A Special Announcement: Partial Maternity Leave in the Fall of 2017

I have a very special announcement; I'm very happy to share that my husband and I are expecting our first child this August! We're very excited to meet our little one and start this new chapter of our lives together.

What does this mean for the goings-on here at Bead Origami? As a one-woman small business, I'll be going on "partial" maternity leave after our little one arrives. What's partial maternity leave? Well, I'll have limited time for beading activities from August through November, and I'll also have limited time to answer e-mails and send out kits as I learn how to take care of our new tiny human.

During this time, you can still purchase and download beading patterns anytime, but any ordered kits will ship within 7-10 business days instead of 1-3 business days. If you have an inquiry about a transaction or a technical question about a beading design, I'll be answering e-mails and social media messages at least on Friday afternoons (Pacific Time). Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'm not planning on being completely unreachable during this leave. However, I can't guarantee that I'll have the time to answer messages more than once a week.

Thank you so much for your patience and support during this exciting new time in our lives! If you'd like to keep up with me and our new little one, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook. Happy Beading and have a wonderful fall!


Update: Our little Sophie arrived on August 22. She's the light of our lives and we're all doing well!