Another weekend slipped by so quickly. It amazes me how fast that time trickles away.
It was a weekend filled with glory… And pride…
Glory and pride for my beautiful niece Bailey on her High school graduation, with honors and scholarships!!
And i am filled with pride for Sawyer for singing his solo last night at the Boys Choir On Tour concert… With so much courage. It was an incredible concert… One of my favorite concerts.
It will be a whirlwind week. Tomorrow I am off to the Minneapolis Gift Show to meet the Creative Co-op Reps… And Thursday I am off with my friend Hilary to the Bead and Button Show… To stock up on supplies and to connect with other jewelry designers.
I have to apologize for the next few weeks, I may not be blogging as much as I normally would… I am incredibly excited to be creating my next line with Creative Co-op… This time I have more than 11 days, I have exactly a month… But I am over the moon to have many more products to develop… Yahoooo!
I wish I could show you a few of them!! I am wearing two of my new products that are in development right now! Don’tcha want to meet me for a Latte so you can peek?
So know that I adore you. I will try to stay in touch, even if it is brief!
I am so excited about this event approaching… When Jo Packham and Nancy Soriano titled the event, The Creative Connection, they hit the nail on the head. The amazing connections that were developed in a few short days last year will impact the futures of all who attended. WOMEN – PASSION – BUSINESS are the sub headings of the event. Connections made with amazing women who have an intense passion and business knowledge. The decision to display my jewelry at The Handmade Market is one the I will never regret.
I realize that the connection made at this event will impact my families future in amazing ways as we await the debut of my jewelry line with Demdaco/Silvestri in Cycle 4, 2011… The story still amazes me. I must say how honored I was by the glowing compliments of clients as they browsed through my jewelry. A group of three adorable women were in my booth trying on jewelry… One of them selected a necklace that was so fitting for her. She tried it on, decided to purchase it and I was drawn to take a photo of her. (I am not going to publish it because I did not ask for permission.) It is humbling to have people talk about your joy, your art with such excitement. One of the women commented, wouldn’t they be adorable holiday ornaments?? Now the statement, while a compliment did initiate some thoughts running through my mind.
I totally remember how humbled I was by their enthusiasm! The following day, my new friend was back to purchase another necklace! I cannot tell you what it feels like to have someone return for another purchase! At the time, I had no idea who these three lovely ladies were that were wandering the Handmade Market… taking part in The Creative Connections Event. About a week and a half after the event, I received an email from my new friend complimenting me on my jewelry and asking if I would consider a licensing agreement with Demdaco/Silvestri. I was floored!!
It is not too late to attend The Creative Connection!
I will be displaying my jewelry at the MarketPlace. Friday September 16 from 1:30 to 9:30 pm and Saturday, September 17th from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in St. Paul this year, click on the link for more info.
You never know who is shopping at the Market Place… last year Mary Jane Butters bought three of my necklaces as she was racing to her next event! It was such an amazing honor! Here is a photo of one of the necklaces! she purchased from me… wish I had a snapshot of her wearing it!
A few of my archive posts from the TCC are here, here and here. I hope you can join us for fun shopping and many great connections this year! 🙂 Kris
For a few years, I have been wanting to go to a huge antique sale about 3 hours away… our busy schedules have never allowed it before. So it was with a joyful heart that my husband, my daughter and I woke up at 5:30 to get a 6am start to a very fun road trip. I am so thankful to have amazing support from my husband, I am certain it is not what he would have chosen to do on a sweltering hot Friday, but I am grateful for his support, help, hauling and chauffer services. Both he and my daughter were so patient, in fact they were super help digging for treasure too!
There were approximately 1200 antique booths and 400 vendors that take over this small Minnesota town. We arrived around 9 am and left at about 4:00 pm after a day of endurance and treasure hunting. I am prettys sure I didn’t even hit half of the vendors! Next year I will need more than one day there!
This is a photo of a new display that we bought. We decided it would be pretty cool to add height to my display and hang my jewelry from it. It did not fit in our vehicle… so here is a photo of Kya helping on top of the truck!
Here is a photo of not even half of my loot. My hands are itching to create!
I was able to create all the way there and all the way home too, so pretty close to 6 hours of creating added to the joy of my day. I was contemplating going alone, but am so thankful for Tom and Kya. Kya actually discovered one of my very favorite finds. I made a necklace out of it right away!
And then I paired it with one of my favorite keys that I found… can you “I Spy” it in my loot? Here they are together.
I will post more photos of some of my other creations and finds very soon!
Have an amazing day! Kris