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July 2011

  • InGiveaways, Jewelry

    Premier Designs Jewelry Giveaway

    A few months ago a client referred me to a new Direct Sales jewelry company that I was NOT very familiar with. I know you’ll find that hard to believe! I had only seen a couple of their pieces. Mindy Pieper with PREMIER DESIGNS introduced me to the line, and showed me what they have to offer.

    Mindy is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO READERS!

    Premier features a wide array of jewelry in a mix of “plated” metals which is a trend many companies are following now. You will find quality jewelry at an affordable price. The pieces are stylish and contemporary.

    Their website does not show the designs. They firmly believe in having a consultant work with you individually so you receive the best personalized customer service. DO check out the site for great info about the company, the product, and the guarantee.

    If you like what you see, I’d like to encourage you to get in touch with a Premier consultant. (they refer to themselves as jewelers) She will send you a catalog or meet with you in person. I can say from my experience that I saw many pieces in person, but I also thought I was able to get a really good idea from the catalog. It is shown extremely well. There are 109 pages of wonderful designs with an average price of $34. 

    Given that important point, whether you are local or long distance, I highly recommend connecting with Mindy. She is very knowledgeable about the jewelry and can give you advice. She has a wonderful sense of style. Her information can be found on my Partners Page.

    (Scroll over photos to see name of each design.)

    I’d like to share with you some things that caught my eye and stood out in the midst of other jewelry companies.

    You have probably noticed that I’m partial to pearls. I have several 60″ and 90″ strands. They layer beautifully. They are timeless, classic and go with most everything.

    I enjoy playing with strands of pearls–twisting, tying and layering them. I’ve added a broach occasionally and mixed them with chains. 90 inch pearls are a bit hard to find; oh, the possibilities…! Premier features their Opening Night pearls for just $39! The best part is this little $10 clip that allows the pearls to stay put, thus opening up even more combinations with this lengthy strand.

    NOTE: This is a 90″strand twisted and then clipped.

    The next unique thing I noticed was Premier’s magnetic enhancers. I LOVE this concept. I’m a pendant gal. Over the years, I’ve collected numerous cords and pendants that I can interchange. I want the most “bang for my buck.” I don’t like pendants that do not come off the chain or cord! Now you see chunky strands of beads and pearls. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to add a pendant? With Premier you can! Their “enhancers” are pendants with a magnetic closure. They just snap right on to a necklace.

    NOTE: The necklaces are NOT from Premier Designs, the enhancers ARE! Pizzazz and Gallery are the designs shown.I like to show how to take things in your own collection and make them look different with a new addition.

    Make a comment about what you liked from the photos shown or what you like about Premier in general and you’ll be entered in the Giveaway. Remember there will be TWO winners.

    I’m extending the deadline for this until Monday as I hope to publish a jewelry video later this week using Premier’s styles and a few others as well. I think you’ll enjoy seeing the potential of a 90 inch strand of pearls and be ready to order!

    CONTEST ENDS: Monday, August 1 @ 9 pm PST.

  • InWorkshops

    Style by Karen Workshops

    I’m very excited to announce that I will be doing my own Workshops located at Accentuate Boutique! My first topic will be “Pack your Trip”. I can’t wait for the opportunity to show local readers some tips on light packing. You may recall my post on packing back in November. Now I can show…

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  • InCelebrity Fashion, Fashion trends

    Pantyhose: A New Trend?

    A few weeks ago I wrote about my admiration for Kate Middleton. Recently I was scrolling through some internet news when I came across this headline “Has Kate started a new trend?” Of course I had to check it out. Perhaps many of you caught the same thing. It seems that Kate’s recent tour…

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