I have had an incredible time making custom jewelry for many of you. I didn't realize in the beginning, that because I would be creating a personal piece for a special reason, I would hear much of the story of the person you would be giving it to, or your story. Through our e-mails back and forth, concerning the custom piece and then your life, I became close with many, even though we've never met! I want to thank you for sharing with me and allowing me to connect.
I've had the opportunity to make a pair of "breast cancer" ribbon earrings for a very courageous breast cancer survivor. I've made anniversary gifts for couples celebrating their love. I've made custom Chandlers and Joeys to be part of weddings. Each time I'm working on something for someone special, I'm seriously smiling the whole time.
I've received many custom orders these past months, so many that I'm backed up a few months in the future actually. I haven't had much time to focus on new designs. I would like to work on upcoming "First Thursday" pieces as well, and haven't had the time. Also, I need more time to love the people in my life better. (I'm sure many of you have been in this similar situation before and understand it.) It is so important to keep special relationships thriving. Chandler and I need time to stop and smell the roses.
|The Original Chandler prototype. Only 15 were created. I don't even own one!|
So as much as I love everything having to do with Chandler the Robot, and as much as I've loved connecting with you and creating unique things for ya'll, I will no longer be making "Custom Orders"
I hope you understand. This isn't a permanent change. Maybe in the future, I'll set aside a certain amount of time to open up my shop to "Custom Orders", but right now I'm trying to prioritize and make Chandler the Robot the best it can be for you and me.
I apologize to those of you who have sent me recent inquiries for custom orders, and to those of you who have already paid, I will honor that and complete yours as quickly as possible, but still please allow me enough time to give each piece attention and care.
By the amount of emails I've been receiving, I am aware that so many of you have GREAT ideas for robots. I've jotted down many that I will use in the future, and since you didn't get a chance to place a Custom Order, I would love to hear your ideas in the "comments" section below this post. Maybe your idea will turn out to be one of my future "First Thursday" pieces.
Again, thanks so much to everyone for understanding.