Atlanta Gift Show Fun

I’m sitting at the airport waiting to board my flight home to Minnesota. My heart is full and my creative juices are flowing. I cannot wait to get home and create…

My line with Demdaco launched another cycle of She Inspires inspirational items. I am so incredibly grateful to help to empower women with this positive and uplifting line.

This cycle included the debut of some frames and wall art which is very exciting for me. This is a line that I was creating during my recovery from surgery back in March and I continue to be grateful for my health. I do not take it for granted.

Truly it is fun to hang out by the display in the showroom and hear comments from the customers.

I got to hang with my friend Mary from high school, many, many years ago! Its such a gift to have several days to explore and enjoy Atlanta.

We tend to get a little silly…

I am so thankful to work a fabulous team from Demdaco… my heart is so full!!

I may have to sneak a nap in somewhere as there were just not enough hours in the fun filled ATL days!

Have an incredible day!

Kris

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Hello long lost friends… I’ve missed you!

It’s hard to believe it has been several years since my last post. I hope you are well!

My kids have grown from middle schoolers to adults (my baby graduates this year-don’t get me started (sniff!))… life has been joyful, busy, fulfilling, challenging, yet incredibly rewarding. I am so grateful.

I have been having a blast creating recently and here are a few necklaces that I posted on Facebook, all sold but I am happy to create something similar by request.

I have cleared my inventory in my Etsy shop… at this time I don’t have plans to reopen.

You can find me on Facebook: Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae on Instagram as KrisLanae.

My focus this year is to be more consistent in all areas of my life. I struggle with tunnel vision and I am excited to work on balance.

I hope that your day is filled with sunshine! I missed you!

🙂 Kris

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Celebrating Friendship

I am always honored when I am asked to create a custom design… And this one really was heartfelt.

A group of longtime friends wanted to create a necklace for their dear friend who is battling cancer.

They wanted to give her courage… And to celebrate her family. Faith is a key part of her life and all of those elements were crucial to incorporate into her design.

We started with the Best Mom Ever pendant.

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I created individual charms to celebrate her love for each of her family members.

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Her faith is important to her. I created a faith charm and added a cross to create a layering necklace that can be worn alone or as a group.

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This group of friends wanted to give their friend courage and so we created a double layering chain hi-lighting their special gift.

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This necklace was an honor to create… It is a beautiful celebration of friendship…

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Friendship is a beautiful thing and I was so grateful to help this group of friends express their love and support in a meaningful keepsake.

Xo, Kris

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Wind Up & Wind Down

Well… As the spring sports wind down… Seven activities for three children is a bit much…

We are allowed an opportunity to breathe. Yes! It feels good.

The Wind Up for my show this weekend is added pressure! Fun pressure because I love what I do!

I rarely do shows… Only because our lives are so busy, but I love them! I love connecting with my customers! I love seeing you sport my creations and try them on. You guys are the best! I hope I will see many of you this weekend at the Olde Depot JUNKtion.

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I made a fun supply of bracelets for the weekend!

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Some pearls and lace…

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A little bit of filigree…

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A pretty fun variety… All of them adjustable.

I hope you can join us!

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Fantastically Vintage

First of all, thank you to all of the bead soup hoppers… You guys are amazing. I have been trying to visit each of you that have been so generous with your comments… I have to say, sometimes it is challenging trying to find you through your links left in my comments. I am still trying to hop… After a weekend away, I came home to no internet and had been feeling under the weather…

I have been pushing through creating for my upcoming show next weekend. I hope you will visit me at the Olde Depot Junktion in Brainerd, MN. It is going to be fantastic.

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I have been working on some bracelets…

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Funky, grungy… Very vintage and very upcycled.

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And a few delicately vintage…

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Check out my blog from last years show here: https://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/the-olde-depot-junktion-wrapped-up/

It should be a fantastic show… Hope you can join us!

🙂 Kris

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Bead Soup Reveal!!!

I am so excited that the reveal is finally upon us! I have the best partners! This is my third year and I have enjoyed my experience so much!

A special shout out to Lori Anderson, our hostess, author, friend and inspiration! This is a ginormous undertaking for her! Please visit her blog and give her some extra love. Her journey has been extraordinary and a lesser girl would crumble!
Lori Anderson, Hostess http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

My partner is the dynamically talented Lea Avroch…

She sent me the most delicious soup!!Thank you Lea! I am thrilled to be a friend and honored to work with your lovely soup!

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Lea can be found behind her torch creating amazing lampwork and beautiful goodies. Her blog is http://www.lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com. Our styles are uniquely different… She is a seed bead dynamo and I am a wire addict. We have a commonality in our love for upcycled elements.

Here is the soup I sent her… (I always get nervous and I know I overdid it… But the rules state that all you really need to use is the focal and the clasp so she can use the elements that speak to her… I am eager to see her reveal! Please go check it out!

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And finally… Here is my reveal!

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I created a trio of necklaces…
I love layering!

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The main focal necklace centers around Lea’s beautiful beadwork. I wired all of the elements, added a few of my own including the sparkly vintage element that dangles from the focal.

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The second necklace is a more delicate necklace…

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A tiny wirework flower I made with Lea’s super cool almost iridescent glass happily dangling.

The third necklace is a long layering piece that can be worn double wrapped on its own.

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I also created a double wrap bracelet…

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I made a pair of earrings…

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And I made a funky ring…

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It was a goal of mine to use all of my soup this year and I did not achieve my goal… But I am thrilled with my loot and grateful for my partner.

We would love you to hop on over to all of the other participants…
Click here: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com//2014/04/welcome-to-8th-bead-soup-blog-party.html

I am unfortunately not able to hop until after Sunday!! Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!

🙂 Kris

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Creating Balance…

Gosh, I missed you guys. How have you been?

Life gets so busy and I sure did let time slip away.

I have been busy creating.

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Creating centers me… Brings me joy.

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I have been creating a long time… In one form or another since I was young. I found this pair of earrings that I created, I was thinking it was the early nineties, but my Roomie remembers me creating similar jewelry in the late 80’s! WOWZERS. That really dates me.

When you look at these earrings, keep in mind the big hair that complemented them oh let’s say about 26 years ago! Ha! I guess that makes them vintage!

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I know you want a pair, but I regret to inform you that the eighties bandwagon has passed, COL (Chuckling Out Loud!!).

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I also created a necklace and earring set for a special friend with her Great Grandma’s gorgeous set of jewelry.

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I had so much to work with… And I am so lucky to be able to create, add balance and bring joy.

I have been creating some super special Mother’s Day gifts, but will have to wait until after the weekend to share!

I hope your day is filled with joy and balance!
🙂 Kris

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