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Merchants Overseas is exhibiting at the Bead & Button Show  2011

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 9-12! 

Come visit us to see what’s new in the world of Swarovski Elements and The Beadelle Collection!  Stop by for an in-booth demonstration with CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassadors Stephanie Dixon and Debbi Simon!


Check out the latest from

The Beadelle Collection!

The newest styles from Beadelle are featured

in the special issue of BEADS 2011 magazine!

Purchase them today directly from

Merchants Overseas!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

MAY 2011 – CURRENCY SURCHARGE UPDATE

ADVANCE NOTICE – MAY
Due to the continued weakness of the US $ vs. the Euro, Swarovski has once again informed us they will be increasing the currency % surcharge this time by an additional 3% to +23%, effective Monday May 16, 2011.

TAKE ADVANTAGE…
of this advance notice to review your Spring/Summer inventories.

ORDER TODAY…
place your orders now build up your stock now to SAVE the 3% currency surcharge increase!

Call your account associate for more details
and to place your orders!

800.333.4144

And… you can Shop Online!
www.MerchantsOverseas.com

The great thing about this ornament is the fact that it’s new, fresh, and never been manufactured or seen before! Every year Swarovski comes out with a crystal ornament and this has caused many people to become collectors.  The best part about this Limited Edition Red Tip Swarovski ornament, is the fact that it is THE MUST-HAVE item for collectors.  If you don’t have this year’s exclusive ornament, you don’t have a full collection!

Take advantage of this Merchants Overseas Exclusive! We promise supplies are limited and won’t last very long!

This year’s Merchants Overseas Holiday Party was packed with great food, people, and LOTS of wine! Our night was spent eating, drinking, swapping gifts and expressing appreciation for everyone’s hard work throughout 2009.

Since Merchants Overseas has been in business for almost 6 decades, every year is spent acknowledging those that have been dedicated employees for the long term with the gift of wine!

Fun Facts:

  • 16 people have been with the company for over 5 years
  • 4 people have been with the company for over 10 years
  • 11 people have been with MO between 16 and 28 years!

Our Newest and Oldest employees:

Susan Furtado 28 years, Sarah Moniz 1 month

Every year MO supports 1 or 2 local charities, and those who donate are entered into a raffle for a grand prize.  This year our staff supported Crossroads Rhode Island Homeless and Women’s Shelter and The Ronald McDonald House Providence.

This year our winner was Chuck and he won an LCD Flat Screen TV!

What was once started in 1950 by Eugene Wachtenheim 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 EW 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 Cidalia Melo!

A Merchants Overseas Exclusive!!


We all know that Christmas is a great time of year! Everywhere you look, there’s Christmas decorations.  And now, decorating just got even better! We are very excited to offer all of our customers The 5328 6mm Xilion Bicone Bead (the #1 singular product that Swarovski makes) in 4 Exclusive CoatingsThese specially coated crystal beads are very hard to get, but Merchants Overseas has them!


Choose from 4 coatings: Indicolite Golden Shadow, Padparadscha Golden Shadow, Olivine Copper and Lt. Siam Copper!


These colors give a modern and enchanting twist to traditional Christmas or Holiday colors.  These beads are great for DIY Holiday crafts, decorations and gifts!  If you are a reseller or retailer don’t delay on ordering them for your upcoming Christmas Holiday Sales!


Order today and we will ship tomorrow!


Contact your Sales Associate today or call 800.333.4144


or email us at sales@merchantsoverseas.com

Merchants Overseas is now offering a great selection of Partial Packs!


Whether you use CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements for DIY projects, or you own a store or website, you can stretch your buying $ dollar and your article/size/color selections with our PARTIAL PACKS.


These packs are ¼ the quantity of standard factory packs and are available in our Top 3 Sellers!


Partial Packs are available in:

2028 flatbacks – all sizes!

2028 flatbacks with Hotfix – all sizes!

5601 cube bead ~ our #3 best selling bead

5000 round bead ~ our #2 best selling bead


5301 and 5328 Original and New Xilion bicone beads ~ our #1 best seller, and the #1 best selling article of all!

Also Available in:

6202 heart pendants and 6301 bicone pendants


Get them while they last!!

For More information on available sizes and colors email us at:


Sales@merchantsoverseas.com


or contact your Sales Representative at 800.333.4144

See what they look like at:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com

For all of you DIYers out there, if you don’t already know, Merchants Overseas is your One-Stop-Shop for all things crystal.


We stock an expansive collection of Swarovski Crystal articles, sizes and colors including: Beads, Flatbacks, Hot-fix, Pendants, Chatons, Fancies, Rhondelles, Sew-ons, Buttons, Cup-chain, Filigrees, Banding, Trimming, Transfer appliqués and much more!


This custom Bridal Necklace is a great example of how I used a variety of Swarovski  beads and pendants in a variety of shapes and colors!

Custom Bridal Necklace

Whether you are a reseller, retailer, or just like to make your own designs, you can get everything you need quick and easy!


If you don’t know what all of that means, feel free to post ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS right on this blog.  This is a place we would like to use for discussion, inspiration and as a help desk for all of our new or existing friends.


In an incentive for all of you Swarovski Crystal Lovers we are offering:

The first 20 people to comment or post on this blog will enter the chance to win this exact Necklace!

(a value of over $100, completely free!)


Good Luck!!

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com

Like the look of these “vintage” Moschino pumps with multi-colored crystals?  It’s easy!


Just find your favorite pair of shoes and add our CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski flat backs with Hot Fix! Make those boring shoes, pants, shirts, etc into your favorite thing to wear!


Flat Backs Hotfix (HF) are loose crystal elements with a flat reverse side that has been pre-coated with a heat sensitive glue.  Flat Backs (HF) can be easily applied by heat to a range of textile materials and produce a durable and long lasting crystal effect!


At Merchants Overseas, we have Flat Backs (HF) available in a multitude of colors, shapes and cuts and it is so EASY to DIY!  Our best seller is the Xilion Rose, which is considered to be the most brilliant cut on the market.


For more information or to purchase these stones you can go to:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/ViewItems.asp?id=600

or email sales@merchantsoverseas.com with all of your product questions!

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com

Anyone can find their creative muse this Winter ‘09/’10 with these beautiful nature-inspired colors.  Based on our newest stock of CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements, we have come up with a range of colors from Volcanic Reds and Ocean Blues to Juicy Earth and Functional Fog.


After much research and analysis, our visionaries at Merchants Overseas came up with the below PDF of color trends for this season.  For the first time, we have added a contrast color into the mix!


This winter we predict that fashion apparel, jewelry, personal accessories and home décor will be full of rich, passionate colors harmoniously balanced with earthy neutrals.



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