That said, we must share changes made to our Etsy shop. In order to continue to provide an intuition based service, we have chosen to do away with the Custom Order Requests option on our smudge wand listings. With the popularity of over sized smudge bundles featured in photos on Pinterest, we spend a few hours each week responding to requests for orders to copy photos found online. This is not what we do. As an intuitive and empathic artist who uses smudge bundling to express healing talents, our smudge wand maker's energy is best spent working on clients' orders, not on explaining in detail why over sized smudge bundles are a danger to homes and to anyone clutching them while aflame.
In addition, Custom Order Requests for retailers is not something we can continue to offer in a sustainable manner. Each shop order specifying an exact list of flowers and herbs affects our ability to choose seasonally abundant botanicals from our indoor and outdoor gardens. Often we must wait to bundle an order until our plants grow or bloom. That can be stressful, knowing shops are waiting for their wands! Custom Order Requests requiring specific twine colors and certain crystals at times make for quite an upset when our wand maker is already receiving spiritual vortex data on wand users but cannot bundle orders until twine and crystals are obtained. We prefer to bundle using the twine we have on hand, and the crystals we've already gathered. We use a rather rare brand of cotton twine and it is difficult to locate. During busy seasons it is not always an option to mineral hunt and we absolutely must hand select all crystals used.
We appreciate our shop orders and hope this change will not affect our relationships with clients.
The Sage Cottage