Whilst our online supply store may be closed for the time being, make no mistake we're still open for business, are receiving new stock every day and not going anywhere!

As many of you would know, especially those who have visited the studio and attended our 10th Birthday Celebrations last September, the last few years have been quite difficult for me health wise.
I've suffered from chronic health issues for the past 20 or so years and have numerous conditions that make life more challenging than I'd like!
I've had several more issues surface recently and I am able to do much less than I used to, which is super frustrating. As a result, my studio/creating time is very limited. Unfortunately I can't do everything I want to do anymore and I need to start prioritising.

I know that those of you who are creative will understand that my desire/need to create is increasing becoming less patient and so I feel the time has come to try and bring that forward as a priority. Plus I am now having more and more days where my body is simply just not cooperating with simple, everyday tasks.

Late last year/early this year, I wrote in the newsletter that I was contemplating closing the online store - not an easy decision by any means - and I had quite a few people email me to let me know that they would be very disappointed if this were to happen.

I appreciate those of you who have continued to order online from The Whimsical Bead, but unfortunately, overall, between that time and now, we haven't had the support from our online customers to continue to offer this service.

I truly wish I was able to do everything but at this time, I'm just not able to.

As of Saturday 1st July, we will no longer be offering online sales through the website.

We are certainly not going anywhere though!
It's because of the amazing support and response to the studio workshops that I've had to make the decision to close the online store as 'workshopping' is taking up a lot of time and energy - which is great as it's also so much fun!  If anything, we'll have even more great products up for grabs!

I will also still be offering mail order - you can phone or email your orders though - and the Blog will see some much needed attention and love (I've already started adding to this and will continue to do so - have you read the latest posts).You can now also add your thoughts and comments.
I will also still be selling/having sales through the Facebook group -

The Whimsical Bead Exclusive Sales Group and continue to sell through the studio.

The Whimsical Bead Supplies Store

I hope that you will all still stick around.

This is certainly NOT the end - just another chapter in our story which is ever evolving.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns and do keep an eye on the Website, Blog and Facebook Page.

Thank you all for your support,
Love Dani xx

Comments (6)

  1. Fiona McLaren

Sending you best wishes Dani. You've got to look after yourself and put your needs ahead of others at times or you'll never get better. Loyal people will stay loyal to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xx

 
  1. The Whimsical Bead    Fiona McLaren

Thank you Fiona. Yes, I know...I just don't like sitting still lol!
I appreciate your well wishes and hopefully will see you soon,
Dani

 
  1. Laura Yodgee

Hi Dani, Well this will just make us get in the car and come and visit won't it. Always a lovely day out in your neck of the woods.
Don't worry. We'll survive, Dani. Just create as much as you can when you can. It's great for the soul as we all...

Hi Dani, Well this will just make us get in the car and come and visit won't it. Always a lovely day out in your neck of the woods.
Don't worry. We'll survive, Dani. Just create as much as you can when you can. It's great for the soul as we all know.
Take care, Laura. (It's been less than a month but I feel like I haven't been to the studio for ages.)

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  1. The Whimsical Bead    Laura Yodgee

Hi Laura!
Well, I certainly hope so. It does seem like awhile since I've seen you. We'll rectify that soon with a workshop or too I'm sure.
Thank you for your unwavering support as always.
Dani xx

 
  1. Pauline Shirrefs

Hi Dani,
I really sorry to hear that your health status has meant that you have to let go of some things that you really like to do. I empathise because the same has happened to me. Better that we limit ourselves to what we can do well, than...

Hi Dani,
I really sorry to hear that your health status has meant that you have to let go of some things that you really like to do. I empathise because the same has happened to me. Better that we limit ourselves to what we can do well, than push ourselves to do more, and wind up not being able to do much at all.
I wish you well in this new page in your life. I have long admired your business.
Regards,
Pauline Shirrefs

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Hi Pauline,
Thank you so much for your comments.
I admit life is a struggle at the moment and has been for quite some time - it is frustrating and I think to truly understand you have to have been through it yourself. So many plans and the body...

Hi Pauline,
Thank you so much for your comments.
I admit life is a struggle at the moment and has been for quite some time - it is frustrating and I think to truly understand you have to have been through it yourself. So many plans and the body just won't cooperate!!
But, I am thankful I am still here and able to create some days.
Your words are so true and I thank you for your honesty (and your lovely comments about the business too!).
Best Wishes,
Dani xx

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