Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Monday, September 29, 2008
I was thinking that I could make a few purses to use as displays for the jewelry. They are unique and would add some flavor to the display. It would also help me thin out my fabric collection. Using different beads would also help to play up the jewelry and give it that sparkle that I just love in my displays. I can't wait to get started. Will have to head to the nearest used bookstore tomorrow.
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Friday, September 26, 2008
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today we played soccer (football to anybody outside the US reading this) in the living room with her blue ball we got at the supermarket. Victoria just loves to laugh and run. Her laughter is just the best sound ever. Seeing her get faster when she runs is just amazing. I hope we have the next soccer superstar because she has a lot of strength and energy. I can't wait to enroll her in a league.
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Friday, September 19, 2008
by Kristie Leong M.D.
Here are some of the best new jewelry trends for fall 2008/winter 2009 to keep you looking fashion forward and up to the minute.
Natural stones. The green movement has hit the jewelry world in a big way. You'll see a proliferation of natural beads and stones adorning all types of jewelry this fall and winter. Look for natural gemstones such as jade and turquoise to be a hit along with wood, bone, and freshwater pearls. These are the perfect pieces to be incorporated into the dramatic statement necklaces that will be so popular this fall.
Bracelets, bracelets, bracelets. The wrist will take on new importance this fall and winter and what better way to flatter an appendage than with a bold cuff bracelet. Though a large, unadorned cuff bracelet makes a statement on its own, cuffs sprinkled with stones and jewels of all types are also fabulous. These bold statement pieces will take your wrists from ordinary to extraordinary without spending a fortune. Feeling creative? Buy a plain cuff bracelet and decorate it with the stones and jewels of your choice.
Pendants. With so much emphasis on the neck, pendants are making a comeback and they're bold and dramatic like the necklaces they dangle from. Look for oversized coins, medallions, and gemstone pendants to add to your collection. Although super large pendants were emphasized in all the fashion runway shows, there's still a place for smaller, more delicate pendants if bold isn't your style. Just make sure you have some!
Necklaces with drama. Necklaces will take on importance this fall and winter and are designed to make a bold statement. Look for an abundance of multi-strand necklaces and layering of strands to create a look that will take even the most ordinary outfit from fine to divine. Necklaces seen on the fashion runways ran the gamut in color and style, but they were all universally bold in their presentation. These "in your face" necklaces are best worn with simple clothing as all eyes will be drawn to your neck. Put away your small, demure chains and think big, bold, and eye catching when it comes to necklaces for fall.
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My intention is to present her guest with her Wish List so they can see what beautiful jewelry she is trying to earn and encourage active participation in games and the presentation of the jewelry. In other words she's a cheerleader for the party...and a happy hostess makes for happy guests and vice versa.
It justs adds to a more relaxed and fun party atmosphere which is just wonderful. My advice to my hostess sicne she is a BIG part of the party and I make a BIG deal about the jewelry SHE wants, I encourage her to dres s a simple table with food and drink so she doesn't go crazy keeping up with food or miss the fun of the party. She is throwing this party to see her friends also and my hostess should enjoy herself.
Here is a recipe i love for a beautiful alternative to regular iced tea. I got it from Food and Wine.com
ACTIVE TIME: 15 MIN TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS MAKES ABOUT 2 QUARTS
F&W's Melissa Rubel created this refreshing, sweet-tart iced tea.
1 cup each of sugar and warm water
Zest of 4 limes, removed in strips
8 cups cold water
3/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers (see Note)
In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, warm water and lime zest to a boil. Remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a measuring cup.
In a large saucepan, bring the cold water and hibiscus flowers to a boil. Remove from the heat; let steep for 20 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled.
Strain the tea into a pitcher. Stir in 1/2 cup of the lime syrup, or more to taste. Serve the tea in tall glasses over ice.
NOTES Dried hibiscus is available at health food stores, Latin markets and tea shops.If you can't find hibiscus flowers, you can substitute dried rose hips or Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea (which contains hibiscus, rose hips and other herbs).
Now that you have something refreshing to drink what about something to nosh? Again simplicity rules here. Here in San Antonio, something simple like tortilla chips and fresh Pico de Gallo or guacamole would be great. An array of fruit and cheeses. Simple finger foods that are light and comforting at the same time. It also keeps you out of the kitchen and with your guests having fun, laughing, sharing and adding wonderful jewelry to your collection.
So ladies enjoy yourself with Jewels by Park Lane!
Host a Party! Your jewelry is waiting for you!
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Monday, September 8, 2008
1 Thank You Awards
Choose any item pictured on the cover for just $10.00 by returning your qualified guest list with in three days. *See catalog for item details.
2 Customer Order Credit
Receive a $20.00 credit for each customer order! Receive a free bonus gift of our Instyle Bracelet with 10 or more orders. Avaliable in Jet or Clear CZ or amythest.
3 Half Price Privilege
You may purchase up to 4 regular-line items at half price!
4 Hostess Collection
You may qualify to purchase up to 4 Hostess Only discounted items featured in our catalog.
5 Booking Awards
Awarded after bookings are held within 30 days and qualify with minimum $175 net sales each.
1st Booking $50.00 for only $5.002nd Booking $50.00 for only $5.003rd Booking $100.00 for only $10.00
Three booking gifts; Choose an exquisite item from our Three Booking Gift collection or any one regular-line item valued up to $100. Free, after three bookings are held and qualified within 30 days of your show.
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe |
The wish list is given out during the presentation to customers so they can jot down items in the catalog and jewelry that is revealed to them during the presentation that they truly find suits their tastes.
It saves you from having to drop hints, and releases you from feeling guilty about suggesting a gift or even having to purchase it yourself. All you have to do is tell your spouse that you did join this club and that I will contact him about a month out from the date so he has plenty of time to choose an item and get it to your home.
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe | Sunday, September 7, 2008
Fabulous Hostess Rewards continue in September!
Hostesses can now choose from 30 new Thank You Gifts for just $10. Some of the jewelry has a value of up to $94 so this is a HUGE savings!
There is an addition to the Instyle Bracelet family that the Hostess can get. It's amethyst so now a hostess with 10 orders can choose from Clear, Jet and the Amethyst Instyle Bracelet as a Free Bonus gift with 10 orders.
Our Hostess Collection also has new items. So check out our website to view the catalog and the new Hostess ONLY items.
This is all in addtion to the wonderful 5 Star Hostess program and it's wonderful benefits for our Hostesses. Book a party today your jewelry is waiting for you!
For Our Customers:
Customer Appreciation Sale…A FREE Bonus Item!
With a minimum $60 and the purchase of two bonus items, a customer may select a third matching value bonus item for FREE!
With a minimum $90 and the purchase of three bonus items, a customer may select a fourth matching value bonus item for FREE!
Our Starlight Bracelet for customers is now in Amethyst as well. For $14 you can choose from clear or amethyst and help our the Starlight Foundation.
Contact me to place an order or to have a party! Your Jewelry is waiting for you!
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe |
Persuing Vogue and Elle and other fashion magazines I have noticed show stopping peices and dramatic colors. Jewel Tones are hot this season and adding sparkle or drama to an outfit can be easily accomplished with Jewels by Park Lane Jewelry.
Layering is another way to make a huge statement and add something different to a basic outfit. One of my Favorite peices to use to layer is the Shanel Necklace with it's classic look of pearls, this 61" can be worn as a very long necklace shortened to appear as two and even three strands or even as a bracelet. I've been wearing mine as a two strand with everything lately. It's just so versitile.
Another popular choice is the beautiful Hieress necklace which at 20" is just astounding. With the classic look of hand knotting these beautiful glass pearls warm the skin and can be worn with jeans or khakis to your most formal attire.
The seductive Shadow set feautures grey pearls and lovely drop earrings. They are just sexy.
With Autmn upon us try slipping into some chocolatley brown pearls. Our French Silk Pearl necklace and earrings are jsut the thing to take that little black dress to new heights. So chic and on our new catalog cover, these are sure to please.
Check out our website to find these lovely and stunning peices.
Book a party with me and get $50 shopping credit FREE!
Posted by Christina Reedy-Guadalupe |