After a few days of snowfall, we rose to a bright, crisp wintry morn. The wind is gusting but the sunshine brings pure joy to the day.
The sun has a dynamic sun halo surrounding its beauty. The spectrum of colors are so amazing and not quite captured by my iPhone.
Despite the frigid temps and below zero windchill, the joy in your heart is noticeable.
This joy necklace is available for $69 by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com.
May you find joy, joy, joy down in your heart throughout your day today!
Ha! I was referring to my Love necklace!
I finally finished the LOVE necklace I was working on. I had to add a little sparkle!
This necklace is a little more delicate than many I create. It is available today for $59 plus shipping by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.
I also finished this necklace too. It has a large vintage rhinestone mounted on the necklace with some wire swirls. Makes me happy!
This necklace is also available today. The price is $69 plus shipping Email me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.
They would make a great pair!
Have a warm and cozy day! We are in the midst of a very snowy day! Hope yours is warm and cozy!
Happy Cyber Monday!!
I am excited to share that I am having a Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop.
Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY! The coupon is valid through December 6, 2013.
I hope you are enjoying shopping online today! Kris
More custom orders complete! It is so much fun to create designs specifically for you. This bracelet started with a fun bright red vintage element… I wired it up and it is ready to ship.
Today we made 7 pans of caramel chex mix for Tom’s family Thanksgiving.
We are off to celebrate!
Hope your day brings you joy!
Today is our day of thanks!
We have so much to be thankful for! Health and family tops the list. Today I and grateful that my Mom is happy and warm and cancer free… Celebrating with friends in Havasu! I am thankful for my Dad’s health and hoping the Parkinson’s progression is slow, slow, slow.
I am grateful for my family… Three happy, healthy and amazing children… I enjoy continuing to discover their beautiful qualities… Thankful that we had a day of bonding yesterday… Almost no bickering and bonding over cleaning was a true gift!
Window washing, aka Tall Ladder Acrobatics was the photo opp. Only two like to be featured but I did get pics of the third! I am just forbidden from publishing them. I honor his privacy!
I am thankful for the help of my hubby… He is ever selfless and giving. He will climb to the top of the tallest ladder for me. (Smirk!)
We look forward to gathering and having a non traditional thanksgiving dinner today with my Dad, talented sister and family (with exception of my sweet niece Bailey, who returns from a six month mission trip in a few weeks! Miss you Beautiful Bailey!)
Saturday we will celebrate a fantastic traditional Thanksgiving with Tom’s family.
May you fly and celebrate with family and friends on this happy day! Much love to you and I appreciate all of you!
I made a bracelet similar to this last year and had another request for a personalized Mommy bracelet.
The names are hand stamped. The charms are bent to firm to the wrist and I measure out the links to create a double wrap bracelet. If you would like to custom order one, you can email me at CherishDesigns@live.com.
I still need to create one for myself! One of these days!
This morning I snuck out pretty early to shop for our feast. One of the things I have noticed that I still struggle with from my vertigo is that I seem to get nauseous from crowds. Not sure if it is the movement or people, but I am hoping it goes away soon. It has made me quite the homebody!
Well, I better get movin’, the list is long and the day is short!
Have an amazing day!
How is your day? Today I am feeling brassy!
I have been playing with brass… It has a sassy look.
I found this key this summer and fell in love, love, love!
It pairs perfectly with the delicate brassy link chain I found.
And how about this pair for a perfectly layered duo?
Aren’t they cute together? Pure Brassy Happiness!
I hope you have a happy brassy day!
The week has been a whirlwind so far…
I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row, but it’s seems like the little duckies just don’t want to stay in line. The feeling compares to when my kids were one, two and three and trying to get them dressed in their winter finery to play outside. You would get the first one dressed, and start on the second one. By the time you are ready to start on the third one, the first one is almost stripped and you have to start a over. Oh my gosh that was a chore. Add sleep deprivation to the mix and you were out of energy by the time you hit the crisp snow. Lol. Those were the days!
So I guess I really can’t complain too much. I will get there! Yes I will. This week I am attacking my pile of custom orders that have been patiently waiting!
I listed this vintage fork necklace in my etsy shop this morning.
It will be a perfect gift for a foodie!
Well, I am off to round up my duckies!
Have an amazing day!
This might be one of my new favorite necklaces… This vintage, hammered, texturized, upcycled spoon!
It just brings me to a happy place.
You can buy it here in my Etsy shop.
Well I am off and running today!
Have an amazing day!
The leaves continue to fall and the trees are not bare yet…
I have the coolest funky leaf I was playing with and am thrilled by the textures I was able to create.
The brass base was an old vintage leaf I bought at the Junk Bonanza… I listed the necklace in my etsy shop here.
Have a wonderful day!
It has been time to build my inventory for the months ahead. I have been working hard trying to balance (a tad bit of a pun there because I am on day 8 with Vertigo, much improved now) family, house, creating and life. It is a constant battle to keep all of the balls in the air!
My key addiction has ramped up as I have been upcycling keys this weekend! I have three of them created and I listed them here in my Etsy shop.
I also created this necklace over the past few days and I listed it here in my shop.
I am excited by the new dimension to my work and have renewed energy… I could spend hours non stop, but you know, my children do need to be fed!
Today I am finishing up the video celebrating my parents 50 amazing years together! So excited about the week ahead!
I better get to it! Have an amazing Monday!
Wow! Today my baby is a teenager! No more Tweens in this household!
These are the ages that everyone has always warned me about! Just wait until they are 13, 14 and 15. Today is the day!
And I must say, each day has been better than the next! I love their ages… Even though I miss desperately their little cuddles and their open mouthed drooling kisses!
I love their humor and enjoy spending time with them! I would love to press pause right now!
Or even a few years ago!
Today is also my Dad’s 70th birthday! He is such a knowledgable man! He has been an entrepreneur since he was a teenager! Happy Birthday Dad!! Xoxo
I have been creating, but unfortunately nothing I can share with you today!
See all of this jewelry? I wish I could show you!
It was a lot if fun to make and I’ll share more with you soon! I am sorry, I am a terrible secret keeper!!
I hope you have an amazing day!
Wow, I am always truly amazed how few duplicate orders I get during my sale!
As of 10am this morning, I have not received a single duplicate request. It might be a little out there, but I have always felt that each one of a kind item I create is meant for a special person! It kind of seals it for me.
If you have not had a chance to order yet, no worries! I am still accepting orders through tonight.
Here are a few items waiting for someone special… Is it you?
This funky bracelet will fit all wrist sizes. The cuff is one of my favorites to work with because it will mold so well around your wrist.
Vintage dog tag necklace. This was a new, unused dog tag that I hammered and aged a little more… Added some funky swirls with the punch of color ant it’s ready to wear!
This necklace has gorgeous colors with subtle blends of metallic colors.
That is a peek of some of the jewels remaining. You can email questions to me at CherishDesigns@live.com.
Thanks so much! Xoxo
Super excited! Today is my Private Virtual Sale at 6pm central time. I am doing the best I can to add items… I developed a fun case of vertigo yesterday and so I am moving a little slow!
A few of you have mentioned that you may not be able to access the email until later tonight. I want to assure you that if there is something you would like, I will do my best to create you a similar style necklace.
Past sales have totally surprised me that I generally don’t have people requesting duplicates until a couple of hours in! Hopefully that will stay true for today’s sale!
Here are a few sneak peek of jewelry that will be available tonight!
The funky yellow necklace has never even been photographed until today!
This necklace is perfect with jeans or fun to dress up your holiday party wear!
I adore this fantastic vintage button necklace!
I have some of the message necklaces available in the sale!
If you would like to join the sale, email me at CherishDesigns@live.com.
Tomorrow is my Private Virtual Sale!
Hope you can join me! I will have fewer items available than normal because I just don’t have the time. If you recall, it is first come first serve!
It is a perfect time to shop for holiday gifts for yourself or your loved ones!
If you have signed up before, you are still on the list. If you would like to join, email me your email
Address to email@example.com.
Hope you can join me at 6pm (central) tomorrow night!!
Putter was posing for this Halloween shot the other night… Just perfectly by my black tree with purple bat lights!
We carved pumpkins the other night! My kids had a blast! It is so much easier when they are older!
Keegan is just not a big fan of me taking pics of him… After two very tolerant pics of him not smiling, I finally got a happy face!
And a dangerous shot looking through the knife, I am very happy to say, all fingers and toes survived!
And the final masterpieces…
A reminder that my Private virtual sale is on Monday! I will try to give you a few sneak peeks this weekend!
I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!