Monday, October 28, 2013

one weekend, many smiles...

I'm saturated in the bliss of a weekend worth having.

Friday was a tight squeeze, but I managed to make it from Rosslyn to the Vaal in just under 2 hours, ready to unpack and setup at The Shed on R59.
The night market was packed, so many people stopped by to shop, to look, to visit and Wonder Struck Inc did so so well. We'll see you guys there again at the next night market ;)

Saturday morning started early, with me heading to Wyetti market, and arriving just as our market mom Astra was unpacking her stuff.
Usually I arrive there long after she's setup ;)
Even though there were hardly any feet in and out of Wyetti, I somehow managed to make some decent sales, enough to cover my stall and a bit, so I'm not dissapointed.

To all of you who came out and supported, thank you guys so much!

We're now getting ready for our Kersmark on the 9th of November. And of course, planning stock for Ke Ai.

Onward into Monday and this last week of October, otherwise.

Have a great one readers\1

Friday, October 25, 2013

Oh the excite! ...

Alrighty. So with the email sent out to their mailing list during this week, I can now mention something very cool.

Ke Ai (That random asian store), listed Wonder Struck Inc as one of their new suppliers/vendors.
Again, Wonder Struck Inc is just ONE of the new and very cool vendors joining in supplying the cool of Ke Ai in their new store at 300 Commissioner street, Maboneng District in Johannesburg.

We've dropped off some pieces for show (and buy) during their opening sale, with more cool stock being made and cast and cured over the next week.
We're going to supply the "arts on main" store with resin Octopus necklaces, Skull rings and pins and soon....some more of the newer resin pieces.
We'll also look at a really cool idea that we've been considering.

I want to tell you! But I can't yet >.<

Then before I forget, Ke Ai will be having some awesome opening parties and on these links and go! least I could tell you guys now. Shah!

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Well. As per usual, the additional market madness has started.

This Friday night is the night market at the Shed, then our last market for the month being on Saturday at Wyetti.

We've slipped in the FIRST (of many) additional markets, on the 9th of November. We'll have a table setup at the Gereforemeerde Kerk Meyerton Central. It's their Kersmark (Christmas Market).

We have nothing planned to date for December markets, but this WILL change and we'll give you dates and times.

I did some more sorting in the workroom this weekend and touched up our worn out blackboard.
I was SUPER productive for a weekend at home.
No wonder it rained for two days after that O.o

Got some super news for you guys too about a store we're going to be supplying Octo necklaces and skully rings/pins to. But the details will have to wait for the next blog entry ;)

Now go have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Business as...usual

Back to working in overdrive for me.

Things have been quieter than usual in the workroom as I work on one resin supply order and some stock pieces.
I've had to take a bit of a time out ...well compared to the usual.

But it's back to working late night's until we shutdown in December.
Looking at filling in some weekends with dayjols and some other market spaces.
Keep the eyes open for dates and times and addresses.

We *won't* be at the Medieval Fayre (organised by the dynamic duo of as we have made previous commitments elsewhere. But defenitely going next year!
We will be at our usual stall at Wyetti for the last Saturday of October and November.
We still have no market dates for December. Yet. We usually get a FLOOD of invites between myself and Heatherlynn (The Journeyman) around November. So sure we'll have about two or three markets to update you on for final Christmas shopping.

If you haven't noted on our Etsy yet, I've been *completely* reshaping item and shipping pricing. As of re-opening in 2014, there will be a slight increase, but right now anything that is $15 and under is our new pricing.
Shipping costs have just changed to accomodate better individual item pricing and correct shipping.

To those that spread the word of our crowdfunding campaign. Thanks!
Unfortunately we didn't make target, or the 50% minimum, so no new molds for now, and probably not before year end.
Maybe we'll be a bit more successful on the international crowdfunding platform over November, so keep those fingers crossed.

The amazing resin artist I crush over in the USA, has come out of her second shoulder surgery for the year, and hopefully things will be better this time round.
I don't stock any of Lunaricsales' pieces, but if you are interested in her pieces and don't have PayPal, I can easily source the items for you.
You can find her on Instagram, where she's currently having a sale on selected pieces.
The more people that need me to buy for them at the same time, the less postage is charged on each item *NOTE*

Then...with that.
To all the readers of our blog...thanks for the awesome view stats recently. We have stats from Russia, the US, Japan and Australia coming through.
You guys cheer me up knowing someones reading my randomness. ;)

Have a great Monday people's.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Live till you die...

"I wanna drown, with nowhere to fall, into the arms of someone"...

How has October been readers?
It may only be day 9 and year end shutdown is still a ways off...but that doesn't mean we can't make the best of now.

October has been a huge ball of unwanted stress at HQ, but survive we will.

Also been penning down a lot of ideas and started with mind mapping a lot of it.
It's all just so intense and also NOT why I'm stressed.

Really hope to start implementing the most viable of the ideas and see how they "go down".

Keep your eyes open...

Also, remember to keep cool in this sweltering heat.

Love you guys!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In the making...

These four years have defenitely been an...adventure. To put it mildly.
Personal things aside, Wonder Struck Inc has become a part of everyday life.
I'm sure those who have started their own little craft businesses will know what I'm talking about.
Manoeuvring everyday life around production, making, sticking, cutting, gluing, casting, swearing, praying, driving, setting up, unpacking, packing, displaying, paying.... Well and sometimes eating and sleeping.

It's hard sometimes to persevere... But maybe it's slightly easier for me because I'm born with a stubborn streak. But when you DO persevere...these small flecks of "it's worth it" come flickering through the darkness.

To Facebook likers, regular customers/supporters... Thank you guys for yet another month!

Now to begin October.
Yup, already October (shocking).
We almost 2 and a half months from silly season... So please take notes of these dates from us.

25 October - Night Market @ The Shed on R59 from 6-10pm
26 October - Wyetti Market from 9:30am - 3pm
29 November 2013 - last international shipping day for Christmas orders.
29 November - Night Market @ The Shed on R59 from 6-9pm
30 November - The last Wyetti Market from 9:30am - 3pm
7 December - last shipping date for international and local orders for 2013.
16 December 2013 to 6 January 2014 - complete store shutdown (online and markets)
8 January 2014 - All shipping will commence.

We might be squeezing in some last minute markets in December (it ALWAYS happens) which we'll update as we get them.

Because of how crazy it gets we HAVE to have these dates decided and planned out. We will not be shipping or taking orders outside of these dates, so please take note if you order regularly from us (especially supplies and components or stock items).
All payments will also need to be done before shutdown.

And with this update done, have a great 1st of October people. Onward into Halloween month!