February is Coming -- With some items to be unavailable for a few weeks!!! Please read!

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We hope all is well for you this lovely COLD day in January!  We are trying to give you all the advance notice we can about some down times coming up at Metal Designz!  This gives you a FULL MONTH to plan around these two weeks - I hope this helps!

Shelley is going to be away from Jan 31st - February 12th -- I will be in Tuscon AZ enjoying the Gem Shows.  It's going to be an amazing opportunity to collaborate with other artists - meet customers, and generally enjoy summer temps for a few weeks!  While I am away, I will NOT have access to my email - and so you will have to send order notes through the website - or call and talk to Joseph.  They boys will keep everything running smoothly.

Shelley and Joseph are taking the little ones on an adventure from Feb 16th - March 2nd and will be out of the Country. Chad will be working full time - but there are a few things we don't ask him to do - such as in-house anodizing (Super Dangerous) and the laser... So laser etched scales and Laser paper will be a delay if ordered during this time!

Anodized Titanium and Niobium will be UNAVAILABLE Feb 15th - March 3rd -- So please order now if you need some!! Laser paper will also NOT ship during this time as we are going to be out of the Country. All other items will ship as normal. Sorry for the inconvenience - I hope the advance notice helps!

Business as usual once we are back on Monday March 4th!!  Thanks so much!  We appreciate your business!  We also appreciate your kindness and patience while we are away. 



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