I’m taking a step back for a while


It has been a rollercoaster of a year, and it’s only September. Who knows what the rest of 2020 has in store for us? I have some good news and some bad news for you, depending on which way you look at it.

Just over a month ago, I made an Instagram post about how I was taking a short break to complete some personal projects and spend time with family. I’ve been in touch with a few of you to let you know that I was planning on making all of my products available to purchase again in October, ready for the Christmas season. However, during the last month, I’ve been offered a new opportunity.

Some of you may know that my full time job is at a bike shop called Revolution Cycle, where we’ve had the busiest year ever putting bums on bikes and helping people restore their old rides as everyone turns to spending more time outdoors. I’ve been working in the cycling industry almost my whole adult life, and now I might be able to turn it into a lifelong career.

I have been offered a management position at a different bike store, closer to home, called Cranky’s. It’s owned by a lovely couple called Andrew and Angela, who have been in business together since 2001. I’ll be running their new location in Edmonton, and I cannot wait. It’s a huge milestone for me, and I now feel as though everything is coming together.

I started Rivet & Chain two and a half years ago now. It has been one of my proudest achievements, and still is. I’ve been able to manage up until now by working in my free time, making things that I love to make. However, some of my products take well over a day to produce, so it’s very easy to become overwhelmed with just a few orders when I’m also working full time.

Because I’m starting a new job with a lot more responsibility, and I still don’t yet know what will be fully expected of me, I have to dedicate myself fully to my new employers. What that means for Rivet & Chain is that some of my wallets, namely the Blacksmith and Brightsmith mid and long wallets, will appear to be out of stock on the website for the foreseeable future. Only when I figure out how I can best manage my time to be fair to both my customers and my new employers, will I be able to start making them again.

I hope you can understand.

On the plus side, Flux wallets are available to purchase again.

Thank you all for your continued support and kind words. Good luck for the rest of 2020!


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