It has taken me two weeks longer than I’d hoped to get this new collection up, mostly because we’re still trying to dial in a photography process. I really want to be outside with these but it’s still very cold here, and windy, making it uncomfortable for all and kind of difficult to get pictures of these earrings in the wind. Honestly? I’m not the type to suffer for fashion.
So, instead of the Feast of Saint Valentine, I present to you Cumplido, a new set of limited edition designs available for both retail and wholesale.
This set includes a new cut with standard hoop style, “dryad wings“, as well as a new, tribal/primitive style geared more toward people with gauged ears who can wear them through tunnels, or for those with absolutely NO sensitivities to brass or copper. Currently these are not sealed with a sealant – I still work in a corner of my tiny little cabin with a family to consider, and sealant = fumes. The sealant will, however, make these feasible for those with standard ear piercings as well and keep them from turning skin green when worn through regular ear piercings.
But for now, these are made for the peeps with stretched lobes – they’ll work with 6 gauge tunnels or larger.
everything always seems to take a little longer when you DIY – and i do it all (I do have a little help with photography here and there, but mostly I’m the webmaster, the social media manager, the content creator, and the maker).
i’ve been working on building wholesale purchasing capabilities into the website, and i’m so close to being done now – all that remains really is going through the items available for wholesale purchase and pricing them accordingly.
are you interested in a wholesale account? right now this is for US-based, brick-and-mortar boutiques only who have a valid reseller license/tax ID – so if that’s you, here’s the application.
it speeds up the application process if you already have an account here (using the email address you use to order and purchase) – with that set up, all I have to do upon approval is grant you that special power-buying access.
Changes are afoot once again. During my hiatus I’ve been scribbling away in my sketchbook and thinking about how I want to keep this going, because things are happening very abundantly in several directions in my life right now – joyously including this one!
I’ve been receiving inquiries from a number of boutiques to carry faerwear, and to do that, I’ll need to adjust my pricing.
My greatest support thus far has come from many friends and family spread around the world – and I’d love to keep being able to offer an affordable price point, so here’s how it’s gonna go down these days.
95% of my current designs will remain at current price (or go on sale!). Many are being phased out for good.
I’m moving to a “release” method of adding items to my website, meaning I’ll be releasing series of designs all at once instead of adding a couple every few days or so – I’m doing this mostly because it will still allow me to take phone snaps to post to Instagram and elsewhere while I take much better, more professional shots for the website (including ones on actual human beings – woohoo!)
Behind the scenes, I’m building in options for those with wholesale purchasing capabilities to make use of that during these releases so everyone shops from the same catalog and inventory. In addition, for all members of my mailing list (which you can sign up for right here), I’ll be sending out coupons at random for nice, fat discounts – this enables that amazing “customer base” i’ve already built to have the chance to shop at prices they are used to. The image above is from the most recent mailing. That was fun!
The next release date is happening February 10th or so – just in time for Valentine’s Day 😉