This is the meat and potatoes of what I have sent out to everyone who has pre-ordered Chakra Babies 1 and/or 9 thus far.
My intention is to be as transparent with you as possible, and while I do post updates on Instagram, it’s important to me that you as a customer have the best support that I can provide.
First and foremost, thank you for pre-ordering a Chakra Baby! This is my first pin series and I am learning every day, so your support means more than you know. In the interest of time and organization, I have outlined updates for all variants below.
Chakra Baby #9
I received my first shipment of pins earlier this week, which was both the Rose Gold and Black Nickel. I’ve spent the past couple of days going through and grading pins so I can have them ready to ship.
Black Nickel is in the process of grading and prepping for shipment. I am happy to say that there were not many issues with the black nickel.
Rose Gold did not turn out as well, and unfortunately, there were too many flaws for my comfort. I have a very, very limited amount of Rose Gold that I can consider Standard Grade.
Chakra Baby #9 is being remade by my manu and because of the potential room for error, at their suggestion, I’ve made the choice to switch the remakes to be Gold plated instead of Rose Gold plated.
7/22 Edit: Initially, the Gold Chakra Baby #9 remakes were to be shipped out to me together with Chakra Baby #1. However, the most recent update from my manu had placed them about 3 weeks from completion. This is not acceptable for me, but currently is out of my hands, I'm so sorry.
Chakra Baby #1
Chakra Baby #1 is still in production, and I should be getting some progress photos for him soon. He is slated to be completed and shipped by July 22.
7/22 Edit: My manu has let me know that they are definitely shipping Chakra Baby #1 out this week, but have not specified the date after my last inquiry. I am following up with them on the status so I can share that with you all.
To avoid the quality issue that Rose Gold Chakra Baby #9 had, Chakra Baby #1 will be Gold plated instead of Rose Gold plated. It’s my understanding that this does not change the completion date, so I do not expect any additional delays because of that change.
How does this affect me?
I am waiting to receive the second shipment from my manu before I send out orders. As a token of appreciation, I am going to be providing vinyl stickers of both Chakra Babies 1 & 9 with every order that has been received to date. I will be receiving these stickers with my Chakra Baby #1 pins, and I would like to give them to you as a special thank you.
If you have pre-ordered Rose Gold for either Chakra Baby, please email me as soon as possible with your choice as listed below, so I can ensure these are set to the side for you. To be clear, I do have enough Rose Gold Chakra Baby #9 to fulfill any orders that have already been placed for him, but the rest of the Rose Gold variant are too flawed to be considered Standard Grade.
- If you ordered Rose Gold Chakra Baby #9:
- 1x Chakra Baby #9 (Black Nickel/Gold/Rose Gold)
- If you ordered Rose Gold Chakra Baby #1:
- 1x Chakra Baby #1 (Black Nickel/Gold)
- If you ordered both Chakra Babies in Rose Gold:
- 1x Chakra Baby #9 (Black Nickel/Gold/Rose Gold) and 1x Chakra Baby #1 (Black Nickel/Gold)
- If the above options do not work for you, please let me know and I am happy to provide a refund instead - your happiness is my priority.
Once I have received Chakra Baby #1, I will be sending out your orders and providing tracking. If you are waiting on Gold Chakra Baby #9, I will continue to keep you updated and will send out your order as soon as I receive him.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding, and if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Have a wonderful day!