Updates (READ THIS OR DIE...not really! XD)
NEW! ♥ Click to visit CSC's etsy shop!
Ohayocon was wonderful! We are actually considering getting an Artist Alley table for CSC next year.
Unfortunately, our convention ended on a bad note: Joji caught something like a cold mixed with a stomach virus, and then passed it on to me. So the week following the convention, we actually were both bedridden and terribly ill. This has lead to some delays. We literally were confined to our bedroom and I have been offline for the majority of this week to take care of Joji and then myself. I'm sorry if you haven't gotten a response, but if you can't understand that we're both human, than maybe you should re-navigate your browser elsewhere.
I'm still not entirely together, this week has completely taken it out of me, in fact so much so that I managed to lose 6 lbs. from the stress of not getting better to get back to business. I was supposed to resume the Monday following the convention weekend, but obviously that didn't happen. So please try to retain some understanding if you didn't get some immediate response, but I was too busy coughing up a lung. XD
I'll be contacting everyone ASAP who has a current order with CSC tonight to be taken care of/handled, so that it can be sent out tomorrow (Wednesday morning or 2/8/2011).
NEW! ♥ Commission slots ARE open again this upcoming WEDNESDAY and we will only be taking 5-10 commission orders on a first-come-first-served basis, and depending on how large the commissions are. (i.e. If we get a commission for 20 ice cream rings for ONE order, then we would probably do only 5 commissions, but if we get a commission for a ring and a necklace for ONE order then we would be more likely to leave more spots available for other commissions.) PLEASE NOTE US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
NEW! ♥ WE RECEIVED OUR RING BASES...FINALLY! That took forever! We're sorry if your order was affected due to this!Status~!
Just opened our Etsy shop! <3 There is a Valentine's Day special going on where if you buy 3 items or more, you'll get a free deco-ed heart shaped box!
We also will have 5-10 spots open for commissions on a first-come-first-served basis, which will become available sometime between Wednesday to Thursday. We will announce the specific date when these spots are open!Q: What is Deco/Decoden? A:
Deco is the art of making things super cute with gems, sweets, pearls and the sort! Decoden is the same thing, but on phones! (It is short for "decodenwa", "denwa" meaning phone.)Q: What do you use for Deco? A:
The 'cream' is silicone. ^^ I use sculpey for the sweets and sometimes pre-made 'cabochons' and everything in between that is cute! I use seed beads, ceramacoat gloss, craft glue, liquid sculpey and other such things!Q: Will you make a tutorial on _____? A:
I will likely not be making tutorials on how to do Deco only because I'm still learning and if I told all of my secrets then no one would ever want/feel the need to buy my deco!!Q: Is Deco durable?A:
Like any handmade item, deco can be broken if treated roughly. If a gem or pearl falls off, (which rarely happens, but sometimes can), it can easily be put back with a drop of super glue. ^^ The sweets are very sturdy and I have never had issues with them falling off of my phone or DS!Q: Do you make only hime/sweet deco? Or other styles as well? A:
I'm planning on making punk, goth, and Halloween deco as well. ^_^ It's just a matter of finding materials for it!Q: Do you take commissions?A:
Not really... It's really dangerous water with me since I'm AWFUL with deadlines... If you'd like to see a specific theme or type of case just let me know (via dA note) and I'll stick it in my queue of things to look into making! Though, I will add that from time to time I take on commissions when I really need the money!Q: Why are your prices so high?A:
They aren't really!
The amount of materials and time I put into each piece really does add up! ^_^
(Aside from that a single iPhone touch case on other sites can go for anywhere from $200.00 USD to $500.00 USD. So you'll find that CSC's decoden and other deco goes for less but is made with high quality materials! We try our best to provide the best product for your money!)Q: Do you offer repairs?A:
I do! Each customer gets 1 free repair of missing gems, pearls, or charms!Q: How long does it take for something to ship/arrive?A:
If the item is already made then it will be shipped within 1-3 days and should arrive within 3-5 days typically. ^^ (The only exception is commissions.)Q: Do you do trades?A:
I do! If you are interested in doing a trade just note me and ask!!! Q: How do I pay?A:
I currently prefer PayPal, but if you really want something and are IN the US, I can do concealed cash, check, or money order (all at your own risk).Q: Why am I not on the status list?A:
Sometimes it takes me a day or two to update the status list! ^_^ (So don't fret if you don't see your name there~)Q: HEY! I asked you a question on your front page right HERE on dA and you're ignoring me...then I asked you on one of your pictures on dA, AND YOU'RE STILL IGNORING ME! Why?! I thought you want my business?! Or do you hate me?! ; ^ ;A:
If you have an inquiry (or question), it's best to note me rather than comment on the dA's main page or a dA photo. <3 (It's not that I'll ignore you if you don't send me a note, but it may be a while before you get a response through comments because we get so many that I can't sit on dA all night fishing through comments for important inquiries.) And we do want your business. And we don't hate you, goofball.Q: WHAT?! I CAN BE RUDE TO YOU IF I WANT TO BECAUSE YOU HAVE MY MONEY AND THAT'S MY ITEM AND I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE RUDE AND/OR OFFENSIVE...I'LL TREAT YOU HOWEVER I F***ING PLEASE.A:
Uhhhh...no. No, you won't. If you at any time decide to be cocky or rude to anyone working for CSC while we are making your commission or waiting on your order, we reserve the right to refuse filling your order and are allowed to refund your money. It goes into effect after this journal. So if you are rude, I will link you to this journal. If you are rude again, I will refuse to fill your order and refund you. I'm sorry, but both of us at CSC try to be as friendly as possible no matter what kind of day we're having so that is NO EXCUSE. Also, the first time you use a CURSE WORD with me, I won't hesitate to refund you and BLOCK you on dA. I think that's pretty fair.Q: Why did you ask me not to delete parts of the note on dA? I think you should remember your own orders...it's your responsibility not mine.A:
Hmmm...how about..."no"? When we take orders/commissions, I save your newest message and delete the oldest so that our inbox on dA can be neat and orderly. When you delete parts of our conversation you not only confuse me, but you're deleting information for your order. It makes the process smoother if I don't have to message you everyday asking you what you ordered, if you paid, how you paid, etc. I know that it seems neat and tidy to delete some of it to make it less cluttered, but that clutter is keeping me up-to-date, and saving both of us time. Q: When I send you a payment via PayPal, is there anything else you need?A:
Please don't just send a payment via PayPal without putting in the note section:
- Your dA name
- Your item/order
- Your address (if your address on PayPal appears different)
That's ALL you have to put! The reason CSC is so behind right now is because I had to individually sort through PayPal and message almost everyone to make sure we knew who you were and what your order was and if your address was the same. I literally was sorting by the amount of money agreed upon and asking people to verify their e-mail addresses. So please don't be mad with CSC if you're order is a little late when you sent us money through PayPal without leaving a note via PayPal of who you even were! We have several incoming payments and no way of telling so-and-so apart from so-and-so if you both paid $20.00, but both had different orders.
Further delving into this, it is ridiculous that you expect us to sort through every dA name in our inbox and take a guess at who you are via e-mail addresses. That's time I can be packaging your order!Also, be sure to include the same information if you send a payment via mail, even if it's a check or money order. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to send me a note and ASK!!