Our enamel charms are hand painted by highly skilled artisans. That’s pretty impressive when you consider that each charm is less that 1/4″ in diameter!
O2 Living Lockets
Our Living Lockets are crafted using high-quality metals, including 14K Gold, 14K Rose Gold, and solid 316 grade Stainless Steel – a metal that is similar to appearance in silver, but is harder, hypoallergenic, and will not tarnish – making it an excellent choice for jewelry! Our Gold and Rose Gold Living Lockets are plated using ion Plating, which is the same process used my high end watch makers.
Our dangles are designed by our internal creative tea, and hand crafted in the USA using high quality materials.
Our 18K Gold and 18K Rose Gold chains are plated using an Ion Plating (IP) Process over a pure copper base. The IP process is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes in the jewelry trade and ensures a more durable and wear resistant finish when compared with other plating methods. Our Silver chains are plated with 925 Sterling Silver, using an electroplating process over a pure copper base. Our chins are plated at many times the industry standard to ensure wear-ability and durability.
Our artisan crafted plates are proudly stamped by hand in the USA!
Origami Owl jewelry comes packaged inside of whimsical fortune cookie jewelry pouches that are lovingly made from the up-cycled fabric pieces from real Japanese kimonos! Each fortune cookie is as unique as the creation it hold and the woman who wears it. Fortune cookines also come nestled in fun “Take Out” boxes that are perfect for gift giving.
Origami Owl is completely customizable and as unique as the woman who wear it. Every piece is custom designed by the Client to reflect her unique style and story.
All Origami Owl products are created exclusively for Origami Owl by our creative team, offering our Custimers options that they won’t find anywhere else! Look for the O2 or Origami Owl mark, which signifies that is a genuine Origami Owl original.
Exceptional Price Point
Everyone’s story is priceless and deserves to be told. Event the price savvy will find that they can create a beautiful piece of jewelry based on their specific budget!
Each piece of Origami Owl jewelry has been lovingly created our specific standards. Origami Owl jewelry is exceptionally fashioned using high quality materials. Our products meet and exceed all Federal and State standards.
See more of my locket creations at http://pinterest.com/locketsNcharms
So how does one keep themselves going with Origami Owl, keep demand up, and keep selling? There is plenty of training that the company provide their people but here I share what has worked for me. Keep in mind, I am really shy, I am not pushy, I don’t like to “sell” to people, and I doing this business as what they call me “hobby consultant”… doing it here and there and do it when it suits me and keeping momentum with the least effort. Despite being a hobby consultant, here is what has kept me moving along with Origami Owl:
Have inventory. I don’t “sell” or promote it so much and work my other projects and hobbies plenty more, but because my friends know I have a mini store of OO (inventory) at home, i sell these like hot cakes because they can drop in and take it to a birthday party or baby shower in the next hour. Having inventory sets you a part from other designers, offer a great service and convenience, and saves them shipping of 7.95. it is a win win. of course, a designer would have to invest upfront for this inventory. If i didn’t have it on hand, i probably would not be “selling” an average of 10 lockets a month at $65 average…. just something to think about.
And yes, we do process credit cards. People can enter their CC# when they shop online, and we can place orders in the back office and put in their credit cards. The other ones like Square or PayAnywhere is good for events because OO reps have bought the inventory upfront and have paid for it upfront. Reps offer the credit card convenience to people and customers by using these smart phone swipers. Also at parties, some use the CC swipers so the rep can take payment for lockets there and when she gets home, order one big order in the back office at whole sale price, keeping the difference that night (kinda like getting paid upfront. does that make sense?
So get what you can, have inventory, be the personal shopper for those who need an amazing last minute gift. Even if there are other Origami Owl reps, be the go to person for sales because you have the service and convenience while others don’t =)
March 2013 – They are no longer available =/
Heading off to do an even in a couple of hours on a local military base. So much to do still to prep but wanted to share what we have that someone serving or supporting would love! If you are reading this to during or after an event, please make sure to join my mailing list to get your catalog.
Also, I have donated a locket for this event’s auction. Make sure to ask the event coordinator how you can get it on winning!
I was perusing online in a respected online forum, I read someone post that that despite all the Origami Owl “hype” they have heard that people are no longer selling anymore because demand has died down. Really?!! The company just started taking Designers in 6 months ago and it has already died down? I beg to differ! This was their message to someone considering joining Origami Owl. Fair enough, they did mention that they are not an Origami Owl rep and this is simply what they “heard” online.
(Update March 2013: The newest person in my team is #23866. That means that the company has almost 23,000 reps in just a year’s time. There is STILL A WAITLIST TO GET IN and someone personally told me that they were #6000-something on the waitlist. The desire of people to become an Independent Designer with Origami Owl has not died down).
Since I am an Origami Owl rep, I thought it would be fitting to report what I know from personal experience and to share with you what I have seen in my Origami Owl circles.
Business may have faded for this person they heard from because they are out of friends and family to sell to. The reality is… unless one goes out of his immediate circle, business will stop. Unless one knows how to create recurring sales, leads, and repeat buyers from their immediate circle and beyond, business will stop.
A second reason as to why someone is not selling Origami Owl is simply because they are on vacation. The direct-sales industry (the category and business model that Origami Owl is) gives people the right to take a vacation at any time. July is summer and kids are out of school. People travel and have their hours filled. Yes, you can take your Origami Owl business with you but you may not have the dull on time ad ability to run business while on vacation.
Another reason someone may not be selling Origami Owl is because the Designer did not have such a strong start, got demotivated, and quit. But this is not limited to Origami Owl. Human nature, we don’t like to do what is not easy or avoid things that hurt. Having a bad launch party or hearing no’s or not getting enough yes’s can be a real blow to self-esteem and cause one to quit. This goes for any direct sales company or sales business: if people don’t have a strong start, the enthusiasm fades away. Unless they do something against it, the natural flow is to stop. One can simply choose to fold the business to avoid the not so fun that comes in this business, or work it. Think of it as what is is NET-WORK MARKETING…. cast a big net, work, and market the hell out of yourself!
Yes there are bumps in the road with home office, there are things that happen that you rather not happen, but every business has that and one just has to roll with the human errors that occur despite the best intentions.
Do I know of anyone who has personally quit quit? I know of one person who has and has signed a Designer Termination Agreement to make it official. Why did she quit? I personally asked her and she said, it was simply because she just didn’t want to do it anymore and was just bored with it all. That is what she said to me. While on the other end of the spectrum, someone mentioned last month that they have 50 people on the wait-list who are so patiently and excitedly waiting to sign up with them. How much more are joining than quitting? There are over 4500 on the wait-list. My upline started with Origami Owl in Dec and she has 300 people under her downline. 300 in 3 months is impressive!
For everyone that has officially quit, I would think that there must be at least 500 that are joining. This business is easy, fun, financially rewarding, and most of all – there is nothing like it and nothing better than jewelry that you put together yourself. From Business Builder stand pint, it is amazing too because there isn’t another company that offer jewelry that looks like what Origami Owl has. When you see this jewelry, you know it is an Origami Owl locket. I don’t know, maybe it is just me, but I think that that is pretty neat!
Update March 2013 – I have been here one year and 2 months and I am so happy to be here. Not only is this “job” so much fun, but it is also so rewarding in a dozen ways. I say you do it! At the very least, you deserve to give yourself a chance to be successful at it. Join the wait list at https://locketsandcharms.origamiowl.com/enrollment/joinourteam and consider me as your Mentor #1186 (Jennylou Raya)