botny is taking a short break.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
**CURRENT ORDERS SHIPPING INFO**
Updated 12.15.14- *MOST* orders shipped out today and local Etsy orders will ship or be dropped off at Unglued on the 17th. Any remaining domestic orders will be upgraded to Priority shipping to still ensure Christmas gift-giving arrival! Thank you all sooooo much for your patience!
(And I apologize about any communication issues! Since I'm not taking on new orders -which is what most messages have been about- and I've been needing all of my time to work on orders, I've been putting my greatest focus on getting your orders done and have fallen way behind on messages. If there are any issues you need to get a hold of me for, Facebook is most easily accessible for me right now! :))
*PLEASE READ ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW*
Well, this is by far the hardest announcement I’ve had to make in the history of Botny and I’ve been struggling with how to put it for quite a while now...As the ripe old age of 30 approaches this next month, I can definitely feel the repercussions of this amazing 4 year handmade adventure called Botny. The daily repetitive process of making my favorite accessories for my favorite people has caused irreversible issues with my left shoulder, elbow, hand and fingers and the resulting arthritis that’s developed is making it harder and harder to make and keep up with orders. Accessories are taking longer and longer to make thus causing unhappy customers and a mentally and physically exhausted people-pleasing business owner who doesn’t know how to turn this snowball affect around. I don’t want this for my awesome customers or my business. I’ve tried my hardest to push on as long as I can, trying to see if things get better but alas things have only gotten worse therefore the most difficult decision I’ve probably ever made has finally been accepted: an end to Botny is fast approaching.
The details: I kept my shop open for orders through November 1st. All orders placed before then will be worked on in the order that they were received, and I am working my hardest to ensure that all orders will arrive in time for Christmas gift-giving. Once all orders have been shipped, I will be closing my shop.
Now onto the sappy stuff. I want you all to know that I am eternally and forever grateful for each and every one of you. You allowed this dream of mine to be successful and to last so long. Seeing your photos, hearing your stories, and just getting to know all of my amazing customers has honestly touched my life more than you know. YOU guys are what kept me going for so long! Seriously. I feel like I’m being forced to write a break-up note to someone I truly love...but my body has been telling me for quite some time now that I need to be done and it’s about time I listen to it. If I’ve learned anything from these past 30 years on earth it’s that life is what you make of it. I’m ending this amazing chapter of my life that I feel truly blessed to have been given but I’m beyond excited for this next kick-ass chapter! I owe it to all of you for making these last 4 years some of the best years a girl could ask for.
**In caring for your Botny earrings, keep away from water as they are not water-proof**