USPS Price Increases

Postal rates have gone up again. It’s been 3 years since I raised my shipping rates. Unfortunately I need to raise them again to match the USPS. I’m hoping to get this done within the next week or so, but my flat shipping rate will go up. I will also update the Priority rates and the insurance rates to match current prices. If you have questions, please let me know. 🙂

Take care,

Speziale

Update on Heart Tipped Crucifixes

Hi Everyone,

So I just spoke with my supplier and they still have had no response from Italy about our Heart Tipped crucifixes. We have been trying to get them back in stock since 2020, with no luck. They told me today that if Italy doesn’t respond by March, they will no longer offer that crucifix for sale. Unfortunately this is what happens when you deal with Italy directly. They can be a challenge at times. Anyway, I will see if I can find some through one of my other suppliers, but for now it’s not looking good. I’m so sorry.

Store Layout Changes Coming Soon!

I hope everyone’s Christmas was amazing! Happy New Year to you all!!! I wish you all the best in 2023. 🙂

Just a quick note about store layout changes coming soon. After the 1st of the year I will be moving ALL retail rosary parts into the clearance section. The normal retail rosary part section will be removed and replaced with custom rosary choices. I’m not sure what I’m doing yet, but hopefully I can get things reorganized in the 1st quarter of next year.

As always if you have questions please let me know.

Have a great week!!!

Big Changes Coming Soon! Please Read.

Hi Everyone,

I have an announcement to make about the rosary part side of my business, but first, I just want to say, I HONESTLY HAVE THE BEST CUSTOMERS EVER!!!  Do you all realize how many good things we have accomplished together over the last 20 years.Smiley Face It’s been AMAZING! For example, we have helped fund research for severe autoimmune diseases, breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, special needs kids, children orphaned by AIDS, and don’t forget about our amazing veterans. ;) The list is endless.  We even raised enough money to buy 2 ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers in high risk cities.  These machines have been used to give free ultrasounds to pregnant mothers considering abortion and 80% of those mothers chose life!  That is so HUGE!  I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your support!  It has been an amazing journey. 

This is what makes my announcement so hard.  Unfortunately due to new and challenging family obligations I have no choice but to shrink my business for the foreseeable future. Sad Face :( I am in the process of transitioning toward a “Rosaries Only” type of model.  As of January 1st I will no longer be restocking rosary parts for the retail side of my business.  The good news is I am currently lowering prices on all existing rosary parts in order to clear out excess inventory. It will take some time for me to go through everything and adjust the prices, so check back often to see what’s new. 

I will also be putting together a list of resources so that you aren’t left hanging without a backup plan.  In the future, remember to keep an eye on my BLOG and Facebook page for information about small amounts of overstock that might pop up from time to time, especially when I need to import from Italy..  

I am anxious to see where this new path takes me.  I’m so sad I have to shrink my business, but I am ever so grateful for each and every one of you. Again, thank you so much for your support over the last 20 years. 

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

God Bless & Stay Healthy,

Phyllis

Rosaries by Speziale

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Rosaries Under $25

Who wouldn’t love a rosary under $25? With our current inflation, supply chain stuff and all the other wonky things happening in our world right now it seemed a good time to focus more on creating new rosaries that anyone could afford, featuring basic Italian silver tone parts and my basic wire and chain option (not heirloom). I’m starting with the neon colors because, well, I love them so much!!! But also plan to have others soon. There is a banner in the store to click on, but you can also use the word Under25 in the search bar to see what’s new. I will post pictures and links on Facebook as I get them finished, but for now here is a sneak peek. 🙂

Search Under25 to see what’s new!

Sabbatical Update

Hi Everyone!

Rosaries by Speziale will be opening up again on April 13th. YAY!! The time off really helped me figure out a good plan to proceed.

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My rosary part side will open up first.  I used to ship within 12-24 hours of order placement, but for now I will need to change that to 3-5 business days before shipping.  This will give me the buffer I need just in case things get hectic again.  I will continue to try and ship as soon as possible, but there will be times when I need the extra day or two to complete and process the order.  If you need something right away please feel free to let me know through the comment section when you place your order.

Rosary part update:  Unfortunately we still have some items on back order due to the supply chain, but if you are looking for something let me know.  A couple of my suppliers do have shipments coming in this month and next, so we may be getting what you need sooner than expected. 🙂

It will probably be a couple of weeks or so before I open the rosary side of the store.  I still need to get items made to put in there, but if you need a custom rosary, please let me know and I will help as soon as I can.  OK?

Thank you so much for your support during this difficult time.  I am so grateful for my most awesome customers!  You guys are the best!!!!

Take care and God Bless!

Phyllis

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WOO HOO! Good News for Kansas!!!

Every year I do a check to see what state nexus laws have changed so that I can adjust accordingly, but I’ve been trying to keep tack of Kansas since the law changed.  Anyway, when checking the website this time, I wasn’t able to find concrete info on the law anymore.  It is like their info is in flux right now.  So I decided to call instead.

Guess What?!?!?  The state of Kansas has created a new nexus requirement that is more in line with other states which means it is also way more friendly to small businesses like mine. I can now ship to my Kansas customers again!!!

Even though I’m on sabbatical now, I will go ahead and start making adjustments to the online store so that my Kansas customers can start buying again once my sabbatical is over!

YAY!!