ALL THE THINGS about wire wrapping.  In there I saw a picture of someone wearing wire elf ears, and my whole world changed. *grin*

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I’ll admit that I do some cringing when I see pictures of my older ears. I’ve gotten a good bit better at what I do in the last few years.  This year, I’m working on making some that are smaller and more streamlined for folks who like the idea but don’t want or need so much sparkle. You know, more of a practical whimsy. 🙂 Throughout the coming months, I’ll be showing off some of the things I’ll have at Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire so you’ll be able to see them soon!