Things have gotten a little odd here in California. The confirmed cases of COVID-19 are rising dramatically, and “hidden” cases are almost certainly much higher – we just don’t have enough tests to know what’s really going on. I can’t predict how the next few weeks/months will unfold, but I do know that it will not be “business as usual.” Please understand that turnaround time on orders will be affected, and right now I can’t quite predict what that will look like. I’ve already told my assistant to stay home (she rides many miles of public transit to get here) so it’ll be just me here at the shop. If you have an emergency order, please let me know and I’ll do my best to fill it ASAP. Otherwise, place orders as usual. If your items are in stock it’ll ship fairly quickly; if I need to make ring sizes to fill your order it’ll take longer. All of this will change if I or my family members catch the virus.
I hope that all of you wonderful chainmaillers are staying safe, washing your hands, and using this enforced idleness to spend some quality time with your pliers.
Aug 3 Update:
I just told my assistant that she should stay home at least through the end of 2020, so it’s still just me here at the shop. As many of you have already noticed, I’m typically getting orders shipped on Saturdays rather than Fridays – but thus far I’ve been mostly keeping up. Thank you all for your continued patience!
Nov 11 Update:
Not much to update here, just wanted to reassure everyone that Spiderchain is still chugging along. I hope everyone is staying safe and managing to find space for a bit of creativity.
Jan 4, 2022 Update:
Spiderchain has been back to normal for a while. My assistant comes one day a week (usually Tuesdays) and I occasionally answer emails on non-Spiderchain days as well. We’re consistently clearing the order queue each week and everyone is keeping up-to-date on vaccines. Whew! What a strange new “normal” this is… I hope my extended chainmail family is staying safe and finding a bit of time to make beautiful things.