First of all, thank you to all of the bead soup hoppers… You guys are amazing. I have been trying to visit each of you that have been so generous with your comments… I have to say, sometimes it is challenging trying to find you through your links left in my comments. I am still trying to hop… After a weekend away, I came home to no internet and had been feeling under the weather…
I have been pushing through creating for my upcoming show next weekend. I hope you will visit me at the Olde Depot Junktion in Brainerd, MN. It is going to be fantastic.
I have been working on some bracelets…
Funky, grungy… Very vintage and very upcycled.
And a few delicately vintage…
Check out my blog from last years show here: https://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/the-olde-depot-junktion-wrapped-up/
It should be a fantastic show… Hope you can join us!
It feels like this weekend is going to whiz past before it starts… The events on our calendar are a tad ominous… Thankfully it starts with an early out today. Here goes: Golf Qualifier, hockey, boys choir, hockey, hockey fundraiser, more hockey, boys choir mass, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse. Sleep? Maybe!
It should be a very fun weekend and before we know it we will be back to Monday!
Last night was the first softball game of the season. Ky totally shocked me because she got a 3 run homerun on her first hit of the season.
Ha! She caught me off guard!
I made quite a few faith related necklaces for some wholesale orders…
I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
Time seems to pass so quickly lately. After Thursdays late start due to more snow….
We are happily enjoying sunshine, melting snow and springlike weather.
I have been on a creative frenzy!
Creating and creating…
I have filled some wholesale orders and done a little destashing.
A lot of my time has been spend with my children racing (and I mean racing) back and forth to activities. My three children are in a total of 7 activities this spring. But truly, I would alway rather be busy than bored!
Enjoy your beautiful day!
My bead soup partner Lea Avroch received and revealed the soup ingredients I sent her so I can share it with you.
I struggle with decision making so it is hard for me to edit sometimes. I
Have to admit that I was nervous too because she is a fabulous glass artist and I didn’t want to disappoint. I had everything spread out and just couldn’t decide on what to send her, so I sent it all! Lol. I am hoping I didn’t overwhelm her, but I shared my inability to edit and told her that I didn’t expect her to use it all!
As a wireworker, my wire of choice is steel… In consideration of her metal allergies I choose to work with copper for Lea’s soup. I created the focal and the clasp with some of the soup I sent her. I am also a chain junkie, but wasn’t certain of the purity of the copper chain I had, so I selected ribbon rather than chain.
I also created a double sided believe pendant for her, you can see the back side in the photo above. I hammered the clasp and patina’d the elements. I am excited to see her creations.
Yesterday I had the honor of delivering a custom key necklace for a special client with her precious Grandma’s keys. I had so much fun creating this necklace, adding the perfect amount of bling with hardware.
I see her wearing it layered with a white tee and jeans or dressier in a cute sweater dress!
I have a bunch of work to complete today so I better get busy. Have a great day!
Gosh the days are breezing by quickly…
We had some fun family time celebrating the most recent snow day Friday…
Keegan left for snowmobiling in Yellowstone with his Grandpa and cousin. He is currently 814 miles away from me… I know he is having a trip of a lifetime snowmobiling in Montana. My traditional goodbye since my kids were little was to kiss them goodnight and good morning for every day I would be gone. It used to help them to know how many mornings and nights I would be gone and as a Mom, I always wanted to get my daily kisses in.
As we left the house (I was considerate and attempted the tradition in the privacy of our home!) I started kissing his cheek goodnight-good morning. I only made it two and a half days when I started getting the Mooom resistance! I expected this from my almost 16 year old… The wrestling match ensued. I can still take him! At least I think I can, but amid laughter and a good tumble, I backed off. At least he know I tried.
District Hockey playoffs are finished. Yesterday morning the girls lost 2-3 in the Championship game to take second seed to Regional playoffs. The girls were disappointed but they played so hard this year. Sometimes loosing prepares you for your next game and we are hoping this loss makes them stronger when they take the ice Friday for Regionals.
I have created quite a bit this past week.
A super sweet and special client wanted some colored crystals for layering and so I made quite a selection for her.
They turned into some kind of cool color combinations.
She got up early and met me at the hockey arena to select her favorites.
I have quite a lot of work to do in four short days this week. Just for fun I am throwing in a quick Private Virtual Sale at noon central tomorrow. You can sign up by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com. If you have previously added yourself, you are still on the list.
Thanks and have a great day!
The past week has been a flurry of activity…
Kya’s hockey team secured their spot to advance to Regions in three games last weekend. I think Kya had one of her best games ever with two goals and two assists in a 4-0 win. Pretty Sweet. They have one more game to determine District Playoff Champs and first or second seed on Sunday morning. Keeping our fingers and toes crossed!
Kya is also at the end of her History Day project, a doozy of a project and we will be celebrating when she turns it in. This project takes months and we are so grateful that it is our last one!!
I have been having fun “Instagraming it up” lately! I love it because it is pretty quick to post and it is very visual.
My account is KrisLanae, here is a photo of the True Love Infinity bracelet I posted today.
I had fun making this bracelet… It is a double wrap chain bracelet with a hand stamped key, wirework and a few other funky elements.
I posted it in my etsy shop here: ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/179945564/true-love-infinity-double-wrap-hand )
I hope your day is filled with joy!
One of the Christmas gifts I was so excited about giving this year was the succulent necklaces that I made for my family. There was a bit of a hiccup with shipping and me not receiving the proper quantity ordered and so my sweet sister finally received her necklace yesterday!
My Mom and sister have the most amazing green thumbs, however I can unintentionally kill just about anything green! I ordered the terrarium and plant from a wholesaler and put my spin on the chains and charms.
As long as I had to order another one, I ordered a few extra for my sister to sell exclusively at her flower shop for Valentines Day! I delivered them yesterday. If you are local, make sure to visit her and order your flowers from her at Bloom Coffee and Floral. Here is her Facebook link: (https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=90547871897) You can reach her at 320-243-ROSE.
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!