I attended my first Jewelry Bar on June 8th, 2014. In fact, I hosted it (with my friend who had been to one already). I had no idea what we were getting into. We had a small group here at my house, but watching my three daughters play with the charms and make their own lockets impacted me. It resonated with me. This surprised me. I am not a jewelry person, never have been. I have to remind myself every morning to just put earrings in or a necklace on. My favorite kind of earrings were ones that I could leave in all the time and not have to worry about. So I was surprised when just two days later I found myself thinking about the business opportunity (at the very least – the discount I could get to be able to purchase all 3 of those lockets for my girls)! So, I emailed the Designer (Kim) for some details. She immediately asked if she could call me. We chatted for a few minutes while I got the details (what the discounts were, the requirements, etc). It seemed pretty reasonable! Then she asked how old my oldest daughter was. She was just about to turn 13 at the time. She said, “Oh that’s great!
She can sign up with you as an Owlette!"
The two of you can work the business together!” I couldn’t believe it! I had never heard of such a thing! We signed up on the spot. Our kit arrived just 3 days later and we couldn’t contain our excitement! It’s been exactly 3 months since that kit arrived and I can’t believe what an experience we have already had! I figured it would be fun for us to play with the charms and lockets and that maybe we could sell some jewelry to friends. But it quickly became so much more than that! It provided the two of us something to work at together – without confrontation – but working together. A welcome thing when you are the mother of a 13 yr old girl! The confidence that she has gained already in hosting Jewelry Bars and working at event tables astounds me! I just cannot truly express the gratitude that I feel towards Origami Owl for providing us with this opportunity, this outlet! Never in a million years did I think that we would start a direct sales business. Never. The stigma, the “sales,” the rejections. But this is so much more. The community within the Designers, the contact with the customers, it’s more than I thought was possible! We are looking forward to our future as a mother-daughter team. I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach her business skills, for her to have to speak with adults and present herself in a mature manner (doing something that she loves – huge bonus!).
We are looking for more mother-daughter (or mother-son) teams!
We would love for you to join us in the journey! You won’t regret it!
Megan & Emma Gorg
I have to confess that I was the biggest jewelry snob back when I placed my name on the Origami Owl wait list back in 2012 (The company had put a hold on new designers joining and was only allowing potential designers to put their name on a wait list). On the day I was introduced to O2 the lady who is now my wonderful mentor convinced me to just put my name on the list to hold a spot incase I changed my mind and wanted to make some extra income over the holidays. When I left the event where I met her - I said "sure, sign me up - what have I got to lose? Nothing! lol" I was such a jewelry snob back then. When I was driving away - I was thinking to myself, "I am NOT going to sell this when I get my turn to sign up. There is NO WAY I will sell jewelry. Seriously, jewelry? " I have always told my self that I will never sell jewelry with a home party business.
I did purchased a locket that day to represent the business I currently owned and I had so much fun making it. I wore it every day afterwards and fell in love with it. (I am a G-H SI1 or SI2 (or better) diamond kind of girl - only solid gold, platinum, and sterling silver for me!! The kind of things you can hand down to family one day. I did not believe in wasting my money on something that was not going to have value. ) I was to find out just how much value an Origami Owl piece has - far and above that of the jewelry I held in such high regards. When my email came with my invite link to sign up to be a designer I decided I needed to do it for the holiday season as a supplement to my families income.
When my kit arrived it sat unopened for a month before I finally looked at it saying "I need to "atleast" have a couple parties to get my money back on it." Boy do I wish I had started promoting the business as soon as I was on the wait list - but I did not know then what I soon found out. As soon as I opened the box and handed out a few catalogs people loved it!!! And it became simply amazing! I do not know how else to describe it! All these little charms and glistening lockets have been spread throughout the homes of my hostesses and customers - lovingly hanging for the world to see - lovingly cherished This is such a personal & social business. The selling just comes naturally by itself. ~ The thought people put into creating a special piece appeals to everyone. The sentiment. The emotional value it has. And the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of home gatherings is a whole new experience for me in the home party business. Ladies sharing thoughts and stories behind what they are making. "Playing" with the pieces.
When you see a man really thinking about what he wants to say to or about his wife, girlfriend, daughter, mom - it is really touching and it makes you feel good knowing you are a small part in something so endearing. ~ It is kind of crafty in a sense too. So people who are into crafts but not big jewelry lovers or into fancy or pretty things really enjoy creating them. Many days I am reminded of the value - the meaning- behind each locket that is purchased. It often brings tears to my eyes, chokes me up, touches my heart. This is not just jewelry. This is people coming together to share their stories and to make something memorable.
And the mission of the company holds so much value that I am honored to be a part of it
TO BE A FORCE FOR GOOD; TO LOVE, INSPIRE + MOTIVATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO REACH THEIR DREAMS + EMPOWER THEM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
Since becoming a designer my life has done a 180 and everything has changed. We lost our health insurance. My husband quit his job. And since then he has been diagnosed with Stage III cancer. I am so blessed to have joined O2 when I did - as it is our only income coming into our lives to keep us surviving. Being a designer is so rewarding both financially and personally. I am currently working to earn the trip to Maui as a celebration trip since my husband should be done with his chemo in December.
If you are at all intrigued by this business and thinking you might like to try it - I encourage you to go to https://kimsweetser.origamiowl.com and check out the Join Our Team tab. Then message me with questions or for me to call you so I can help you figure out if this is right for you or help you get started right away if you are ready.
You can work your Origami Owl™ Business part time...when you have time!
I love working for Origami Owl, but it isn’t my only job! I work full time for a large nation-wide bank and I’m a mom of 2. So my life is busy to say the least!
I’ve learned that to be successful in OO while working full time I have to work smarter and not harder. Here are a few tips that help me enjoy my OO business and still fulfill my other obligations.
* Look for opportunities to add OO to commitments you already have.
*For instance, I am conducting a garage sale this weekend and I’ll be setting up an OO table at the same time. I already have to be outside manning the garage sale, so it won’t take any extra time or effort to have OO present at the same time. I’ll be selling jewelry, scheduling parties and looking for new designers!
* Set up online parties.
* I can post pictures, games, etc all while working my regular full time job…I can earn sales without having to leave the house.
* Find ambassadors or “models” to wear OO and collect orders for you and promote the in home parties. In exchange the ambassador/model receives a discount on the jewelry they have been modeling.
* Participate in large community events, fairs, festivals, expos. This is a great opportunity to work for a few hours and get a great return on your investment. Depending on the event, the length of the event and your kid’s ages, they can enjoy the event while you work your booth.
* Bring your OO to work with you! I travel for my job, so when I’m out of state I try to set up a OO party while there. I’ll ask co-workers if they want to host a party or I’ll set up a party in my hotel room and ask my co-workers to spread the word. You may even be able to find other large events that are occurring in the same area. For example, I’m traveling to Vegas for work and there happens to be a large motorcycle expo that is going on at the same time. So I’m staying for an extra night and working the expo!
* Have kids in school? In daycare? Ask to set up at events for parents that you would have attended. Mother’s Day teas, Christmas Concerts, etc. You were already going to go, now you can arrive a bit early and set up a table.
* Promote the jewelry to your playgroups, church groups, etc. You are already going to be spending time with these groups, why not set up a gathering at your house. You can have an Origami Owl table set up where adults can browse.
The beauty of this business is you control how much time you dedicate to it.
***Contact me if you would like me to help you reach your goals with Origami Owl part time.
Wells Fargo At Work Resource Manager & Trainer
It is a question I get asked a lot: Why did I start being a designer for Origami Owl?
I have never been a direct sales person before....though I have been asked by different people to join their companies. Why did I say yes to Origami Owl and why do I stay? It started in October of 2012. My friend Heather posted a beautiful locket on her Facebook page with charms that said "U of A" and had a cat and pretty blue and red crystals. I asked my friend where she got it because I thought it was gorgeous and wanted to get one for my daughter who attends "ASU". Heather told me her friend was a designer and could make me one! I thought that was pretty cool. Then a few days later, that Heather posted a different locket of a horse, a cowboy boot, pink crystals and the word "RIDE". I was blown away at how creative and personal these lockets were as well as pretty. Heather posted she was having a jewelry bar/party where we could come and design our own personal locket to tell our story. I went to that party and was hooked! I signed up later that night to be a designer. Back then there was a waiting list because Origami Owl was growing so quickly they wanted to be sure to be able to have enough support and product for the designers they already did have. On January 8th of 2013, I was able to officially sign up and start selling. Thankfully now Origami Owl has a huge warehouse and systems in place to handle new and existing designers so there is no longer a wait list. I can tell you though, that Origami Owl was worth the wait and I would sign up again in a heart beat! Why is that? Why do I stay? More on that question later this week!
Independent Designer #8640
My name is Anderea and this is my Origami Owl story:
I am usually not good at telling my stories and I usually don't get really personal about my life. Only because I am spontaneous and I never plan anything. So when my co-worker introduced me to Origami Owl I was like great not another scam someone is try to get me to do. Trust me my family is always trying to get me to sell something. Even though Origami Owl sells itself but I was still nervous about it. I had just lost my grandfather who was like my father and a week later my friend lost her battle to cancer. My life was shattered and I know I needed to make extra money to help my grandmother because my grandfather was her only income. I begged my brother to help me with money for the starter kit and here I am about to sign up my first sponsor (hopefully, she is still thinking about it) and I made my first sale my first week. Not to mention for once I am not crying every night cause I miss my recently lost loved ones. With my mind busy on my new business; I can finally say I don't cry as much and even though they are no longer with us I still have my memories. Not to mention a great memory locket and bracelet on the way. So I must say Thank you cause I finally have a something to make my days go by faster and I know my grandfather is proud of me.
Anderea Valenzuela Id #12879255
At our Summer convention, Origami Owl announced the amazing news that they will be offering health insurance to all active Origami Owl designers and their family. WOW! Through group purchasing power, we are able to get great rates on supplemental and full insurance plans. No deductibles, no pre existing conditions! This is great news for anyone living without health insurance or paying a lot on a high deductible plan. I know we were paying over $600 a month with a $7,500 per person deductible. I am thrilled that I will be switching over to the Origami owl insurance soon! It is available right now. So, sign up today and get started on a career with Origami Owl and help keep your family healthy with amazing health insurance options.
But wait...there is more....
Origami Owl just launched the O2 Academy. This helps designers learn about the business, improve themselves through learning and even offers discounts to higher learning centers. Want to go back for your Masters degree? Didn't finish your undergrad degree? Have a child headed to college soon? Join Origami Owl and you can be on your way to a better education!
Click JOIN to get started today. I will be here to help you every step of the way. We have the BEST NEST! ;)
You can also check out my personal O2 blog at FamilyLockets.com or email me at FamilyLockets@Mail.com
I just got back from the Origami Owl 2014 National Convention in Phoenix. WOW! It was fantastic and I am so excited about all the new products we will be launching on August 18th. THREE HUNDRED new products to be exact!
I am a retired nurse and I think that the lanyard locket is going to be a game changer for my business! Anyone that has to wear a badge to work is going to LOVE our new lanyard lockets! Teachers, nurses, doctors, retailers, flight attendants, etc should fall head over heels for this custom look! The large size locket (about the size of a quarter) can be filled with approximately 7-10 charms. The face is a screw on face that will allow the customer to change out their look by purchasing additional face plates and mixing and matching based on their look for that day. :)
This is a perfect gift for your boss, a team coach, and certainly your child's school teacher!
I am even training members of my Origami Owl team to find lanyard ambassadors to help them get the word out about this fantastic new locket option from Origami Owl! Want to earn a free lanyard locket? Contact me today for details. Myself or one of my wonderful team members will help you earn one or more!
If you would like to sell these amazing lanyard lockets long with our other incredible products, Please contact me for information on joining my team.
Today, Our founder Bella Weems turns 18. She started the company when she was only 14 years old. Now, to help other young entrepreneurs, Origami Owl® has an amazing program for young women, called the Owlette Ambassador Circle. Bella Weems started Origami Owl® at 14, so until recently, young women aged 14-17 could join Origami Owl® on the account of a legal guardian. And recently, the age was lowered to 12 years old!
Now our young future leaders can learn the valuable skills of being an entrepreneur, building a business, developing customer relationships, and providing customer services. Monthly webinars are held and recorded, focusing on topics specifically targeted at our Owlettes. Leadership, communication, social media, and other valuable business-related sessions to build their knowledge and skills for future success. They will work under the direction of their legal guardian in hosting Jewelry Bars, participating in vendor events, and learning the technology and operational skills to be successful in running their own direct sales business.
Do you know a 12-17 year old that would benefit from some focused leadership development? Perhaps a part-time job and spending money? CONTACT ME for more information, or get started today!