Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Now Introduce: Our Very Own ONLINE STORE!!!

Okay, so sorry about all the caps and exclamation points in the title, but, if you can't already tell, I am sooooooo excited about the new online store! This is going to make ordering from SJ so much easier, secure, quicker and just more practical!

The store features many different categories in which all of our products are split between, this way it is easy to browse and find the perfect item in which you are looking for. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter, create a wishlist, buy and redeem gift certificates, create a customer account to speed up the checkout process in the future, and the list goes on and on....

I will keep this post pretty short and sweet, but be sure to check out the store at

I am gearing up for a home show tomorrow at Tiffany Patschke's house in Lexington, TX. Check back for blog and picture updates to see if a SJ home show would be beneficial for you!

Randa =)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fighting the Stock Show Crud...

Well hello SJ followers.....

Since our last blog, Tanner (my boyfriend) and I have successfully survived 2 trips to the San Antonio Stock Show. So, yes, that makes 5 weekends in a row to stock shows (3 trips to FW and 2 to SA). I can honestly say that I am glad we are home and have a few weeks before we travel out to the Houston Livestock Show at the beginning of March. Then, soon after we will have our booth at the Star of Texas Livestock Show in Austin, TX. We are so excited!

Of course, with the nasty weather and all of the barns and stock show animals, both Tanner and I have been fighting getting sick. Tanner is laid up as we speak with quite the fever and sinus infection. I believe I am finally over my sickness, which is great! There's no time for rest when I am trying to run my own business and please all of my fabulous customers!

In between all of our trips to and from the stock shows, of course we are focusing on SJ. Almost all of our goodies from our Denver Market trip have come in. So now, what was once just a hobby of stringing beads, we have multiple items for sale. Of course, we still are focusing mainly on the unique and funky jewelry we love to create, but be sure to check out our accessories, caps, and apparel. Also, our newest metal cut-out pendants are absolutely stunning, BUT they are also top of the line in terms of quality. They are all hand cut-out and all of the crystals are sauntered on instead of glued, so no need to worry about wear and tear anymore! They are updated on our facebook page and will soon be on our website as well.

Also, from our last post, we are VERY close to our first ever give-a-way. When we reach 4,000 fans on FB we are giving away our most popular piece, the White Nuggets with Offside White Cross which retails for $45.00. I believe we are only a little over 100 fans away! There will be one very happy "Southern Jewlz Fan" within the week! We can't wait!

Also, I want to take this time to give a shout out to the fabulous ladies at Ranch House Designs. For those of you do not know, they are the designers of the SJ website and the very small amount of SJ ads that we run at this point. Feel free to check out their work at What I love most about their business, is the fact that they are owned and operated by Rachel Williams and her sister Catherine. They are very young, talented, successful, business-focused ladies that are true inspirations to myself. Here is the most recent print ad they designed for us! We love it and hope you will too! Happy weekend to all! =)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our First Ever Give-a-way...

Tanner and I are now on our way to Fort Worth for the 3rd weekend in a row. This time, we are headed there for the steer show. Both Tanner and his little sister, Emily, will be exhibiting steers. We sure hope it's going to be a little warmer than the freezing temperature and rain we experienced while we were at the open show last weekend, but it seems as though it is still going to be nasty.

Once we get back this weekend, we will head out again Monday evening/night to San Antonio for the Junior Heifer Show. We will show (Brangus) on Thursday afternoon after the Brahmans and Red Angus. Although we are excited, it will be nice to have a break. That way I can have more time to organize my inventory and speed up my shipping, rather than just packing and unpacking to meet ourselves coming and going to and from cow shows.

For those of you who don't already know, we do have a Business Fan Page on Facebook. Even though we do perform some business via FB, we are working on a new way to simplify online ordering, and that should be up and running within the next week or two. However, we will always utilize our FB page, as it is a great form of marketing and advertising!

As the title of this blog suggests, we are giving our first ever give-a-way!!! As soon as we reach 4,000 fans on FB (we are currently somewhere around 3,000), we will randomly select a fan to win our most recent popular item, which is the white chunky nugget necklace with the offside white chopper style cross that retails for $45. So, if you aren't already a fan, be sure to add us for a chance to win. If you are already a fan, invite your friends so that we can give away the free necklace! Once we meet this goal, we plan to continue to give product give-a-ways.
Check out SJ employee Ashleigh Sowell rockin' this smoking hot piece below!!! Picture by Anna Spencer of The Grace Photography.