I receive an email from my friend Joan Painter. She runs a store from her home where many of us purchase our beads and supplies. A drunk driver drove strait into her house! The driver happened to hit the office/store section of the house. The truck totaled her car, wiped out part of her inventory and took out her ability to process orders. So if you've placed an order with her recently it may be a bit delayed. She has gotten her email back up and running. If you've placed orders I'm sure she'll be in contact with you soon if she hasn't been already.