How long will it take to make your order?
Most orders take around 4 weeks to complete. If your flowers are fresh, additional time for drying will be added to that time-frame. Rosaries and chaplets typically take 6 to 8+ weeks, extra time is needed for the centerpieces and crucifixes to go through customs and shipping, we typically get them from Italy.
There are several processes that your flowers need to go through to be transformed into memory beads. Once your flowers are hand crafted into beads and then fired, they need to be polished and in some cases shaped. Polishing takes anywhere from several days to close to a week. This is a step we do not skimp on, it makes your beads so much more attractive and finished looking. After completing the polishing phase, it's onto drilling then every bead gets a medical quality resin coating. This coating is durable, glass like and sets our beads far ahead of the competition. The resin we use is pricey, it's not readily available and takes an experienced person with suitable skills to apply it. It also takes some time to cure. But then, after all of that, your memory bead is ready to be set in its findings, packaged and ready to send to you.
Christmas time adds a whole new dimension to our time table. All orders that are guaranteed for Christmas delivery need to be in house by early November. We are extremely overloaded this time of year and our resources can get bogged down. So, to keep our sanity and have half a hope of enjoying the holidays with our families, we will need to receive all Christmas orders by the first Friday of November.
Rush orders, subject to rush charges (per our discretion), may be an option if you need your order faster than the allotted time-frame. Call to discuss this with us and we may be able to accommodate you.
Rush orders still require 2 weeks minimum plus shipping time.