Yes, I am going to be taking a slight break over the winter holidays. You are certainly still welcome to contact me regarding commissions, any time, and I will certainly still accept commissions even when I am on break, as I never -really- close.
However, between the 20th of December and the 3rd of January, I will not be busting my butt to get things done at the pace I normally do. I need some time for me and my loved ones, as I rarely take anything resembling a break. I will probably still pick at commissions here and there to get them done, but I will not be putting in 8-12 hours of work a day like I normally do with this stuff. I might still work on some things when I sit down to watch a movie, but that's about it.
That being the case, if you have something that you need rushed during that time period, feel free to let me know; I will probably be willing to take a rush job for an extra fee...but it will be subject to whether or not I have supplies. There's one more order of supplies coming in before Christmas, then that's it til January.
I want to take this time off to make some experimental pieces, and work with some of the nicer materials I brought in two weeks ago - I've got some really nice crystal elements, and some fine silver, and I intend to enjoy them. Please note: The shipping deadline for items to arrive by Christmas overseas was December 2nd. Therefore, if you're outside the USA/Canada, please don't ask for anything to arrive by Christmas at this point. For people in the USA and Canada, the deadline is the 10th. So, if you have a last quick request, please get it in to me by Sunday so that I can get it done and out the door.
Other than that, I may go looking for a few more trades over the holidays, and I will probably offer another deal or sale of some sort around boxing day.
In the meantime, I'll be around, you can contact me any time! Have a wonderful winter, and enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate. Personally, my heart goes with Yule, but my family has always called it Christmas (even if we're not really Christian), so whatever the case...I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe time this winter. Well wishes for all.