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... ...Sandy!
Nicknames: Sandy [from Sandra],
Stoney Number of years at Rhinestones Unlimited: 10+
Favorite movie about stones: Romancing the Stone
Movie you think could use more sparkle: Home Fries
Your position at Rhinestones Unlimited: Order Processing
Your area of expertise in the rhinestone universe: Cashout and being happy [actually, that’s true- you are pretty great at those things] The great debate: Effect vs. Affect
Favorite rhinestone-related adjective: Blingy
Pet Peeve: Channel flippers (use the guide) (and use info)
Best words of rhinestone wisdom: It’s only rhinestones, not brain surgery
How to calm a rhinestone emergency: “It’s ok, we have the perfect substitute” or “Purple is the new red”
Don’t be afraid to try: Something you’re afraid of
Current color of your toenails, matched to a stone color: Indian Pink [Swarovski]
Activity you would like to try in the rhinestone world: Barrel racing
The hot forecast- the next big rhinestone market: Menswear
Favorite thing about being based in MN: Family and seasons
Current drink of choice: Caffeine-free Diet Coke
The current song playing in your head: “The Surrey With the Fringe On Top” [Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma”]
Three things still on your bucket list: Hot air balloon ride, tour of Great Britain, under deck porch
Three things you’ve already crossed off: Paris, grandma, zip line
Favorite thing about Rhinestones Unlimited: The people
Ryan Gosling, hot or not? He’s no Cary Grant It has been confirmed, ladies and gentlemen: Ryan Gosling is no Cary Grant.
Many wise words from this loyal supporter of RU since the early days. Though her hot rhinestone forecast was Menswear, she could also advise how to use embellishments on your quilting, and your conductor's wand, if you want to chat her up when she calls for payment information. 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..."