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More Peeking & Holiday Blast Email Sale!

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Meet my new friend…

I think she has been waiting for me for years, I know I have been searching for her! I found her at The Porch & Atelier! Teresa was so sweet as to part with her! So happy!

I have another sneak peek at goods for my holiday open house!

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I had to rig up a display to hold all of my Creative Co-op & Demdaco line items that I have for sale! Yes, this open house is also a sample sale!! Fantastic prices on my goods from both lines! I think you are going to have sooooo much fun!! πŸ™‚

The prices are lower because I realized I have been hoarding my samples and it is time to share! I even have a few of my original designs that were created into the products for sale!! Hope you can join us from 5-8 pm tomorrow, Friday December 14.

I was thinking it might be nice to offer some of the items to my friends who live too far away to attend my open house, so I was thinking I would pull together a sale list on Sunday & Monday & do an Holiday Blast email sale. If I send them out Priority on Tuesday morning, they should arrive in time for the holidays. If you have already signed up for my private virtual sale email list, then you are on the list… If not, then please email me at cherishdesigns@live.com and reference the Holiday Blast Email Sale & I will add you!

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I want to thank you all for the incredible response to my bracelets I showed you yesterday! They were a huge hit. I ordered more supplies so I will have a great supply for you.

Looking forward to tomorrow! Hope you can join the party!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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It All Started With…

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Today I am revisiting a necklace that in my opinion started my journey into art licensing.

It was a year and a half ago, and I was at the first Creative Connection Event. I decided to be a vendor after my sister suggested it to me. ( I am forever grateful for her advice, inspiration and support!)

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It was a 5 day event and I had so much help from my friends and family!

I remember meeting Angela… She was super sweet. She bought this necklace from me. ( Sorry, the photo quality is poor). She came back the second day and bought another one!

I was so honored. I received an email a week and a half later titled “I Love Your Jewelry!” it turns out she is in product development for Silvestri, a division of Demdaco. She asked if I was interested in licensing my work! She wasn’t sure at that point how it would all work, but she believed in my art.

It is such a great feeling to be supported in that way.

I am so thankful to work with two AMAZING licensing companies. Without Angela (and Demdaco/Silvestri) seeing something in my work and taking a chance on me, I would not be where I am today. I am so very grateful!

So you see, I believe It all started eith this necklace!

(We were very sad to hear that there will not be a Creative Connection 2012… But there is no time to be sad!!! My friend Linda has created an amazing retreat based around the Junk Bonanza) called Live, Love, Junk… I am honored to teach a class with her during the retreat! For more information and to register today (First 20 get a cool bag!), click here!

Have an amazing day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Creating Connections: Demdaco-Silvestri Dallas

Another quite amazing day, filled to the brim with amazing moments…

My wheels are spinning…

My day started with my friend Mary and I getting some “fuel” at the funkiest little coffee shop in Dallas called the Mercantile.

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Mary and I met in 10th grade and became fast friends… It was such a joy to share this experience with her.

We returned to the show again and I was so honored to reconnect with my friend Debbie, a Dallas native who amazingly took time out of her incredibly busy schedule to come to the market, see my product and meet with me. I will be telling you more about Debbie in an upcoming post, she has a gift of helping people and shared her gift with me today. More on that later, but Debbie... Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your time and your gift with me today.

Her sweet husband Phil took a photo of us at the market.

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My dear friend Mary, was laughingly stripped of her jewelry and made a mad dash back and forth to the hotel for me to grab some of my original jewelry line to display while the shipment that had been missing on a pallet was located!

We enjoyed more shopping time and fabulous connections and headed to lunch to Wild Salsa. I must tell you that I absolutely needed another course of the chicken chipotle tacos before heading back home.

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I had to share a photo of another light fixture from Wild Salsa… Created with empty bottles. Love the fantastic use of unusual materials. We found out today that an episode of Dallas was filmed here, a tv show from the 80’s that will be premiering with the grandchildren of the cast.

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We had about an hour of relaxation before heading back to the market for the Artist Mingle. The Artist Mingle was filled with fun, meeting buyers from a variety of states, hard working reps and a great staff. It was a joy to meet other artists as well! We met Lisa Frost for the first time, she resides in Wisconsin.

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She had the cutest outfit on. Her line is a whimsical holiday line, her talent is amazing.

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My line looked fantastic, the display was slightly different from Dallas.

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We returned to our hotel and turned in early as our alarm was set for 2 am this morning for our 5:30 am flight out of Dallas. It seems somewhat insane, but i am excited to arrive home before my kids get home from school. Not sure that it is technically a red eye flight, but I assure you that I have red eyes. πŸ™‚

Make the most of the beautiful day ahead of you! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Happily in Texas: Demdaco/Silvestri Dallas

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It has been quite an amazing week and I deeply thank you for all of your positive comments and feedback. My heart swells when I read your gracious comments.

This morning I am enroute to Dallas.

I apologize for not giving you the rest of the details on my trip to Atlanta… The week was a whirlwind… Amazing, rewarding and possibly addictive.

I have been to Atlanta before, but it has been many years. I forgot the how incredibly large the airport is… I had a warning from our friend Dave to hold on when you get on the tram and I sure was thankful for the warning… That baby rocks and rolls.

This was my first trip to Americas Mart and I had no idea of the sheer dynamic size of the mart. The mart is contained in 3 buildings that encompass 3 city blocks… The buildings range in levels upwards of 18-20 floors. Here is a photo of the fashion and accessory building in Atlanta.

I cannot believe the immensity of the mart and the thousands of products that are displayed. I can understand why people take days to shop there!

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(ok… I started writing this yesterday morning before boarding my plane and never finished! I apologize! So today begins in Dallas!)

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We were welcomed by the cutest Texas displays at the Dallas World Trade Center.

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The untold secret at the markets are the cash and carry shopping available at many of the clothing and accessories stores. It is so much fun!!!

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My friend Mary and I had a blast giggling and shopping and exploring. After we closed the place down we went to the coolest Mexican restaurant.

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The decor was fun…including the wall of bottles.

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They had the most amazing chicken chipotle tacos… I could eat them bit breakfast, lunch and dinner! Mmmmm

Well we are off to market again this morning. Hopefully I will have the chance to share more photos from the Artist Mingle at the Demdaco/Silvestri showroom later on!

Have a fabulous day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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An Amazing Whirlwind: Demdaco/Silvestri – Atlanta

I have returned home from Atlanta, it was a whirlwind trip… It felt like a dream and was filled with amazing moments.

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I arrived at the Demdaco/Silvestri Showrooms as soon as I got there. I truly cannot tell you how amazingly well they reproduced my jewelry. This was the first time I was able to see the jewelry and gift line in real life other than an earring sample I saw at a visit with Angela in the Minneapolis showrooms. I am totally amazed!

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The staff at Demdaco did an incredible job of displaying the products using cool bottles and distressed wood look and burlap similar to the style of my normal displays.

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The Christmas tree is the coolest gold color and was a perfect backdrop to the ornaments in the collection. My favorite ornament is the one pictured above… It is glittered around the center with green glass and my wire work at the top. Combine with the other two ornaments and the hanging vase along with some other glass ornaments and silks from the Fantasea line, the tree was fabulous.

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This is a close up of the larger ornament and the tree, I love the details, the mesh, and the colors.

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The vignette of my jewelry in a distressed lantern was incredible.

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The photo above is not the best photo, but shows all three ornaments in the line and the hanging vase.

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Here are photos of the displays on the white shelf…

It was such an amazing feeling to see all of my design work in a completed line.

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I am so excited about the wine bottle toppers, the detail is amazing and I can just imagine people gifting them as hostess gifts all over the world.

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The votives looked great and the mermaid in the collection is so cool. The mermaid artist was not it Atlanta, hopefully I will meet her in Dallas next week.

So a little about my journey to Atlanta…

I was honored to meet some of the most amazing people…

I got a cute photo of Donna who owns Duck Duck Goose Gift Shop in Atlanta.

Here she is sporting one my necklaces… Doesn’t it look amazing on her?

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I met buyers from all over the US and the Cayman Islands & Mexico. (the Cayman Islands is one of our favorite vacation spots before we had kids!) We hope to visit them some day in the future!

Another highlight was meeting some of the Demdaco/Silvestri reps. I must tell you that they are so amazing, gracious and hardworking. The show hours are grueling, and they work their tales off from 8 am until 10 pm for many days during the show. Thank you for all of your hard work! Having worked that side of other industries, I understand how challenging your job is! Thanks for all you do!

Special thanks to Ingrid, Angela and their amazing team for doing such a dynamic job with my work!

It was fun to meet some of the other artists as well, but I really have to run right now, so I will share more later!

Have an amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Enroute to Atlanta

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I am super excited… I am sitting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport waiting to board a flight to Charlotte, NC and then on to Atlanta. It is such an exciting and surreal day. It started a tad early for me with my alarm rudely waking me at 2:30 am… I quickly got over the shock as the excitement started to build. The only thing that could make it sweeter is having Tom and my kids traveling with me.

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Here’s a quick photo of the necklaces I am wearing today. I am sporting the layered look today, well who am I kidding, I always do! Lol

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In fact the agent at security said, you may want to remove your necklaces, otherwise it’s sure to alarm on you! I couldn’t help but smile… He didn’t know that there hasn’t ever been a time where I haven’t set off the alarms.

I look forward to posting updates of my travels. I hope you have an amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Demdaco: Gift Line from Kris Lanae Designs

I am so excited to share with you the debut of my gift line with Demdaco/Silvestri. This line debuts in Atlanta next week and I have been authorized to give you a sneak peek!
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I am excited to share with you today some of the items from my gift line with Demdaco/ Silvestri. The coastal theme continues with a collection of wine bottle stoppers.

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I continue to be amazed by how well they have reproduced my work.

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Won’t they make a perfect hostess gift?

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I can just picture the candle holders flickering with the glow of candlelight.

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And the hanging vase with some sweet flowers fresh from your garden…

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And because everyone deserves a crown, a choice of two crowns handmade especially for you… For those moments when you need just a tad bit of extra courage, prop it on and give yourself a pep talk…

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After all, you deserve to be treated like royalty my friend! Please don’t ever forget that!

Have a royally amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Demdaco: More Jewelry By Kris Lanae

I have more of my line to show you from Demdaco/Silvestri today.

I am incredibly thankful and blessed by your comments, support and encouragement! The excitement to see my entire line at the Demdaco/Silvestri Showroom makes me feel like a little girl anticipating Christmas!

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I have a little more time this morning and I wanted to share airless bit about my designs… The necklace above includes some gorgeous crystals, beautiful natural shells and some funky wire work. I designed the chain one link at a time with a wire wrapped crystal and funky wire work.

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This necklace includes a variety of sparkly and natural elements that work so well with each other. Each element is carefully wire wrapped and united to create the bail of the necklace. The soft ribbon makes a beautiful necklace.

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I am quite excited about this necklace, it is a staple for every wardrobe because it can be worn in different ways. It starts off as a long necklace with a few focal shells and crystals wrapped and the handmade chain embraces some gorgeous crystals. Easily detach the bracelet from the necklace and you have a new set… A shorter necklace that is a perfect complement to any outfit and a dynamic bracelet!

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I enjoyed designing earrings for the line, shells make a perfect accent for earrings.

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This bracelet might be one of my favorites of the line. They did an amazing job reproducing my original designs, I am so amazed!

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In my next post I will share some of the non jewelry items. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Thanks for your amazing comments! Have a Fun-tastic day! Kris

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A Glimpse: Demdaco-Jewelry By Kris Lanae

I am so excited to share a few photos of my line with Demdaco/Silvestri.

The jewelry portion of the line released in Cycle 4, 2011 and the big debut of the line starts next week in Atlanta. I am starting to feel like a little girl waiting for Christmas! The line has not shipped yet but should be shipping soon.

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The coastal side of the line developed when I was asked if I have ever worked with sea shells in jewelry. I had not and it was a fun new challenge to play and create with on of natures most beautiful creations.

I think you will see my work in a new light.

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There is a fun selection of earrings…

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A variety of bracelets…

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Necklaces…

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And rings…

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I am so excited to share more with you tomorrow, but I thought it would be fun for you to see a glimpse today!

Have a fabulous day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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