In the showroom, nonetheless, the new curtains are up at the entrance door and ready to be pulled open, sometime before late summer, possibly.
Things are very unpredictable these times, and changing even faster than usual.
Keeping them open, even if a bit out of focus.
Looking into my work this past week, I rounded up my vermeil inventory and made the hard-thought decision to discontinue it. For good.
The vermeil process - a thick 18-24 karat gold-plating over sterling silver, requires high safety measures and produces toxic fumes, all of which goes out into the atmosphere and into the air we breathe.
I use a professional plater for my vermeil gold-plating, and am sure their processes are safe for their work environment and up to standard, but I am taking the step to discontinue this popular finish as a very small personal and professional contribution to doing something to relieve the burden on an over taxed and overwhelmed planet.
So, I came up with a closeout sale.
Putting the sale on a roll for next week...whatever is left.