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Where O’ Where Have I Been???

The last few days have spiralled away so quickly.  Tomorrow is the big day. I am starting to feel light-headed because I can’t seem to breathe deeply.  I can’t wait to tell you about it tomorrow. Last night I drafted a post telling you all about it. I am going to be gone all day tomorrow Holiday Shopping, so I thought I would draft a post telling you about my exciting news and then as soon as I find out the results, I can share it with you remotely! I LOVE technology!

So in the meantime, where O where have I been…

For the past two nights, I  inventoried, labeled, priced and described my jewelry on a spread sheet so Tom can deliver my inventory to the ‘Tis The Season Upscale Boutique in Chaska, MN.  (He is amazing, isn’t he?) The details are:

‘Tis The Season Holiday Boutique is open the first two weekends of December: 
Friday, December 3rd 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, December 4th 9am – 5pm
Sunday, December 5th 11am – 5pm
Saturday, December 11th 9am – 5pm
Sunday, December 12th 11am – 5pm

We are conveniently located in Chaska at the Chaska Town Course
off of 212 and CR 41/Chestnut Blvd:
3000 Town Course Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
Here is a little Eye Candy!

This is a copper pendant that I created and etched myself. It was a lot of fun, but kind of piddly work for my taste… It was something I wanted to learn for a long time and now that I know, I think I will leave it up to the experts!

My Secret is Happiness necklace pictured above. I love the copper effect on the funky flower… I am in love with blues and coppers. Have you noticed that?

What??? More copper – N- Blue??? I know, huge surprise, right.

Well, make sure you check back tomorrow! Looking forward to spilling the beans!

Have an amazing day!


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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! 🙂 Kris

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Holiday Market at the Pillar Inn

This piece is centered around the amazing floral vintage element, I added vintage lace, vintage button old beautifully worn vintage beads, wired it to secure it and added the funky chunky chain.

Tonight we are setting up for the Holiday Market at The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast. This is a beautiful Victorian home that is fully decorated for the holidays. It is a beautiful place to spend time. We hope you can join us Thursday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We have a great little market including complimentary wine and appetizers.

I am having my buy two, get one free sale… and a clearance section.

This piece is created from a stunning vintage brooch (I splurged for it). I loved the fact that it is black crystals. It might be a new fav… swaddled in wire and finished with a unique chain with toggle closure.

I will be stopping by Marishka’s Shoppe in St. Cloud to add more inventory for the St. Cloud Art Crawl happening Friday, November 19th from 5-9 pm…

This swirly inspiration is featured on a 36″ chain… I loved the unusual black drawer handle and had to find an element that would tie all of the pieces together. I wrapped the wire around the base of the flower and made a loop of wire to dangle the elements from. It is a great addition to your cozy winter wardrobe.

The Pillar Inn, decorated in full glory!

Don’t forget about my blog giveaway! Find out more HERE!

May your day be filled with sunshine!



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