Dream Designers

End of the Year Deadlines/Updates

Our Dream Designers team rocked it this year! I began this journey thinking this would be a part time thing on the side to get some girl time and now it's grown to beyond my dreams. I have made new friendships and am looking forward to meeting several of you at upcoming events.

Our team has grown to 67 and I know that many of us have DIWs anxiously awaiting their turn with this incredible opportunity that we have all be given.

Our Team Volume - Oct $25.4k, Nov $84.6k and Dec currently at $67.8k with a few more days to go. Amazing!

I can't wait to see what 2013 will bring.

December Deadline

Ordering cut-off for December is this Monday, December 31st at midnight EST. Remember, you can earn $25 in Hoot Loot for every $250 in personal volume. If you are close to the next $250 volume level, you may want to consider placing an order before the deadline to qualify for additional Hoot Loot this month. *To view your volume, log into the back office, click on Commissions and then Volumes on the left hand side. Total PV is the column that will list your personal volume for the month. Please let your mentor or myself know if you have any questions.

Also, please don't forget that the Standard Ball Chain will only be included with Living Locket purchases for Designers placing wholesale orders through Midnight EST on Monday, December 31st.

End of Year Tax Suggestions

You will be receiving a 1099 from Origami Owl that will include any commission earned from orders placed thru the party tab and/or your ecommerce site. It will also include any commissions earned on your team override checks. Please note that it will be up to you to track and report any sales made from wholesale inventory purchased and then sold.

I am not a Tax Accountant nor have I spoken to one yet, but here are a few tips...

- Take an inventory on December 31. There are some detailed inventory spreadsheets out there or if at the very least I would write down the # of charms, plates (small, med, large), chains (various price points), dangles (various price points) and lockets. I believe need ending inventory #s for Schedule C. *Refer to tax accountant for details

- Mark down your odometer reading at end of year, if claiming mileage. *I normally have a small notepad in the car and mark down date, location, beginning odometer reading and ending odometer reading for each trip that is for business purposes but I know others have different methods as well including taking beginning and ending reading and calculating a %. Again you would need to speak to tax accountant.

- Collect all receipts for any business expenses - table display, postage, office supplies, etc so you have them ready.

- Set up a separate bank account that you use exclusively for O2, if you haven't already. Easier to track income and expenses for tax purposes.

Feel free to share any other tips on our Facebook group.

Hope for Newtown Campaign

Now is your chance to be a force for good!

Join us in supporting the families of the victims in Newtown, CT with the purchase of the following complete necklaces from the Tagged Collection:

16” Hope for Newtown Necklace - $32

30” Hope for Newtown Necklace - $34

Origami Owl will donate 100% of the proceeds from these items to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. These items will not count towards pv/commissions.

At a time when our country and the people of Connecticut need it most, help us to spread this powerful message nationwide.

Show your support today and spread the word through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #hopefornewtown.


The Nest

SOAR Regionals Registration

Deadline for San Diego, CA is tonight, December 28th and for Nashville is January 11th.

**Please let me know if you plan on attending if you haven't already**

This exciting event will introduce new programs along with great training, and of course, in typical O2 fashion, a whole lot of fun surprises!

A $75 registration fee will cover entry into our Friday night Welcome Celebration, a full day of training on Saturday, and lunch!

San Diego, CA

January 11 & 12, 2013

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa


$139 Room Rate - mention Origami Owl when Booking

Call 1.877.313.6645 for reservations by Friday, Dec. 28

Nashville, TN

January 25 & 26, 2013

Renaissance Nashville Hotel


$129 Room Rate - mention Origami Owl when Booking

Call 1.800.468.3571 for reservations by Thursday, Jan. 3

Rooms are limited, please book early.

Schedule for both events is as follows:

Friday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. – Welcome Celebration

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Training & Lunch

All Designers are welcome to attend either one or both events, but it is not required. Each event will feature the same great training materials.

As we like to say at The Nest, "Successful Owls ALWAYS Attend Regionals", so fly on over to San Diego or Nashville, or both! We can't wait to see you there!

Designer in Waiting Invitations to start again January 3rd!

Please have your DIWs join this new group for up-to-date information from corporate that is administrated by Kristine Stevens, our Direct to Corporate Director. http://www.facebook.com/groups/ShiningJewelsTeam/
*Make sure they see the pinned post and list their state, mentor and ID#.

Product Updates

Be sure to continue checking the Product Availability Listing in the Back Office on a regular basis to see what items are out of stock or low in inventory.


If you haven't had a chance to read through the FAQ document I created, please do so. You can find it here:

Please let me know if any questions.

Team Dropbox

I started a team dropbox file so we could have a place to share documents. I have uploaded some marketing materials and tutorials there.

LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/28wm5w1qnqg6898/juvedGTlMg

Kristine Stevens' Shining Jewels Team Dropbox can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l2vgqed1lmsw2o2/ZMob9fmdzQ