First event as a sales agent!

I held my frist Frogpearl event the other day! As a first time I only invited about ten friends and we had a great time mingling and enjoying the nice pearl jewellery. Most of them couldn’t resist the beautiful little stones 🙂 Organizing smaller party’s like this is really fun and I realize that it is possible to alter the scale of the event from time to time – you don’t have to throw a ball each time! I have also noticed that not much effort is needed at all to sell the jewellery, just wearing them usually brings about comments on how lovely they are and people instantly want to know where I’ve bought them. Now I look forward to the next Frogpearl event..

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Jag anordnade mitt första Frogpearlevent hĂ€romdagen! DĂ„ det var första gĂ„ngen bjöd jag ett tiotal vĂ€nner och vi hade ett riktigt trevligt mingel i sĂ€llskap av de vackra pĂ€rlsmyckena. De flesta av vĂ€nnerna kunde inte motstĂ„ de fina smĂ„ stenarna 🙂 Att hĂ„lla mindre bjudningar Ă€r riktigt kul ooch sjĂ€lvklart kan man variera skalan pĂ„ dem frĂ„n gĂ„ng till gĂ„ng – man behöver inte alltid styra upp en fullfjĂ€drad bal varje gĂ„ng! Jag har ocksĂ„ mĂ€rkt att det inte Ă€r sĂ€rskilt svĂ„rt att sĂ€lja smyckena, bara att ha pĂ„ sig dem brukar medföra att folk kommenterar hur fina de Ă€r och de undrar direkt var de kommer ifrĂ„n. Nu ser jag fram emot nĂ€sta Frogpearlevent.. 

Big planning…

Today is spent in front of the computer making som plans for the coming weeks. I can’t tell you much right now more than that it has to do with my passion for pearls. The business woman inside of me has just awoken and is ready for new challenges. To be continued..

Dagen spenderas framför datorn med planerande inför de kommande veckorna. Jag kan inte berÀtta sÄ mycket nu mer Àn att det har att göra med min passion för pÀrlor. AffÀrskvinnan i mig har just vaknat och Àr redo för nya utmaningar. FortsÀttning följer..

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Travel for the future

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It gets easier to travel eco friendly as more airlines offer the customers to carbon offset their flights. While carbon offsetting your flight some airlines directly invest the extra amount of money you pay for your ticket to green projects that focus on reducing the environmental impact from flying. A tip is to always check for environmentally friendly options when booking your plane tickets 🙂

Det blir lĂ€ttare att flyga miljövĂ€nligt dĂ„ fler och fler flygbolag erbjuder kunderna att koldioxidkompensera sina flygresor. Genom att göra detta investerar dessutom vissa flygbolag de extra pengarna som du betalar för din biljett direkt i gröna projekt – projekt som syftar till att minska flygets miljöpĂ„verkan. Ett tips Ă€r att alltid hĂ„lla utkik efter miljövĂ€nliga alternativ nĂ€r du bokar dina flygbiljetter 🙂

Valentine’s Day Details

I love decorating in creative ways! Often only a small change can give an otherwise boring interior a real lift. A hot tip is to use your jewellery to put a shiny touch to your home. Just wrapping a pearl necklace around a candle or a vase make a big difference. Maybe today is a particularly good day to give your home some love…

Happy Valentines Day all Frogpearlers!

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Jag Ă€lskar att inreda kreativt! Ofta kan bara en lite förĂ€ndring ge en annars trist inredning ett riktigt lyft. Ett hett tips Ă€r att anvĂ€nda dina smycken för att ge ditt hem en liten extra touch. Bara att vira ett pĂ€rlhalsband runt ett ljus eller en vas gör stor skillnad. Idag kanske Ă€r en sĂ€rskilt bra dag för att ge ditt hem lite kĂ€rlek…

Glad Alla HjÀrtans Dag alla Frogpearlers!

Study Pearls?

I’m thinking about taking a Pearl Grading course at GIA (Gemological Institue of America). I have a friend who recommended it and apparently you can take the course on distance. You study both the retailing of pearls, matching, quality and differences between natural and cultured pearls. Since I’m wearing them all the time I think it would be interesting to dive deeper into their journey from the sea to being a part of my necklace. Maybe something to take on next year?

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.gia.edu/index.html

Fair Jewellery?

As much as I am a coffee drinking, make-up loving, bag collecting and things-that-just-look-nice-buying kind of person I rarely buy something without knowing WHAT I buy. And by “WHAT” I mean different pieces that makes the thing I’m buying something I can buy with good conscience. Like where the good is from, who’s made it and how it has gotten from where it was made to being in my hands (which often is quite a journey regarding most items in a regular shop). What strikes me though is that it is so hard to find sellers of my most precious and biggest shopping addiction that has considered that big “WHAT”. I am talking about jewellery (and as you may have seen mostly pearls). You find eco friendly shirts, coffee, cocoa, carrots and lipstick on everyday basis but what about jewellery? I can count the times I’ve seen a Fair Trade bracelet for example. Some people however are working hard to make the jewellery industry as up to date concerning both environmental and corporate social responsibility issues as any other industry is obliged to be in 2012.

Following the work of the Responsible Jewellery Council I came over this interesting article:

Where are your gems from?

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Stop and think.