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I AM EXTENDING IN-STOCK ORDERS FOR U.S. HALLOWEEN CUSTOMERS UNTIL 10/26/13! Please make sure to get your orders in ASAP and choose "priority shipping" to make sure that your items get to you in time. :) www.gypsyroses.org/XLHorns_Sto…

UNLISTED IN-PROCESS HORNS: I also have

* one pair of Nature vs. Nurture in process (not painted yet). www.gypsyroses.org/NatureVsNur…

* a few pairs of original and XL poison brow eyebrow covers.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE ITEMS PLEASE *EMAIL* ME; gypsyroses.org@gmail.com Thank you!
Hello everyone!

Halloween is rapidly approaching so I am posting info. here for folks.  Please make sure to order from the in-stock area ONLY for USA Halloween orders.  ALL ORDERS WILL NEED TO BE PLACED BY 10/20/13 so don't delay!

As many of you know I am in Graduate School and am student teaching right now so I don't have a lot of bench / shipping / e-mailing time.  My stock will be limited so try to order early so that you can get what you want.  I will be placing a few more items in the in-stock area before the 20th; www.gypsyroses.org/XLHorns_Sto… .  If you are looking for one specific style just e-mail me directly (as I don't get on DA or facebook much right now):  www.gypsyroses.org/Contact.htm… and I will let you know if I have any of what you are seeking in the works.

Please remember to read my FAQ and Policy pages for more details on my queue and processing time etc.; www.gypsyroses.org/ReturnPolic…

* I AM NOW ACCEPTING "BILL ME" PAYMENTS IN MY STOCK AREA!  www.gypsyroses.org/XLHorns_Sto… *


Thanks very much, I hope that you are all having a lovely fall thus far!
Gypsy~Rose
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Hello all!

It's been a while since I have posted, Graduate School, my Graduate Assistantship and the business(es) have kept me busy.  :)  I am going to try and upload some new work, though, for everyone's perusal.  I hope that you are well and enjoying the spring thus far!  If you need to contact me please do *not* message me here, just contact me through e-mail; www.gypsyroses.org/Contact.htm…

Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose of GypsyRoses.Org ; www.gypsyroses.org
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Fall for Savings SALE!

15% off Gypsy~Rose's Etsy Shop on Friday, 10/19/12 and Saturday 10/20/12 only!
www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyRosesDo…

Use Code: FALLFORSAVINGS

Please "like" and "share" on DA and Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/GypsyRo…


Happy Shopping!
Gypsy~Rose
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Hello everyone!

I hope that you are all having a lovely fall thus far and enjoying the seasons changing.  :)

In preparation for my multiple "things"; 2 businesses, Graduate School, Graduate Assistantship and Mom-duties/kiddo-time I have already posted dates for Halloween Order cutoffs.

US ORDERS:  
........ Please get any non-custom, made-to-order items order from GypsyRoses.Org by 9/30/12  www.gypsyroses.org
........ Please get Etsy orders in by 10/15/12  www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyRosesDo…

NON-US ORDERS:  Orders have ended for made-to-order AND Etsy Ordered Items


I will be posting as much new stock as I can, as time allows.  I know that sometimes people become frustrated that I cannot take on custom orders or more made-to-order items but I have learned (after doing this for almost 12 years) that I tend to take on too much and then I become very ill in November and am no good, as a mother, wife, teacher or student, in October.  So, in an effort to stay sane and not let anyone down (customers or others) I take on smaller amounts of orders and just post as much new stock as possible.

Hopefully this make sense to everyone.  The moral of this story is....

ORDER BY 9/30/12 IF YOU LIVE IN THE U.S. AND WANT A MADE-TO-ORDER ITEM!  If you want something "different" or don't see what you'd like in my Etsy shop please feel free to e-mail my husband speedratser@gmail.com  (speedratser at gmail dot com) and he will let you know if I have anything coming up that might work for you.  Early customer gets the horns, though, so if you see something you like don't wait to order!

Thanks so much for your patience and support, I have been very blessed with AWESOME customers that have been uber-understanding and I appreciate you all!

Have a wonderful day,
Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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Greetings all!

I am sorry for the delay in posting, it has been a busy month or two, (in good ways and not-as-great ways).  I finished up my Graduate classes for the semester in May, then finished up with my Undergraduate students (I am a Grad. Assistant in the Education Dept.).  Right after that I had the NH Renaissance Faire, www.nhrenfaire.com .  This was my first year not owning / coordinating it so that was a BIG weight off of me but I still have to try and build up some stock etc..  My mother had a knee replacement after that (she and my father are "out of knees" to replace now, both have had both knees done, so we should be OK for knee replacements until my brother, sister and I get a little older... knock on wood).

I closed down my Etsy shops in the middle of this chaos, in an effort to catch up / keep up with orders... I have been able to do so (more or less) which has been good.  Between these things I have been attempting some home clean-up and gardening, with the aid of a raised bed that my husband built for me.  I have some tomatoes, onions, carrots, lettuce, peppers, honeydew melons and watermelons in the ground as well as some cilantro, chives and rosemary.  Given the small amount of sun that we get here I am not holding out for a large crop... probably one fruit per plant, LOL.  The kids enjoy helping, though, and even have their own plants!

The website is also is a revamp-mode, if all goes to plan.  I try to redo it every few years.  The problem is that I like graphics but they bog things down so it's hard to find a happy medium between form and function... the age old battle continues!  I think I have a decent start on a new design, though, and hopefully it will also be tablet / nook and kindle friendly also!

Today was the last day of school for the kiddos so I am keeping my shops in vacation mode a little longer, until we get a system down and I can gauge how much work I will be able to accomplish at the bench with the kiddos home with me f/t again.  I also have a class coming up for a week and am looking forward to that, since returning to school I haven't done any visual art classes per se so I am *hoping* to be able to play with some clay or really get into some new art mediums and recharge my creative batteries!  I tried zentangles recently and really enjoyed that.  I'll post some.

So, given the chaos that is my life and queue I am not taking many custom orders right now (save custom finishes).  I will be doing my best to stick to my 4-6 week work period (that means that I *ship* items within 4-6 weeks usually) but will probably need to tack on another 2 weeks to that for the summer.  I'll do my best, though, and am considering starting a in-stock page on my site, instead of Etsy.  I am not sure if that would ease confusion for customers or not (a lot of people think that I am a factory of people and don't see my repetitive notes warning people about my process time).  

That's my update, I hope that you are all well!  Please feel free to "like" my facebook page (do a search for " gypsyroses " and it should come up, I get on that slightly more than DA).  Please e-mail me from my site for questions, though;  www.gypsyroses.org/Contact.htm…

Thanks for stopping by!
Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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Hello everyone!  I hope that you have had lovely holidays and a safe, happy New Year!

Things have been crazy here, I finished my Graduate Assistantship for the semester in December, (I'm going to miss our students).  :(  After that I got a little break, (and actually decorated my house for the holidays... that hasn't happened in a LONG time)!

The holidays came and went as quickly as a sneeze and now it's 2012!

I have an upcoming conference that I will be teaching papercutting at, for Plymouth State University and I am looking forward to that.

The jewelry shop has slowly been growing as I add new stock and I am loving working at the bench, though I really do need to organize my workspaces now.

At the end of January I will be starting up my Graduate Assistantship again and will have 2-3 more times the students as last semester!  I am glad I had a small group in the beginning so that I could break in easily.

So, that's life in a nutshell, I look forward to chatting with you all soon!  Please e-mail me directly, as I don't get to log in here as often as I'd like.  gypsyroses.org@gmail.com  Thanks!

Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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Hi all!

It's been a while since I have updated this area...  Here's an abbreviated version of what i have been up to:



Spring:

====>  accepted into a Graduate Program at Plymouth State University
====>  held the 7th annual NH Renaissance Faire: www.nhrenfaire.com
====>  took my first graduate class, (online), and had to pay out of pocket... ouch!


Summer:

====>  had a mini "vaca.", which was actually recuperation from surgery.  :)
====>  attended PortCon Maine as a vendor again and saw a few old friends, and met some new ones:  www.portconmaine.com
====>  kids are home from school so bench time has been little to none... doing my best to keep up with orders.  I left my shops in vacation mode until I felt well enough to keep up, (and take care of kids at the same time).
====>  taking two graduate classes this semester, loving it but keeping up is tricky.
====>  BUILDING UP HALLOWEEN INVENTORY in the hopes that I will be able to fill orders from what I have in stock, or very close to it, knock on wood!
====>  Artfire is upping it's fees so I will be sticking to just Etsy shops soon, (99% of the orders I have gotten from Artfire have been self-directed so it's not worth the fees unfortunately).  My costume Etsy shop is here:  www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyRosesDo… jewelry is here:  www.etsy.com/shop/Che4uDesigns


So, I have been a busy bee and am enjoying my summer... though I am not built for the heat.  I have added notes to my sites to warn folks that I am running behind schedule right now, (due to having less bench time).

Thanks again to my phenomenal customers that have been patient and understood my queue and that life sometimes has to take precedent over costuming... my family and I are very grateful that people have been so helpful and empathic.  I am feeling pretty good and excited to catch up and build up some awesome stock so that folks have AWESOME Halloween Horns options!

Have a wonderful day, I look forward to chatting with you soon!
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Hi again everyone!

I have been playing catch up since this winter's preoccupation with precipitation and am almost done clearing the past queue, (knock on wood).  I am also prepping for the NH Renaissance Faire and hope that I will see some of you there!  www.nhrenfaire.com

As you can see, I don't get onto DA often right now so, if you need a question answered in a timely fashion please do *not* note me here... just drop me an e-mail, or my husband an e-mail, please.  www.gypsyroses.org/Contact.htm…

Thanks very much, happy spring!

Shannon, aka Gypsy~Rose
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Hello everyone!

I have good news and not-so-good news.... the not-so-good news is that my workspace got flooded recently, the  I got the flu.  All of this on top of snow, snow and more snow, (which meant tons of snow days for my childrens' schools, i.e. less work time for me).  Due to these onslaught of winter not-so-goodness I have gotten farther behind than I like.

This *does* lead to some good news, though.  1) I am slowly on the mend, knock on wood,  2) My workspace is drying and I am going to attempt a total re-organization, (which will, hopefully, make it a more pleasant and easier-to-work-in space),  3) I am going to do my best to catch up on as many orders as possible this week and have put all but 1 of my shops into vacation mode until I have caught up.

Last, but not least, I am excited for the NH Renaissance Faire and am also working on that... I am excited for spring!  www.nhrenfaire.com

So, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, to my fantastically patient and understanding customers!  I have not been e-mailing much, as I have been trying to focus on my health and working at the bench, but I will e-mail as often as possible, in the interim.  Please do NOT note me here, though, as I don't log into DA often.  Please go to my contact page for more details on the best methods to get a hold of me, or my husband/e-mail sidekick: www.gypsyroses.org/Contact.htm…

Thanks again, chat with you all soon!
Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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My CRAZY 40 Sale Starts Today: 40% off anything in my costuming Artfire Shop to the first *4 customers!*!  www.artfire.com/users/GypsyRos…

Happy Shopping!

Gypsy~Rose of GypsyRoses.Org: www.gypsyroses.org
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Hello everyone!

Just a quick note to remind folks that I have two new Artfire shops...  My Fine Jewelry: www.artfire.com/users/Che4u and My Costume Shop: www.artfire.com/users/GypsyRos…

I also have two facebook pages and twitter etc., I'll link them here later but, until then, they are linked from the above shops.

Both Shops are having a SALE... 20% off of everything in the shop!  The Costume shop has the prices already adjusted and the Jewelry shop has a code, (shown in the welcome message in the shop).

The Jewelry sale END TONIGHT and the Costume sale ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT, so don't delay!  A lot of the items already had a discounted rate for the custom finish etc. so this is a good sale.  :)


Thank you for stopping by, please remember to bookmark these shops and feel free to share, the more the merrier!

Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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In celebration of 2011 there are 2 bits of news for you:

1) I have two new Artfire Shops:

    Che' Designs, (my designer jewelry) www.artfire.com/users/Che4u, and GypsyRosesDotOrg, (everything else, from horns to ears, masks to tails etc.) www.artfire.com/users/GypsyRos… now the Jewelry shop has 33 items and is being built up more by the day!  The GypsyRosesDotOrg shop only has 1 for the moment but will be catching up quickly so please bookmark them!  I will be showcasing these shops right now, as I want to see how Artfire does versus Etsy.


2) I am having a BIG Sale, in fact, this is the BIGGEST sale I have ever done!!!

    @ Che' Designs Shop: www.artfire.com/users/Che4u
    20% off of *$20 or more in my new Fine Jewelry Shop!  Just use code: 20off20 to get your discount!

    30% off orders of *$30 or more with coupon code 30off30 in my Artfire Jewelry Shop!

    @ GypsyRoses.Org: www.gypsyroses.org
    20% off orders of *$20 or more at GypsyRoses.Org! **
    30% off orders of *$30 or more at GypsyRoses.Org! **
    Orders over *$100 will ALSO get a FREE PHONE TAROT READING, (for you or a friend)... a $20 value! www.nhtarot.com **, ***
    Orders over *$200 will ALSO get a Gift Certificate for $20, (for you or a friend)!!! **, ***


* (totals do not include s/h).

** This sale DOES include custom finishes, (which usually cost $15.  Example: Custom, Rusty Vega, Aries Horns would be $68 + $15 = $83 - 30% = $58.10).  With the GypsyRoses.Org orders I will have to manually credit you for the discount.  Please use codes: 20off20, 30off30, FREETAROT and FREEGC when you checkout... put them in the comments section so I can credit them please.

*** These discounts *can* be COMBINED!  So, if you order a two pairs of horns, worth $250 you would get 30% off, a free tarot reading AND a Gift Certificate!


    
SALE ENDS 1/16/2011 so get your orders in soon!



    Happy New Year!
    Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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Hi all!

Etsy has this new feature where I can do % off sales, without having to manually credit people... the code automatically takes the % off!

So, the code to use for the sale is 20THANKS, just shop away and use the code and voila! 20% off!!!  che4u.etsy.com


Happy Shopping!
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I am having a THANKSGIVING SALE! 15% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop! Just use code 15THANKS when you check out and the discount will be applied right then!  che4u.etsy.com

If you "like" this on my facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/GypsyRo…, you will be entered to win a

====>  40% OFF COUPON!  <====

This cannot be combined with the 15% off but you can still use both, in separate... sales, if you win!  There will be 2 winners drawn tomorrow at 11:59pm, I will drop you an note if you win.

Happy Shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!


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Hi all!

I hope that you had a wonderful Halloween!  I am shifting into jewelry mode, again, now that Yule is coming and people have lists to fill.

I am offering FREE U.S. SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until 11/21/10 so shop early.  che4u.etsy.com  Non-…. customers, I haven't forgotten you!  You will be getting greatly discounted shipping during this time also!

So, if you have a moment and feel like stopping in please feel free to do so!  che4u.etsy.com


Thank you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Hi all!

I got caught up faster than expected, (which was a nice surprise)!  So, due to this, I have a few last horns in my "Last Minute" area of my etsy shop  www.etsy.com/shop/che4u?sectio…

Today is the cutoff, though, my anniversary is this weekend and I have lots to prep., so I can't be on the computer, or at the post office, so get those orders in today if you want to TURN HEADS THIS HALLOWEEN!

Thanks, happy shopping!
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Hi again!

I have been able to keep up with orders, knock on wood, so I have updated most of my Etsy listings to end tonight, (for U.S. customers); che4u.etsy.com

Please get your orders in ASAP and let me know, if you miss this date, what you're looking at to see if I'll be able to get it to you in time for the holiday!

Thanks!
Shannon aka Gypsy~Rose
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HALLOWEEN ORDERS:

1) Non-U.S. customers:  Gypsy~Rose ended non-U.S. orders on 10.8.2010... no more will be taken for this Halloween season.  Thank you!

2) Gypsy~Rose is no longer filling and items that are made to order from her site: GypsyRoses.Org, they ended on 10.15.2010...  If you have ordered an item for Halloween, after this date, it will be treated as a *normal* order... it will be processed within 4-6 weeks as made-to-order items are made by hand, by just Gypsy~Rose.

3) Gypsy~Rose *IS* taking In Stock Orders, from her Etsy Shop, until 10.20.2010, (some until the 22nd)!  (She extended the date).  She will be adding horns as quickly as she can make them but don't delay, most big horns sell the day they are posted this time of year!  Please REMEMBER to order the Priority Mail item, listed in the shop, so that you will get your item in time, (and this fee includes tracking).

IN STOCK / ETSY SHOP:  che4u.etsy.com


Thank you, Happy Halloween from GypsyRoses.Org!
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Hello everyone!

It has been a busy year and I thought I should post a little update for folks, now that my Halloween season is already starting up!

1> HOOVES:  My hooves are NOT for sale, yet.  In an attempt to keep up with 2 kiddos and 2 businesses, (technically 3 now), I have had to put them on the back burner and keep them there, simmering, for longer then expected.  My husband is keeping a list of people interested in hooves on a queue, please drop him an e-mail if you're interested in ordering a pair(s) and he'll let you know once I have a completed design to work from.  speedratser@gmail.com


2> HALLOWEEN CUSTOM ORDERS:  So you'd like some horns but want a different design than I have shown, or a fancy finish etc.?  I *do* take custom orders but this is the busiest time of year for me so, if you'd like something custom please make sure to CONTACT ME ASAP, as I probably won't be able to take many after the 15th of September.  gypsyroses.org@gmail.com please carbon copy this e-mail to my husband, also speedratser@gmail.com .  He'll be helping me with customers this season.


3> HALLOWEEN MADE-TO-ORDER ITEMS:  Most of the items I make are made-to-order, this means that I get your order and then I make it.  This is the reason for my 4-6 week order process.  If you want an item with a specific color, (that I offer for pre-set colors... the squares of color on the item pages), PLEASE ORDER NO LATER THAN THE 15th OF SEPTEMBER!


4> RUSH ORDER FEES:  This is the fee that I charge if something, ABOVE, is ordered and needs to be to the customer before 6 weeks.  This helps with the increase in s/h of materials as well as s/h to the customer.  Here are the fees, by date:

--------> ORDER PLACED BY 9.15.2010....  NO FEE
--------> ORDER PLACED BY 9.22.2010.... $25 FEE
--------> ORDER PLACED BY 9.29.2010.... $30 FEE
--------> ORDER PLACED BY 10.6.2010.... $35 FEE
--------> ORDER PLACED BY 10.15.2010... $40 FEE

IF YOU ORDER AND DO NOT PAY YOUR RUSH ORDER FEE, AS SHOWN ABOVE: your order will be processed as a regular order and probably will *not*, get to you in time.

NO HALLOWEEN ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER 10.15.2010!  I will make the order and ship it, as a non-rush order, which probably will *not* get it to you in time for the holiday.


5> F.A.Q.: "WHY HAVE A RUSH ORDER FEE?"  I am Gypsy~Rose, I can't call in sick or take a day off to care for my children and have someone else fill the orders for me.  I do 100% of the process, (creation, photography, website updating and posting, e-mailing and more!), and have 2 young children, (that just started school... the germs will start coming home soon, if not already).  :)  

Most of my items have to be made one at a time and the creation process is a multi-day, (or multi-week), process.  I can't just bang 10 pairs of horns out in a day... it is a long, drawn out, process to make these designs... but they're worth it in the end!


6> F.A.Q.: "BESIDES ORDERING EARLY, HOW CAN I KEEP THE COSTS DOWN ON ORDERING HORNS?":  I have started carrying stock, on horns and some masks, over the last few years.  This way folks can get horns, in time for Halloween, without paying extra fees.  Many of these designs are custom, so they'll look a little "snazzier" then pre-set colors, (single tone: black, red etc.), so you'll get fantastic horns, on a smaller budget!

IN STOCK HORNS CAN BE FOUND HERE: www.gypsyroses.org/XLHorns_Sto…

IN STOCK HORNS FOR HALLOWEEN WON'T BE FOR SALE AFTER THE 15th OF OCTOBER SO PLEASE ORDER BY 10.15.2010!



I hope this helps to clarify my process and Halloween setup for this year.  The key to getting the horns that you want, without having to pay rush order fees, is to just *order early*!  :)  If people wait until 2 weeks before Halloween they will be hard pressed to get anything but in-stock horns ... which may not be the color or design they'd hoped for.

I look forward to helping you to "be a character" for Halloween!
Shannon, aka Gypsy~Rose