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Archive for December 2011

What was once started in 1950 by Eugene Wachtenheim, Merchants Overseas has continued down the generations and is still family owned and operated by the Wachtenheim Family:

After the passing of our founder, MO started the Eugene Wachtenheim Distinguished Achievement Award to recognize 1 hard working individual each year for best exemplifying the goals and ideals that Eugene stood for:

o       Being kind and generous to others

o       Respecting the other person’s position and opinions

o       EW’s belief that the customer is our most important asset ~ the customer always comes first

o       Making “it happen”

o       Following through on individual projects and goals

This year’s winner was Arlene!


Create Your Style Mini Projects for Christmas 2011


These fun and easy Christmas holiday instruction guides feature the most popular SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in the 3700 Margarita Sew On Stone and 5328 Bicone Bead in fun holiday colors!


CLICK HERE for your free instruction guides!

Crystal Astral Pink…

Originally a special production color created exclusively for the NEW Designer Edition
“Love Story of the Heart” Pendants by the famous designer Manish Arora…

Crystal Astral Pink is the perfect combination of passionate orange accented with sizzling pink.

The positive response to this NEW color prompted SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to release
a LIMITED selection to Merchants Overseas of 2028 Flat Backs Hotfix,
5000 Round Beads, 5328 Bicone Beads and 6264 Heart Pendants.


A small amount of this special Crystal Astral Pink inventory remains…

TAKE ADVANTAGE of this unique opportunity to add this innovative color to your designs or inventory…
and to be one of the few ONLY to have it!

CLICK HERE for inventory list and order form!



This unique and innovative design is for the intermediate designer who is comfortable with their crocheting skills! It features the new Petrol Pearl Color and a large 1201 Round stone in Jet Hematite.


CLICK HERE for your free Guide!

Merchants Overseas is excited to announce the newest addition

all-natural, eco-friendly, made-in-the-USA products created just for Beaders, Crafters, Quilters, Jewelers, Designers ~ you!!

  • No more wondering what will take off excess glue and epoxy when trying to clean up after a craft project.
  • No more experimenting in trying to clean up the spills all around your work area.
  • No more trial and error to figure out how to shine up the stones on hand-made jewelry.
  • No more endless trips to wash your hands when using a hand sanitizer to get rid of the stickies!
O•D•X Cleaner ~
An effective, eco-friendly way to prepare your sealed wood, metal, glass or plastic surfaces for gluing.
It also removes excess glue and epoxy up to the maximum setting time of the adhesive.
Glitz Jewelry Shiner ~
Simply spritz jewelry and polish dry with a soft cloth.
Useful for deep cleaning your diamond, silver, gold, metal, fashion, costume and rhinestone jewelry.
Stain Remover ~
Effective on coffee, wine, food, blood and other difficult stains.
A powerful plant-based, safe stain remover for hard surfaces, fabrics and carpet!
Hand Sanitizer ~
An alcohol-free, fragrance-free, non-sticky spray that quickly kills germs on contact!

Beadelle Solutionsare available in both 2oz. travel-size spray bottles and 8oz. convenience-size spray bottles.

Act now ~ order today ~ be the 1st with this exciting new line!
CALL 800-333-4144 for more information or to place your order!

Since 1991, SWAROVSKI has produced Holiday ornaments annually, which have quickly become collectable items. Over the past few years, this beautiful ornament has been adapted into a large-scale version that is featured on top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City.

This year is no different! The 2011 SWAROVSKI Holiday ornament is now available exclusively from Merchants Overseas!



Celebrating 20 years of Swarovski’s Annual Edition Holiday Ornaments, the Limited Edition 2011 Snowflake is designed by Keiko Arai Maria and is beautifully crafted with stunning clear facets and light capturing details.  This collector’s addition ornament adds a delicate touch of sparkle to your festive holiday decorations.  It comes with a white satin ribbon and 2011 elegantly engraved on a silver tag.  Hang several in your window or on your tree for even more impact!

Now that the Fall and Thanksgiving are behind us…
it’s time to look towards a Magical Winter and Sparkling New Year!!

Nothing says ‘sparkling Winter night’ better than HELIOTROPE…
a special production color now EXCLUSIVELY available to Merchants Overseas in the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028/2058 Flat Backs!

Heliotrope is a shimmering midnight blue color perfect for stunning Holiday and New Year’s Eve designs…
ONLY available to you from Merchants Overseas!

Call 800-333-4144 today for more information or to place your order!


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