As far as changes go at Analece, I'm sure many of you are aware that Alece Pugh is no longer active at Analece Design. She has been very busy with her five children, and has now joined the Advocare Sales Team, with a wonderful weight loss and supplement company, which allows her to have more time with her children. I miss her terribly, but as her mother and grandmother to those beautiful children, I support her 100% in her new career. I still carry a line of Alece's beautiful jewelry in our shop and I'm hopeful that in the future she will continue to produce jewelry for the store in her spare time.
Karen Cazel, a silversmith and good friend, is still working with me part-time, and Shaley Decker, my summer employee, is back in school. So, that brings me to the next subject: I'm looking for a new retail associate to fill the void. I need someone on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning October, 2013. This individual must have an outgoing personality, work well with people, and present a professional appearance. Additionally, I prefer someone with some retail experience, preferably in the jewelry industry. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in Fairhope, Alabama, please contact me to arrange an interview!
We have had a great summer (despite the excessive rain!) and look forward to a very busy fall season. Currently we are having a fine and fashion jewelry sale in our store, offering 25 - 75% off on beautiful handmade jewelry. We are saying goodbye to some old friends to make room for the new. It's a great time for you to get a jump start on holiday shopping! There are really some great deals! I just sold a beautiful 1ct Tanzanite ring set in white gold with .75tcw diamonds yesterday for $500! The original price was $2100! A 77% savings! We have marked down some product on the website, but if you see something you can't live without and it's not on sale, call me at 251-929-3620 and make an offer! I may say yes!
Now for the really good news! We are giving away a Tanzanite and Diamond Ring! To enter the drawing, go to http/www.facebook.com look for group, Analece and Bayside Beads, join our group (you have to wait for validation) then repost our announcement about this giveaway and like us. Then, go to http:// twitter.com, look for Analece Design, and follow us. Post "Analece Design is the place to go for fine jewelry" with a link to our Twitter site. That's it! But hurry, contest ends September 30 and the winner will be announced October 15, 2013. Good luck!
We will be rolling out our new products sometime in September and we have month long events planned in October, which is "Shop Your Local Bead Store" month. These events include a fashion show, trunk show, demos of new products and weekly specials on select beads and findings. Hope you had a great summer! Happy Fall!