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Cozy In a Blizzard

Today we are snuggled and cozy warm as school is cancelled again due to low temps and blizzard conditions.


I posted on Instagram yesterday a few photos of our travels… This one has so much beauty, especially for a passenger snuggled in a blanket with a fresh cup of coffee. We were on our way to hockey, and this is Minnesota and hockey families are pretty fierce… It is up to the traveling team to determine road conditions and they were willing to travel an hour and a half in the blistering conditions.

It was a fun game and we got to follow a snow plow part of the way home. I am grateful for their diligence and care during extreme conditions. Even they were pulled off the roads last night as many surrounding roads were closed.


It is so nice to be able to sit snugly wrapped in a blanket. I am on day 8 of round 2 of vertigo. Saturday I even stayed home because I just felt too rotten to watch Kya’s volleyball tourney. (And you know it’s bad if I miss one of my kids events!) Hoping this round does not last a month… I am behind on my self imposed deadlines! I have so much to create!

Here is a necklace I created the other day… My Perfect Valentine Necklace.


I wish you all warm and snuggly moments! Have a happy Monday!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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By the Light of the Sunrise…


I was trying to get a few quick photos by the light of the sunrise. I normally wait until full light.

It was a beautiful sunrise…


And the colorful light cast some beautiful hues.


The spring fever color extravaganza continues with blues and greens. I know I have shocked many of you!{smirk}


I must say, I enjoy these two jewel tones together!

May your sunrises and sunsets be a beautiful part of your day!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Fun, Funky, Flower

One week! I cannot believe that I will be leaving for the Tucson Gem Show in one week!

This trip has been on my wish list for years and it is about to become a reality! I am so crazy excited to meet my friend Patti and her friend Liz and to shop till we drop!

I have been compiling my list of supplies needed, going through containers to take stock of my beads.


In the meantime, there is so much to do to prepare & get my ducks in a row at home.

The necklace featured on my blog today has been added to my etsy shop already!! This might be one of my favorites!!


You can shop for it here…


I love it for layering! Long, neutral and funky.



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Got a Little Wild!


I know this is going to shock you, but I Got a Little Wild in my color choices for this pair of earrings!

I realize it is pushing my boundaries and sometimes that is fun! Yesterday it was a blast!

Kinda “funky”delic aren’t they?

I am creating inventory for a store… And they requested earrings. I worked all day in my PJ’s, multi tasking, cresting, attacking the piles and piles of laundry that was about to overtake our laundry room… And creating some more. I lost track of time & had to run to the school to pick up my kids in my PJ’s too! I promise I didn’t get out of the vehicle!

It got a little sketchy when I was waiting for Sawyer to return from his field trip. His cell phone battery died. I was worried he wouldn’t find me in the mass of vehicles… As I sunk further into my seat as parents were getting out to let their kids know where they were.

Thankfully he spotted me right away! Catastrophe averted! Whew! Note to self: get dressed before picking your kids up from a field trip!


And I am super excited about my new bangles!


I bought a lot of them. {I know, I couldn’t help myself!} I am creating them in sets of three.


Well, back to creating! Have an incredible Saturday! πŸ™‚ Kris


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DingleBalls Galore!


I had a very special order for DingleBalls. {big grin}

What are DingleBalls you ask?

Well they are my funky charms without the bling. They are a special order for {and named by} a very funky friend!


She inspired me to play a little more…

And I got one GIANT DingleBall!


Some happy DingleBalls are ready to ship today! πŸ™‚

Enjoy your fabulous Friday!! πŸ™‚


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Funky Floral Love

What a gorgeous fall day we had in Minnesota yesterday! As we travelled through our day celebrating the birth of my middle son Sawyer, I was able to create on the go.

Love the contrast of the shiny texture on the petals with the matt finish of the wire that cradles the flower. You can’t see it from the photo, but the flower is intentionally asymmetric in it’s placement.


This vintage brooch is dynamic on its own, but really needed to be nudged into the current era… I created a light and airy wire flower to support the brooch and celebrate it’s splendor.


This necklace was a work in progress for days… It took me some time to find the materials to complement this vintage happy brooch.


This vintage piece was screeching for some floral goodness to celebrate it’s sassy style.


The pendant pictured above is so much more vibrant in real life. The dynamic vintage element rests beautifully on the wire wreath and gives off a floral essence.

And I am off to create more Funky Floral Love that I will showcase later! Have an amazing day! Kris Lanae

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Calm & Confident…

I don’t always feel Calm and Confident…

I feel uncertain…




and at times overwhelmed.

Did you know the color green is supposed to make you feel




So if you feel stressed…

Add a splash of green to your wardrobe…

Walk with Confidence, because it always works out in the end, right? Otherwise… it’s not the end! LOL

Have a calm and confident day! πŸ™‚ Kris


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