Thanks to Sarah for our latest giveaway. Who doesn't love jewelry? Especially when you can personalize it and feel truly unique.
Sarah fell in love with Jewel Kade Jewelry and recently began selling it. She is offering We Chirp readers one Brooke Charm that they can customize with their initial and the back side will have a bird on it. Love. It.
Says Sarah, "I have become an "independent stylist" with Jewel Kade, a truly innovative and unique company that designs stunning one-of-a-kind necklaces and charms that can be personalized with your own initials and names. What can I say, I fell in love with their products the minute I laid eyes on them--and that's coming from a true minimalist!"
Even more, the designer and owner of Jewel Kade is a Utah native. Here is her story:
The amazing thing about this jewelry line is not only how beautiful and unique it is, but the incredible story behind it. Janet Kinkade is a mother of 5 who lives in Alpine, Utah. She began making these charms as a hobby. As her daughters began wearing these charms, word quickly got out at how beautiful and unique they were. She began taking orders and building up a clientele. There were a couple of boutique owners who began selling her charms out of their shops and Janet's charms began to become quite a popular item. People from all around would drive into Alpine, Utah just to purchase her charms.
It was in December of 2008 that Janet had a jewelry show at her home and sold over $25,000 in charms and chains...in 5 hrs!! She got a visit from the city that day in which they told her she was in violation of every ordinance code and therefore could never have anything like that again from her home. She obviously was blown away by the response and knew that JK would be a perfect fit for a party plan company. She just didn't know how to begin.
In April of 2009, life for Janet would never be the same. One of the boutique owners had a niece who had made it to the top 10 on American Idol. Janet wanted to get Jewel Kade on her and so she and the boutique owner arranged for her niece (Megan Joy) to wear the charms on the show. Word got out to some of the celebs in the audience and Janet was bombarded with calls. People wanted her charms and she knew she had something that could be incredibly big!
Well, as you have it, she had a friend who knew a little bit about direct selling, but he knew of someone who was an expert. That was 10 months ago and here we are...the very beginning of company that will someday be a household name.
What a great story! Thanks Sarah for bringing it to us. These charms would make great Mother's Day gifts, bridesmaid gifts, girlfriend gifts... you get the picture.
Go the Sarah's site, Personally Charming, and answer Sarah's question that she has specifically asked We Chirp readers. Leave your answer in the comments of this post.
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A fourth entry? Become a follower of Sarah's site and leave one more comment letting me know.
Yep, four different ways to win. This contest will run from today to May 7. I'll post the winner on the 8th.