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. 🙂
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.
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!
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!
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and safe, peaceful New Year!!!
I have some news! As most of you know, due to some family/personal stuff I’ve had to go part time over the last few months. Since then life has become even more challenging and hectic, but I think I finally have a good solution. Are you ready?
Let’s talk SABBATICAL.
I don’t want to close my business, but I need to take some extra time to see if I can make things more manageable again. I need to find time for both my business and the other family obligations that have popped up recently. My goal is to keep Rosaries by Speziale open in the long run, so I’ve decided to take 1-3 months off now so I can figure out logistics and get a new system in place. Unfortunately I honestly don’t know how much time I will need so my plan is to play it by ear by taking 1 month at a time. That way I can reevaluate my situation regularly. In the meantime I will be posting updates on my Blog and Facebook page so you know what’s up and when I will be opening up full time again. I will also try to put banners on my store home page with links to the most updated information.
In the meantime I will try to keep as many “ready to ship” rosaries as possible in my Etsy store. For those who regularly buy rosary parts in bulk, please feel free to contact me directly. I will still place those orders for you, it just might take me a bit longer to get them to you especially with the supply chain issues we are having right now.
Please know this decision didn’t come lightly. Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to handle my average daily work load along with all the other obligations facing me right now, so I had to come up with a plan B. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.
Please remember beginning January 15th 2022, I will be just an email away if you need something. I will gladly help when I can, but if I am unable I will at least try to refer you to someone who can help in a more timely manner. OK?
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I won’t be available to take many phone calls, so email is the best contact for me right now. Thank you all for your support during this difficult time. I appreciate you all so much!!
Rosaries by Speziale
Unfortunately, the Italian rosary part order I placed back on September 1st, still hasn’t gone to production due to manufacturing supply chain issues. I am hoping to hear more in the next few weeks, but it looks like it will take much longer than expected.
I’m sorry but I don’t know for sure when my order will be shipped, but keep checking back here or on my Facebook page for updates.
I will be taking some days off for Christmas. We will be closed from December 22nd through the 29th. I will be back in the office on December 30th. I will try to check email during that time, but I can’t guarantee I will be able to. If you have any questions please let me know.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Just a quick note to let you know we are in the process of updating our Payment system. It will probably take a couple of days or so. If you run into a glitch before the transition is complete, please let me know and I can help you complete your order. OK?
Thank you for your patience and have a very Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!!!
I have decided to suspend my international shipping program effective immediately. With the rise of international tariffs, the constant increases in USPS shipping costs and our own goofy US sales tax nexus stuff, it is just too time consuming and complicated to keep up with. I’m sorry to say I just can’t afford the financial losses anymore. If things calm down or if more affordable options come along in the future I may be able to resume sales outside the US, but for now it is just too expensive and complicated.
I’m so sorry.
So I have run into a bit of a road block, but I think I have found another option. For those who buy rosaries, you know I offer a variety of wire and chain options for almost every budget. Unfortunately due to Covid 19, I can no longer get the European 20 gauge silver plate wire I used for my silver plate upgrades. I have been searching for another option for the last few months but all of the other wires I tried were just too flimsy.
Good news though!! I finally found a supplier who has offered me a smoking deal on silver filled wire. For those who don’t know silver filled is also silver plated over copper, but the silver coating is 10x thicker than normal silver plate which means it will keep its color longer. Once the wire gets here I will update the store with the new pricing. It will probably be $1-$4 more than my old silver plate wire, but still a great option for those on a budget.
As usual, if you have any questions, please let me know.
Take care and stay healthy!
Just a quick note to let everyone know I will be taking a short vacation break from February 26th through March 4th. Any orders received during that time will be filled after the 4th. If I can get access to email I will try to respond to questions, but there is a chance I won’t be able to do that, so most emails won’t get a response until after the 4th as well. As usual, if you have any questions this week, please let me know.
Take care and God Bless