I recently found out my manufacturer discontinued the flat link chain I use on my less expensive rosaries. 😦 I can special order more, but the minimums are HUGE!
For now I am experimenting with the next size up. As soon as I am able I will add both options for my custom rosaries, but here is a picture so you can see the difference. They are very close in size, but the new stuff has a thicker look to it and is slightly larger. Once I add this option to the store I will take a better picture next to beads so you can see how they look. As always if you have questions please let me know. 🙂
I just got off the phone with the State of Colorado and found out there has been a change to the exemption for small businesses in Colorado. I can now charge origin taxes instead of destination taxes!! Woo Hoo!!!
I’m not sure when this changed happened but honestly it may have been a while ago. I fear the information I received from the rep I spoke with originally may have been incorrect.
Anyway, this means that at least for now, all Colorado customers regardless of location will pay the Westminster City/Jeffco sales tax of 8.35%. This will continue until the new global information system is created. The rep I spoke with said they had not heard when that would take effect, so until then, I am opening up the state of Colorado for shipping again! YAY!!
Once the new system is up and running, then we can reevaluate to see if it is something that will work appropriately with our pesky home rule city policies.
Please give me time to update the system with the changes. I’m hoping I can have it ready to go within the next day or two. If you have any questions, please let me know. OK?
Take care and Happy New Year!!!!
Check out my one of a kind, Swarovski multi colored crystal pearl rosary. This affordable rosary was made using 6mm Swarovski pearls, silver filled 20g wire and round link sterling silver chain paired with Italian silver plate parts including an awesome Lourdes water centerpiece. All for only $38! Come by and check it out!
Just a heads up to let you know I am in the process of testing the PayPal Express button located underneath the “Check Out” button in the shopping cart. It seems to be working ok now, so if you would like to use this to expedite your checkout, please feel free to try it. If you run into any issues, please let me know.
Phases 1 & 2 of the new store upgrade are now complete! YAY!! 🙂 All the pretty stuff is finally done!! Phase 3 will involve a lot of back end stuff including fixing that pesky PayPal button, retaking pictures, rewriting descriptions, SEO and adding more details to each listing. It will take a couple of months to get that part finished, so if you see anything wonky in the mean time please let me know.
Below is a picture of the new item pages. I was able to add a “short description” directly under each item title. Minimizing those and making them more concise will be a big part of Phase 3. Hopefully once finished they will help with any confusion regarding items used for custom rosaries versus items available for individual sale. If you have any questions or see any type-o’s or other errors, please let me know. 🙂 Thank you for your patience during this transition. It has been greatly appreciated!
Rosaries by Speziale will be closed from Wednesday August 21st through Sunday August 25th. Any purchases made during that time will be sent on (or after if a rosary needs to be made) August 26th. I will also respond to emails at that time.
Have a great weekend!!
Come by and check out my new metallic purple rosary. I just love these new beads!!!
Phase 1 of the new website design is complete now. Phase II has started which involves updating listings and adding short descriptions. I’m not sure how long this phase will take, but I will let you know once it’s completed, by posting about the new layout and where to find all the basic stuff. OK?
Woo Hoo!!! We are making good progress on the new website. Right now the initial upgrade will kick in around July 15th. It looks like I will be able to keep the store live during the initial upgrade which is good. The switch over will come in 3 phases. First will be the new layout (see below), then comes phase 2 which includes adding short descriptions in listings and breadcrumb trails to help with site navigation. Finally phase 3 will include updates to listings which will hopefully make them easier to read, but will take a few months to complete. YAY!!
Update!!! Phase 1 is now up and running. We still have a couple bugs to work out, but for now things seem to be working well! Come by and take a peek at the new mobile friendly design!! 🙂
I am in the process of designing a new mobile friendly website. Google will start bumping me from certain web searches if my site isn’t converted to mobile friendly. My goal is to have it ready by late July or early August, but we will see ho wit goes.
For now things will be the same, but the new site will replace a lot of the text on my homepage with photos and links. If there is something you would like to see on the new site, please let me know and I will see if we can make it happen. OK?