LooptyHoops News, Tips, and Style Guide — Susan Smith

Best! Black Friday! EVER!

Posted by Darren Roberts on

  LooptyHoops Founder Susan Smith dropping off some Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders at the post office last week. Thank you for making this year our best BFCM weekend ever at LooptyHoops! "It was great for business! Not so great for my back."

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Our Journey

Posted by Susan Smith on

In the summer of 2010, the seed was planted. I began thinking it might be really fun to build an internet business. I decided on an internet jewelry business that would focus exclusively on hoop earrings, because it seems every woman everywhere wears hoop earrings.   2011 In February, I enlisted a business partner, Ethan, and we began planning for our new business. Ethan was this really bright, naturally entrepreneurial college student of mine from a class I taught on Entrepreneurship, who had just as keen an interest in marketing as I did, as well as a sharp eye for...

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My Mom Rosalie

Posted by Susan Smith on

  Mom and 12 of her closest friends at her family farm, with a luncheon hosted by her five kids and their spouses.     With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would take a moment to shine a spotlight on the most important woman in my life, the woman without whom LooptyHoops wouldn’t even exist:  My mother Rosalie Brendlinger Smith.  On March 12th this year, my mom turned 90 years old!  Pictured below in regal purple, Mom celebrated a very full life of community service and devotion to her family and friends, with twelve of her...

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March makes me think of Diamonds....

Posted by Susan Smith on

If you think about it, there are no Hallmark gift giving holidays in March and not many wedding anniversaries so for eight years I went to Antwerp to buy diamonds for my clients.   Prior to my trip, I hosted diamond grading classes at my Irvine store location. Armed with my clients’ diamond requests, I looked through hundreds of diamonds in Antwerp to choose the perfect one for them. I always tried to bring them something just a little better than they expected for the same amount of money.    Then I would take a side trip after buying....going to...

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Your Christmas Tradition

Posted by Susan Smith on

What traditions did you keep alive this week in your Christmas celebration?   One of our cherished family traditions is receiving one of the hand knit caps, scarves or sweaters that my mother made throughout the year...see below. I would love to hear what your traditions are! Share your holiday tradition with LooptyHoops by posting a story, picture, or brief video detailing your tradition on our LooptyHoops Facebook page! Or comment on this blog post and we'll share it for you. If you don't celebrate Christmas, tell us what you do instead. Whoever receives the most 'likes' on their post by midnight on January...

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