In my sleuthing journalism, I've uncovered some sweet, some smarmy truths about the folks behind your glittering Rhinestone Unlimited packages. Who are these people on the other side of your order, really? I've dug deep with scrutinizing questions, and quote the workers in their own words [with some spelling and grammatical corrections. Also, I have interjected my own comments in brackets]. Read on, dear readers- the sublime exposés will shock and intimidate!
Hey you in the booth- turn that spotlight on... ...Leslie!
Nicknames: Leelee, Les, Lezlee, Sccott
Number of years at Rhinestones Unlimited: A handful, give or take a finger or two
Favorite movie about stones: Romancing the Stone
Movie you think could use more sparkle: Best In Show [wow...you're right...]
Your position at Rhinestones Unlimited: Chipper Shipper
Your area of expertise in the rhinestone universe: Sparkling with my personality
The great debate: Easy- you can’t have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat
Favorite rhinestone-related adjective: Brilliance
Pet Peeve: Don’t touch my armpits
Best words of rhinestone wisdom: Just because it’s pretty doesn’t mean it’s not necessary
Don’t be afraid to try: Anything
Current color of your toenails, matched to a stone color: Purple Velvet [Swarovski]
Activity you would like to try in the rhinestone world: Ballroom dancing
The hot forecast- the next big rhinestone market: Martial arts [I’ll trust her opinion on this one- as a black belt, she’d know. Also, may I note that it REALLY is not a good idea to touch her armpits…]
Favorite thing about being based in MN: Winter, spring, summer and fall
Current drink of choice: Craft beer
The current song playing in your head: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys (my own words, of course)
Three things still on your bucket list: Australia, Europe, become the Ultimate Warrior [don’t touch her armpits]
Three things you’ve already crossed off: China- training in Kung Fu, learned to juggle, lived in Vegas (successfully)
Favorite thing about Rhinestones Unlimited: The people
Ryan Gosling, hot or not? Depends on the day. I prefer Ryan Reynolds.
There's little to say about Leslie that Leslie doesn't already say. She tucks your products in good and tight (possibly after withholding pudding), tells them a story, turns the lights out, and sends them snug as a bug on their way to your door...except she does it a hundred times a day, under the pressure of the clock, all while doing a headstand and making the UPS driver laugh. I guess she's mastered her juggling act.
More heavy-hitting journalism to come, stay tuned...
Rhinestones Unlimited blog author Jemm Stone is a multifaceted girl navigating our sparkly world with on-point insights. Visit RhinestonesU.com/blog to follow her thoughts as she highlights design trends, turns the spotlight on industry influencers and breaks down how-to tips like light through a crystal prism. Tune in again for more hot reporting on your Rhinestone Unlimited favorite staff members. Submit the questions you want answered to Reception@RhinestonesUnlimited.com, with the subject line: "Spotlight On..."