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Anyone familiar with Mardi Gras in New Orleans knows that the special throw for Zulu is hand-decorated coconuts.  Outside of that, most throws were beads, cups, trinkets, and doubloons.  Well, all of that changed with the start of the Krewe of Muses in 2000.

 

KREWE OF MUSES DECORATED SHOES

Krewe of Muses shoes

Muses returned to hand decorated throws with shoes they decorated themselves.  The image shows an example of shoes for the Muses parade.  Paint, glitter, feathers, stones, appliqués, faces, and decorative pieces combined with creativity produce some remarkable designs that revelers will almost die for.

 

 

Paint and glitterMardi Gras magnets fro decoration are easy to find, but what about the rest of the components?  Perhaps the hardest components to find are the decorative pieces that really add pizzazz to the shoes.  An easy addition to the shoes that makes a statement is Mardi Gras face magnets.  Twenty available styles provide different looks.

 

Mardi Gras feather pins

Feather pins are another way to make fabulous shoe designs fast and easy.  A favorite is the pin shown, which comes in Mardi Gras colors. Add this pin to the shoes and you are half finished with decorating.

 

KREWE OF NYX DECORATED EVENING BAGS

Krewe of Nyx decorated evening bag

Muses is s women’s Krewe that soon filled to capacity, so a new Krewe called Nyx started in 2011.  The overflow rapidly brought membership in this Krewe to capacity.  Their signature throw is decorated evening bags.  Their colors are hot pink and black, so this is a popular combination in their hand-decorated bags.  Decorating bags for the Krewe of Nix can be fast and affordable using decorations above and bags from the evening bag selection.

Mardi Gras theme in Krewe of Nyx bag

To keep cost reasonable, crafters can choose bags marked down to $6.75 and add decorations shown for a total cost of under $10.  Several different evening bags in the mark down election offer a variety of styles and colors.

 

KREWE OF ATHENA DECORATED FEDORAS

Krewe of Athena decorated hat

Last year a new women’s Krewe started up–The Krewe of Athena.  They introduced hand-decorated fedoras as another signature throw.  This has grown into a major Krewe.  So where can crafters find enough fedoras for the throws they need?  Accessory Wholesale has a recent shipment of nearly 1,000 fedoras starting at $4.75 wholesale.

 

The variety of styles and colors allows for plenty of creative designs.   Most of the components including the gold appliqués and jester face can also be found at awnol.com.

Women’s Krewes are reinventing creative throws for the first time since the Zulu coconut.

Comments (0) Posted by Michael Gietl on Saturday, January 31st, 2015


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Why crystal jewelry is so important

Crystal jewelry is a popular fashion accessory, and has been for years. It’s the type of special accessory that you see everyone sport; from kings and queens to artists and musicians. It the accessory of the people?

Make sure your store is stocked up

There are two basic reasons as to why crystal jewelry is so popular among the masses. First off, it is rather inexpensive. Nowadays, you can find beautiful, handcrafted crystal jewelry on the web for under 5 dollars! Second off, crystal jewelry is so customizable. There is a seemingly endless amount of combinations and styles ranging from simple to complex, each beholding an elegance in its own right. Crystal jewelry’s versatility is what makes it uniquely special.

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We at Accessory Wholesale realize that crystal jewelry is a favorite of people everywhere. That’s why we provide it, at great wholesale prices, for shops and store across the country. So that you can make sure your loyal customers get what they need.

Visit our website or call (504)-736-0357 for more information!

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Filed under Fashion Accessories, Fashion Accessory News
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Sales figures for most small fashion businesses experienced a continuous slide over the last few years. But something is happening now that points to a big improvement in business ahead–not in the distant future, but starting right now. Falling gas prices are putting a big chunk of money back in consumers’ pockets. Market Watch uses Goldman Sachs research to predict households will save $1,100 a year with gas prices at $2.80 in 2015. Prices are already hitting $2.00 per gallon in Louisiana, which means the savings to the average household will be far greater than $1,100.

In addition, lower fuel prices can also translate to reduced prices in utilities, manufactured goods, groceries, and any other consumer goods that move by truck. The flip side is some loss of jobs because of cutbacks in the oil industry. This is regrettable. But if oil is at $65 per barrel, most companies can continue to operate profitably and consumers can benefit from savings. Quartz.com reports that every time oil prices fell in modern times, it spurred the economy. A robust economy grows more jobs, more paychecks, and more consumer spending. .

So with a rosy outlook for the economy, what do we need to have in the showcases now? The answer is the subject of this newsletter.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

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Filed under Costume Jewelry, Mardi Gras, New Orleans Accessories
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Hard to Find Jewelry that is Hot Now
Finding a selection of nice Mardi Gras jewelry is not easy. That is good for you because you have a source and that puts you ahead of the Mardi Gras Pin 94 competition. Mardi Gras jewelry is a popular way for your customers to share in the spirit. It also a necessity for royalty in Krewes that need favors. If you are in an area with parades and balls, you don’t want to miss this once a year opportunity.

Promote your selection with a Mardi Gras display that captures the spirit. If you want to add some music, shop for Mardi Gras in New Orleans Volume 1 and 2. Some reliable sources are Floyds Records, Louisiana Cajun Stuff, and Cajun Village near Sorrento.

If you are not in the Mardi Gras area, you are not left out. Nearly everyone in the country is familiar with Mardi Gras. You can bring the party to the store with Mardi Gras jewelry, accessories, gifts, and beads. Put up some Mardi Gras decorations, play the music, and maybe even serve some samples of king cake. This will add some excitement to January and February and have folks in town talking about your shop.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

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Filed under Costume Jewelry, Valentine Jewelry
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A Lasting Sign of Warm Feelings

Many skeptics look at Valentine’s Day as a moneymaker invented by Hallmark or the candy and flower industry. Fortunately, couples and those courting don’t take this attitude. A large percentage of every age of married couples and those dating see Valentine’s Day as a special time to show warm feelings. The day is so special that they spend 18.6 billion dollars to RED CRYSTAL HEART PIN show how much they care.

The nice thing about Valentine’s jewelry is that when the dinner is over, the flowers have wilted, and the candy is gone, the jewelry item remains as a permanent sign of love. Brooches are a favorite jewelry piece that is meaningful and affordable. In fashion jewelry, hearts are the leading item. Red heart brooches and necklaces lead sales. The heart brooch shown is popular year after year.

Necklace sets also do well for Valentine’s Day. You will probably remember the crystal heart necklace shown. Other heart necklace sets with a contemporary look will be arriving soon. Especially younger customers like the two-tone metal design with hammered texture and engraved messages. Watch fro their arrival on the site.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

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Mardi Gras Balls, Prom, and Pageant
Demand for crowns and tiaras begin now and continue until summer. The Mardi Gras and Homecoming Crowns hardest item to find is mens crowns. Mardi Gras, prom, and festival kings all call for men’s crowns. The cost of quality crowns can go up to several hundred dollars. Fortunately, you have a source with several choices in quality men’s crowns below $85.

Local stores have an advantage over online stores in this market. The king wants to see how the crown looks on and how it fits. Only the local store can offer these options to customers before they buy the crown. A favorite is the one shown that comes in gold or silver plating.

Adjust crowns that are too large by adding padding inside. The easiest way to do this is weather stripping that sticks to the inside of the crown on one side and has foam on the other side. This also makes the crown more comfortable to wear.

Tiaras are even more important because they have a bigger customer base. Brides, pageant winners, maids and other members of Mardi Gras courts, as well as members of homecoming courts are all potential customers for tiaras. Other needs for tiaras are quinceaneras, sweet sixteens, and bachelorette parties. fleur-de-lis scepter

Scepters are another hard to find item. See fabulous designs on the site with the most popular ranging from $12.75 to $29.50. For many retailers, stocking these items makes them the only game in town.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

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Filed under Costume Jewelry, Necklace Sets
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Crystal Necklace Sets Raise the Bar
The first five months of the year are exciting because there are so many large crystal necklace set events that call for fashion items–prom, dance competition, Easter, spring hats, Mother’s Day, Kentucky Derby, spring festivals. These months have something for nearly every type of fashion business. But the first things out of the gate are Mardi Gras, debutantes, and Valentine’s Day. All of these can call for breath-taking crystal jewelry.

Lavish crystal necklace sets continue to impact consumers with a breath-taking shock of beauty. The look surfaced in the spring of 2013. By fall, Accessories Magazine listed it as a trend labeled Estate Update. Continuous innovation has this trend thriving with the newest additions just one week old. The crystal necklace set pictured is among the favorites.

These dramatic crystal necklace sets are perfect for Mardi Gras balls. The same sets also appeal to some debutantes and what a look for theater and dining out on Valentine’s Day.

Add a few of these sets to a showcase of rhinestone and crystal jewelry. The sparkle will mesmerize your clientele.

You can view the entire January 2015 Newsletter Here

Comments (0) Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


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Christmas scarves
Words only nibble at the edge of the meaning of Christmas spirit, but Christmas accessories ignite the feeling and spread it to others. Christmas scarves are a classic gift that oozes with Christmas spirit. This year, the supply seems to be low, but you have a source and can keep the tradition going of scarves as a classic Christmas gift.

Christmas Ties
The traditional gift for Dad is ties. For Christmas, ties with a message are even more meaningful. What could have more of a message than Christmas themes that radiate the holiday spirit?

Christmas Jewelry
Christmas pins stir feelings of nostalgia with designs in gingerbread men, Christmas carolers, old fashion sleighs, and vintage Santa designs. They have a magnetic quality of drawing customers.

Crystal Necklace Sets
Sparkle that galvanizes attention, crystal necklace sets have raised the bar on beauty in jewelry. Make your customers irresistible for holiday parties and Mardi Gras balls that follow soon after.

Gemstone Jewelry
Has costume jewelry lost its direction? Apparently so! But we can count on gemstone jewelry that is never out of style for this holiday season. Customers recognize an intrinsic value in gemstone jewelry that delivers the beauty of nature.

Basic Chokers
Whether its gemstone pendants or any other classic pendant, the basic wire choker is a piece of jewelry needed to show off these works of art. Humble chokers add a hidden treasure in your shop as something customers need, but have great difficulty finding.

Hat Scarf Sets
Hat scarf sets are the practical Christmas gift that lets your customers look good as they keep warm. Pompoms are stylish again this year.

Animal Hats for Kids
Kids love stuffed animals.  These animal hats have the same cute look and soft furry texture.  There will be no trouble getting them to bundle up with these cute animal hats.

Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
If diamonds are beyond the budget this Christmas, the look and the feeling are still there with cubic zirconia jewelry that looks so real, only a jeweler knows.

Purse Hooks
Avery practical gift that is rarely found-purse hooks solve the problem of finding a sanitary place to put their purse. The hooks balance on a tabletop with handbags using the hook to remain suspended above the floor.

Nativity Scenes
No matter what the dire news reports, most shoppers still know the meaning of the season.Nativity scenes let them share the meaning.

Sculptured Pewter Writing Pens
For customers digging for rare treasures, these sculptured pewter writing pens provide something they won’t find in any other shop. They come in dozens of themes and designs. Each one comes in a black velvet box with white satin lining.

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You can’t have a retail store without accessories

Accessories are a huge part of fashion. Without them, most outfits fail to stand out. Shoppers know this, and actively seek them out. Retailers need a healthy stock of accessories on display – these ones in particular.

Fashion Jewelry

Earrings, bracelets, broaches, and necklaces – these are accessory standards and excellent complimentary pieces. They range from ultra-formal to super-casual, meeting all your customer’s needs.

Evening Bags and Clutches

Your head will spin when you realize how many bags and clutches your customers own. As each bag can correspond to a particular outfit, their supply just grows and grows. Have these readily available.

Ties

Not only are men always ready to add a new tie to the rack, but their significant others are as well. Just like bags and jewelry, your customers can never have enough ties, so stock up!

We, at Accessory Wholesale, understand how much money accessories bring in. That’s why we always have an ample supply available for wholesale, so retailers like you can enjoy strong profits. Let’s grow together.

Visit our website or call (504)-736-0357 to learn more!

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With Christmas arriving soon, we need to plan for events that follow immediately afterwards—holiday jewelry for New Years Eve and Mardi Gras ball jewelry and favors.

 

MARDI GRAS BALL JEWELRY

The same exciting jewelry that makes standout statement for Mardi Gras balls will turn heads for Holiday parties.  The improved quality and affordable prices of Chinese crystals has enabled crystal jewelry to evolve into breath-taking designs that are affordable for everyone.

dramatic crystal jewelry

Accessorize nearly any outfit with the glamorous look of clear crystals in silver plated settings or the dazzling look of iridescent stones in gold plated settings. The shimmering icy clear look of the crystal necklace set shown creates drama that will steal the show.  Fabulous earrings complete the set.

 

iridescent crystal choker set

Iridescent crystals with gold plated settings create designs that are equally extraordinary.   Both necklace sets and chokers are available.  The iridescent choker with stunning earrings pictured is one of the most popular designs.  Who can ignore this crystal jewelry for holiday parties or Mardi Gras balls?

 

dramatic crystal jewelry with color

If your customers want color, these dramatic crystal necklace sets offer looks certain to grab their attention. The most popular colors are available—blue, green, red, purple, black.  Many come with silver and gold plated settings.  The set shown in blue also comes in emerald and purple.  Theses ravishing looks are so new that customers are often seeing them for the first time and loving them.  Catch their attention by having these dramatic crystal necklace sets in your showcases.

 

MARDI GRAS FAVORS

Mardi Gras jewelry

Mardi Gras favors for women are much easier to supply than men’s favors.  Mardi Gras jewelry has a long history as popular favors fro women.  Especially popular are pins in Mardi Gras themes.  Pictured is a mask brooch with pave’ crystals.  This pin returns every Carnival season as a leading favor.

fleur-de-lis pin in Mardi Gras colors

There are plenty more to choose from in popular themes like masks, crowns, jesters, and comedy-tragedy deigns.  Recent years have also seen fleur-de-lis pins growing in popularity as favors.

 

MEN’S MARDI GRAS FAVORS

cufflinks for Mardi Gras favors

When it comes to Mardi Gras favors, finding favors for men is the tough part.  This can be good for you because when you can supply men’s favors, you have little competition.  One traditional favor for men is cufflinks.  All the cufflinks on the site including the set pictured come boxed.  That makes an easy presentation.  Also the cufflinks are stainless steel.  Keep an eye on the site because fleur-de-lis cufflinks will arrive in the near future as well as other Carnival themes.

 

Mardi Gras ties

Neckties are another favor for men.  Fleur-de-lis or Mardi Gras theme ties are ideal.  Men’s ties have many themes on the site so a theme that matches the Krewe’s theme for that year would also be unique.

Mardi Gras magnets

Jester magnets are another traditional favorite used especially for table favors.  These magnets have over twenty designs.  The jester head in Mardi Gras colors shown is the best seller.

 

Favors, especially men’s favors are not easy to find so have some in your showcases so you get your share of the business.

Comments (0) Posted by Michael Gietl on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014