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Sari Ribbon Blog Hop

Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop

Thank You Brenda from B’SueBoutiques.com for hosting this blog hop. I wanted to start by sharing with you what Sari Ribbon is… and where you can get it. B’Sue boutiques stocks it here.

It is fun to play with and there are a ton of uses for it. I bought mine shortly before Brenda announced the blog hop. I am so thankful I decided to participate in the blog hop, because I often create with more neutral colors in my jewelry and this blog hop challenged me to step into the world of color. Now as I post my photos, the colors are not showing as dynamic as they are in real life!

Sari Ribbon from B’Sue: Made in textile mills in India, these are remnants of old sari material, cut down in narrow strips and then tied or sewn together. They are frayed, tattered, skinny, wide…and completely wonderful! We offer you a 30 *foot* length, neatly curled into a ball. Within that ball you well may find earthtones, brilliant jewel tones, pastels….the colors of the rainbow, literally. Is what it is, there is no choice over color or type….and content? Well, I can’t entirely say….some of the ‘ribbon’ is cottony, some silky, some is coarse. For sure you’ll find something to love and use to good advantage!

Here is the necklace I created with Sari Ribbon. I used the gorgeous jewel tone ribbon to create the necklace. I wired my own hook clasp and incorporated the vintage pearls that I used in the pendant to add interest to the clasp. I also added some of the sari ribbon into the actual pendant as well.

I know, are you shocked, I made earrings… Simple, two vintage pearls, sari ribbon and some twists of wire. br />

And a cuff… I started with a fabulous cuff (also from B’Sue), I wrapped wire around the base of the cuff and started twirling the wire around the vintage elements and jewel toned crystals and completed the look to match the collection.


And a better view of the front…


And a totally different style, my take on the popular wrap bracelet. I took smaller crystals, 28 Gauge wire, leather & Sari… I wrapped many feet of wire & crystals around the leather & ribbon! Fun & easy!


And here is another view with my daughter modeling for me. ūüôā



Vickie Wills


Susan Kennedy

Michelle Mach

Michelle Lee Hardy

Ruth Crawford

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle

Diana P.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques

Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

Connie Rios-Relyea

Jennifer Justman

Deb Davis


Cathie Carroll

Rosemary Cowit

Georgene Lockwood

Cathy Buckley

Harry Wood

Sonya Stille

Mary Deis

Heather Goldsmith

Susan Rouleau

Terry Matusyk

Pam Chesbro

Mary Shannon Hicks

Janice Everett


Kristina Johansson, Maneki

Kris Binsfeld



Catherine Jeltes


Sharon Palac

Deb Beechy

Jean Yates

Patrice Pfeiffer

Dorcas Midkiff

Lynn Perry Bennett

Linzi Alford


Cynthia Wainscott

Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp


Alice Craddick


B’sue Boutiques Creative Group




Thanks for hopping with us! If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe! ūüôā Kris Lanae


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A Sneak Peek… crossing my fingers and toes

This is the week I have been waiting for since September. I am nervous, excited and filled with¬†anticipation and a little dread.¬† My fingers and toes are crossed. I am sitting on pins and needles.¬† I am so honored by the request and giddy by the potential. If Christmas comes early, you will hear me screaming from the mountaintops (& we don’t even have mountains!) I will post right away and share the news with you. I should know by Friday.

I am going to show you a sneak peek of my submissions by request…

¬†Sorry they are close-ups…¬†

I know, you can’t see really what they are.

I am sorry about that.

Truly I am.

You will understand soon enough.

Sorry to tease you, I just can’t stop thinking about it!

I had to write about it.

 This could be big.

Really Big…

But it could be just an extremely honorable moment in my life… Either way, I can’t wait to tell you about it!


Is it intriguing to you?

I hope you like peeks…

The next one looks kind of vicious!

It kind of¬† looks like a claw… but it’s not, I promise!

I can show you a picture of my little chickie helper this weekend at the Firefleyes Holiday Marketplace.

(she’s a tad blurry! sorry ’bout that!)

She really liked the hat, but she chose an adorable headband instead.

She had an offer to buy the necklace that I made for her that she is wearing.

She debated most of the day.

It was a bit painful for her.

In the end, she just couldn’t let it go.

I am proud that she thought about the decision so carefully!

And here she is getting ready for hockey… Pretty tough lookin’ chicklet. They won their first game too! 10-0, it was so exciting. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the sweet little goalie, she was shorter than the net, but she sure handled it well!

Her friend Carlie brought the tough girl face paint. So cute!

I am getting ready to deliver my inventory to the ‘Tis the Season Upscale Boutique in Chaska… The sale is a two weekend sale, I am only working¬†the boutique¬†on Sunday of the final date. Such a fun concept! We have a hockey tournament this weekend and more running the following weekend, so it is great to participate in a boutique that you don’t have to be there for the whole two weekends! Hope you can stop and shop!

Have a great week. I hope it goes quickly! Can’t wait to fill you in and to know what the future holds! ūüôā Kris

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A Crafty Holiday Blog Link with Where Women Create

Support Handmade with A Crafty Holiday 2010. Click Here to follow the link.

Check out the amazing selection of handmade crafts!

Check out Angela Flicker Here. 

Thanks Where Women Create for promoting handmade!!!


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Holy Moly It’s Windy Out There!

Wow, the last 24 hours are a bit of a blur, so much for having a good hair day, the wind is trying to create its own design!

Well, Mr. Dr. did not quite cooperate with me… 2 more weeks in this contraption… And one of my friends ratted¬†me out! He said that he had just talked to someone I know and they said that this splint didn’t slow me down at all. That I just fitted my tool in between the sling and my fingers and kept working away! Well it might be true, but did he really have to know that?Ha Ha! BTW, he never said I couldn’t¬†make jewelry… why do I feel¬†like a kid with my hand caught in¬†the cookie¬†jar?¬†(To my friend, I love you anyway, but I do know who you are and where you live! Bahahahahaaaaa¬†ūüôā ¬†)

My hubby is happy to put yesterday behind him… He had quite an eventful day yesterday. He drove from Cold Spring, MN to Thief River Falls, MN for a HUD Home Inspections (he is a Realtor/Broker) and encountered a blizzard with traffic driving between 20 and 30 mph on the way home last night. He said the wind was so strong that it would gust and push his vehicle sideways across the highway. He finally got to the interstate where the traffic was moving more quickly. About 45 minutes from home at 10pm he called. I was dozing off and I woke up and asked immediately if he was okay… He was fine but he was standing out in the 60 mph winds watching his truck on fire. Thankfully is was so cold and windy that the wind put the fire out. I called friends and was going to pack up the kids to bring them to a friends house and go get Tom, when “our friend, our hero Tom Hanson ” was out and about turned around and went to rescue him! Thank You Tom Hanson!

By then Tom had called 911, they dispatched a tow truck. I called to check on him and he told me he was going to get back into the truck! I asked him, what if it explodes??? He was sure it was fine though. The next thing he sees is a Fire Truck & and Ambulance pull up. (Truly, my hats off to the highway patrol and rescue people who keep us safe and respond to us in need. It must be a miserable job in severe weather.)

The firemen talk to¬†Tom, agree with him that the fire was out and¬†that he was safe to stay in the¬†vehicle.¬†They go back into the fire truck and just stay behind him… Pretty soon 4 highway patrol pull up and tell Tom that they had a report of a gun! (seriously, this is my husband’s luck… it would be hilarious if you didn’t have to live through it!) So they frisk Tom, search the vehicle, didn’t find anything, of course! Tom just said “do what you need to do!” It turns out that Tom had a flashlight sticking out of his briefcase. It has a black handle with a trigger style button to turn it on! They cleared him and the tow truck towed him back to a service center. He meets our hero who had his own visit from the police asking what he was doing sitting at a car dealership in the middle of the night!¬† As they are on their way back home, he discovers that he lost his phone in the tow truck! My poor sweet husband. So waiting to hear if his Excursion has any possibility¬†of¬†repair!


So this Vintage Expression of Love¬†features a beautiful rhinestone element¬†in a funky diamondy¬†pear shape (love makin’ up my own words!) It includes a plethora of vintage beads, a vintage button and crystal. It is whimsically wired and hangs on the funky chunky antiqued copper color 18″ chain ($89). Featured on the mannequin are two necklaces, the top one Whimsical Rose Pendant¬†is whimsically wired and features a turquoise color rose focal piece with wire wrapped around it and a funky little rolled wire effect at the top. This pendant hangs on the grungy gray funky chunky chain in 18″ length ($69) and the Fabulous Faith necklace with the blue turquoise elegant cross wired with a chunky turquoise crystal on the funky chunky chain in 24″ length¬†makes a great statement every time ($55).

Well, hope you are having a better hair day than I am! Batten down the hatches and have a great one! Kris

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