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
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!
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you can join me at 6pm (central) tomorrow night!!
I love fall and this creation reminds me of the beautiful fall creations surrounding is.
The leaves have turned and the oranges, greens and gold are so joyful.
May you have a colorful and beautiful day!
My lesson for the week is pay more attention to the weather!
Yes, I knew it was rainy… And chilly.
One of the interesting complications of not stepping outside before leaving the house is foot attire. Ha! I believe I would have changed from flips to boots had I thought about it!
Running through puddles from mid day through the eve inspired me to wear warm and cozy boots today!
No worries! I’ve learned my lesson… For this year anyway!
Hope your toesies stay warm and cozy all day! Kris
Today is errand day… Time for haircuts, we probably should have some food in the house and we are pretty low on essentials.
Yesterday was a very fun volleyball day. Kya’s seventh grade team played in an 8th grade home tournament and took first in the Gold B Bracket.
The girls had me take this photo of them.
This week is going to be fun and grueling. This week is tech week for Sawyer so starting tomorrow, they have practices or performances every day through next Sunday and some days there are two performances. Of course volleyball and hockey are overlapping and Tom has continuing education in the cities, so that adds an interesting additional dynamic to the week. It will be lots of fun though because this is Sawyer’s last Boys on Broadway in the concert choir.
Hope your week ahead is relaxing and you can think of me running around like a crazy Mom!
I have really been enjoying creating with the vintage measuring elements I discovered a few weeks ago.
They really make me happy!
Love the contrast with the mini vintage keys I found the other day at an antique store.
Spending the day at a volleyball tourney today. Perfect rainy day for volleyball.
Have a happy day!
Oh, there is a chill in the air. We had quite a bit of rainfall last night and today and it is feeling like fall.
Today I have resorted to boots. Bye, bye flip flops.
The leaves have started to show their beautiful colors. This design was inspired by fall. The vintage copper leaf has a gorgeous patina.
I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors!
Have a great day!
Yesterday was a day of running… Kya had a volleyball game in Alex and we dashed to hockey and before we knew it the day was over.
I made a quick stop in Alex at a couple of Antique stores. I am searching for a couple of items and have not found them yet.
At hockey, I had fun creating on the fly… Bundled up in my blankie while the girls skated.
I have orders to fill so I really need to get busy!
I hope you enjoy some sunshine and creativity today!