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www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com Blog Give Away!!!

Here are the details on the blog giveaway!!!

And here is the prize!

A hand wired crown with vintage pearls and vintage elements. This crown took hours to make… I hope you love it!

Have a fabulous Day!



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A Spoonful of Sugar…

I am not sure why this song popped into my head today… But it is S-T-U-C-K!

It is not a medicine spoon, it is a Birth Record Spoon… It is sooooooo coool, the patina is amazing.

I would love to have one for each of my three children… This one is for Jesse. I can’t read the details. Generally I will bend a spoon, add wire and crystals to add to a necklace, but this one needed to be left as is… Such a great look. ($69)

But for some reason it triggers this song from Mary Poppins:

Mary Poppins:
In ev’ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job’s a game

And ev’ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It’s very clear to see that

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
While gathering his bits of twine and twig
Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song will move the job along – for

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way


The honey bee that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From ev’ry flower that they sip
And hence (And hence),
They find (They find)
Their task is not a grind.

Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h ah!

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

I especially love the down-wown! So much fun to say… down-wown!

I forgot to share Kya’s pumpkin, she took a pic of it for me to share.

I am ALL FOR a Happy – non-scary pumpkin!

Have a delightful day, try a spoonful of sugar and repeat after me (three times fast)… down-wown, down-wown, down-wown!

🙂 Kris


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Cherish Every Moment…


As you know, most of my photos are snapped on the fly with my iphone4. I love how easy it is to snap a photo, email it to myself to load to my computer, email a single photo for a blog post and keep a great selection of photos available when I need them. I am far from a professional photographer, but I do love this image. I love how the light reflects off of the fleur-de-lis pendant made by my friend out of a vintage serving tray. For this necklace, I started with a vintage glass drawer pull, I looped wire at the top and through the pull and created a ring of wire at the base… I the added a selection of great elements… a duo of funky little vintage keys, a vintage rhinestone earring, the fleur-de-lis, some great crystals and some gemstones.

I decided to add this photo to my greeting card collection and here is what I created:

My friend Sheila had a Cherish Designs Jewelry Party last night for her friends… It was so much fun seeing friends and family again. Sheila had my first jewelry party two years ago. We were discussing how much my jewelry has changed since the first party we did, and how much more inventory I have (sheepish grin). Sheila’s sister Kristi bought this necklace last night. I believe it was meant for you Kristi! I thought it was fitting to share with you the images of the necklace and my cards… Kristi, I will get you a set of cards of your very own!!

I hope you cherish every moment of every day! Kris


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Cross My Heart

Do you remember the days when you had a secret… and you really trusted someone, like your best friend to not spill the beans… It used to go something like this…

Me: I have a secret

Friend: Tell me, I won’t tell anyone.

Me: Are you sure?

Friend: I promise

Me: Cross Your Heart

Me and Friend: Cross My Heart,

Hope to die,

stick a needle in my eye!!!

It never worked did it… secrets are just too hard to keep. I am not good at secrets… It’s not that I don’t trust you! I know you can keep a secret…

 I am really looking forward to the end of November when I can share how honored I am… even if it doesn’t work out… There is a chance, wish I knew the odds, but I am not much of a gambler…

 I will know then and I can spill the beans. I really don’t want to stick a needle in your eye… really!

I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed… It is difficult to walk with your toes crossed!

Here is a new necklace… I paid a gaboodle for this brooch… I adore it… I am calling it Cross My Heart … well, you know why! ($125) Is is featured on the funky chunky gunmetal color 18″ chain… I wrapped, distorted, looped, twisted, curled and manipulated the wire to keep the integrity of the vintage brooch, yet protect it and allow it to be hung by my signature large handmade bail (all of my bails allow you the versatility of switching your chains with almost any chain, chunky or delicate that you have and adore- I just love to have more flexibility with my jewelry, sometimes I double wrap my chains… sometimes triple wrap…so go to town and have fun!) 

I am a sponsor for Silver Bella. I am so excited to be a part of it, again thank you to my sister for encouraging me! I decided to create some complimentary cards for my gift to the Bella’s…  I really wanted to make a little something with wire for each of the Bella’s but as you know, my thumb is NOT Cooperating… so after doing a little brainstorming, I thought some greeting cards would be nice… You always need an encouraging card!

 This is the front of one of the cards… I think it turned out okay… for creating with 9 fingers… Too bad I am already Cherish Designs, 9 fingers designs has kind of a catchy sound! But I guess it would only be temporary anyway!

 I am a little rambly today… sorry!

I hope you have a fabulous day today… If someone tells you a secret, cross your heart!!! Kris

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LOVE PINK, Believe in Miracles, Live Every Day!

On Fourth of July weekend this year there was a tragic accident that changed the life of a local family & community. Kristyn Osterhaus was thrown out of a jeep and broke her neck and is currently recuperating in Atlanta. She is paralyzed and is one inspiring adorable 18-year-old. She loves pink… believes in miracles and is living life to the fullest everyday.

You can follow her progress on her caringbridge site. 

The community of Paynesville is holding a fundraiser for her. I wanted to donate a necklace to the silent auction. When I was making the necklace, I had an idea. What if I donated two necklaces that are sold as a set. One for the person who purchases the necklace and one as a gift to Kristyn from the purchaser. So I created a set, each a little different, yet with the same inspiring message.

KG Fundraiser Flyer

Here is the website for the fundraiser.

Here is the duo of necklaces for the silent auction.

Cherish Designs Necklaces for KG Benefit

The KG necklaces in “real life” are a very vibrant pink color, they seem to show a lot of red in the photos.

Duo in Pink!

The courage that this family exhibits is amazing. The fundraiser is to help them prepare their home for Kristyn to come home.

I believe in miracles! Have a FANTASTIC DAY!



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