Sparkles & Spirits – a wine tasting and jewelry party

Over the summer I hosted a fun girls' night out wine tasting and jewelry party. Karen, a friend of mine from back east, is a rep for Traveling Vineyard – they send you five bottles of wine, along with recommended food pairings. You have the wine and food ready to go, and your wine guide will walk your guests through the tasting, explaining the characteristics of the different wines and how the food pairs with them. In my case, my wine guide was over 2000 miles away, but she did the tasting over speakerphone and it was fabulous! Karen and I were a little unsure of how the long-distance tasting would go, but it was surprisingly easy to do. It helped that Karen is very good at what she does and made it fun for all of the guests!

I paired the wine tasting with a Chloe + Isabel pop-up shop. I set up a display of jewelry so my guests could shop, snack, and sip – not a bad way to spend an evening. I had fun creating little printable Chloe + Isabel-themed wine glass tags and setting up the table with wine and food pairings - thanks, as always to Pinterest for the inspiration. 

If you're interested in hosting a Traveling Vineyard wine tasting, contact Karen – I promise you and your guests will have a wonderful time! And if you'd like to host a Chloe+Isabel pop-up shop of your own, either locally or long-distance, email me and we'll get the ball rolling! You can earn tons of free jewelry just in time for the holiday season. 

Square business card designs in the shop

When I designed my business card for my Chloe+Isabel boutique, I got some nice feedback from other merchandisers who liked the unique design. I love the square shape and pearlescent cardstock that I used for these, and I had fun working with the C+I color palette and style to create them.

Shortly after that I did some design work for a friend who is a consultant for Rodan+Fields and I started thinking that other direct sales people could probably use some design assistance as they work to establish their own brand and create marketing materials. I just added a new Etsy listing for custom square business cards for any direct sales business, and I hope to add some other options (postcards, rack cards, flyers, invitations, etc.) soon - in the meantime, email me if you'd like a quote on any of those materials!

chloe+isabel watercolor pearl square business card design

Summer Solstice Sale from Chloe+Isabel

Chloe+Isabel is having a fantastic sale right now! Buy 2 pieces of jewelry, get 1 free – this is good on ANYTHING in the shop and is stackable - so yes, you can buy 4, get 2 free, etc. This deal is only good for a few days, and they're expecting some limited edition items to sell out, so check it out quickly!

If there’s something you’ve been eyeing or you need some cute, unique accessories for vacation or a wedding, now is the time to jump on this deal! C+I jewelry would also make a great birthday or hostess gift, and several of my small business owner friends have bought items as reward incentives for their employees and team members – this deal is a great way to save on gifts and multiple items. If you have any questions or need recommendations, let me know. 

Shop here and take advantage of this great deal!

Chloe+Isabel Memorial Day Sale

Chloe+Isabel has a great sale this weekend – I haven't seen them do a promotion like this one before. With any $100 purchase, you get to choose from one of these free gifts:

free gift choices - chloe+isabel memorial day sale

These bracelets are super cute on their own or stacked with other bracelets, the gold or silver earrings are perfect basics that go with anything, and the statement earrings are a perfect summer piece that would look great with anything from a simple top to a dressy dress. AND we're offering $25 off of any $125 purchase. There are some really great, unique pieces that just came out with the new C+I summer line - check out my shop at www.shopjlw.com

chloe+isabel memorial day sale

Chloe + Isabel Jewelry

I recently took the plunge and became a merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel, an online jewelry boutique. This decision was a little spontaneous....I came across some of their jewelry online, started shopping the site and adding things to my cart, one link lead to another and.....I decided that if I loved the jewelry, why not share it with friends and enjoy a discount?! 

I was excited to get the Essential Kit in the mail to start with, as well as a few extra pieces that I ordered. I love it all and started wearing it immediately. 

To begin, my favorite: 

The Le Rococo statement ring and modern links cuff bracelet have quickly become my favorites. I love the deep amethyst color of the ring - and its fun design and size - and the simplicity of the bracelet will make it something I will wear with everything. You can search for these items right in my shop, and email me if you have any questions!

Next up, the cushion cut cocktail ring. Can you tell I love statement rings? I love this light blush color and the sparkle; can't wait to wear it for a night out:

Another piece I'm loving – the Gilded Reeds Aventurine long pendant. The photo doesn't do it justice, as this stone looks a touch darker than it is in person, and there's a touch of sparkle on the chain. I love this aqua color and having the option of a longer necklace like this one. 

Next up, the Ocean Lace drop earrings and flex bracelet - beautiful stone and silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Palliette single drop earrings - I'm a sucker for a brushed gold finish, and I can wear these with anything I own:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least, the Pearl & Crystal Floral Filigree earrings - beautiful and delicate, these would be stunning with a simple black or white dress - a perfect accessory for summer wedding attire!

That's only the tip of the iceberg! The new Summer Collection is being released tomorrow, and I can't wait to share more pieces. You can search for any of these pieces in my shop at www.shopjlw.com, and if you're interested in hosting an online pop-up shop, contact me - it's incredibly easy to be a host, and you will earn free jewelry!