Premier Gives Back: Felecia

Felecia Summy, Jeweler from Pennsylvania

{ Blessed Through Giving }

My whole “why” of Premier Felecia Summy 1was to use this business as a way to give back. For 23 years I was a perpetual fundraiser with my 3 girls and even had the official title of Church Marketing Coordinator for our church. So I was pretty good at selling stuff!
My purpose when I started with Premier in July of 2014 was to reach out and focus on fundraising and I have been blessed through the giving.Read More »

Top 10: Melon and Orchid

Top 10 Melon and Orchid Pins

Melon and Radiant Orchid are our 2014 Colors of the Year and we’ve got our 10 favorite pins featuring these two stunning colors (in no particular order).  Check out last week’s blog entry to know why these are HOT colors and download a flyer with our favorite trendy Premier pieces! (Click the title or picture to repin it!)

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1. Melon Dress

Add gold jewelry to a melon dress for an quick and fabulous look!

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2. Wrist Color Pop!

Show off your trend with a great #pdarmparty! Who says color has to always be around your neck!

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3. Pastel Passion

Dress up a Melon tee with Seabreeze for a soft look.

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4. Mix and Match

Get right on trend with our gorgeous True Colors necklace! It has both Melon AND Orchid!

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5. Cruise on Over

Adding a statement necklace to a casual summer dress is an easy way to wear this trend!

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6. Over Lace

Show off your feminine side with Melon over lace!

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7. Silver Orchid

Combining Radiant Orchid with some of your go-to silver Premier pieces really takes this trend up a notch!

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8. Bold and Beautiful

Don’t be afraid to wear big earrings with a big necklace to really show off Premier’s Color of the Year: Melon!

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9. Orchid Elegance

Wear your Radiant Orchid jewelry with your pearls for a classic and trendy style.

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10.  Color for All

It doesn’t matter what your fashion style is, Melon adds a fun and exciting pop of color to your outfit!

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We Are Premier – Kelly Pardue

top ret pic 2013At our January Regional Rallies, Designer Kelly Pardue was recognized as our Number One Retailer in the Nation.  Retailing $63,531.80 between June 18, 2013 through December 13, 2013.  We asked her to share a bit of her Premier story …

Growing up, I always wanted to be a “professional” . . . I wasn’t sure exactly which profession, but I knew I wanted to be an established provider for my family and respected in the vocation I chose.  After high school, I went straight into Nursing School, but after 3 years, I had to leave school due to some family health obligations.  Shortly thereafter, I got married.  I continued working at Capital One in marketing and analysis, hoping to fulfill my dream of being a “professional,” but after a long and trying period of extended bed rest during the pregnancy of our first child, I lost my job.  I wanted to stay home with my baby so I cleaned houses.  After our second child blessed my life, my marriage ended abruptly.  I spent the next 3½ years in makeup sales at Dillard’s and away from my children.  Unexpectedly, I met a wonderful man, Stephen, who I would marry.  He loved me and my two sons beyond my greatest dreams.  He has been an amazing husband and second father.  We had our last boy together, and I began working as a professional makeup artist at Nordstrom.  Following my varyifam picng degrees of work experience, I was dubbed the “Jack of All Trades” and “Odds & Ends Girl” by my friends and family.

An opportunity arose to be trained in cellular sales – yet another opportunity to be a “professional.”  I traveled to Florida for training but suffered a devastating experience.  Within days of returning home, I popped-in at the end of my neighbor’s Premier Jewelry Show and met Jewelry Lady Daune Zook.  Instantly, I felt a connection, like she was my long-lost sister.  Unbeknownst to me, a few months earlier, Daune had noticed me at our children’s elementary school and felt God’s nudging to tell me about this business.  As we had never met, she promptly told Him “No way!”  Well, I started my Premier business only a few weeks after that Jewelry Show in January of 2012.

In the past two years, I have really grown as a person, in my faith and in my business.  I’ve gone from nervously banging my head on the chandelier at my first Jewelry Show to a polished speaker in front of others.  By being a with mom sandra wilsonpart of the Premier Family, my faith has strengthened and I am closer to God, as well as, becoming a more positive person.  I have learned the importance of goal setting and how essential it is to establish them from a long and short-term perspective.  For example, for my business, I determine what I plan to earn between January and June and then work to accomplish those goals in the months between.

Never in a million years did I expect my “professional” resume to include “Jewelry Lady.”  Even though I was an outgoing child and loved trying on my mom’s jewelry, this opportunity had to find me.  Reflecting over the past two years, I can clearly see that God orchestrated every step of my work experience to prepare me to be a Jeweler.  As a nursing student, I learned to care for others and feel compassion.  As a marketing and analysis administrative assistant, I learned business sense and strategy.  Through makeup sales and artistry, I learned the value of making women feel beautiful and confident.  Each lost opportunity incited the desire to start my own business and cultivated the skills to be a successful Jewelry Lady.  Without even knowing it, I had become a “professional” . . . for a company that feeds my faith, rewards my efforts and blesses my family.

We Are Premier – Jane Francis

francis and dog Sometimes, don’t you just look back at your childhood and laugh at some of the stories you have?   Well, I sure do!

When I was 10 years old (the same age as my youngest son now), an idea popped into my head!  I wanted to turn my bedroom into a pretty little restaurant, named “The Pink Palace” (my bedroom was pink- imagine that).  To make my dreams come true, I went to work!  After pushing my bed to the corner, I arranged my play kitchen, table and chairs perfectly in the center of the room.  To decorate my new found business, I got out my paper and crayons and started designing signs, placemats and menus!  Then I set the table, stocked the shelves and was ready to serve!  But who would be my customers?  Well, my brothers and sisters of course!  All 12 of them!  I had instant clientele who would love my menu choices of candy, pretzels and animal crackers!  It was a win/win situation and an overnight success (even without a fancy menu!)

The point of the story is that I looked at my bedroom as more than just a “bedroom.”  I thought of the possibilities!   When we grow up, sometimes we stop dreaming or imagining new possibilities.  Premier came into my life when I needed to think like I used to think and believe as I used to believe.  My greatest desire was to stay home with my three beautiful children, Jon (18 years old), Julia(16), and Will (10).  But as a family, we needed my nurse’s salary.  I began to think and try to figure out how I could use my creative talent to work from home and replace my entire nurse’s salary?  Was that even a possibility?  How would I find such a job or business opportunity?

The Pink Palace – Premier Designs.

See the correlation?  I imagined the possibilities of Premier as I did when I thought of starting my imaginary restaurant.  To make my dreams come true, I went to work!  I converted a room in my home to my Premier Designs office thus my jewelry business began!  I have never looked back!

Picture4 Now, 11 years later, Dave and I can look at our children and see how Premier has also allowed them to imagine!  Jon is gifted in connecting with people and building strong relationships!  He wants to own his own physical therapy practices and really help people.  Our sweet Julia is a natural leader.  She is assertive and not the least bit shy.  She desires to do what is right and best in any situation.  (Hmmm …  I know a great job for her!)  Our youngest, Will, is an entrepreneur already!  He is an incredible magician with his own business called “Magic by Will,” where he entertains at children’s birthday parties!

What’s the moral of the story?  Dream!  Imagine the possibilities!  See things as they could be!  Use your God-given talents!  And always remember through God all things are possible!!!

~ Jane Francis

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Jane and Dave Francis are Executive Directors from Monclova, Ohio.  They began their Premier Designs journey in January of 2002 and because of their extraordinary vision and effort to expand and grow their Premier business, they have not only built a great business, but also received the 2012 Vision Award.  As you can tell, from an early age, Jane has dreamt big and worked hard to make those dreams come true.  She inspires people around her to dream big for themselves.  She and Dave’s greatest accomplishment is their family, and they have consistently encouraged their children to reach for their goals as well.