I wanted to keep you in the loop about my current and future plans for Landella.
Since 2016 I've been making my unique beads and clasps in my Tulsa based studio, and have had 2 store locations--first at the Boxyard, and then at my new building on 15th. When the pandemic hit I took the opportunity to close the Landella store and lease out my store space to the incredible cannabis company, Bison Extracts.
This was the first time in almost 20 years I could stop running a retail store and take some time off to decide what to do next with my life and my craft. Since March 2020 I've caught myself saying at least 100 times aloud: "I don't ever want to run a store again." I'm sure those who've worked in retail can relate, and even though my Landella customers were literally a constant joy to work with, it was the first time in my working life that I had a weekend off, that I could travel, that I could even stop to take a breath.
So what is next for Landella?
After 2 years away from a life of retail, I can affirmatively say: I am not going to re-open a Landella store--I don't have the space in my building and I'm not going to rent space in someone else's building. I realize that for the majority of Landella customers this sucks, because the fun thing about the brand WAS the store experience I tried to create for you. I know, however, that you'll understand I now have to try and create the right future for myself.
My current plan is to start offering a few new bracelet designs to the website each week starting in May 2022, and then ramp them up to new daily offerings as we head into the fall and winter months. For returns, exchanges, and repairs you'll be able to mail them in, or drop them off for me to pickup from my diamond store, Spexton Fine Jewelry.
If you need a custom design made during this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mobile phone number and desired colors/design ideas and I will text you within 24-48 hours.
I look forward to making beautiful beads and bracelets for you soon!
Nate McPherson - Founder - Landella