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Shades of Emerald


Here are a few of my necklaces I created with the emerald vintage beads and elements…


And here are some of the fantastic finds I collected at a sale Saturday…




It sure is a fun cycle… Shop for treasures, create and then shop some more!

Have a happy day doing what you love!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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Be The Change…

As the sun rose over the glistening snow this morning, Sawyer took it upon himself to shovel a path to the driveway which remains unplowed.


When Keegan and Kya realized that our driveway had yet to be plowed, they decided to continue the path to Tom’s truck tracks rather than wear boots to school! I remember well how important it was to look cool rather than be functional. I remember the bread bags I used to wear over my shoes/boots a long time ago (everyone did it, but that didn’t make it cool!). I remember it well! So I did not put my foot down and make them wear boots today!



I had a fantastic day of creating while hanging with my kids yesterday. My kids discovered the gingerbread house kit I bought but we never used so it was a perfect day for creating and eating.


Kya frequently borrows my phone and I often find fun photos typical of a tween… A lot of self portraits. This one is a pretty fantastic shot of her laying upside down taking a photo and you see Sawyer on the couch setting a volleyball. Pretty sweet shot.

The necklace above I created on the computer, printed the message, placed it in the bezel and protected it with resin and then wired it up. It is one of my favorite quotes… Be the change! So true! We must lead by example!

The next necklace I created using a funky green vintage bow brooch, nestled into a wire nest. Love it on the chunky chain.


It’s fun and funky layered too!


I hope you are having a beautiful day filled with sunshine! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Spring Fever?

Yesterday the sun was shining… Snow was melting… You could feel the promise of spring in the air.

This morning we woke to sleet, rain and cloudy skies. The roads slick enough to delay my trip to the Twin Cities.


I continue to feel the tug of Spring Fever… Working its way to my heart.

I feel pulled to create in spring colors some whimsical designs.


More to come!

Hope you are enjoying your day!


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Whimsical Flower Hand Wired Sky Blue Green Flower Necklace


I enjoy whimsical…
… Bright colors
… Dark vs. bright
… Sky blue green


I guess that might be why this necklace brings a smile to my face. The flower in the background is another flower made from an old file cabinet…

It is sure to add joy to any outfit!

Have a joy filled day my friends! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Spring Rain

Waiting for green…

To magically appear…


Spring rain should help!

(photo credit by Kya) “Mom, you should see how pretty it is outside! I love that my kids are starting to appreciate the beauty of nature!

πŸ™‚ Cheers to joy in your heart today!

πŸ™‚ Kris


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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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