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Wind Up & Wind Down

Well… As the spring sports wind down… Seven activities for three children is a bit much…

We are allowed an opportunity to breathe. Yes! It feels good.

The Wind Up for my show this weekend is added pressure! Fun pressure because I love what I do!

I rarely do shows… Only because our lives are so busy, but I love them! I love connecting with my customers! I love seeing you sport my creations and try them on. You guys are the best! I hope I will see many of you this weekend at the Olde Depot JUNKtion.

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I made a fun supply of bracelets for the weekend!

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Some pearls and lace…

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A little bit of filigree…

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A pretty fun variety… All of them adjustable.

I hope you can join us!

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Creating Balance…

Gosh, I missed you guys. How have you been?

Life gets so busy and I sure did let time slip away.

I have been busy creating.

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Creating centers me… Brings me joy.

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I have been creating a long time… In one form or another since I was young. I found this pair of earrings that I created, I was thinking it was the early nineties, but my Roomie remembers me creating similar jewelry in the late 80’s! WOWZERS. That really dates me.

When you look at these earrings, keep in mind the big hair that complemented them oh let’s say about 26 years ago! Ha! I guess that makes them vintage!

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I know you want a pair, but I regret to inform you that the eighties bandwagon has passed, COL (Chuckling Out Loud!!).

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I also created a necklace and earring set for a special friend with her Great Grandma’s gorgeous set of jewelry.

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I had so much to work with… And I am so lucky to be able to create, add balance and bring joy.

I have been creating some super special Mother’s Day gifts, but will have to wait until after the weekend to share!

I hope your day is filled with joy and balance!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Happy Spring! What? Winter Weather Advisory?

Poor little birdies singing in the trees must be too c.c.cold to sing this morning as the wind whips and the clouds pose the ominous threat of 6 to 10 inches of snow!

As you know, I celebrate winter… It is stunningly beautiful… Sometimes I make myself find the beauty when I am yearning for sunshine. Yearning for the feeling of grass on my bare feet and the laughter from our kids playing outdoors.

I guess you could call the stark, colorless view pretty.

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If you are really reaching, you might find the beauty of the snow sifting in the cracks…

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You may even find the gently falling snow relaxing… Peaceful… Quiet…

Or you may just find it absolutely and utterly comical! That’s where I am at right now!

It is mid April! I realize that we live in Minnesota… Yes, it is a frozen tundra! However we look forward to our limited days of spring/summer weather. Sunshine and warmth, please come back to visit us!

Despite being chilly and cold, I have been creating!

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Flutter By… A necklace that will be perfect with shorts and a tee… Not today tho!

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A triangle of texture…

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And a funky spoon with vintage rhinestones…

May you feel sunshine on your back today (not snow and wind!). Have a happy day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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A Tad Ominous…

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.

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Ha! She caught me off guard!

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I made quite a few faith related necklaces for some wholesale orders…

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I hope you have a relaxing weekend!
Xo, Kris

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Creating Frenzy

Time seems to pass so quickly lately. After Thursdays late start due to more snow….

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We are happily enjoying sunshine, melting snow and springlike weather.

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I have been on a creative frenzy!

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Creating and creating…

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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!

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Enjoy your beautiful day!
Kris πŸ™‚

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Onward and Upward

Wow, it has been a while my friends! Life has been crazy, fun, wild and a little out of control!

Our kids activities have been consuming generous amounts of our time… It has been so much fun watching them play, grow, excel and learn.

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Kya’s hockey team has won their second tournament and is currently first in district play… They have a few important games coming up and then playoffs begin.

The first JO volleyball tournament is this weekend.

Sawyer has been enjoying the Swim Team. Last week he had his highest score ever with a 10 point gain! Fun celebrations!! It has been a bit of a challenge for him this year as he is diving varsity and so he is missing some boys choir rehearsals. It is all about balance though.

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Keegan is enjoying Ski Club and Archery along with snowmobiling any chance he gets.

I have been working mostly on products that I can’t show you right now on my blog. I am sorry, I hope to show you soon!

I am also doing a fundraiser for our hockey team… Creating Hockey Mom necklaces. One Mom asked me to create this necklace for her too! I might have to make myself one!

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It is double sided.

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Yesterday I started having another episode of vertigo… So I am slow moving today. Ugh! I don’t really have time to be slow moving!

Onward and upward! Hope you are having a joyful day!
Xo, Kris

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Polar Vortex = Minnesota Cold!

I bet you thought I was frozen!!! I am sorry you haven’t heard from me for a few days!

We are on day two of frigid sub zero temps caused by a polar vortex. Our governor cancelled schools statewide, churches and some businesses have been closed yesterday. No school today for the second day!

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With 46 degrees below zero windchill, it is a perfect day to stay bundled and cozy in our homes.

This weekend was Sawyer’s 8th grade rite of passage to have the baby for the weekend! Three nights of newborn crying, feeding and diapers. He started off multitasking.

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Sharing Comments like “I am waaaay too young to have a baby!”

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He also discovered that it is impossible to sleep and feed a baby at the same time. FYI, it is not a real baby, the baby is computerized to act like a real baby! Put school had 12 babies and every student in eighth grade gets to experience what it is like to care for a baby. We are so thankful to have Sawyer’s behind us!! Two down, one more to go!

Now that the holidays are over, I can start sharing some of the custom orders that were surprises.

This necklace I created with a family keepsake, her Grandma’s brooch. I love how it turned out, the brooch is the star and the supporting elements help the brooch shine!

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I hope you are staying warm and cozy through the frigid temps!

Xoxoxo, Kris

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Precious Traditions

We had a fantastic weekend. Friday night Sawyer had a swim meet and then Kya had a hockey game. Saturday I had a trunk show and Kya had another hockey game.

When I returned home, the boys surprised me with a Christmas Tree from our property. They picked it out and cut it down by themselves. So no photos captured but memories created for certain.

Keegan and Sawyer decorated it by themselves… It is the most endearing tree we have ever had.

It borders on being a Charlie Brown tree, but truly precious, especially because it was a surprise. And a bonus was that they cleaned up afterward!

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They believe it looks better at night, but I think it is pretty precious by day.

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Keegan is pretty proud of the new way he created to hang the lights (up and down rather than around!) and I LOVE that they don’t quite reach the top!

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We debated about getting a real tree this year because of our crazy schedules, and this might be my favorite tree ever! Next year we will continue our quest to touch the ceiling with our tree, but this year I am grateful for my precious children who love traditions.

Last night I had a cup of cocoa and enjoyed the brilliance!

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Yesterday my kids created their traditional ginger bread house…

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It didn’t last long!

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Someone ate the roof!!

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Thursday is my Holiday Open House. I hope you can join us! I created a few more delicate necklaces for the open house.

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May you and your family share many fun filled family traditions this year!

Xoxo Kris

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Love Available Here!

Ha! I was referring to my Love necklace!
I finally finished the LOVE necklace I was working on. I had to add a little sparkle!

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This necklace is a little more delicate than many I create. It is available today for $59 plus shipping by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.

I also finished this necklace too. It has a large vintage rhinestone mounted on the necklace with some wire swirls. Makes me happy!

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This necklace is also available today. The price is $69 plus shipping Email me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.

They would make a great pair!

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Have a warm and cozy day! We are in the midst of a very snowy day! Hope yours is warm and cozy!
Kris

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Creating Keepsakes

It was a joy to create a very special custom order for a close friend of mine.

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This order was for matching necklaces for her and her dear friend from college days. They have been through so much together, so I knew it needed to be special. I got to create with some fabulous vintage rhinestone buttons that she inherited from her Godmother. The necklaces were to match, but one was slightly more delicate.

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For me, the pressure to create a perfect design adds to the challenge… It is so rewarding to get the feedback that “SHE LOVED IT!” Yipeeeee! That means I can breathe a sigh of relief.

It is an honor to be asked to create a keepsake for such a dear friend! So grateful!

πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday!
Have an amazing day!
Kris

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Dirty Hands, Happy Heart

I am loving creating with my new tools, but they sure create dirty hands!

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I don’t mind, my heart is happy!

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I have more custom orders to finish up so I better keep going!

Have a dynamic day!
Kris

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Good Bye Tweens, Hello Teens!

Wow! Today my baby is a teenager! No more Tweens in this household!

These are the ages that everyone has always warned me about! Just wait until they are 13, 14 and 15. Today is the day!
And I must say, each day has been better than the next! I love their ages… Even though I miss desperately their little cuddles and their open mouthed drooling kisses!

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I love their humor and enjoy spending time with them! I would love to press pause right now!

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Or even a few years ago!

Today is also my Dad’s 70th birthday! He is such a knowledgable man! He has been an entrepreneur since he was a teenager! Happy Birthday Dad!! Xoxo

I have been creating, but unfortunately nothing I can share with you today!

See all of this jewelry? I wish I could show you!

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It was a lot if fun to make and I’ll share more with you soon! I am sorry, I am a terrible secret keeper!!

I hope you have an amazing day!
Kris

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Private Sale: Day 2

Wow, I am always truly amazed how few duplicate orders I get during my sale!

As of 10am this morning, I have not received a single duplicate request. It might be a little out there, but I have always felt that each one of a kind item I create is meant for a special person! It kind of seals it for me.

If you have not had a chance to order yet, no worries! I am still accepting orders through tonight.

Here are a few items waiting for someone special… Is it you?

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This funky bracelet will fit all wrist sizes. The cuff is one of my favorites to work with because it will mold so well around your wrist.

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Vintage dog tag necklace. This was a new, unused dog tag that I hammered and aged a little more… Added some funky swirls with the punch of color ant it’s ready to wear!

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This necklace has gorgeous colors with subtle blends of metallic colors.

That is a peek of some of the jewels remaining. You can email questions to me at CherishDesigns@live.com.

Thanks so much! Xoxo
Kris

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Private Virtual Sale Monday!

Tomorrow is my Private Virtual Sale!

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Hope you can join me! I will have fewer items available than normal because I just don’t have the time. If you recall, it is first come first serve!

It is a perfect time to shop for holiday gifts for yourself or your loved ones!

If you have signed up before, you are still on the list. If you would like to join, email me your email
Address to cherishdesigns@live.com.

Hope you can join me at 6pm (central) tomorrow night!!

πŸ™‚
Kris

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Nestled Display

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The week is slipping away quickly! I have a full plate this week, looking forward to my friend and her son’s arriving Thursday evening! We have been friends since 10th grade and we are joyfully anticipating their arrival!

Last night was a gorgeous night for softball. My Chickadoodle pitched…

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…played shortstop and catcher. The team really came together and it was fun to watch.

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I have been working on my office/studio space. I have been stacking my display items haphazardly and was pretty unorganized. My space is starting to come together.

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My crates nestle into the bottom of the larger crate, my vintage suitcases fit perfectly on the shelf and many of my display items have a perfect home!

Hope you have a happy day!
Kris

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