Saturday, November 9th: Jumping Jax at 15060 W 135th St, Olathe, KS 66062. 10 am to 1 pm. Bring the kids! Adults are free, and kids get in for the discounted rate of $5! Click here for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167710340104333/?ref=5
Saturday, November 16th: Prairie Center Holiday Bazaar 629 N. Persimmon Dr Olathe, KS 66061. A lot of vendors will be there! Everything you need to complete those holiday wish lists! Click here for the Facebook event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/223459981155843/
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!
As the holidays approach, we gear up for family gatherings, reminiscing with old friends, and gift giving! This year, consider purchasing a locket from South Hill Designs Cute Jewelry. If your November purchase includes at least one of the items above, then 5% of the whole order will go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund). Add the Red (January Birthstone) Swarovski Crystal, Platinum Pearl (3 pack), Gold Butterfly Charm, Silver Heart Butterfly Charm, or Crystal Butterfly Charm to your order and know that you will be supporting Diabetes Awareness and the search for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Pictured with me to the left is my cousin, Alex. He was diagnosed at age four with Type 1 Diabetes. Seeing him get sick more easily and quickly, watching him be poked countless times a day, and knowing that his parents and grandparents wake up countless times a night to test his sugar and make sure he is ok just touches what it is like to be a Type 1 Diabetic. At 5, Alex was given the opportunity to use an insulin pump, instead of having to have an insulin shot each time his sugar needed to be adjusted. One would think this would be easier, and in some ways it is. However, the insulin pump has only slightly made Alex's life a little easier. He can't just jump in the pool whenever he wants in the summer. He has to remove the pump hose and secure his pump site. Alex has to be careful playing sports, especially contact sports, because his pump hose could be ripped out. He still has to check his sugar multiple times per day. While kids his age were learning how to beat a video came level, Alex was learning how to check his own sugar by poking a needle in his finger and putting a drop of blood on a test strip. Alex was also learning how to give himself an insulin correction.
Alex is very precious to me. I pray some day there is a cure to diabetes. I pray Alex and all the other Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics get closer to living a "normal" life. I pray no more children face diabetes at such a young age.
Please, consider placing an order in November, and add one of Cute Jewelry's designated charms to your order, so 5% can be donated to JDRF.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Sunday! Here is the re-cap of Saturday's events at South Hill Designs First Annual National Conference:
The thing everyone is most excited about--New Products! South Hill Designs will be releasing:
I, for one, am mostly excited about the new charms, and new locket style. There will be 2 choices of Diamond Lockets. Silver with Black Enamel or Gold with White Enamel. Both look gorgeous! Of those 39 new charms, 8 of them will be Holiday inspired, including a Turkey, Easter Egg, and an adorable Snow Man!
Of the 21 new screens, 12 of them will be Astrological inspired! I can't wait to get the Scorpio screen for my locket! For me it holds extra-special value, because not only am I a Scorpio, but so is my father and my mother!
The new chains are going to offer even more ways to show off your locket, including a way to wear multiple lockets on one chain!
We will have 3 new genuine Swarovski Crystal Droplets. They will be available in Rose, Sapphire, and Clear. And get this--We will have matching, genuine Swarovski Crystal Channel Earrings to match! And guess what?! Made in the USA!
It appears South Hill Designs Signature Line is coming to an Artist near you! First in that line will be the genuine leather studded wrap bracelets and the all new South Hill Locket Bracelet. It appears South Hill Designs has listened to our many requests (over just one year in business!) and designed a gorgeous bracelet that will house our charms and accents!
Most of these items will be available to order on or after September 30th. Yay! I leave you with a sneak peek of what the new Silver with Black Enamel looks like with one of our new charms--a Dragonfly Charm! Happy first day of Autumn!
Here we go! This weekend, September 20 and 21, South Hill Designs kicked off the first annual National Conference with a bang at our home office in Phoenix, AZ. Our amazing founders and cooperate office employees put on an amazing event. Our directors had a special dinner, everyone got to tour our home office and warehouse. The attendees were able to see how precisely our home office streamlines our product and orders, first hand! At the Friday evening presentation, our founders announced that our incredible, family-based company has partnered with Make-A-Wish Arizona and Make-A-Wish Canada and that 100% of some of our new product proceeds will go to these two chapters of the amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation. I personally feel this was the perfect choice of charity. There is no need to pin-point a certain disease or illness. Any child facing any type of medical obstacle will benefit from these purchases. Having seen a sneak peek of that new product, I can already tell you I will be purchasing all of the items that were created in honor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Not only because they appear to be completely adorable, and items I would have wanted for my Floating Glass Locket anyway, but there is just something extra special about buying something that will be a special memory of how one charity is making a world of difference in so many lives.
Friday night also brought another exciting announcement! Our very own Kristen Fuller of South Hill Designs was named the winner of our first Pre-Designed Locket contest! Kristen created the beautiful locket below and South Hill Designs is working on creating the exact same locket that will be available for purchase for a discount on our Pre-Designed Locket page. South Hill Designs also gave Kristen an awesome prize of a whopping $100 in free jewelry credit. That is just in time to buy some of our newly released product--I have no doubt she will not have trouble deciding what to use that money on.
Our "Official" launch into Canada will be October 1st. We have already seen some of our amazing Canadian friends join South Hill Designs in the last few months, and it has been great to expand into other countries and get to know more people who adore our Cute Jewelry!
Stay tuned tomorrow for more information about Saturday's South Hill Designs First
Annual National Conference and for the scoop on all the new amazing products we
will have available in the next two months. I can already tell you I am blown away by the awesome new charms, screens, chains, and droplets we will have, and I can't WAIT to see some of our new product ideas in person! See you tomorrow!
It's Wednesday, and time for another weekly blog post with our "Jewelry Quote of the Week." But first I want to reflect on the fact that is 9-11. Those of us over 10 years old remember where we were when our country was threatened and thousands of innocent lives were lost. I was actually on vacation in Key West, FL. I remember waking up, getting breakfast, and heading back to my resort room. I turned on the TV and every single station had odd news updates. It took awhile for my tired self to realize what on earth was happening. I called my Mom in the other resort room, and heard her sobbing. She explained what had happened and I was stunned. We met up after that and silently wandered around aimlessly. We were supposed to have a day of fun, but felt a mourning feeling that wouldn't allow us to be happy or do anything exciting. It felt selfish with all that was happening. We finally decided to rent a boat and spend the day on the ocean, just hoping to enjoy the peaceful calmness of being at sea. It was the right choice. We floated around the ocean and saw many types of sea life. A large pod of dolphins came up to us and played around our idled boat. That, too, was a moment I will never forget. Those dolphins comforted us in ways that cannot be explained.
While none of us were directly affected by that horrible day (lucky enough to not have had any loved ones injured or lost), my family and I knew we would never forget where we were, or how frightened and shocked we were.
Instead of our "Jewelry Quote of the Week," I leave you with the quote all Americans need to remember. Too many of us do not have even the first stanza memorized, let alone realize there are more stanzas than just the first.
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
It has been almost 2 months with South Hill Designs and I am still loving it! I am going to have a vendor event in October, and am actively seeking other vendor events for the holidays! If you live the Kansas City area and would like to see me set up a booth at your event, let me know!
Now I want to talk about one of the other things that sets us apart from the competitors--Hostess Gifts! Not only does South Hill Designs give you great deals for having a party that brings in increments of sales, but they do an extra monthly incentive that is usually for the first 500 socials that bring in at least $500. That means you get bonus free items on top of your 1/2 price items and FREE items! I love it! I can't wait to see what they come up with as the holidays get closer. For the month of September, you have a chance to get the new Halloween Charms (Jack-O-Lantern, Witch's Hat, and Ghost) plus the Black Cat Charm and Black Crystal for free!
For the month of August, we gave away 500 Mini Rose Gold lockets to the first 500 qualifying social orders. In July, it was a set of beach themed charms, with the rare sand dollar charm! Consider booking a social with me locally or online and we can get you the Halloween Charms for free! We can even do a Skype party for out-of-towners!
Leave me a comment and let me know what intrigues you most about South Hill Designs. For now, I will leave you with our "Jewelry Quote of the Week:"
Jewelry Quote of the Week:
So many great things with South Hill Designs happened this week! First, I got my first online order and also had my first social! I was able to use some of my inventory (which we refer to as "cash and carry") and then order the rest. Since it was MY social, I got 4 half-price items (so I bought more lockets, can't wait to have more to wear!) and $148 in free merchandise! I can't wait to have my commission check direct deposited into my account. I was also able to order more inventory, including a set of our new holiday charms! For Halloween, South Hill Designs had previously offered (and still does) our Black Cat charm, Owl Charm, Crescent Moon charm and of course orange and black crystals. But as we continue to grow the amazing company (South Hill Designs still holds the #1 spot for home parties!), the company is able to acknowledge our desire for more and more charms! Here are the new Holiday Charms for Halloween Charms. A Witch's Hat, Ghost, and Jack-O-Lantern:
How adorable are these Halloween Charms??? I can't wait to put them in my Midnight Crystal Locket and add the Black Cat Charm and some crystals.
On a personal note, this week was also great, because someone in my extended family got a new puppy! Her name is Bailey, and she is a Border Collie. I got to have my first photo shoot with her today, and I have to share her adorable 9 week pictures.
Bailey is already a little trouble-maker, but she is smart and listens well. She will be a perfect dog! I already have a locket for her mommy to give at Christmas. That is the great thing about South Hill Designs. I can give a South Hill Designs locket to all the gals in my life, for all the appropriate occasions! And once they have a locket, I can give them more charms as gifts, or they can pick out the ones they want!
I hope you all have a great week and a very memorable Labor Day weekend. Thank you to all the men and woman who have served our country and continue to sacrifice their lives and time with their loved ones so we can live in the great USA! I will leave you with this Jewelry Quote of the Week:
Quote of the Week:
It has been a month with South Hill Designs, and I could not be more happy! I get so many compliments on my necklace, every where I go! I get to mix it up every day and that is so much fun! I love telling people I am with an amazing company, and get to spend some of my spare time helping people find a way to show their passion through our amazing jewelry! Have you decided which South Hill Designs products you are going to get? I am going to leave you with our
"Quote of the Week."
Posy and pearls
Hi there! This is my first blog post as a South Hill Designs Artist of Cute Jewelry! As of July 16th, I have become an official artist. I am Artist number 43366 (be sure to use that number when the site asks for your distributor ID#, or just follow this link: www.southhilldesigns.com/cutejewelry ) I can't wait to see what comes and start booking events. As soon as my items arrive, I get to start creating Cute Jewelry and taking pictures. Be sure to check back soon!