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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    PRIDE Month is Almost Over!

    Only one week left get some Rainbow CockSocks at 25% to celebrate!

    My plan aftereard is to release a few in July and have a large drop near the end of summer. Perhaps for Back to School...?
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Happy US Independence Day!

    May your meat be cooked to perfection and your other meat be well protected!

    I got a few CockSocks left over from last year in the shop, but I'll be spending the day celebrating. So production will resume tomorrow!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    We’re about halfway through summer and I still got some Summer Styles!

    The leftover fabric options from Turquoise, Coral, and Purple Blend are now in the Shop (Click Here). Not a whole lot but it’s the last of these summer fabrics so I can start a new selection for next year. I’m now working full throttle on the “Back to School” Drop that will occur in August; very likely near the end because I want to finish as many of them as possible.

    I’m trying something new when it comes to sizes: When I get a new fabric pattern, I will decide on 2-3 sizes that will work with that particular pattern. (If I get a larger amount of one fabric I’ll do more sizes.) I will then make multiple of those selected sizes and if a different size is needed a custom can be ordered. You may have noticed me doing this a little bit with the Rainbow! options this year.

    I’m trying this method for two reasons: 1) Sometimes I get multiple requests for the same fabric pattern in the same size and I’m hoping this will satisfy more people at once; and 2) Some patterns just… look better in specific sizes. i.e Large images of dinosaurs would look better on a large CockSock vs. a small one. You can always send me a message to ask if I still have more of “x fabric” when needed, too. Or if you have requests for specific you can message me there, or here, or on one of my social platforms.

    My current plan is to have at least 3-4 new CockSock patterns for the Drop, but my ultimate goal is to get as many finished as I can before I go back to school this Fall.

    Until next time!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Mega Drop News:

    I decided to Drop the new CockSocks on the 18th since I go back to school that week anyway. It's not going to be like the 2018 Tumblr Drop where there's 12+ designs in inconsistent sizes, rather there's a few designs and multiple Socks of that design is a couple of sizes. I'll see how everyone feels about this idea.

    I also still plan to release a few seasonal items for the Fall Equinox sale, so keep that in mind, too. I'm debating whether or not to do Halloween themed CockSocks; as I don't have many left over from last year and Holidays in general don't seem to be super popular. But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. (Meanwhile, I'm already preparing for the 12 Days of Christmas...)
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Here they are in all their glory!
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    As you may notice, there's a bit of focus on 'themes' with this selection instead of colors. Obviously, I do colors by default and wanted to offer something different this time for those who may like their CockSock to match their aesthetic better. (Click Here to head over!) Also, i made size comparison image that you can find in the 'About' section.
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    Like I said, my Fall semester begins this week and so my Shop productivity will lesson some as I shift my focus towards school. I will still do Customs and Randoms when requested, please be aware that creation and shipping times may be longer for this reason.

    Fall Season CockSocks will be released during the 1st week of September. I can't promise it will be right on the 1st because I will be out of town that weekend and Lord knows I will likely be exhausted when I return, but I promise they will happen. At this point, I don't think I'm going to do anything new for Halloween this year due to lack of interest overall.

    I'll also be preparing for the 12 Days of Christmas as that comes closer. I will bring back whatever remains of the previous Winter Season CockSocks and I found a new fabric to use for this year!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Already looking at fabrics for next year. Thinking a lot about textures, fur patterns, scale designs, things of that nature. Any interest or ideas?

    You can message me on here, Tumblr, or add a comment on my Reddit page if you have any requests!

    (Why is it every time I slim down my fabric pile I immediately want to increase it again?)
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Stuff like this is what I'm looking at. Thoughts?
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Topic: Name and Identity
    An odd topic, but something I want to draw attention too. All you CockSock Cravers out there may remember several months back when I said I would put the name “Daria Starr” on a package I’d extra discretion was needed.

    While doing some casual research, I discovered that there are actual people in the world with that name. People who are not me. People who have their own lives and careers and possibly more vanilla interests. The last thing I want to do is ruin someone’s reputation by making their name associated with my questionably titled shop.

    And so from here on out the name I will use on my packages, and anywhere else needed will be “Marcella Tenestel.” This is NOT my actual name, so please no messages starting with “Heyyy Marcella… *overused winking face.* I’m using this name mainly for two reasons:

    1) After intense googling of this ‘name,’ I have found that no living person has this name. Ergo, no one will be wrongfully associated with this Shop with a ruined reputation.

    2) My real job, and future career, have nothing to do with the sex industry and I really don’t want to go through a job interview with the knowledge that both my LinkedIn profile and the Etsy Shop appear on the 1st page of googling my name. (On a personal level I would be excited! On a professional level, I would be horrified…)

    I’ve already changed the info on my Shop’s page to reflect this new development. The next time you request a more discreet package, be on the lookout for this name!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    The Fall Season CockSocks have finally arrived (Here). It's the last of all autumn themed Socks from before and a few extra.
    This will probably be the last batch until Black Friday and the 12 Days of Christmas roll around. I may occasionally hop on my social sites, but my course load has increased along with the difficulty of my classes. I've got a few fabrics picked out for the upcoming year and I'll make an Annual Report on New Year's detailing some of my plan for 2020.

    In the meantime, I'll be studying for exams, prepping for 12 Days, and trying not to go insane inbetween.
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    9/14: A private emergency has occurred that requires me to temporary shut down shop for a little while. I am currently out of town and will have no access to my inventory or supplies for sometime. Thank you all for your understanding and patience!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    I'm back everyone! I was gone longer than I anticipated, but I'm here now and my shop is open again. Feel free to look around!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Alright everyone, I have a little announcement to make about The Shop and I know some of you may not like it. No, it's NOT permanently closing or anything like that, (The Tumblr Purge didn't destroy me, effectively proving I'm invincible,) However, it does affect The Shop for next year. I don't normally info-dump on here, but I decided it was best to give you guys the full picture.

    First off, let me just say thank you to everyone who has supported me here on Dragon Hoard as I transitioned from a small Tumblr blog to an Etsy Store. I know me saying "thanks" all the time may seem excessive, but I really do mean it. I never imagined my little hobby growing into such a magnificent experience. I even got invited to be vendor at a local expo! Sadly, this won't be happening due to my work and school schedule (curse you American educational system!) but that invitation itself was something I never dreamed off. All y'all have been spreading the word about these fabulous CockSocks and it has definitely made an impact!

    Which brings me to the reason for this update: There will be a small price increase in 2020. I'm currently looking at $2 for each size. i.e. Minis will be $6 instead of $4, Smalls will be $7 instead of $5, etc. I know, I know. It's not exactly something that a buyer wishes to hear. BUTT, I have two reasons for doing this.

    1) The increase in CockSock demand has meant an increase in fabric options; which is awesome. Unfortunately, fabric has become a more expensive in the last few years; which is not awesome. I really enjoy creating these storage bags and giving others something they would be proud to store their gear into. After almost two whole years of this managing this shop, I've come to realize that I'm going to have make a change or two to keep going.

    2) This expansion of the CockSock Craving Crowd has also made me realize something:I want to try going further. For the past few months, I have been thinking of ways for my shop to grow. I'm not just talking about more fabric designs (but that certainly will happen). I mean experimenting with other types of fabric if desired like satin or flannel. Or even maybe a new handmade product or two to add to my inventory? When I told a few friends about my little store, they gave me a few suggestions of things that they wished they would have had inbetween their sexual encounters. And as a Crafter and a Bohemian, I am very tempted to at least figure out a design for some of these things...

    So here you have it, one major change for The CockSock Shop going forward. To be clear, this change is NOT happening this year. It's close to the Holidays and the last thing I want is to drop a bombshell like this when everyone's already stressed over that Hot Mess. Plus, I would be pretty pissed if something I really wanted suddenly had a jacked up price during the holiday season. This will go into affect in January 2020, AFTER the 12 Days of Christmas and AFTER my Holiday/ Finals Shutdown. I will provide an exact date when I get everything worked out, I just wanted to give all of you wonderful supporters a notice.

    Until next time, feel fabulous!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Hello everyone, got a question for all of you Canadians out there!

    A few months ago I learned that apparently I have a following in Canada, In the last couple of week I've been getting questions about whether or not I'm willing to ship to Canada. I have never shipped to Canada before, I've only shipped to Europe once. I've heard that everybody hates Canadian shipping. including Canada.

    So my questions are: Do I have enough CockSock Cravers in Canada to seriously consider offering shipping?

    What is the average cost to ship a 13 x 10 inch yellow envelope (biggest size I have) weighing 1 lb from Peoria, IL to Canada? I've tried looking this up, but the answers are inconsistent?

    If there is a great amount of interest, then I'll consider offering Canada shipping during the 12 Days of Christmas Sale. Any thoughts?
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Those who have been around for a while probably know about the 12 Days of Christmas and why it's a bit pf a big deal. I made a "backstory post" about it last year, but to put it simply: It's a tradition in my family to give each other bags during holidays; whatever bag the actual git comes in. They're beautiful, useful, and reusable! So I figured, why not provide you guys the opportunity to get some awesome bags for Christmas, too?

    This is my HUGE, End-of-The-Year sale where I bring back any retired and holiday CockSocks one last time for anyone who wants them. After this sale, I temporary shut down The Shop so that I can enjoy the Holidays, study for Finals, and start restocking for next year.

    In the past, I had everything organized in quarter tiers at 25%,50%, and 75% off to have some variety. Due to switching to Etsy and their annoying algorithm, I can't do it exactly as before. Also, I have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not I'm willing ship to Canada. I decided to use this opportunity to truly open up International Shipping this year. Depending on the results of this experiment, I will consider making permanent for my Shop .

    The plan for this year's 12 Days is as follows:

    Customs & Randoms: 30% Off
    Normal Stock: 50% Off
    Abnormal & Holiday: 70% Off
    Domestic Shipping: Free
    International: 50% Off

    And if you haven't heard already, the prices in the Shop will raise by $2 beginning next year. i.e. $4 Minis will be $6, etc. This is not meant to be a warning or anything, just a notice for those who didn't see the original announcement. When I come back from the Short Break, the new prices will take affect.

    Until next time, feel fabulous!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    The 12 Days of Christmas will soon be here!

    I know there's not a lot at The CockSock Shop at the moment, but I plan to have at least a couple new designs to celebrate the holiday season. Maybe even more if fortune favors me! The little emergency I had way back in September had thrown me off my groove for the Fall, so whatever fabrics I have left of this year will just have to cycle over into next year. (Or go into my Random! pile.)

    Reminder that for those of you that might be spending the holidays with some company, I can put the name "Marcella Tenestel" on the package and you can say it's a Christmas gift from an old friend. The Shop's full name will still be on the package slip and the new business card that comes with it. Yep I got cards now, which means I'm officially a Sinful Seller.

    So I'll continue to prep the Socks, you continue to crave the Socks, and soon there will CockSocks to fill the socks hung on the fireplace!

    (Also if you want an extra card or two for when you're gifting these CockSocks to others, feel free to tell me how many you need when ordering.)
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    On the 1st day of 12 Days...

    Here we are back again for another year of holiday cheer! Remember the plan for this year is:
    Customs & Randoms - 30% off
    Regular Stock - 50% off
    Holidays & Abnormal Stock - 75% off
    Domestic shipping - Free
    International shipping - 50% off

    And on top of this, I got a special End of The Year Survey going on. It's not a requirement when purchasing from The Shop. but completing the survey will mean a surprise at the end! Just click the link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT67PVN

    But now the important stuff.
    I didn't get as much done as anticipated, but I was able to get my official Holiday CockSocks up:
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    Ugly X-mas Sweater. (Not too ugly of course)
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    Blue Winter Sky

    Some may remember the gray 'Winter Sky' I had during my early days of this shop. I guess you could say this is a bit of a throwback to that design. And speaking of throwbacks, I also have what's left of my 1st ever Winter themes; Gift Wrap, (Not So) Silent Night, and Frostbite.

    Not as much as I had planned, but the rest will just cycle over onto next year or go into my 'Random!' pile. This is the LAST sale of the year and my Holiday Shut-Down will officially begin on December 11th when the sale ends. I will reopen on January 12th, 2020 when the spring semester begins for me. I already got a few planned for Valentine's Day and the Spring season, so y'all will definitely be seeing some new stuff then.

    But I'll talk more about that when I release my annual New Year's Announcement later. I'm the meantime, come have a look!

    www.etsy.com/shop/TheCockSockShopUS
     
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    Just made my first order, one ready made and 3 random, cant wait to see what you come up with. Also, for anyone making a purchase definitely take the survey, it’s well worth it!
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    Welcome to The Cocksock Shop! Good to know the survey was worth it! Even if you haven't ordered yet you can still take the survey by clicking the link above, or you can wait until I send the link with your purchase. The survey will end on January 5th 2020.
     
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    Darkenedstar14 College Student & CockSock Socksmith

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    So we are about halfway done with The 12 Days of Christmas and I got to say guys... I'm stunned!

    I know you guys really love the sale and I knew i was definitely going to sell quite a few socks but I didn't realize you guys are going to near clean me out of my pre-made stock! Good God! I suppose this is partially my fault, it seems I underestimated your cravings for my CockSocks. Definitely noted for next year.

    Speaking of which, the responses I received to my survey so far has also been helpful in determining what kind of fabric patterns to add to my collection for next year. I already got some designs picked out for Re-opening and Valentine's Day, so most of the new suggestions will likely be added in the spring or early summer. Just wanted to give a general time frame for those curious about how long it take for me to add new stuff. One thing I want to personally work on for next year is having a regular 'release schedule' for new patterns. i.e. a couple new designs every 2 weeks or something like that.

    If you still want to grab something before the sale ends, I'm still open to Random! or Custom orders if nothing's catching your interest. If you feel like you're going to pass on this sale because you don't see anything enjoyable that's fine too! I will have a sale on Valentine's Day with pre-made stock being 50% off. I don't know as of yet if I'm going to open up international shipping for that one though; it depends on how this sale goes.

    Anyway I just wanted to give you guys a little status update about the Shop. For those of you who were waiting on Randoms! and Customs I'm still working on him and my goal is to get them all out before the sale ends and definitely before Christmas.

    Until next time!
     

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