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January Special: Orders over $150 get 20% off!  

January Sale: 20% off!
With the holiday rush subsiding, maybe you think it's time to relax. Well, you can take a breather, but not for too long: all this month we are offering our annual 20% off sale. The sale applies to everything on the site, except our lowest price on pendants and rings by the gram. Mark downs and close outs: take an additional 20% off.

This is the best discount we offer, there isn't a better time to stock up on the old standards or add new items at a great price. This sale will happen all month long, so take advantage of it!

Asian Buying Trip
I leave on January 11 to Thailand and India for another round of buying. None of the places I'll be visiting were affected by the recent tsunami, but our hearts and prayers go out to those devastated by this tragedy.

One thing I'll be focusing on is Bali-style jewelry with lots of detail and handwork. One of our major Indian suppliers is producing a new range that has strong Bali influences but incorporates the broader variety of stones available in India. I have seen some samples and am very excited about this new direction.

We will be paring back on our home accessories, eliminating the curtains and revamping the pillows and cushions selection. Look for a fresh update of our range of purses and scarves. We'll be working with a new supplier for these items that looks very promising.

As always, please email me with any requests. I can't guarantee that I will find what you want, but I always give it my best shot.

Fashion Forecast: Turquoise and Coral Comeback
Three years ago we couldn't get enough of it. The trend went on and on, then finally faded away. Not since the 70's had turquoise been so popular, and now it is poised to make a comeback. The trend this time around though is a bit different. Instead of big and chunky with Native American themes, we are looking for more ladylike designs with color playing a more important role than texture.

And the trend for turquoise is not limited to jewelry. Accessories Magazine, in the November 2004 Spring Forecast, calls for turquoise to be a strong factor throughout the accessories market, from footwear to hats and everywhere in between. Their tagline "Poised for turquoise: turquoise is back and this time it;s not just for jewelry" says it all.

Only slightly less popular going forward is pink coral. Again, focus is more on color than on texture. Peachy pink colors will be popular not only in jewelry, but will overlap into the broader accessories market in similar fashion to turquoise.

Trends will be for more ladylike styles, with a 40's and 50's influence on femininity. Pastel scarves, clutches with short wrist straps, bucket hats with florals all make a comeback starting in Spring. For jewelry, look for the aforementioned stones, along with pearls, charm bracelets and cameo pins and earrings to be popular.

Highlights of the Site
New Arrivals section has all the latest goodies.
Garnet is the birthstone of the month,
New additions to the Tucson Blowout
rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants
Lots of new CLOSEOUTS!!!!

Don't miss out on our annual 20% off sale.

Here's wishing you a happy, prosperous and safe new year. As we say in Hawaii, "Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!" (Happy New Year).


Mike McGinnis
Whirled Planet
808-822-2335 tel.
888-408-0072 toll free (US only)


Special Sale Items:

Turquoise & Coral Amulet Necklace
Turq. nuggets and coral tubes with a glass amulet centerpiece. Orig: $17.00
Now: $8.40*
Mona Lisa Charm Bracelet
Cute silver chain with Mona Lisa framed in silver filigree.
Orig: $18.00
Now: $8.00*

Sari Bordered Organza Purse
Just in time for spring, these functional gabs come in great pastel colors.
Orig: $4.75
Now: $3.80*

*20% off discount requires
min. $150 purchase.

January Special:
20% off orders over $150

Our Promise:
You may return any item for any reason. We have a no-questions-asked policy. If you get something you don't like, for any reason, just send it back!

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